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“Five stars don't begin to describe Treetops” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Treetops Lodge
Ranked #41 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Five stars don't begin to describe Treetops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

The lodge is nestled in a dense forest surrounded by mountains. The views are spectacular and other civilization isn't to be found for miles. There are around 30 KM of hiking trails through the forest and up the various mountainsides forming a natural surrounding barrier. We both hiked and rode horses through the grounds, allowing us to cover a wide area. As mentioned by the other reviewers, the staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. Meals were truly gourmet. Our rooms (we were there with two older children) were very large, and exceptionally well appointed. We also had a large living room with stone fireplace and full kitchen adjoining our rooms. (Picture attached)

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. The lodge itself only has a handful of rooms in the main section, and then...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

I loved treetops. We had really bad weather, it rained the whole time but we still found fun things to do every day. The grounds are beautiful and everyone is very nice. There is a lot to do there but everything is pretty pricey. The food is incredible and you should eat dinner there one night but again keep in mind how expensive everything is. I think it is worth it and the best place to stay in Rotorua by far.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KEFSEF
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I love everything about the place. I need not say much, but if u have a chance Do Do Do go there.... it is Amazing ... The view, the farm, the weather, the hunting, the fishing & so on. There is so much things they can arrange just for u & your family.
Thank u so much for the Wonderful Experience !

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GladysCasati
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We spent few days in early December. Firstly we received a very warm Treetops welcome by James on arrival, followed by a short tour. What intrigued us was environment and sheer luxurious settings of the lodge. Then we had range of fabulous custom made meals served by smiling and courteous staff....Kids get a special treat from the chef and they loved it. Best part of the day is mingling with other guests with John serving pre dinner drinks - superb idea. Outside the lodge is adventure!!! We took a hike to the waterfalls, watched wild animals and drove through forests....Further out we took a helicopter ride, did a mud spa and took kids for luge ride....its all there and got to see it. Overall a great lodge and awesome experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TaniaJ_Dec11
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Washington DC
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

James greeted us on our arrival and with each request we heard "All things are possible at Treetops." (I miss him already!) The guest rooms in the lodge are luxurious if not large. The food and wine are superb. Keegan is a fabulous young and hardworking chef and the staff (all of them) are just the best. They anticipate your needs and truly care if you enjoy your stay. They will arrange anything you'd like to do nearby and the cocktail hour before dinner was my favorite time in the beautiful lodge. We enjoyed meeting the other guests and comparing stories of our day. We highly recommend a visit here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the backside of the lodge as the parking area can be busy. They do have lovel...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank susan m
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We enjoyed the atmosphere at Treetops where we could really escape from the rest part of the world. The cottage we stayed is good, but we dont think it match the price, but fairly speaking we have no chance to experience the other lodge or villa and made comparison.
Since we are looking for rural and remote setting, we dont mind to drive a lot from highway to the gate, or even between the main lodge and the cottage, in fact , this was interesting and the first time on trip that we need to go back to the room by driving from 'lobby', haha. But, i quite puzzle that why the road condition inside the gate is worse than outside, and should we make it better ?
One more comment which is: Since the lodge is SO remote and there is least chance / option that the guests can easily find restaurants nearby for their dinner, and thus, does the dinner should be included in the bill ? and it would be more acceptable that if the bill is marked up then, rather than is 'compulsary' to pay extra for the expensive meal.

Room Tip: Cottages are too far away from the 'lobby'.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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USA
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43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

If you are looking for a nice lodge experience in New Zealand try treetops if your wallet will allow. Great grounds and very nice staff, but food is not what we expect from a very expensive and exclusive place and their activities are way overpriced! You can fish, boat or take helicopter trips for significantly less From other companies I the surrounding area.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelerdeb12
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Additional Information about Treetops Lodge

Property: Treetops Lodge
Address: 351 Kearoa Road | Horohoro, Rotorua 3077, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#17 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#26 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#31 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Treetops Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning Treetops Lodge & Wilderness Experience is a nature lover’s paradise. Set in more than 2,500 acres of private wilderness in New Zealand’s famed thermal region, Treetops offers trout streams, lakes, over 70kms of hiking trails, 4WD & Heli safaris, fly fishing, mountain bike riding and horse riding.The lodge comprises of eight private luxury villas, the Owners Wing and the new Pheasant House. Make your stay intimate or travel with family and friends – our secluded, unique suites all have private areas and are within easy access to the main lodge. Fine cuisine is an integral part of the Treetops experience; our talented chefs use only the finest locally grown produce to compliment our extensive selection of New Zealand and international wines. ... more   less 
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