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Cedarwood Lakeside
Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 March 2014

These wooden studios are peacefully located right on Lake Rotorua. Ours was comfortable and had more than adequate facilities with a very comfortable king sized bed. The kitchen and bathroom are a little tired but very clean and well equipped.
We made use of the laundry facilities (at a $2 dollar charge) with outdoor drying space, the heated spa pool and complimentary wi-fi. Our only contact with the owners / managers was when checking us in and handing back the keys during which they were friendly enough.
Would certainly recommend - particularly the lovely, lakeside location.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi Richard196511, Thanks for providing your feedback on your recent stay with us at Cedarwood. We are pleased that you found your stay comfortable. In respect of the bathroom & kitchen, our maintenance schedule actually has us upgrading a couple of bathrooms as we speak, these are obviously ongoing to ensure that we maintain a level of comfort and modernisation for our guests however unfortunately it is unpractical to be able to do all at once. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Rotorua. Best wishes Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

My wife and I recently spent two nights at this hotel. We liked the fact that this hotel was a short ways out of town (away from the smell and congestion of Rotorua) and right on the lake. Our room was spotless and quiet. Nick and Fiona were terrific hosts; Nick was especially helpful in
assisting us w/ some phone/internet problems we were experiencing. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi Bruce C,
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Cedarwood. As you say it is great that we are away from the congestion of Rotorua and we are quite lucky that we do not suffer the sulphur smell all that much with being by the lake. Nick was only too happy to assist with your phone/internet issues and we were pleased that we were able to help resolve them. We look forward to seeing you both again on your return visit to Rotorua. Best wishes Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at this motel, and we were very impressed. Our unit was modern and fresh, very clean, and spacious enough that we didn't feel cramped. The people running the motel, Nick and Fiona, were lovely and friendly people who made us feel welcome the moment we stepped in to the office. The place itself was very tranquil and quiet, and the lake just topped it all off. Was nice to wake up and step outside and see the lake just a few steps away. Will definitely be staying there again, and would highly recommend this place to others.. 10/10

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Hi Bernadette S,
Thank you very much for providing your feedback after your stay at Cedarwood Lakeside! We take great pleasure in hearing that our guests find our property clean & spacious and we are very lucky to have such a great spot by the lake which is quiet & tranquil for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cedarwood on your next visit to Rotorua. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We thought we were out of luck. The tourist booth had a couple of suggestions that didn't pan out; they were actually not very helpful. One of the places with No Vacancy pointed us to Cedarwood, and we loved it! Nick & Fiona were very helpful, knowledgeable hosts, committed to helping us enjoy our vacation.
Our two bedroom suite was clean and roomy, the location ideal, well away from traffic noise. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Hi Jim A, We are glad that you found us too! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort. It is pleasing to hear that you found our units clean and roomy, our two bedroom units certainly are spacious. We are very lucky being situated down a quiet residential street away from the town hence we do not attract the road noise as some other properties do in the city centre. We would certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Rotorua. Take care Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We loved our stay at the Cedarwood. We were lucky enough to be in one of the lakeside apartments for a few nights and it was just gorgeous - quiet, tastefully decorated, complete with all the modern conveniences. The owners/managers were wonderfully helpful, warm and patient. We left behind a treasured soft toy and they were kind enough to send it on to another hotel in the South Island - so appreciated! They also provided great advice, when asked, about things to see and do, and thanks to them, we were able to see and discover more than we had originally planned.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Hi Jhwordsmith, Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent experience at Cedarwood Lakeside Holiday Resort! We are glad that you enjoyed your time in our Lakefront Units, these are always so popular with their views directly over the lake. It was good that we were able to locate the treasured soft toy and on-forward to you, we trust the little one is more settled now that it is back with them :). Yes, Rotorua certainly does have plenty to see and do so a minimum 3 night stay like you planned is ideal however there is still alot more to discover! Best wishes and we will see you next time that you are in Rotorua. Regards Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed three nights at Cedarwood. We had a 2 bedroom unit, very clean and well appointed. We arrived on a lovely summer day, lake views were stunning. Resort doesn't suffer the same sulphur smells often found close to town. Resort caters for couples or families alike. Hosts are lovely and very helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Lakefront studios perfect for couples.
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Hello Gavatar, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us, we are glad that you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us. We are lucky being the short distance from the city centre that we do not suffer the same sulphur smells as found in town so suitable for the young one you had travelling with you. Glad that you enjoyed the breakfast too and see you when you next visit Rotorua! Thank you Fiona & Nick.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was my second visit to Cedarwood. I stayed in a studio unit 2 years ago, and this time chose a larger (2 bedroom) unit. The quiet location by the lake, well away from traffic noise is a major plus. I didn't even hear a tour group arrive late at night - they were very well behaved! The unit was large, clean, well appointed, and reasonably priced. The heated pool saw lots of me, and trout fly were pleasantly absent. I will definitely stay here again on any trips to Rotorua.

Tony Stephenson

Room Tip: The lakefront rooms are the pick of the resort - more expensive but a great view over Lake Rotorua...
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Hi Tony S, We were delighted to host you on your return visit, yes our two bedroom units are spacious and thank you for acknowledging the cleanliness. The pool is a summer favourite for our guests so we are pleased that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Rotorua. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.

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Address: 17 Holden Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range: £73 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedarwood Lakeside 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, tranquil lakefront accommodation and conference venue on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Cedarwood Lakeside is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua. We have 16 quality ground floor units ideally suited for families, travellers and corporates. Choose from standard studios with kitchenette and fully self contained two bedroom family units or lakefront suites at the water's edge. All units have lake views, free unlimited ultra fast WiFi, 5 Sky TV channels and are serviced daily. The complex features private indoor spa pool, an outside spa pool, heated outdoor pool, large BBQ area, children's play area and private jetty with a nearby boat ramp. Coin operated guest laundry available. Plenty of off street parking for boats. Mountain bike wash down area and storage available. Breakfasts available - continental or cooked. We are located within easy driving distance of Rotorua City Centre which is approximately 8 minutes away or 2 minutes drive to the Regional Airport. ... more   less 
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