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Diana's Place Lake View Accommodation
Ranked #67 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Our experience staying here last week was really good!!! We loved the location; it's so close to the town and with views of the lake and historic Baths, and overlooking the Maori Village. i really felt I was "in Rotorua" New Zealand!

I was surprised how big the place was, the lounge is a great size and I like the flexibility of using the kitchen to cook what we like and when we like it. I thought it was good there were basics of bread and spreads etc and cereals available. We could cook up a big breakfast and know we are not going to offend anyone or be disappointed.
The furnishings are quirky and everything is crisp and clean.
Candace, the manager is fantastic. She was really helpful and a If we rang she would be really prompt. Would definitely recommend this place and thought it was good value for money.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

First problem we had was finding the place! We had booked via Booking.com 'Lakeside Apartments'; nobody had thought to advise us that in the interim, the name had been changed!
Nevertheless, a not unpleasant stay in a idiosyncraticaly furnished apartment.
Comfortable room, nice deck & hot tub.
Good 'makings' for breakfast. All in all an acceptable stay.
On the down side, the slum between the end of the property and the lake. Open fires, caravans rubbish etc, what a shame.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Really liked this place - fab location - short walk to town, overlooks lake & 2 Maori villages, well appointed bedroom, but the hum from the spa in the unit downstairs is very loud - spa was turned off at 11pm but started up at 5am! Fab views to the lake, great bifolding doors, great double swing seat, new carpet throughout, airconditioning, apratment is light & spacious. Accommodation could be improved by having a decent sized dining room table. My friend says the fold out couch in the lounge is really comfortable and she liked that the sheets are clean, white & crisp. Kitchenette was fine for our needs - has a dishdrawer, microwave & cooktop. Comfy leather look lounger. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

In rating the property as we did we had come to terms with its thermal setting. At times the sulphur odour was very noticeable. The deck overlooks the lake and a Maori village with scattered thermal fumes arising.

A short walk into town provided many options for eating........and drinking.

We were aware that there was no on site greeting but checkin was easy and worked for us. Candace was very obliging, immediately responding to a call that let her know there was no ironing board ......one was supplied but not really adequate....a mini version only.

We also had to request extra glasses as there were only two unmatched wine glasses - one large and one very small.......not good. Two champagne flutes arrived next morning.

The penthouse is well renovated and decorated in general although the bathroom and kitchen are dated. The deck area is useful but needed some attention and an umbrella would have been useful.

All in all we were happy and would recommend to a others at the price point.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Candace who is the manager of this property was brilliant & helped us in every way possible & was always friendly & polite. She was always contactable & on hand to answer questions or help out when needed so a credit to this place.
The apartments location was brilliant, it was spacious, quiet & had amazing views & parking was never a hassle though it was a first come first serve basis if you wanted to park in front of the Penthouse. There was plenty of parking over the road but to me when paying for a Penthouse one should get the parking space? As we arrived in the wee late hours of early morning Candace did arrange the space to be available for us which was a great help as we did not want to disturb people with hauling in luggage from over the road.
The apartment itself was very spacious though a tad tired & certainly not of what one would expect of Penthouse quality & it really should not be named this as it is very deceiving. Having said that it was partially refurbished & I believe this is a work in progress which is good to know & by now they should have new carpets which were badly needed. The couch was new & extremely comfortable & so was the bed which also had very nice linen & was made up beautifully.
It had a good iron but a ridiculous piddly ironing board which should be remedied as there is space to store it. Sadly no washing machine which would have been extremely helpful if staying there a long time. Perhaps a good hint when renovating the bathroom?
It had a great spacious kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & big cooktop but very limited crockery, cutlery, pots etc (2 of each) which was very silly as it meant you had to wash a glass or a cup etc after your first use which was annoying. Candace was very helpful & did go out & get us more cups but really the apartment should have a minimum of 6 place settings at least to be practical.
The bathroom was tired & in sore need of a spruce up so hope fully this has now been done?
The place was extremely hot & we would not recommend staying there in summer unless heat does not bother you but Candace did mention she is looking into reverse cycle air-conditioning so if this happens that would make a world of difference & it would be a very nice place to stay especially with the lovely lake views & the balcony to enjoy them from.

Having said all this we did enjoy our stay here, to me it was overpriced as it is not a Penthouse at all but if the renovations continue then it could become a very pleasant place & if Candace continues to manage then you could not go wrong.

Room Tip: If in summer check to see if air-conditioning has been installed otherwise it will be stifling &...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Candace who is the manager of this property was brilliant & helped us in every way possible & was always friendly & polite. She was always contactable & on hand to answer questions or help out when needed so a credit to this place.
The apartments location was brilliant, it was spacious, quiet & had amazing views & parking was never a hassle though it was a first come first serve basis if you wanted to park in front of the Penthouse. There was plenty of parking over the road but to me when paying for a Penthouse one should get the parking space? As we arrived in the wee late hours of early morning Candace did arrange the space to be available for us which was a great help as we did not want to disturb people with hauling in luggage from over the road.
The apartment itself was very spacious though a tad tired & certainly not of what one would expect of Penthouse quality & it really should not be named this as it is very deceiving. Having said that it was partially refurbished & I believe this is a work in progress which is good to know & by now they should have new carpets which were badly needed. The couch was new & extremely comfortable & so was the bed which also had very nice linen & was made up beautifully.
It had a good iron but a ridiculous piddly ironing board which should be remedied as there is space to store it. Sadly no washing machine which would have been extremely helpful if staying there a long time. Perhaps a good hint when renovating the bathroom?
It had a great spacious kitchen with dishwasher, microwave & big cooktop but very limited crockery, cutlery, pots etc (2 of each) which was very silly as it meant you had to wash a glass or a cup etc after your first use which was annoying. Candace was very helpful & did go out & get us more cups but really the apartment should have a minimum of 6 place settings at least to be practical.
The bathroom was tired & in sore need of a spruce up!!
The place was extremely hot & we would not recommend staying there in summer unless heat does not bother you but Candace did mention she is looking into reverse cycle air-conditioning so if this happens that would make a world of difference & it would be a very nice place to stay especially with the lovely lake views & the balcony to enjoy them from.

Having said all this we did enjoy our stay here, to me it was overpriced as it is not a Penthouse at all but if the renovations continue then it could become a very pleasant place & if Candace continues to manage then you could not go wrong.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I booked this as a treat for a special occasion whilst we were away. I was very disappointed -- the "penthouse" was very tired, rucked carpets, broken decking & musty towels.
In my opinion the accommodation is over price and over sold.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 21 Lake Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Jack & Di's Lake View Accommodation)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: £46 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diana's Place Lake View Accommodation 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unforgettable Rotorua Lake View Accommodation. Welcome to Diana's Place, where we are delighted to offer you two unique holiday accommodation options situated in stunning Lake Rotorua locations on the North Island of New Zealand. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a trip with family and friends, or a corporate retreat, we can offer the accommodation you need. ... more   less 
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