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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a 4.5 star property located on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua and set in park surroundings.

The Hotel features 199 elegantly appointed fully air-conditioned guest rooms with contemporary decor, 7 fully air-conditioned conference rooms, a business centre, an indoor heated pool, In Balance Spa, Atlas Cafe & Restaurant, Clarke's Bar, and a Maori Cultural Centre; Matariki with nightly performances.

The hotel is only minutes from the city centre, cafés, restaurants, Rotorua Convention Centre, Energy Events Centre, and major tourist attractions including water activities on the lake, a golf course, museum, and thermal reserves. At the end of a busy day relax in the comfort of your accommodation room or enjoy a refreshing drink in Clarke's Bar.

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Review date:   May 20, 2018 8:36AM
Review:   We had a corner king room with a lake view that certainly delivered on the view. The room itself is fine, with a bed that claims to be a king but feels just a little smaller than that. The bathroom is serviceable but don't expect anything too luxurious. The TV is large and the couch is comfortable and well-placed in the space. Ultimately this hotel is overpriced, but is a good mid-range hotel in this town. I've stayed in other nearby properties and this one is better than their competition at this level.
Author:   M S
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Review date:   February 18, 2018 5:36AM
Review:   Absolutely loved my stay. I booked in for a birthday treat for myself. I Loved my bed that much i wanted to take it home. Lakeside concert was on ,so it was really handy being straight across the road . Rotorua certainly know how to put on a fireworks display . I hope they keep the concert on the same weekend .I included breakfast in my booking and that just topped off a wonderful stay. Having Eat street right there on your doorstep was another bonus. I have already booked again for next year.
Author:   Robyn Pallett
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Review date:   April 2, 2018 8:26AM
Review:   Very comfortable king size bed..we go back to Novotel Rotorua every year for mineral pool n seafood buffet dinner. Thanks for chocolates on check out...kept us going on traffic jam back to Auckland. The best!
Author:   Kimberlea Lea
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Review date:   March 19, 2018 8:15AM
Review:   Some aspects of the hotel seemed updated and modern and others not so much. View across the lake was nice and the hotel is very central to the restaurant strip and nightlife. Probably one of the best situated hotels and best all round amenities. Updated rooms would have given 5 stars.
Author:   Reece
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Review date:   May 23, 2018 9:03AM
Review:   Very pleasant experience. I was there on work and we were well looked after and we'll catered for. The staff were fast and freindly.
Author:   Callum J Van de Weyer
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