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Lakes Lodge Okataina

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesum place to chill. An old lodge, Very quiet & peaceful being the only accommadation on the lake. Took the time to spend an afternoon on the lake with friends fishing & clay bird shooting on the Lodges boat, lots of fun with the lodge owner being the skipper. Lots of local knowledge. There are some fantastic...

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Nick_Berryman, Owner at Lakes Lodge Okataina, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback Leathal4. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the fishing and clay bird shooting on our boat. We are looking forward to hopefully hosting you again in the not too distant future.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We came after a major storm and with the forecast occasional showers and therefore we're expecting to not have much to do with five young kids and four adults. But we loved it. Great spot to relax and be in an amazing setting, despite the weather.

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Nick_Berryman, Owner at Lakes Lodge Okataina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Karl G. It's lovely to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay even if the weather wasn't the best. We are looking forward to hosting you all again hopefully in the not too distant future.

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Location was remote, stress free and beautiful. Rooms are a bit tired but sound and roomy. It was an appropriate size for us to have the complex to ourselves which added to the atmosphere and set the tone of our conference.

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Nicole P, Wedding Co-ordinator at Lakes Lodge Okataina, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Rose77_D. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your conference stay with us and we very much look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

What an awesome peaceful place. We recently had our conference there. So relaxing to wake up to the sound of the cicadas and the view of the lake. Perfect. The beds were very comfy. Food was great and the service was a credit to you. We went out on the boat which was a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Nicole P, Wedding Co-ordinator at Lakes Lodge Okataina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Lakes Lodge Wilderness Retreat. We are pleased we helped make your conference successful and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lakes Lodge in the near future.

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Having a conference in such a unique setting was a fantastic experience. The staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities were clean and the bed comfortable. The food was the best I have had at such an event with great variety and quality. I will be back here again, perhaps for rest and recreation next...

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Nicole P, Wedding Co-ordinator at Lakes Lodge Okataina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you kind words Bill M. Our service is something we pride ourselves on and i'm sure the team will be happy to know we served you well. We very much look forward to hosting you again in the near future for a lovely weekend away.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was fortunate to be able to return recently for another business conference this year. Last year I was very fulsome in my praise of the facilities, food & staff but the big plus for me is the fantastic location. Waking up to a view of a misty, bush clad, perfectly still lake is as good as you will find...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely location with beautiful views, greenery and gardens. The food served was amazing too. However, that is where the praise ends... My sister went to check in to our family room. The 1st room we were given, was filthy to the point where we had to be moved to another family room. Apparently our room hadn't even been...

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Kawerau, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I would just like to pass on our thanks for the most wonderful weekend. Everybody commented on the “perfect venue”, fantastic service, friendly staff, food was out of this world, lazer shooting was “good fun”, pizza’s were better than Pizza hut anyday, not having to worry about anything was brilliant Our family throughly enjoyed the weekend and did not want...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We just had a work conference at Lakes Lodge Okataina. The weather was average with nothing but rain. Despite the weather it was a fantastic venue, friendly staff, excellent food and comfortable rooms. The sucluded location and view each morning over the lake is world class and well worth the trip.

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Auckland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had a family wedding here. The setting was great and the facilities excellent. The pizzas at the pizza night were very tasty with a crispy thin base and plenty of them. The wedding was all set up for us to add our own decorations and it was good to have the choice. Down on the lake front a perfect...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lakes Lodge Okataina is the largest privately owned Lodge in Rotorua. It sits right on the edge of Lake Okataina, surrounded by 4,500 hectars of native NZ bush. Lakes Lodge is the perfect tranquil getaway destination. Please note that we are an event based venue. This means that our Lakeview Restaurant is open mainly during events. Please contact our friendly team for more information. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lakes Lodge Okataina

Address: 692 Lake Okataina Road, Rotoiti 3040, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotoiti
Number of rooms: 28
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“There is no other facilities within at least 15ks from here so bring what you need with you. Cabins are basic but very comfortable.”
Leathal4, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs room for a better view”
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“the hotel rooms are the only ones with a view, Trees are fast blocking the view from bar and dining.”
A1oysius, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Hotel rooms have lake views but no kitchenettes.”
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