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Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We spent 3 nights with Lyndsay and Graham at the Lodge. We enjoyed our entire time. In advance, Lyndsay was kind enough to make reservations for our Maori dinner after offering several different options as well as her personal recommendation. She also helped us organize our limited time by highlighting places to visit and things to do even offering to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A first class B&B run by two very friendly and welcoming hosts Lyn and Graham. Spotless throughout and positioned ideally overlooking the tranquil lake, this was the highlight of our NZ trip. Breakfast was amazing with a variety of home made delicacies prepared by Lyn and plentiful too. Happy hour between 4.00pm and 5.00pm with wine and nibbles plus the...

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The lodge is both bed and breakfast and self catered. We stayed in the Mokoia self contained apartment for 4 nights as we just wanted to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the towns. And we couldn't have picked a better place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Rotorua. The lodge is about 5...

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Horley
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We have just experienced a wonderful couple of days with Lyndsay and Graham. They proved to be so welcoming and gave us some useful tips as to where to visit. The room was really comfortable and the cooking was first rate, and also we were made to feel so welcome.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We lived there in Dec 2016 for two nights, and everything was perfect. The house is close to the town and many of the attractions in Rotorua, but in the same time is far from the traffic and noise, and provides a peaceful view of Lake Rotorua. The backyard of the house is also a good place for stargazing on...

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The lodge is beautifully situated on the edge of the lake with a great view of a bird sanctuary. They were most helpful in suggesting that we not partake in the mud bath! The sulphur pool was one of those experiences you didn't do that you're pleased you didn't. Great conversation and friendly banter.

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Lyndsay B, Front Office Manager at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks M & L for the feedback on your stay with us. We did enjoy meeting you both and you were lovely guests. We too, enjoyed the "friendly banter" :) Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS. L & G.

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A ground floor apartment with bedroom bathroom and fully equipped kitchen including dish washer and washing machine. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Fantastic views directly onto the lake. Dining table inside and outside. Also a private whirlpool that we didn't use.

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Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Mokoia Apartment, and thank you for taking the time out of your holiday to tell other potential guests about your experience. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday and take home many GREAT memories. With thanks, Lyndsay and Graham.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I stayed with Lyndsay and Graham from 14-16 November 2016 during our holiday in New Zealand. What a lovely B&B! It was the best one we stayed at during our 2 week holiday. We stayed in the Wai Motu room. We had a king size bed, ensuite bathroom (toilet + sink + shower), a small sofa, small...

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Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks L & R for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your time spent with us. You sure did sqeeze a heap of activies and sight seeing into your holiday. You will have many amazing memories of your NZ vacation. I apologize for Rotorua's weather when you were here. It is beautiful now. Summer has...

Simi Valley, California
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge is an exceptional property located on the lake and just a short drive from the Maori Show at Fairy Springs. Our hosts Lyndsay and Graham were exceptional. They were warm, friendly and helpful. NLL is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the area. Our only regret is that we only stayed one night. We will definitely...

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Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you SO much Gary, for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay with us. We did enjoy meeting you and your family and only wish your stay could have been longer. One night is just too short in Rotorua, where there is so much to see and do. We missed you all when you...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went to spend our Valentine's Day with my hubby in February 2013. Owners were very hospitable and friendly. Food was superb. I enjoyed watching the sunrise with swans swimming in the lake. Was very unforgettable and romantic moment for me and my husband. I miss this place.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relaxed, warm and friendly. "Hospitality Award" winning Bed & Breakfast on the shore of Lake Rotorua, offering quality accommodation away from noise, traffic and sulphur smells. Close to many major tourist activities and attractions and only a ten minute drive into Rotorua. Tastful ensuite bedrooms, with all toiletries provided . . In room flat screen TV's and tea and coffee making facilities. Start you day with a healthy, homemade generous breakfast. Fly fish for trout a few steps away at the mouth of the famous Waiteti Stream . . . We will smoke your catch for you to have with pre dinner drinks or pan fry it for your breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

Address: 41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $233 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Our rooms were upstairs. Might be an issue for some. Certainly not an issue for our family; two strong lads to help with the luggage.”
gmw0411, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“only saw our room but certain the standard would be maintained”
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“Upstairs King with balcony”
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“If you like the B & B service stay upstairs. For private luxury and your own lakeside garden, stay in the apartment downstairs.”
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“Ask for a balcony facing the lake”
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