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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Roturua in January and stayed for two nights at the Lodge. Angie and Leigh made us feel very welcome from the start. They took us to the garden to chat and to show us the beautiful view and of course, the alpacas... It takes some time and effort to get to the Lodge but it is worth it....

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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 for us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We found our conversations with you very interesting and hope it won't be too long until you return home to Belgium.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a year since my adventure to New Zealand and I was reminded of how lovely City Lights was. We arrived after our day out in the magical world of Hobbiton and were shown our rooms, they were spotless clean, stylish, comfortable and were very homely. Exactly what we needed after a big day! Literally there was no fault!...

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

We can't believe that it has already been a year since you were all staying here. That really has gone fast. We love the photo of your daughter going down to feed the alpacas. Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to come back. We are also...

Castle Bytham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our 5 week trip to New Zealand and we rate this accommodation as the most enjoyable of our whole trip and the best b & b we have stayed in. Angie and Leigh's hospitality and local knowledge was first class as was our room. City Lights is located high above Rotorua in a peaceful location with great...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are happy to know that you arrived home safely. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and feel very honoured that you thought we were the best place you stayed out of the many places you stayed in during your visit. Thank you also for giving us recommendations...

Hinckley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location on the slopes of mount ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua. This has got to rate as one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in. Angie and Leigh are great hosts. They make you feel very welcome and at ease, they are very informative about the surrounding area and they helped us get the most from our stay. sadly we...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was such a shame that it was made shorter by the flooding in the Coromandel which delayed your arrival. You will be pleased to know that the owl is happily back on his perch and the alpacas are...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 March 2017 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 8 March 2017 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 7 March 2017

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $225 - $325 (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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“The cottage you first drive past next to the Alpacas is so lovely!”
785jazs, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Tui Suite is spacious with comfy lounge area and good bathroom. Sliding doors open onto the garden with panoramic views.”
longtimetravelle2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Kiwi room has fantastic views.”
Andy6056, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only a few rooms which I am sure are all lovely”
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.”
167nickw, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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