I recently stayed at the Novotel Rotorua for two nights. My friend and I arrived at the hotel from the airport via the Super Shuttle van service (NZ$18). This multi-story hotel is located just a few minutes walk from the lake and on the edge of the downtown area. Nearly all of the attractions in the downtown area were within a 10 to 15 minute walk from the hotel. The central tourist bureau was a 7 to 10 minute walk from the hotel.
We were warmly greeted by the person at the front desk. I was assigned a room on the 5th floor overlooking the downtown area. My friend had a lake view room across the hall. The room was a standard size room which had contemporary furnishings and decor. Furnishings included a small lounge chair, desk, flat screen TV, and small refrigerator. In the closet, there was an iron and ironing board. Amenities included coffee and tea (self serve)and a mini-bar with beverages and snacks (pay). The bed was comfortable and the linens clean and crisp. I had some nice views of the downtown area from my room. The bathroom was clean and well maintained.
The hotel had a restaurant, that I did not visit, and a nice indoor pool and sauna / spa. There were two Apple computers in the lobby that had free Internet access, but as one might expect they were frequently in use by other guests. A nice amenity for the traveler was a guest self serve laundry room that had two washers and dryers. As with the computers in the lobby, the laundry room was often in use so plan to go early in the morning, mid-day or in the later evening hours to avoid a wait.
Overall, I had a very pleasant and comfortable stay at this hotel and would recommend this hotel to others.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel Rotorua
- Accor Rotorua Lakeside
- Rotorua Novotel