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City Lights Boutique Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2014

City Lights has beautiful views of Rotorua, especially at night, and the accommodation is modern, stylish and super clean. The hosts are both very professional and friendly. We really enjoyed talking with our hosts over breakfast and getting their advice about places to see. Naomi and Jim made us feel right at home from our arrival to our departure. Naomi...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Nice spot set on a ridge over-looking the town, which is a bonus if you have the teansport and want to be out of the bustle. Very tidy and a lovely welcome from the dog. On the downside, there was no sign of spa/sauna or anything of the sort being made available to us, and nothing else which would suggest...

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

It has been a few months since my wife and I stayed at CLB (City Lights Boutique), but I have to say the stay was great. We spoke with the owner the day of arrival and notified her of our late drive to Rotorua. She was understanding and stayed up for us (930pm!) to arrive. I felt awful. We were...

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

Evan G - Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you took the time to do this and are very happy that you enjoyed our breakfast and modern rooms. We weren't aware that it was your first B&B experience but are glad we made you want to return. We hope to see you again one day, until...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I'm always a bit hesitant about B&B vs hotels, but this experience was one of my best. Alice was super friendly, had great recommendations, was very flexible with breakfast times. The house is brand new, super clean, great amenities. And she has Alpaca's on the property too -- now, who wouldn't want that? Thank you City Lights!

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

Or G - thank you so much for your glowing review. We loved having you stay with us, it is always so fascinating to meet people from all over the world. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope you will come back and see us again one day - until then, travel safely.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Naomi and Jim have a great thing going here. The cottage was perfect ... Comfortable, modern and well equipped. Great view and superb location. Being separate from the main house and boutique B&B accommodation, we were able to relax and let the kids be kids! Love the animals too. Will be back! Thanks.

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

Tim N - Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay in our cottage. We are so glad you liked our comfortable, modern, well equipped Cottage with its own garden. Your girls were delightful and I appreciated the thank you note from them. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in Rotorua, until...

Reviewed 22 August 2014

We really enjoyed staying in the cottage and found the owners very friendly. The location is away from the town centre and has nice views. The kitchen and laundry facilities are excellent. Great location for getting to hot springs etc. We visited in winter when town was quiet but I can imagine that in Summer the location is perfect to...

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

Huw999 - Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so grateful when our guests take the time to let others know what they think of us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in our well equipped Cottage and we hope you will come and visit us again one day. Until then, travel safely.

Edgewood, Maryland
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights in July, 2914 at the City Lights Boutique Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand. The lodge far exceeded our expectations. Naomi and Jim, our hosts, could not have been kinder or more friendly and helpful. Jim, a contractor, actually designed and built the lodge which is divided into 2 sections. The owners have...

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

mustangsandy3 - Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you again one day. Until then, travel safely.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We rented the cottage for 3 nights with out two young children in the middle of winter. It had panel heaters in both bedrooms and a heat pump and dehumidifier in the living room and that kept it very warm and cosy. Perfect for family self catering, including the washing machine and dryer for the wet swimming gear. Free wifi...

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

Ross H - Thank you so much for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed our warm cosy Cottage and took advantage of the free Wifi and laundry. We look forward to seeing you again in the future - until then, travel safely.

Munstergeleen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 April 2014

European breakfast with cheese, croissants and French rolls. Very nice! A room with a fantastic view over Rotorua, without the smell of sulphur. Naomi is a woman with an eye for detail; impeccable and tasteful. It was nice talking to Naomi and Jim. Maybe we will meet again some day.

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

Paul - Many thanks for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed our breakfast and accommodation. We try very hard to make sure our guests are happy with their stay. We hope you will return to visit us again one day, until then, travel safely.

Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the self contained cottage, well appointed, cute and quiet. Plenty of breakfast supplies as well, bacon, eggs, juice, milk, bread, cereal, fruit, marg and jam. Bit short on the t bags (none). Free unlimited wifi which was the only place we stayed that did. Couple of little things amiss, no power point in bathroom, no fly wire on...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM636 - RM820 (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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“all rooms have a great view.”
lbarry16, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“It is a small B&B and so the choice is small and our room was large and excellent.”
90rb, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“The cottage you first drive past next to the Alpacas is so lovely!”
785jazs, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Tui Suite is spacious with comfy lounge area and good bathroom. Sliding doors open onto the garden with panoramic views.”
longtimetravelle2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Kiwi room has fantastic views.”
Andy6056, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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