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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 31 January 2017

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 17 January 2017 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...

San Francisco
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great. Sits up a hill with gorgeous views. Very clean and nice amenities. Tea and coffee in our room. Access to a guest refrigerator and even a little gym. Room was very quiet. You couldn't hear anything or anyone else in the house. The hosts were great! Very warm and friendly. Really...

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

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and everything we had to offer. We are also pleased that you found our recommendations helpful and meeting our alpacas. We hope you come back one day.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This Bed and Breakfast has beautiful view. Our room was large and comfortable. The owners, Leigh and Angie were very helpful - they even gave us a ride to the restaurant we used since we did not want to drive after dinner. We returned by taxi. They have alpacas at their property. The best figure, though, is their lovely cat...

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citylights10, 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 and especially meeting Oscar. We hope that you also enjoyed the rest of your holiday in NZ.

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A quiet and peaceful location with friendly and welcoming hosts. Angie and Leigh did their best to make sure we made the most of our visit to Rotorua and made suggestions of places to go that were less commercial. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and we were entertained by the alpacas which we fed with their equivalent of chocolate treats....

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citylights10, 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 and liked the breakfast and our pets. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ too.

Vermont, USA
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed in the self-catering cottage for three nights. It was clean, very well equipped, and just perfect in every way. We loved the alpacas, and were provided with plenty of food to feed them. We like to self cater and we like privacy and comfort. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Couldn't have been better.

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your time here at City Lights and our friendly alpacas. Hope your journeys in the South Island went smoothly.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM753 - RM1,092 (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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