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Lake Rotorua Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My family and i stayed here for 3 nights. Our room was clean BUT the carpet was extremely stained, but vacuumed. The curtains were not hanging on the tracks properly so were dangling. You had to go through the small shower room to access the toilet. Beds were average. No microwave. Central to attractions. Depending on your budget and preferences, there may be better options.

Me and my friends stayed here for one night. Rooms are generously sized with queen sized beds. It has a swimming pool for members to use and a spa (which we didn't use). Location wise it is pretty central, just few minutes drive from city centre. Enjoyed our stay, but thought the price was a little on the higher end. Its suitable for a short stay, plenty of parking space off street behind the hotel.

The most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed in. The carpet was stained, dead mosquitos were squashed on the blinds, mould everywhere and silverfish were found in every room. Absolutely filthy, do not recommend.

The kitchen utensils are greasy. Spoiled carpet and old dirty sofa. There’re mosquitoes but they didn’t install mosquito net, and because there’s no A/C, we had no choice hut to open window slightly but mosquitoes still managed to get in. Overall, extremely disappointed about cleanliness of this hotel, would not recommend to stay at this hotel. It looks like an old motel or college dorm room.

Enjoyed our stay, friendly staff, room was slightly dated but good value for money. Good size room. Good location 5 min drive to most attractions. Plenty of car spots and it's free which is always a plus.

We booked two nights at this "hotel" through iSite and were very disappointed with this accommodation. Not sure how the owners are allowed to call this a hotel because what it is is an old, tired, basic motel with the kitchen removed. The carpeting in our unit was extremely soiled, the walls dirty and in need of reprinting, the draperies dirty and the door gouged and dirty. In addition, debris and cigarette butts accumulated outside our door. I did mention this to the front desk but it would seem that no-one is in charge of sweeping. We have travelled extensively around the world but this motel is very poor value and we can not recommend it. Our advice would be to stay elsewhere.

The staff were nice and friendly and the check in process was seamless. My room was spacious and clean, as was the bathroom. Only downsize was the lack of aircon but other than that a great hotel to stay in. Nice pool and spa and a handy 10 minute walk into town.

Hotel is a bit away from the city but not by much. Only breakfast is available in the hotel but the staff at the reception are extremely helpful. Visitor activities are available with the hotel. Plenty of place for car parking also. Wifi is reasonably good. Rooms are equipped with microwave, toasters, fridge and the lot. Rooms are spacious

This place was great, the rooms were big clean and comfy and we had a microwave and living room as part of the accommodation. The hotel has a pool and hot tub which were very nice and a couple of tables outside where you would eat. The hotel is located in a great place as it is about a 5 minute drive from the gondola or the lake. You can take a five minute walk to the end of the road to see the lake but if you want to walk round it your best to drive down the road. The staff were very helpful where needed. There is a car park here and although full when we arrived they were happy for us to park elsewhere on site so no issues. I would certainly book here again

We arrived on a hot summer's evening. This motel has no air conditioning but eventually we were loaned a fan. The hotel advertises itself as having a good view. There is no view. Rooms are poky and dark. The location is poor as the Hotel is not close to the lake and it was necessary to take a taxi into town.

131 Lake Road Rotorua

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Lake Rotorua Hotel places you within a leisurely stroll of Rotorua Hospital and Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House. This 38-room, 4-star motel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. St. Faith's Anglican Church and Kuirau Park are also a short walk from this Rotorua motel.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 38 rooms have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, private yards, and microwaves. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones are also available.

Property features

Lake Rotorua Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Queen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 272 reviews