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Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 29 January 2013

My future wife and I stayed here for 3 nights back in August 2010. I do a lot of travel due to business and leisure but to be honest I usually neglect to put up reviews on TripAdvisor but City Lights has stuck in my mind for the last 2.5 yrs so I feel the need to share.. We had...

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

szukalski - wow what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for remembering us so fondly. I do remember you having car trouble and am glad you managed to get it sorted. We try very hard to make sure our guests have a great experience staying with us so it's lovely when you write such nice things about your stay....

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights in the cottage and loved everything about this property!! When we arrived we were greeted by Naomi, who is definitely in the right business.. She was friendly, informative and approachable without being intrusive. The cottage has the most lovely views over the city and the master bedroom has the wow factor...

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

Kenzie V - thank you so much for your lovely review. We loved having you stay in our Cottage and agree that the views are beautiful. We are thrilled that you liked it so much and we'd love to see you back here for another holiday anytime you like. Thanks once again.

Savigny, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Excellent B&B, modern but very homely. Free wifi everywhere, computer at your disposal, complementary soft drinks, fridge, coffee-making facility, rooms decorated with great taste, bathroom very elegant with natural bath accessories. Jim and Naomie thought of so many small details that make all the difference and make them stand out as an exquisite B&B. We highly appreciated the fact that...

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

Isis - thank you so much for your very prompt and lovely review. It was a pleasure to take care of you and Jacques and I enjoyed our conversations very much. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and wanted to tell other travellers of your experience. We hope we will see you again one day, until...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Excellent accomodation with stunning views over Rotorua. Very friendly hosts, excellent breakfast, quiet place to stay and sleep. We recommend this B&B to everyone who wants to be 'off' the typical tourist locations and have his private sphere

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

Hans - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you writing a review so that other travellers can read of your experience. We hope you will come back and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely and kind regards.

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We enjoyed our 2-night stay at the City Lights very much. The location, overlooking the lake and town, was lovely. The accommodation is very modern and the facilities in our room and the lounge were first-class. Naomi and Jim were wonderful hosts and very welcoming. Naomi's alpacas are very cute.

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

Keith and Kathy - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will come and visit us again one day. Until then, travel safely.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Fantastic!!! It was my partners idea to stay in a B&B and it was a great dicision. I was born in Rotorua but it was my partners first time in NZ. from the moment we arrived we were welcomed by Naomi and the dog Jack. Naomi gave us a very warm greeting into there B&B. The house is beautiful and...

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

Jason and Jodie - thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We loved having you stay with us and look forward to you returning one day. We are glad you enjoyed our views, which so many guests comment on. Jim and I wish you both the best with your move coming up and much happiness in the future...

nyc
Reviewed 30 September 2012

I am so glad I scrolled down the list of accomodations in Rotorua to find City Lights, it should be number 1 with over 100 excellent reviews. Upon arrival we were greeted at the welcoming red door by Jim who promptly offered us a cup of tea and a seat on the couch in the expansive modern living room. That...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is so heartening to hear such lovely things as we do try our best to give a good experience when you stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you will come back and stay with us again one day. Until then, travel...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We have always enjoyed quality accomodation when away and this choice was superb! Wonderful friendly hosts welcomed us, even though we arrived very late! They showed us to our immacculately clean and warmed room. In the morning we enjoyed a variety of tasty options for breakfast which was included. Nothing proved to be too ,much for our hosts including jump...

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

Stella and Brett - Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was looking forward to my 100th review and am so glad it came from you. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with you both and hope you will come and stay with us again one day. Thanks again, kind regards. Naomi

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 August 2012

My partner and I stayed for the weekend. The house is lovely with fabulous views and our room and the bathroom were immaculate and nice and warm. Had the Kiwi Room which has a nice view (don't think I would like the room with no view). Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very well presented and the...

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed our place. Perhaps I should have showed you the other rooms also, as our Kea room does have a pleasant view of the mountain behind us. Our spa pool is on a timer and comes on at approx 4pm till 8pm. We usually mention this and say if you...

Seabeck
Reviewed 20 July 2012

This was our second stay and it felt like coming home. We booked the same room and when we arrived and walked back to "our" room we felt great. The only changes had been made to the landscaping which means the rooms have been in the same excellent condition. Very nice ammenities in the bathroom and just a great experience....

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

Thank you so much for your second wonderful review. We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us again and loved greeting familiar faces. We very much look forward to your return in the future. Many thanks and kind regards.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: RM779 - RM1,134 (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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