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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed a few days as this was our kick off point for quite a few activities. Kura Lodge was lovely, The room was large and very tidy. Starting to age a bit but still very presentable and not a complaint. The breakfast was excellent and we felt very comfortable and at home. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Niall...

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed at Koura Lodge very early during my 17-day stay in New Zealand and it set the tone for the rest of the trip to follow. Although I would have many other nice experiences at other B&B's and Lodges to follow, none of them surpassed my time at Koura Lodge. Arriving late the first evening, i was greeted by...

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Nothing is too much trouble for Gina or Kim. This place is spotlessly clean. Thoughtful but unobtrusive service. Excellent! Had two fabulous nights here, would have happily spent two weeks here! Breakfast was a delight, the generous and varied items were beautifully presented.

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The room looking over the lawn to the lake was special and the morning sunrise beautiful. The room was superb (next to the office) and the hosts very special. Far away from the town centre but easy to get to for the evening meal this was a magic place. The breakfasts were superb and sitting in the sun was abonus.

Thank bradders242
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We were told on the website that we would have tea etc on arrival, did not happen, no issues with that. From parking area to room at night is pitch dark maybe at the exorbitant charges a light/s could be installed. Next day found spider webs all over deck chairs. When we decided to use the spa, you could potentially...

Thank Larry1509
GinaWells, Owner at Koura Lodge, responded to this review

Readers of your review should be aware that your stay at Koura Lodge was a prize you won from a Hyundai/Country Calendar TV promotion. You won three night’s accommodation, valued at $445 a night. To ensure your stay was even more memorable we upgraded you to our Luxury Apartment valued at $645 a night, in addition we gave you a...

Reviewed 30 March 2014

This was our favorite lodging of our two week trip to New Zealand. We loved that it was far enough north of city center that odor was not a problem. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and our room had a lovely view. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts and the welcome coffee with brownies on the day of our arrival. Our...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We unfortunately arrived here as cyclone Luci arrived and had 2 solid days of rain, this meant we couldn't really enjoy the beautiful view over the lake. The room itself was great as was the bathroom. A little noisy as the rain fell but we were greeted by a really cheerful receptionist who asked what we wanted to see while...

Thank DJinks
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is right by the lake, beautiful views, kayaks available, delicious breakfast. The rooms (lakeview standard) are immaculately clean and elegant, however are noisy because you can hear all that goes on in the adjoining rooms. This does not change the fact that this is a wonderful place to stay.

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Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Lodge is in a wonderful location but is some way out of town ($NZ 20.00) by cab each way. We both thought that we were being processed in a rather offhand way on arrival. Our main problem was with breakfast which unlike other B&Bs was not a matter of choice but what you were given. In addition it was...

Thank JNJ2014
GinaWells, Owner at Koura Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive criticism, it is upsetting to us that Koura Lodge hospitality did not match our beautiful property and location. The lack of hospitality and breakfast comment are of shock to us, as these are two very important aspects to our business and reasons we have many repeat guests. Either our managers were having a bad day...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Koura Lodge is right on the shore of Lake Rotorua, but it is a bit difficult to find, being a short drive from the town centre and down a steep drive (just wide enough!) with a very small signpost to tell you that you have arrived. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, and we were welcomed by Kim - an...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Koura Lodge offers boutique bed and breakfast lakeside accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an un-rivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, our hosts are able to provide the individual attention you require, while ensuring your stay is restful in our tranquil surrounds. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, with all 8 rooms featuring magnificent lake views. A fresh buffet and cooked breakfast, lakeside open air jacuzzi, finnish sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge's real New Zealand experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Koura Lodge

Address: 209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $453 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Koura Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All views are great.”
 of 5 bubbles Cassie2808, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room # 1: too close to noisy breakfast area”
 of 5 bubbles 87181, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a lake view...”
 of 5 bubbles JamieC469, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best room is 2&3, it faces the lake and has direct access to it too”
 of 5 bubbles mrgccheng, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to have stunning view”
 of 5 bubbles wendyfayers, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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