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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great room,a lot better than our travel agents photo.Angie and Leigh were great about ideas about where to go and, especially, where to eat.The view from the lawn was nice.It was also good that we could just walk out onto the back lawn through the sliding doors in our bedroom.It was also nice to feed the Alpaca's.

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and found our recommendations useful. We are also pleased that you liked the views from our garden and meeting our pet alpacas.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We fully endorse previous comments. We are just back from our 6 weeks trip through New Zealand and Australia and our stay with Angie and Lee was one of our best. We stayed three nights and took their advice on where to go and what to do. Their thorough research meant that they were spot on. The location and their...

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you have arrived home safely but we were also very sorry to see you leave. We enjoyed meeting you and chatting with you and it felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends, not guests who we had just met 3 days earlier. It is great...

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here during our 6 week tour of New Zealand. Angie and Lee were some of the most helpful and knowledge hosts we had. The property is about 10 mins drive from the town centre. The continental breakfast it is substantial. During our stay the NZ had some extreme weather conditions. It was necessary to change our plans Angie...

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay despite the terrible weather we had whilst you were with us. We were also glad that you still managed to get out and make the most of your stay. We hope the weather was better for the rest of your...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at City Lights on our tour of New Zealand and was a great place to relax on a hot sunny afternoon over looking Rotorua. Accommodation was excellent and a very nice breakfast choice provided each morning. Angie & Leigh were great hosts.

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a relaxing time here and enjoyed the views and breakfast. We hope that you also enjoyed the rest of your stay in New Zealand.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at City Lights for two nights during our recent trip to New Zealand. We stayed in the Tui suite which was lovely. Angie and Leigh are super hosts with great knowledge of the area. The breakfasts are superb - particularly the homemade kiwi jam! Great time relaxing with other guests and our hosts in the outdoor guest area....

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, as we did hosting you. We were very sorry when you left and felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends. We do hope that we see you again one day.

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We chose to stay at this self catering accommodation because it is located just outside of the town centre, in a quiet location with great views across Rotorua. We stayed here for 3 nights and found it very convenient for all the activities we wanted to do in the town. The self catering accommodation has all the modern facilities you...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and especially meeting our pet alpacas. We are glad that you found it had enough space for you too and that you found it convenient for the city, being just 6km (10 mins) drive away. It was great to meet you both and hear...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Hosts Angie and Leigh made us feel so welcome and at home in the Tui Suite. Beautiful accommodation and the continental breakfast a delight. All homemade jams, delicious! Six friendly Alpacas greeting you each morning, just gorgeous. Stayed 2 nights to attend a wedding. Beautiful walking trails, Redwood Walk and Springs. Thank you

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and when you left it felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends. We were so sorry that the weather wasn't better on the day of the wedding but glad you had a great time anyway. We do hope to see you both...

Witley
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had two nights at City Lights and with Angie and Leigh's advice had some not to be missed outings. We had a Maori evening (before leaving for the evening, I was helpfully advised about volunteering to be a chief at this avent!!) Also recommended a visit to see Frying Pan Lake. Both Angie and Leigh are very welcoming host's...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy that you found our recommendations useful and had the hi-light of being chosen to be "chief" when you went to the Mitai evening experience. We are sure that will be a memory to cherish from your time in New Zealand. We are...

Reviewed 18 February 2017

I was staying at a business hotel in Auckland in September and wanted to find somewhere a bit more friendly to stay for my one weekend in Rotorua. City Lights Boutique Lodge was exactly what I'd hoped for. The Tui Suite was very spacious and comfortable, with a lovely view over the terrace and the valley below and alpacas just...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and thought that the photos and website show guests what it is really like. We enjoyed meeting you too and hope that you do visit us again when you are next over here to visit.

Lindfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Angie and Lee were very informed and welcoming hosts. We had a lovely, airy room with great views to the mountains below and beyond. Angie gave us great advice on places to visit and we even managed a dip in the hot tub/spa in the garden. Breakfast was continental which is a bit of a problem when you're gluten free...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the views and found our advice useful. We are sorry to hear that you found the breakfast restrictive. Most of the breakfast we provide for all our guests is gluten-free. The fruits, cheese, meats, eggs, yoghurts and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $228 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only a few rooms which I am sure are all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Caroline20013, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the other two rooms, named after birds (Kiwi ?) for views. Kea was uiet but we had an enormous wet room shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 167nickw, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage gives you lots of space -laundry, full kitchen, and a good lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles flickity22, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You'll love it! Rooms facing the town are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 155joannaw, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the larger rooms with a balcony if available”
 of 5 bubbles JuF-BG, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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