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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2015

My wife & i where on our bi-annual motorcycle holiday & stayed at the lodge for a week due to it's tranquil, park-like setting & rural location. The unit we stayed was comfortable, tidy & well serviced with ample storage for our bike paraphernalia. There are secure parks out front of the units away from the main road, we where...

Thank Phill C
Thames, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We were a large party of 13 staying for 2 nights in 3 units. The lodge was clean with everything we needed and the kids aged 3, 8 and 14 loved the playground. From our welcome with yummy fruit cake to our departure leaving a sick car behind, Karen was amazingly helpful. Our overseas family were very impressed with Kiwi...

Thank 19charm
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for taking the time out to review us. We were so pleased to be able to host your group of 13 - we are so pleased to read that every one really enjoyed themselves. Yes the place is a hidden gem, and when everybody finds us they don't want to leave. Your sick car...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We found the rooms to be a bit cluttered and not incredibly well set up. Kid's bed was either in our bedroom or out in the living area with TV and stove. In the bedroom a wardrobe blocked easy access to my side of the bed. I bumped my head on exposed light bulbs above the toilet - sure, I'm...

Thank BigCoolGuy
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. While our rooms are not the largest in Rotorua I would assure you they are average in size and a value for their price. Sorry to hear that you kept knocking your head on our lights in our bathroom - being so tall like you are...

Reviewed 4 January 2015

The rooms were well set up with everything we needed, with an exceptionally comfortable bed. Upon arrival we were greeted with homemade muffins and fresh milk which was just perfect after an overnight flight. We were on a mountain biking holiday and much to our benefit we found that Lindsay (host) is a keen rider. Both Karen (host) and Lindsay...

Thank nigellloyd
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there guys, great to hear that your over all experience of Rotoruua Hideaway Lodge was awesome!!!!! Yes you are right, our location for mountain biking is great - only 1km down the road to Skyline Gondola......the home of the CRANKWORX competition next year. We are so glad that you enjoyed every thing about the place. We do hope that...

Reviewed 1 January 2015

We stayed here for three nights with two kids under 5. Karen and Lindsay go out of their way to ensure they make your stay a good one with helpful tips if required on places to visit. For children the place is fabulous with a large fenced adventure playground with a flying fox, slides, swing, treehouses and tunnels. Being fenced...

Thank well_travelled079
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Great to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and found our motel clean & well maintained....this is very important to us. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed the our lovely quirky place. Warmest regards, Karen & Lindsay.

Reviewed 31 December 2014

Had a great stay catching up with overseas friends. I'd accidentally booked wrong dates, and they changed them, no problem. Was an issue with a noise the first night. I was reluctant to mention it to the host, but she was very grateful and got it fixed straight away. Awesome place for kids of all ages. Loved BBQíng in the...

Thank Penny E
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Penny, Thanks for taking the time to drop us a review. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the stay here.....yes that car BBQ is very popular with our guest. Looking forward to seeing you again, sometime soon. Wish you all the best. Karen & Lindsay.

Reviewed 26 December 2014

The Hideaway is set up for relaxation and peace. There is an awesome playground and lawn area that is easily enjoyed by children and parents or with parents watching from their room's deck. Our family loved it. Karen was so helpful. The kids loved the animals too!! A total winner for families with children. Ours are 10, 8 and 5....

Thank RothinStien
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your positive review. Its wonderful that you enjoyed your stay here. Looking forward to seeing you again, if possible. Wish you all the best. Karen & Lindsay.

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We were suppose to stay for a night and ended up extending our stay for any extra night, I found it so tranquil and private, and although I did not have young children I could see how much joy little ones would get from staying there, the rooms were spacious,clean, and the property is beautifully maintained, being only minutes away...

Thank JackieXR6SUVFORD
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Jackie, thank you for the positive review. Its lovely to read that you think we are a five star!!!!....wonderful. Yes the Car BBQ is a great hit with every one must admit, have it get in first some times when it comes to BBQing in this place. Hope to see you back some time soon in the future....

Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights in the Hideaway lodge and it was great! The playground and animals kept the kids occupied for hours! (A definite plus for the parents!) The unit was a bit small but given that we were mostly only there to sleep, it wasn't a problem for us. The place was clean and the host was very helpful....

2Thank Rachel C
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Rachel C, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return some day. Take care....Karen & Lindsay.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We stayed 3 nights in November, the room was clean and comfortable. There are heater in the room, in the living area, and even in the bathroom which was a great comfort during chilly nights. There is bathtub in the bathroom, a rare find in this price range of accommodation. The location is great, close to Skyline (Luge) , Agrodome...

Thank ninatn
diane5278, Owner at Rotorua Hideaway Lodge, responded to this review

Hello lovely people from Singapore. Thank you so much for your detailed review. Nice to read that you all had a wonderful time during your stay with us. Yes I like to think that we are just like the I-site centre, if not even better. Yes the location in this place is ideal must admit - so close to everything...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on 4 acres with a real countryside feel yet only 5 minutes from the town centre The Hideaway offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options. With free high speed broadband, loads of outdoor space and large play facilities for the kids it's an ideal spot for families. Plenty of parking and we even have a play area for dogs if you want to bring your four legged friend along too! No sulphur smells which make this a great choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rotorua Hideaway Lodge

Address: 436 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $106 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rotorua Hideaway Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Some reviews say road is - we were in room 1 (closest to the office- we couldn't really hear the road)”
 of 5 bubbles Kitticat674, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The units looked the same...”
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“ask for the "en suite"......”
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“We had room 3. All rooms would be good”
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“All rooms are good.”
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