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VR Rotorua Lake Resort

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made last minute reservations and based it off of reviews. This has turned out to be as good as all the reviews. Beautiful property! The staff here are very friendly and hospitable. We feel very welcome and appreciated here. We dined here this evening and it was the best meal we've had in a long while. Compliments to the...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Absolutely amazing. The customer service was extraordinary, being welcomed by such a lovely guy, thank you so much, you were so accomodating as I know we were a wee early, not many places these days show such warm and welcoming hospitality. We booked in for 1 day/night to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary. We were on a budget so booked...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort in the near future. Regards, Vivek

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Booked directly with them and Ammy gave us the best deal. The view, food and facility were excellent. We forgot our stuff and they took extra efforts to post them to Auckland as matter of urgency. An excellent example of someone providing over and above service. Will surely visit again.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Ammy that he made an impact during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to the Resort soon! Regards, Vivek

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I booked my accommodation via booking.com for a discounted price and commented on the booking that my husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were upgraded to the best room here foc and what a pleasant suprise. The view is magnificent from the lounge and bedroom. A gorgeous spa bath that is actually well sized. We did find...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Happy wedding anniversary to you and your husband ! I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones. Take care ! Regards, Vivek

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The room is fine and the view of the hotel is good. But the dinning experience is terrible and I would say this is the most terrible breakfast experience that I ever had. The staff force my family to sit with other customers in a very crawd table without any explanations while there are still many table left in the...

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

Dear valued guest, I hope this notes finds well. We have sent your feedback to the personnel concerned. I apologize for this bad experience. This is very disappointing to hear, but we hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. Please let me know if you want to discuss this personally. Regards, Vivek

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your candid feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your stay at the Resort was not up to par. Please note that this information has been passed on to our concerned department . Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back on a return visit to Rotorua. Regards, Vivek

Hartsville, South Carolina
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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....

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

Dear valued Guest, Thank you for your kind comments. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We are always pleased to be your second home when you're at the area. Looking forward to welcome you again. Regards, Vivek

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Resort to other travellers. I'm sure our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care! Regards, Vivek

Reviewed 16 November 2016 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...

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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 review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our Resort. Hoping to see you again soon. Regards, Vivek

Paris, France
Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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vivek s, General Manager at VR Rotorua Lake Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. I am disappointed to hear that our breakfast service didn't meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff. Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Vivek

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM412 - RM1,047 (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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#10 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#24 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“Facing the lake front, awesome”
 of 5 bubbles Pretzel50, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Upper floor with a Lake View”
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“If you like quiet and want to get away from it all, then it's perfect. The lake is lovely”
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