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Witley
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two nights at City Lights and with Angie and Leigh's advice had some not to be missed outings. We had a Maori evening (before leaving for the evening, I was helpfully advised about volunteering to be a chief at this avent!!) Also recommended a visit to see Frying Pan Lake. Both Angie and Leigh are very welcoming host's...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was staying at a business hotel in Auckland in September and wanted to find somewhere a bit more friendly to stay for my one weekend in Rotorua. City Lights Boutique Lodge was exactly what I'd hoped for. The Tui Suite was very spacious and comfortable, with a lovely view over the terrace and the valley below and alpacas just...

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Lindfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Angie and Lee were very informed and welcoming hosts. We had a lovely, airy room with great views to the mountains below and beyond. Angie gave us great advice on places to visit and we even managed a dip in the hot tub/spa in the garden. Breakfast was continental which is a bit of a problem when you're gluten free...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the views and found our advice useful. We are sorry to hear that you found the breakfast restrictive. Most of the breakfast we provide for all our guests is gluten-free. The fruits, cheese, meats, eggs, yoghurts and...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Leigh and Angie were great hosts who worked very hard to make sure everything was perfect. Were very generous with their time and introduced us to their pet Alpacas and cat Oscar. For those who don't like cats Oscar is no problem as he keeps himself to himself and sleeps a lot. Our room was large with a patio overlooking...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and meeting our pets. We also enjoyed meeting you both and chatting with you. We hope that the rest of your holiday in New Zealand is great for you.

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a wonderful stay. The accommodation is very comfortable and spacious. Angie and Leigh are fabulous hosts and very eager to help with anything you require. This accommodation is well placed for everything and the lovely alpacas that they own are a lovely distraction.

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your busy holiday to write a review for us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your short time with us and we also enjoyed meeting you both. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday as much as you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we meet you again...

Meudon, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at City Lights, appreciating this very comfortable lodge. The bath rooms and bedrooms are spacious and very well appointed and guests can enjoy relaxing in the vast sitting areas in and outdoors. The view from the grounds spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend this place.

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found it comfortable. We hope that we meet you again if you return to New Zealand.

Madison
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I spent two days at City Lights and couldn't have asked for a better place to call home base. We stayed in the cottage and spent more time relaxing on the back porch than we did in town because we loved the view (and the alpacas) that much! You couldn't ask for a better place to sit...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage so much. We love it and many other guests have also said that they found it very quiet and relaxing, especially when trying to fit in as much as you can in a short period of time. Guests staying...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed 2 nights at City Lights and wished it could have been longer. Angie & Leigh were warm and engaging hosts and were a great help in planning our activities in and near Rotorua. We greatly enjoyed staying in their beautiful home in a lovely garden setting overlooking Rotorua. We would definitely select the Tui room again on a...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. It was very nice meeting you both and chatting with you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and the Tui suite. We hope we see you again one day.

Paris, France
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Angie and her husband are lovely people with a real sense of service The property is located in a quiet area of Rotorua where you can enjoy a great view over the landscape Our TUI room were comfortable and well decorated as the entire property Breakfast very nice

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us for your honeymoon. We also hope that the rest of your holiday in New Zealand was a pleasant one and that you return one day and we see you again.

Maidstone
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely B&B, quiet room but no views as such. We were in Kea and at the back. It was very quiet. The other two rooms were at the front and had good views. Angie and Leigh were perfect hosts and made good suggestions for our 2 night visit. We loved the alpacas and of course their cat, Oscar. Breakfast was...

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Angie R, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately the shape of the building doesn't allow all our rooms to have the garden and city views which is reflected in the lower price for that room as it has a mountain forest aspect. It does, however, have the advantage of being the quietest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM783 - RM1,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only a few rooms which I am sure are all lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Caroline20013, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the other two rooms, named after birds (Kiwi ?) for views. Kea was uiet but we had an enormous wet room shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 167nickw, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage gives you lots of space -laundry, full kitchen, and a good lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles flickity22, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You'll love it! Rooms facing the town are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 155joannaw, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the larger rooms with a balcony if available”
 of 5 bubbles JuF-BG, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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