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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

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#27 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Went during October for a romantic getaway. Staff were very attentive and upgraded our room. Massage was great, as was lakeside location. Nice small resort bar and delicious food at the restaurant. A bit away from the main Rororua CBD so you'll need a vehicle, but an advantage is that there's no sulfuric stink! Would definitely come here again for...

1Thank Gabby G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Fantastic accomodation made better by the free upgrade. Staff very friendly. Used the sauna and spa everynight luved that. Located centrally with easy access to the whole area of Rotorua. We have decided to make it an annual trek had that much fun. Recommend this location to anyone.

1Thank marklh2014
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Initially, my husband thought we must be lost as we were driving away from the main area of the city towards the slightly shabby suburban part of town. Unfortunately we were headed in the right direction....the 'resort' is slap bang in the middle of suburbia. Not much of a holiday feel to start with. The room was basic, not very...

12Thank alawiyyah
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

It's pretty expensive for the massage but since it's so well raved we had to try it. We had to wait about an hour till it's our turn, so we dipped ourselves in the thermal pool. There's a couple of different temp pools, so you can experiment your lvl of preference. I have never fallen asleep before with water showering...

1Thank Spoiltbytes
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I am from Auckland and I was seeking for a relaxing place near the lake in Rotorua in wintertime. After a short research on the web, Wai Ora Resort and Spa came up. It seem exacly what I was looking for. Infact, I had the most relaxing weekend there. I stayed in Superior Suite where I really enjoyed the Private...

1Thank Lara22488
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 October 2014

My wife and I enjoyed this hotel but our short stay prevented us from indulging in the wonderful facilities. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were shown some of the facilities onsite. Our room was cozy, clean, and the room contained many amenities as well. There is ample free parking and driving to the city centre took 10 minutes....

2Thank smrtcar
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We originally booked for 2 nights but ended up staying 4! - This has to be one of the most relaxing hotels I've ever visited. The suite was superb, the spa facilities great and the beef in the restaurant probably the best I've had anywhere. But outstanding where the staff - some of the most friendly I've met in any...

1Thank andrewfZ8536AZ
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Overall the hotel was OK, with a nice view of Rotorua lake. The room was small but comfortable and the service was not bad. The biggest disappointment was the breakfast which did not deliver especially considering the reputation of the restaurant as a fine dining venue in Rotorua. However big compliments to the CEO Bryan Hughes who took the time...

1Thank Mladen N
United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2014

A recent stop here by myself may have been a bit wasted since I didn't really use the facilities apart from taking a bit of a walk around. They did look good but aside from the basics, I think you need to book ahead to be sure to have the treatments etc you want. But anyway, for me the room...

1Thank bob_the_moo
Sunshine Coast
Reviewed 21 September 2014

A truly memorable trip. Fantastic food at every meal ( especially recommend rib fillet) stayed 10 days. Welcoming efficient staff who would go above and beyond on every occasion to ensure the best possible experience. Very comfortable room, enjoyed the spa treatments and made the most of the mineral pools. Superb! Staff always happy to drop us at any location...

1Thank sandransteve

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua in quiet parklike surroundings only 3 mins from Rotorua Airport,and 10 mins to the famous geothermal attractions of Rotorua. This award winning resort hotel features luxurious accommodation with private balconies or courtyards with views to the lake; New Zealand's award winning fine dining Mokoia Restaurant specialising in indigenous herbs and spices which creates amazing taste sensations including a daily full vegetarian menu; superb personal service; relaxing Manary English lounge bar and the internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa featuring the World Luxury Spa Award winning "New Zealand Cultural Spa "regime based on the geothermal muds of Rotorua and wellness practices of the Maori. Rotorua's only World Luxury Spa Award winner. Enjoy the tranquility of the landscaped gardens and serene sounds of the meandering spring feed stream as you enjoy the hot and cold pools, steam room and sauna that make up the Wai Ora Spa Water Experience. The ideal Rotorua relaxation, spa, food taste sensations destination and accommodation base for all other Rotorua activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Address: 77 Robinson Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $164 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#12 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#23 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“If possible, get an end room by the lake - less human traffic walking by and a nicer view.”
micheledG4669YO, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Easy to access, a short distance from the main road. Plenty oh hot tubs , pools, etc”
PeterB422017, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Bottom rooms have covered porches for sun or rain.. NEVER OPEN YOUR WINDOWS AT NIGHT - the bugs will get in.”
foodiefool_10, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near to the lake end looks much nicer.”
, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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