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Nicara Lakeside Lodge
Ranked #17 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Heather and Mike are awesome hosts providing accommodation which is second to none right on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

From the warm welcome to the fond farewell, we received as much or as little attention we required. We enjoyed well presented and tasty breakfasts, especially Heather's home made muesli.

Mike and Heather offered lots of useful advice in relation to local attractions and were more than happy to make reservations if we wanted.

The room we had was spacious and well appointed, with excellent water pressure in the shower. Our room also had a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and sweets.

Nicara Lodge is a lovely place to stay when your are not exploring Rotorua's attractions.

We shall return.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2013

Thanks Jim, Glad you enjoyed your stay and no doubt interaction with our other guests. Hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. I should have stayed longer... Perfect place to relax & unwind. Watched the full moon set & the sun come up - magical! The breakfast you provided was perfect. Loved the home-made muesli & freshly baked croissants.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank CharlotteCanterbury
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments. We all had a great time with great people. Hope you enjoy the museli recipe. See you again soon. Heather

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We found heaven right here on earth, with Michael and Heather, the proprietors. They made us feel right at home. Arranged for us to go to the Mitai Maori Experience, which was great.Then the next morning arranged for us to go zip lining which was another wonderful experience. When Michael found out my husband wanted to trout fish, he showed him a great place right in the area! Did not need a guide! Heather's great breakfasts,(Michael cooked a trout for breakfast which my husband caught) were all wonderful. The "drinks and nibbles"every afternoon was superb. We loved the wines! More like a 10 Star B&B! Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms!!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mary B
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2013

And Mary we so enjoyed your stay with us. If we get to your part of the world, we will contact you as promised.

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Nicara Lodge is beautfully positioned on the lake, 6km West of town centre, impecably apppointed to the highest standards - wholly reflective of the hosts. It is highly recommended for anyone looking for an active holiday and assistance in planning and organising their time in the Rotorua area or New Zealand in general. We stayed for four nights and Mike and Heather were found to be very enthusiastic, excellent hosts who couldn't do enough to assist. Mike's background in the tourism business meant there was very little if anything he didnt know, or was willing to share about the Rotorua area or tourism in New Zealand - our trip was not pre-planned but having Mike on hand meant there was no need for planning and we were never left wondering what to do or where to go and see in the area! Heather's canapes and breakfasts were excellent.

Room Tip: Scot's Poacher room was excellent overviewing the lake.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank bob_james_t21
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2013

Glad you enjoyed your time with us Bob and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Rotorua offers so much to see & do you will both have to return :)

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Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

After being on our honeymoon for 1.5 weeks, I wanted to have a place to recharge and get First Class treatment. First Class is an understatement. Mike and Heather (owners) clearly have a passion for providing the best stay and area experience possible. I wish I could of been there for few more days.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank TktPlease
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2013

We so enjoyed your visit and wish you both many blessings for your future.

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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Spent 2 nights here with Mike and Heather and had a truly wonderful experience. These are two of the most accomodating people you would ever want to meet; whether it was helping us structure our days in Rotorua, organising dinner bookings for us or even typing up the recipe for Heather's fantastic muesli, nothing was too difficult. The personal touches which they provide, including the warm conversation are what set Nicara Lodge apart from regular hotel-style accommodation. A truly wonderful place to relax, even though we didn't get that much time to do so during our stay.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

We did so enjoy your company and look forward to a return visit, either in the lodge or cottage.
Best wishes, Heather

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We loved staying at Nicara Lodge with Mike and Heather. They gave us a gracious warm welcome and were extremely accommodating, even with an early arrival and a late departure. Our breakfasts were elegantly presented and scrumptious. Mike was endlessly helpful in providing advice regarding trip logistics.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tim M
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Sarola, Owner at Nicara Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2012

Our first guests for this season made us realise why we enjoy our 'job'. So much fun to see Rotorua through the eyes of our guests, especially when in lovely weather.

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Additional Information about Nicara Lakeside Lodge

Address: 30 Ranginui Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range: £281 - £304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nicara Lakeside Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Bed & Breakfast on shores of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy a relaxed spacious environment, close to many tourist attractions, free of sulphur smells. Great breakfasts, great hosts. Make this your home while in Rotorua. ... more   less 
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