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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:   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
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   January 23, 2018 10:33AM
Review:   Love the novotel hotel franchise. Love their service and will definitely stay with this hotel again in future. The only challenge with the room was its noise isolation is poor. Sometime you can hear people taking at the walkway from your bed. Their breakfast was on average but enough to fill your stomach to start the day.
Author:   Timmy Toppy
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 15, 2017 7:25AM
Review:   While we were pleased to stay at the hotel and the staff were all pleasant and helpful, we feel the hotel left it too long to upgrade and refresh the decor and fittings of the rooms. Our room was tired, although the view was excellent. The buffet food in the evening was disappointing which resulted in us not wishing to use the restaurant a second time. Breakfasts were acceptable but not matching the standards of other hotels. Coffee from the restaurant machine was not pleasant. The hot pools were an unexpected bonus and enjoyable to use.
Author:   Jeremy Burrowes
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 17, 2017 8:13PM
Review:   Breakfast deal was great. Refurbishment will be brilliant when it's finished, not sure about so many dark colours though, hope the new carpet will brighten it up. No plug in the room for the bath, was supplied on request. A half used bottle of wine from the minibar was removed and replaced with a full one by housekeeping. Issue resolved with a phone call. Restaurant buffet fantastic. Room was much quieter, especially at night, than some other hotels we have stayed at locally. Lake view, fabulous from this room. This next piece belongs in the 'other' category of did you have any problems, but it is too long. Lack of a plug in the bathroom. Was reported and sorted. The move to digital newspaper reading was an issue. I do not think reading a newspaper on a phone is appropriate. This was mentioned at check in and a newspaper was delivered to our room the next morning but not the following two days of our stay. Give guests a choice of digital or actual newspaper.
Author:   Don Lynch
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   October 20, 2017 6:47PM
Review:   We really enjoyed our stay. We found the facilities very good and the room very comfortable. Minor complaint was on our checkout day only one elevator was working and stairs were not easily found or near elevators. Other than that very pleased with all round service, standard of the rooms, the pools and the buffet restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. Will definitely return and recommend to others.
Author:   Faleata Ualesi
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