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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Ranked #18 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

A great hotel! It has everything you need, the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly at all times and in every area of the hotel.
Breakfast buffet was great and had something for everyone - cooked English, pancakes, fruit, cereals, yoghurt etc. (The best hotel scrambled eggs I've had!)
We had one meal in the restaurant which was very pleasant.
The location was fantastic. It was easy to drive to and from the hotel; easy to walk around Rotorua (it's at the end of the main street full of restaurants/cafes and shops beyond).
There is plenty for the tourist to do in and around Rotorua - most places are only a short drive away.
We opted for a room with a lake view and had a lovely view from the fourth floor. The room was clean and had everything we needed - plenty of clean towels.
The only negative point about the hotel would be the size of the pool, it is fine for a quick dip but anything more than that and it's not enough.
The staff were all very accommodating.

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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Conveniently located, well appointed hotel. Great for business or leisure travel. SOme rooms have views to the lake. Nice bar and restaurant, several family groups in too over the school holidays, and kids appeared to be well looked after in the restaurant bar and pool areas. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We had a wonderful stay in Rotorua's Novatel. The staff were friendly and the Hotel met all our requirments. The room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was also clean and plenty of towels etc.
The only negative would be the spa area. The water in spa pool could have done with refreshing and perhaps the changing area revamped. It did look dated and worn.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Address: Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3215, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#25 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#33 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 4.5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is ideally situated near the shores of lake Rotorua and withing meters of the CBD and restaurant sector.. The hotel has 199 modern, spacious accommodation rooms, some with stunning lake views, including 11 suites and the prestigious Royal suite. All bedrooms have either a king or two double beds, en-suite with shower over bath, mini bars and safes. Guests also have access to our fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool and geothermal plunge pools. Atlas cafe and restaurant is open all year round, serving guests and visitors from the extensive buffet and ala-carte dining. Our Hotel bar Clarke's is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink fireside or catch up with friends over a shared platter on our outdoor courtyard. ... more   less 
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