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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cedarwood Lakeside

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Cedarwood Lakeside
Ranked #14 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fantastic location and great venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Arriving at Cedarwood was such a surprise to find it in this beautiful setting right on the lakefront and yet close enough to the city. We stayed 3 nights and the accomodation was extremely comfortable and very clean. Fiona had turned on the heater so it was very warm and welcoming. The spa pool looked very enticing but didn't have enough time to use it but did manage a walk along the lake front.The conference venue was perfect for our function . I have recommended it to my family as a great place to stay with their young children.Thank you Fiona and Nick , you are fantastic hosts and look forward to another visit.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank sharronmac
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi sharronmac, Thank you for your fantastic review of Cedarwood following your recent stay with us! We are pleased that you found our accommodation comfortable and clean and that the Conference Venue was perfect for your function! Thank you for recommending us to your family, we are sure that they would enjoy our complex with the swimming pool, hot tubs and children's playground. We look forward to seeing you back in Rotorua and at Cedarwood on your next travels north. Take care Fiona & Nick.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Waihi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This was one of the cleanest motels I have ever stayed at. I am a motel cleaner so i check everything and this was superb. Staff were friendly. We only stayed one night but were very impressed by the cleanliness and the perfect spot right on the lakefront. Superb views.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi Leeanne863, Thank you for your kind words in regards to the cleanliness of our units, our staff do a great job in this respect so thank you for acknowledging this and sharing it for fellow travellers. Hopefully you have an opportunity to stay with us a little longer on your next visit so you can enjoy the stunning views even more!. Thanks again and best wishes Fiona & Nick.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed 3 nights and couldn't have been more delighted with the peaceful setting by the side of the lake. Fiona and Nick are to be congratulated on their friendly and cheerful service and the lovely landscaped grounds. The accommodation was very clean and well maintained and very well equipped, couldn't have asked for more!
Sadly we didn't have enough time to use the pool or the spa but we certainly will the next time we visit and have already recommended it to family with young children as the children's playground looked safe and well planned.
Thank you Fiona and Nick, will look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi Patricia W, Thank you for your kind words about your recent experience with us at Cedarwood! We are pleased that you found our accommodation clean and comfortable and that you have already recommended us to your family! We both look forward to welcoming you back to Rotorua and Cedarwood and hopefully you have time on your next visit to enjoy the spa & pool! Best Wishes Fiona & Nick.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed for the weekend. The location was great, close enough to the city but far enough away to be peaceful. Beautiful lakeside views.
Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff were fun, friendly and very helpful. Conference venue was more than adequate for the small event we had held there. Outdoor pool looked very inviting and had it been the middle of summer would no doubt have made extensive use of it.
Highly recommended.

Bruce & Erin

  • Stayed August 2014
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi Bruce & Erin, Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay with us, we are pleased to hear that you found our units clean and comfortable and that the Conference Venue suited the event you were attending! Yes, the pool is a popular one during summer so we look forward to seeing you back when you can enjoy it fully, thank you for recommending us too! Best wishes Fiona & Nick.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed four nights in the lake-front 2 bedroom suite...perfect in every way! Peaceful, beautifully landscaped, and well maintained property. Easy parking next to room. Lake views were spectacular at all times of day. Enjoyed morning and evening walks along the lake. Kids loved the trampolines and hot tub. I appreciated the laundry facilities. Owners were courteous and friendly and provided useful information about the area and local activities. Unit was stocked with everything we needed. Also enjoyed free borrow of a DVD. Whenever I'm in Rotorua, this is my first choice of accommodations.

Room Tip: Property is lakeside, so all rooms have easy access...but I am so glad I upgraded to one of the unit...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi V_R_and_M, Thank you for writing about your recent stay with us, we are glad that you enjoyed all the aspects of our property and that you got to experience our Lakefront Unit! Hopefully we will see you all again on your next travels down under! Take care Fiona & Nick.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had our 2 day National Family Support training here in July. The conference facilities were perfect for our group of 20 attendees. The separate room for food & refreshments is a real benefit and can be used as a breakout room as well. Nick & Fiona were great, everything was organized well, facilities and amenities spot on. Everything clean, well presented, and totally arranged for our requirements. Feedback from the staff attending was all great, they loved the quiet, lakeside setting and relaxed atmosphere. Most staff shared a 2BDRM unit, and feedback was all positive. Barb Richardson Child Cancer Foundation

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi Barb, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback after your recent Conference with us at Cedarwood, we are delighted to hear that you found our facilities of benefit to your group and that your attendees enjoyed our quiet, peaceful location. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you all back for your next Training event. Kind regards Fiona & Nick.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We have just had a lovely weekend break at Cedarwood.
Beautiful and stunning location, friendly helpful hosts, great well furnished rooms.
No complaints here. More than happy to recommend. We will be back. Thank you.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Hi Mike and Karen N, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience of Cedarwood, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend us to fellow travellers. Thanks you and see you again when you are next in Rotorua. Best Wishes Fiona & Nick.
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Property: Cedarwood Lakeside
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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, and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua's world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities.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, the gateway to Central Park. ... more   less 
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