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City Lights Boutique Lodge
Ranked #4 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento
1 review
“best on my tour of NZ”
Reviewed 3 November 2009

Doing a ten day tour of No NZ by way of B&Bs. Jim & Naomi's place was the best of all. Perfectly set up for B&B guest stay = warm friendly hosts, ample room and en suite, TV & radio in private room, hot tub with view to the "city lights of Rotorua, and wonderful full English style breakfast. Able to catch up on internet made available to guests also. I would highly recommend!!! Chris, Sacramento, CA

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Reviewed 3 November 2009

In a town with plenty of tired tourist accomodation, this is an oasis of pleasantness. You won't go wrong here.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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auckland
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

We arrived a little later than intended, however Naomi & Jim were on hand to see us welcomed & settled in. A prompt cup of tea was just the ticket! The Tui room was spacious and very clean and I was pleasantly surpised to find that it was better than advertised on the site, we were to be taken care of but also left to relax, or to hop in the Spa or Sauna. We are definatley coming back in Summer for a long weekend.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

What an impressive experience - great view of the city, from the country, in an ultra-modern building. From our room we could see the city below as well as the Alpacas right outside our door. This is as good as it gets!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We loved staying here on our honeymoon...everything was great. The views were awesome, peace and quiet surroundings, we loved the farm animals all around, no sulphur smell and a great home cooked breakfast. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in and it was just so nice staying somewhere that didn't feel like a big chain hotel. The only improvement that could be made would be a bit more space at breakfast from other guests, but that is only minor. We were sad we didn't get to enjoy the spa but maybe next time.

If you want somewhere that represents value for money where you can really relax in Rotorua then I would recommend that you stay here!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2009

From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Naomi and Jim and felt at home straight away. The property has a modern feel with tastefully appointed rooms and plenty of space. We were able to enjoy the spa in the evening as we watched the city lights of Rotorua sparkling below. I've stayed in many B&B's but this one really does stand out as a winner on all fronts. Congratulations to the hosts for creating such an inviting atmosphere. We'll certainly be back!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thornlands, Brisbane
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Reviewed 1 October 2009

By far the best two nights of our 10 day North New Zealand trip. Three couples comfortably accommodated, great hosts, great food, nothing too much trouble. Naomi happily booked us into a Maori cultural night ahead of our arrival and more than happy for us to order in Indian and use their home for a quiet night in front of the log fire. Exquisite taste in decor with added thoughtful extras. Good advice on local attractions. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: City Lights Boutique Lodge
Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 
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