4.4 out of 5

"We stayed for 2 nights , our stay was great and comfortable , the staff were extremely helpful and eager to please ! Any questions we had about the ar ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Lake Rotoiti awaits you at VR Rotorua Lake Resort. You'll be 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Mokoia Island and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Okere Falls Scenic Reserve. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

Free WiFi, patios, and private yards are featured in all 42 rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches include soaking tubs, bathrobes, and free toiletries. Additionally, satellite TV, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers are available.

A day of pampering can include massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, The Grill, is open for breakfast and dinner. The Bar is the hotel's own bar. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts, fitness centre, and sauna. A meeting room and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also extended parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Lake Rotoiti hotel include Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa and Te Amorangi Museum.

VR Rotorua Lake Resort ratings based on 531 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
We stayed for 2 nights , our stay was great and comfortable , the staff were extremely helpful and eager to please ! Any questions we had about the area were met with great advice and willingness to help out . The food in the restaurant was amazing ! I highly reccommend staying here , great views of the water also !

Posted by , from Melbourne Aus on 19 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Great lake hotel

Pros: Room view, great food, helpful staff who went out of their way to help/please. The guy on reception was particularly helpful.
Cons: Nothing, it's perfect.
Location: Close to Rotorua mud pools and Maori village.
Best bed in New Zealand, what a pleasant surprise this hotel was. Front/reception and restaurant staff very helpful and friendly. Lamb meal at restaurant was excellent also. Nothing was a bother for them. My room view over the lake was beautiful. Perfect place to stay if visiting Rotorua - only 10 drive away. Highly recommend.

Posted by , from Canberra on 2 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5
Lovely quiet place even if some guests are not. Relaxing kayak on Lake Rotoiti for 2 hours is included with your room - 2 kayaks to choose from - single seat or double seat kayak available. If you want lunch, you need to book it before 10:30 am on the day - this is delivered to your room via room service so the room service charge applies.

Posted by on 30 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely and reasonably priced, some way from town

Pros: Beautiful grounds. Quiet. Reasonable price. Room had everything I needed (but no microwave). Dinners were good - beef sirloin and fish of the day.
Cons: A way to keep shower water in shower-leaked by the door, only 1 bath mat! Wanted pizza room service for dinner, heavy dinners only.
Location: Some distance from town but quiet. Didn't do kayaking or water activities but had car to do Rotorua activities.
It was beautiful and peaceful. Beautiful grounds. Quiet. Reasonable price. Room had everything I needed (but no microwave). Dinners were good - beef sirloin and fish of the day. A way to keep shower water in shower-leaked by the door, only 1 bath mat! Wanted pizza room service for dinner, heavy dinners only. Some distance from town but quiet. Didn't do kayaking or water activities but had car to do Rotorua activities.

Posted by , from Bay of Plenty, NZ on 11 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Stunning location. Superb venue for wedding

Our daughter got married here and the location was ideal. Perfect for family to prepare for the wedding. Ideal for family and friends to stay at after the reception. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Children loved the pool.

Posted by , from Auckland on 4 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Fantastic location, OK hotel

Fantastic location - extensive / exclusive lake frontage, set well off the highway and with great views over the lake from our first floor room (King Room, lake view). Room and bathroom were both quite spacious and reasonably well appointed. The two different, young female staff who looked after our needs at breakfast time were both very friendly and helpful, and a great asset to the hotel. These pluses, together with a reasonable room tariff, for us outweighed some of the less positive aspects of the hotel, those being - ... overall, hotel shows signs of gradual deterioration as though running costs being kept down by not keeping up with routine maintenance (eg. painting, fixing of broken screens) ... on check-in the male staff member was friendly enough, but was (I thought) very obvious in his quick disappearance after check-in when we picked up our suitcases and only then realised we needed to carry them up two flights of stairs to get to our room ... the buffet breakfast was adequate, but certainly not extensive in the range of options and after several mornings of it we were bored with the same offerings and ate breakfast in town on our last day, despite having already paid for the buffet breakfast as part of our room tariff. We would almost certainly stay here again, as the location (approx 15-20 mins drive from the centre of town) was to our liking, though next time we would not pay for breakfast up front.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 20 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5
Lovely peaceful stay. Enjoyed overlooking the lake. Comfy bed. Great bath. Room was let down by mould on curtains and carpet. Privacy was an issue with the bathroom ‘window’ as our party was made up of two friends, not a couple.

Posted by , from Auckland on 18 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5
Cons: Dining room could be open later.
A bit noisy with people standing outside early in the morning talking far too loud.

Posted by on 6 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice Lakeview

Peace and quiet. Nice place to stay and closer to all the attractions.

Posted by , from Sydney on 17 Jan 2018

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2 out of 5

Nice location. Lake views.

Reception staff indifferent. Meal ordinary. Pousson very good. General look and feel of the property well below par. Windows in dining room cob webby and dirty. Room maintainence poor. We expected more and have stayed there previously over the years with business. Under VR Group the facility has taken a giant leap backwards.

Posted by , from Cambridge, NZ on 14 Jan 2018

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About the VR Rotorua Lake Resort

Location 366 State Highway 33, Mourea, 3074

Property Features

As a guest of VR Rotorua Lake Resort, you'll find an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include A business centre and a meeting room. The luxury VR Rotorua Lake Resort also features a terrace, a garden, and on-site laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available.

  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle; area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

VR Rotorua Lake Resort offers 42 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Lake Rotoiti's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private patio
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

The Grill – This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner and light fare.

The Bar – On-site bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking on site

Spa Services

  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 4 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Extended parking fee: NZD 10 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • VR Rotorua Lake Resort offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Up to 2 children 4 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®