Located within a leisurely stroll of Te Amorangi Museum, Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is within a 10-minute drive of Mokoia Island. This 4.5-star hotel has 30 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rotorua hotel are Sulphur Point and Government Gardens Golf.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite fine-dining restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort's 30 soundproofed rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and minibars. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes.

Property features

Guests of Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also a free airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 4 spa tubs, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort features a full-service spa, 4 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

2 meeting rooms are available. This luxury hotel also offers a fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary.

  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 30 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of spa tubs - 4 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Conference center 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort offers 30 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Rotorua hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • DVD player 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Mokoia Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

4 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 

Spa Services

Wai Ora Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 7.50 and NZD 21.50 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Wai Ora
  • Wai Ora Lakeside
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Resort
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Rotorua
  • Wai Ora Resort
  • Wai Ora Spa
  • Wai Ora Spa Resort
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Hotel

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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