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VR Rotorua Lake Resort

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Name of hotel is misleading as it is actually on the shores of Lake Roitoiti, although very close to Lake Rotorua it is actually 16 km from the centre of Rotorua. The plus point to this is the lack of sulphur smells. The hotel itself is in a beautiful position with lovely lake views but with serious housekeeping issues, our... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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146 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the hotel and our room, but the memorable portion of our stay was the service. The front desk staff were very helpful even walking to the laundry area and helping us get the machines going. The waitstaff in the restaurant were unbelievable, helping us with tourism ideas and bookings in addition to serving our meals.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here mid week for a night stop over whilst travelling to Rotorua. Beautiful surrounds and the ducks on site just make it even more beautiful. The hotel was clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend for a peaceful break

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Thank Tam191
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long trip on road it's a good and sweet place to stay. They take care about you at any moment and if you have the opportunity to have a view on the lake...enjoy it's awesome. Walls are a little too tight because during over 2hours i lstened a conversation between chinese guests but it wasn't my day... I... More 

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Paris, France
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night there after our Maori excursion. It was nice hotel with stunning view on the lake! The service was perfect and the room was really confortable with huge bed! The breakfast not very impressive and expensive!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was comfortable and had a view over the lake. Not sure why there were sliding louvre goors between the bathroom and the bedroom? There was a small cafetière provided but the charge of $5 for the sachet of coffee seemed a lot to me. The food in the restaurant was excellent but we felt slightly pressured by the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this beautiful resort for our first anniversary. We had an amazing time. The view of lake from room was awesome. Staff was friendly and helpful. We will go again. Room was clean and tidy. It has tennis court. Highly recommended.

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vivek s, Front Office Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, Thank you so much for your review including your kind comments on my team. We strive to provide an environment that is as comfortable and welcoming as possible so you truly do feel like the Resort is ‘a home away from home’. I am so glad that the team achieved this for you for your stay. We... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for one night with my boyfriend . Really nice hotel staff very friendly room was beautiful with the views over the lake picture perfect. The hotel was very modern but could possibly do with a lick of paint here and there in particular the decking off the pool area. The pool and 2 hot tubs were... More 

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort ! We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Regards, Vivek More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in a beautiful location on the shore of Lake Rotoiti, about 15kms from Rotorua city centre. The decor could do with updating. The room was comfortable - we made a last minute reservation and opted for a twin room so we could have a lake view. The two beds were labelled as queen size but were more... More 

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are very glad to hear that you had a positive experience! We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient staff, so it is wonderful to hear that they assisted in making your stay even more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near... More 

London
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights with a deal from Agoda ($175 per night inc breakfast for an Executive Spa Suite). There was an issue when confirming breakfast was included as I was initially told it was not and that Agoda made an error. After some debate the hotel agreed they would include breakfast. While the staff are very friendly... More 

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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for your review and I am pleased to know that you liked our rooms and staff approach towards customer service. Yes, it was agoda error at their end but has been resolved now for no more confusion for our future guest. We honoured what was advertise and offered you a free breakfast with your room as... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the exclusive suburb of Okawa Bay, Mourea on the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti is a unique & classy hotel - The VR Rotorua Lake Resort.Just 15 minutes drive from central Rotorua, the VR Rotorua Lake Resort offers lodge style influenced accommodation options, designed to make a visit one of affordable luxury, combining high quality details with pleasure & fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Address: 366 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua 3704, New Zealand (Formerly Amora Lake Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM388 - RM1,659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — VR Rotorua Lake Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#10 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#24 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“Not sure if possible unless New cleaning staff emloyed”
 of 5 bubbles WYorkshiretraveller, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor with a Lake View”
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“request a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles lindasteinie, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you like quiet and want to get away from it all, then it's perfect. The lake is lovely”
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“There is a public bathroom. Use it.”
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