This hotel has a beautiful view . The breakfast is excellent. The only thing we didn't like was the opening in the wall between the bathroom and bedroom . It had foldable wooden doors, but I assume it was for people to look at the view while soaking in the tub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely hotel overlooking a lake."
We were welcomed warmly and the room was beautiful, well maintained and with items such as bathrobes, coffee and tea etc. Reception was very helpful and it was lovely to sit outside our room overlooking the lake. Very peaceful. Highly recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful water view"
This place was amazing. very private, quiet and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, right in front lake, amazing view"
Nice lake view! Very nice and comfy hotel. There is not much close by so get you own foodie from Rotourua.Genuine Expedia guest review
Had so nice relax with my BF at reasonable price, I will definitely try this resort again if I visit Rotorua :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"'Not' the Amora Lake Resort"
Negatives: First of all, the name of the resort has changed. It is now Rotorua Lake Resort. That would have been helpful to know as we tried to enter the name into our GPS. Second, the in-room Internet was not available. No LAN cable and no WiFi available. Third, the decor and amenities of the room are very out-dated. Fourth, the shower would not drain […] fast enough (drain maybe OK, but very high nozzle pressure) and the water spilled out on the bathroom floor with each shower. Positives: First, the location is good. Quiet, nice lake view from our room on the end 'T' of the building. Second, the room was spacious with a large bathroom and separate living area. Third, two patio-style door locations to walk directly to the lawn and lake area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location next to the lake."
Overall a nice hotel, good staff. A couple of downsides, first the wi fi was hopeless, very slow and half the time did not work at all. The hotel is about fifteen minutes drive from the CBD and restaurant. Location is lovely rooms comfortable, although starting to look a little tired. A few mire TV channels would be appreciated, TV is very basic.Genuine Expedia guest review
"adequate stay - poor location"
Very difficult to find. Hwy number not recognized by Garmin. Need lat.long in degrees, minutes, seconds as well as decimal. Name of hotel has changed - not updated in hotels.com - had to search for person to check us out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Very nice hotel. Near activities and restaurants. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
The hotel was wonderful. It was near the places we wanted to see. Town was nearby and had very nice restaurants. Hosts were friendly and made a delicious breakfast. We highly recommend a stay there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A bit tired, loud kids and inconsistent service"
We booked the hotel 6 months in advance, but they did not have the type of room we booked and we checked in at 4 PM. The receptionist did not make any attempt to rectify. My wife has allergies, but when we talked to the same receptionist about the menu, he was very uncooperative and said no substitutions and the menu in our room was not available. The […] next day, we talked to the restaurant and they we very accommodating. We were on the ground floor and our ceiling must be paper thin as we could hear every movement upstairs. The room was fine, but we had a confirmed king bed and did not get it. There were a ton of kids and families. There was no staff to help keep them amused or in check, but to be fair, I have no idea if that happens all the time. It is a nice location, good layout and lots of potential. It just seemed tired. The room was quite hot, although the temperature outside was pleasant. No air con, so we slept with the windows open. That was great until the kids woke up and we were trying to sleep in. The service was not horrible as we had good experiences and bad. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful locationGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for Families or Couples"
We road-tripped around New Zealand for more than two weeks, meaning we stayed many places. This hotel was easily our favorite. They had great service and a beautiful landscape, with views of the lake from our room. They also had one of the best meals we had on our trip, a steak dinner from their restaurant downstairs that we had brought up as room service. […] Plus, they have a dog. Traveling so far from home and missing our own dog, this was a welcome surprise that also seemed to delight some of the kids we saw outside cuddling and playing with him. We would 100% stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a great hotel just outside of Rotorua. There is no sulfur smell at this location. Located on the shore of Lake Rotoiti. This is a beautiful lake that you can enjoy the view from your room or their restaurant. It feels like you have your own private lake at this location. The breakfast at the restaurant was also very good. Great place to relax […] and enjoy. I can not say enough good things about this hotel and its beautiful location. I really enjoyed my stay here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Somewhat out of town"
Great experience and nice resort location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Outstanding lake views"
Rooms were very nice. The view of the lake was outstanding! Internet was available for a fee but was not reliable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel, Great service."
Beautiful views from the rooms. (not lake rotorua). Breakfast is a little pricey. Would definitely recommend this hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here with our two teenagers whilst visiting Rotorua. Good clean and comfortable accommodation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by VR Rotorua Lake Resort Dear Kathy I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as we enjoyed looking after you. Take care and I hope to welcome you back again. Warm regards, General Manager, VR Rotorua Lake Resort
"Nice break in a lovely setting"
We stayed overnight en route; pleasant and comfortable. A lovely interrlude, but not recommended for longer stays unless you have some reason to be thereGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, outdated rooms."
Good location with very nice scenery, the room s are outdated, and falling apart.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel right on lake front great for brekky"
The hotel is nicely appointed and the lakefront view is gorgeous, awesome having breakfast watching water skiiers and jetskis going past. The room was also pleasant I had a garden view although the air conditioning was not working and when I rang the front desk they were going to send someone down but no one showed, feel asleep anyway although it was […] hot! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to a lake."
Great stay, helpful staff and comfortable rooms. Itwas an overall excellent experience to stay in a nice place and nice hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location good, staff ok"
Pretty dated, rooms are quite small. Staff didn't seem too interested in helping us so had to ask for all hotel details like included breakfast etc. Pool was like a spa - way too hot. Not much help with storing our mountain bikes in a safe place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful location on the lake, worth the distance out of town. Breakfast overlooking the lake was lovely. Upstairs rooms give a great view, but be aware that there are no lifts. Rooms are very nice, very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Lake Resort"
We arrived here after a long drive from the top of Coromandel to be treated by very pleasant and helpful staff, we stayed here for two days, we had a fantastic Christmas buffet, diner and breakfasts There was plenty to do very close to this location which would keep guests busy for many daysGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to stay away from the loud life"
My partner and I are both workers in a really crowded environment and this place really gave us the chance to relax and rest away from the stress. Just too bad it was just over night, would've stayed longer. The staff was awesome, the facilities were amazing. The bathroom and the bedroom was "intimate". Really awesome experience and I would go back […] when there's availability. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely setting nice rooms"
We had a garden view room, view wasn't great and the exterior could be better maintained but the room was really nice and comfortable. Lovely bathroom. We got a great price on Expedia including breakfast was was very nice and dining room enjoys lovely lake view. Pretty lakeside setting and plenty of nice places to sit and enjoy view. Overall very happy […] for the price we paid. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great view, could smoke on balcony which was great for me. however the door would not shut in balcony properly as there was a window shade in the way. We also had the mini bar form and the quest review form filled out from the person before us (bit annoying) Internet was Ok quality. Comfy bed and nice bath. Robes were good too.Genuine Expedia guest review
excellent except the big chess game on the grass is very dirty n could not be played.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful scenery and good location!"
Love the activities the resort offers for the family to enjoy! We didn't have enough time to do it thus we'll have to go back there to enjoy it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location - beautiful view"
Nice hotel but I wouldnt rate 5stars ? View is fabulous, close to town, facilities are ok. Tv didn't fit most new programs on screen, could do with upgrade?Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, well recommended. Quiet and an ideal place to kick back and relax.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good bathroom. Bed reasonably comfortable. Hotel had no atmosphere. Pool and hot tub did not look inviting. Geese all over lawn area so a lot of dirt.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable lake view stay"
It's a nice resort right next to the lake. Tranquil environment to enjoy a resort. Little far off from Rotorua but worth it. Bathrooms were really good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great view of the lake"
Room was very clean and loved the bath tub. Only a short drive into town and it was nice and quiet at night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A quick escape."
Well appointed room. Reversible heat pump in the room so great for all seasons. Beautiful grounds and lake view. Didn't eat at the restaurant as Rotorua is only about 12 km away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing spacious hotel on the lake"
Only in Rotorua for one night and wanted somewhere comfortable with spa. I can recommend this place if you want to relax with lots of room and great views. Its about 15 mins out of Rotorua. We had a big room with views of the water from bedroom and lounge. We could open our bay windows and get onto the verandah/lawn and the furniture was all very comfortable. […] Not very many guests when we stayed so if you want atmosphere in the restaurant/bar it might not be the best, but for keeping to yourself and unwinding it was great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Resort Style Hotel"
If you ignore that fact it changed it's name from the Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay, to the Rotorua Lake Resort before we arrived (which made it a bit difficult to find..), this is a nice hotel with great views and good grounds. Works for couples and families as there is plenty space for kids to let of steam outside. Hint to the management, please turn […] off the constant saxophone versions of 80s hits, which pervades every corner of the hotel, or at least get a CD with more than 5 tracks on it - we were only there two nights but by the end of the second day we'd heard enough of Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" during every single meal..... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"10km north of Rotorua, a nice lake setting."
It was too wet to enjoy the lake side, but I could imagine it would be lovely on a sunny day! The big sofas next to the fire in the dinning room was cosy. The staff were really nice and the parking out front was close and accessible.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A beautiful looking hotel on the lakefront."
Lovely setting. Lots of lakefront rooms which we thought we were getting then got the carpark side. A huge place and very comfortable. Clean and tidy. But the coffee machine was broken down! Staff friendly but not enough. We had to wait for checking in and getting drinks at the bar we had to wait while they were at reception! Room was very comfortable....a […] little bit disappointing with the waiting around a lot. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing hotel but could improve"
Was very dissapointed the hot water for the bath did not work, the response from staff was not helpfull.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great lake view, all good hotel"
The hotel was pleasing to stay in overall. However I thought there could be some improvements made in some parts. Firstly, the free wifi connection was useless because it only really worked near the reception and my room was quite far away so I wasn't able to actually make use of wifi unless I went out to the reception. Secondly, the amount of bird/duck?poo […] was so great that instead of enjoying the outdoors in front of the lake, we could only focus on not stepping on those giant fieces. And there were few more but aren't that important, such as the TV. But our room was very comfortable to stay in and the bathroom was a highlight. We had a great view of the lake and the breakfast buffet was good, but not very special. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Promised a lot, delivered very little"
We booked this hotel as it was en route from Auckland to Taupo and seemed like a charming family run hotel. When we arrived, it was clear that this was previously the case but there has now been a change in management. When we checked in, we received poor customer service - the reception desk was having a conversation with his friends whilst checking […] us in without even a smile or a welcome and, despite there being no lift to the rooms, made no offer to help with baggage and was rude in our request for information about hotel facilities. The room itself was adequate - clearly well decorated in the past but now in disrepair. Given the hotel is in the middle of nowhere (which was part of the charm), we just went to the hotel restaurant for dinner. The food was abysmal and overpriced - 2 main courses came to about NZD$90. Breakfast was not much better - we decided to limit how much we ate of the buffet for fear of food poisoning (food was dry and oddly coloured) and were glad when check out came. We would clearly not go back. It is such a shame - the hotel has an amazing location and lovely views overlooking the lake (we even paid extra for the view) but it is let down by poor management, atrocious and rude customer service and disappointing food. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"overall ok hotel"
This hotel is just off the main highway about 15mins away from Rotorua. Although overall a good place we feel like it needs a do up. Some amenities a little bit dated (e.g. tv) and some facilities not available at time (pool). Hotel staff ok at front desk, quick efficient check in but had to ask about facilities, breakfast etc. Big poster at front desk […] advertised activity discounts for hotel guests but when we asked about these they had none... Hotel cleaners knocked for servicing surprisingly early but did good job. Rooms very expectationally clean and comfortable.Beds also very comfortable. Breakfast was only ok because half the options were often missing. Refills took a very long time, we gave up waiting for coffee after asking for it after an hour. Continental breakfast standard and good though. Nice dining room and nice views. Whole resort nice and quiet even though just off highway. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel next to the lake"
Good clean room. No problems upgrading our room. Nice spa bath. Nice warm pool/spas outside. Only issue was that the attendant upgraded but gave only a king bed for 4ppl we didn't mind BUT could've offered more blankets/pillows.Genuine Expedia guest review
had a great stay, and would have no concern's with booking my next stay thereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice lake view, nice inside the hotel room."
Great spa experience, very good lake view. ..........................................Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great spot but hotel needs a lot of work done"
Fantastic spot on the lake, but it's a shame the hotel is very run down and needs a lot of money spend on it to get it back to its glory days, lights were turned off in the hallways and wifi did not work. Also FYI to the staff the little things can go along way, when the reasturant it literally empty you should be able to sit where you want not stuck […] in the back corner. Also when the hotel is empty why not upgrade the people that paid good money to stay in your hotel to a lake view instead of putting them out the back and maybe they will return.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location but an update needed"
Was a nice location and staff were generally quite friendly. Experience was slightly ruined by the fact we didn't have hot water two nights in a row.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to relax."
We booked at the last minute and were pleased with our find. Clean, little bit more upmarket then we were expecting for the money. A great find. Very helpful staff and the restaurant was top notch !Genuine Expedia guest review
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