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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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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.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View
Lake View
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Would have loved to stay for some more time. Spacious rooms, good buffet breakfast spread. Get out of the hotel, you are spoilt for choice between serene lake and Eat Street - the happening place.Besides sightseeing, ideal place to unwind and relax.
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We enjoyed our two nights at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. The location is perfect besides the lake and close to local restaurants. We rented bikes from the hotel and enjoyed the lake trail that meanders throughout the thermal springs and finishes at the end of the town. We
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Response from Edward J, General Manager at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Responded 2 days ago
Dear cflippen, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It is always pleasing to see when guests take full advantage of all the facilities Novotel Rotorua Lakeside has to offer. I will make sure to share your feedback with the team as they work hard to deliver a high quality guest experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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When we arrived I asked for an upgrade to lake view. So glad as it was definitely worth the extra money. The girl at reception was magnificent. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She changed our bookings without any hesitation. Our room was at the front of the hotel & we
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Response from Edward J, General Manager at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Teresa700, Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for recommending us to other travelers! It was a pleasure to welcome you to our hotel. Come back to visit us again soon!
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This hotel is in such a great location, however that’s about all it has going for it. The rooms desperately need renovation and a good cleaning - spots on carpet, stains everywhere, much corrosion on metal in bathroom and dusty coffee maker etc. Breakfast is very expensive and
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Response from Edward J, General Manager at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sylviacourter, Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding your recent stay with us. We greatly appreciate your comments, as they help us in our effort to continually improve our level of service. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you encountered during your stay. I assure you that this matter has already been taken into account and was forwarded to the appropriate department to consider for enhancement. I want you to know how much we appreciate your visit to the hotel, and how much we value you as a guest. Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss this further. I look forward to hear from you.
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The location of this Novotel hotel is perfect and have a great view. Rooms are OK and it's OK for a one night stay. The breakfast is a "big hotel buffé" breakfast and it's not that good. Good that they had the lady to make your eggs. But except that, you can easly skip this
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Response from Edward J, General Manager at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Christer B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Happy to see that your stay was, on majority, a comfortable and pleasing one. Sorry to see your comments about your breakfast experience though. Please do know that this feedback will be shared with the team to discuss and improve. I trust that you traveled safely and enjoyed your time in Rotorua.
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Rotorua is over four hours away from Auckland Airport. I would take Skybus to the Intercity Coach Station in Auckland and then take an Intercity coach to Rotorua. The hotel is about four blocks from where the coach drops you off in Rotorua. You can walk or take a taxi to the hotel.
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Hi, The room we had would be able to accommodate you all if two of the kids share a bed. We had a good amount of space despite having a twin bed in the room as well. Hope that helps!
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Hi 302, just ask for lakeside 😊
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Is there a hair dryer and iron in the room?
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"Fourth floor even rooms 410 onwards over look the bin yard."
"chose a different hotel"
"Request a lake view"
"Ask for lake views."
"lakeside views awesome"
US$112 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
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