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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed with Lyndsay and Graham from 14-16 November 2016 during our holiday in New Zealand. What a lovely B&B! It was the best one we stayed at during our 2 week holiday. We stayed in the Wai Motu room. We had a king size bed, ensuite bathroom (toilet + sink + shower), a small sofa, small... More 

Thank LBGreenfield
Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge is an exceptional property located on the lake and just a short drive from the Maori Show at Fairy Springs. Our hosts Lyndsay and Graham were exceptional. They were warm, friendly and helpful. NLL is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the area. Our only regret is that we only stayed one night. We will definitely... More 

Thank gmw0411
Lyndsay B, Owner at Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you SO much Gary, for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay with us. We did enjoy meeting you and your family and only wish your stay could have been longer. One night is just too short in Rotorua, where there is so much to see and do. We missed you all when you... More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went to spend our Valentine's Day with my hubby in February 2013. Owners were very hospitable and friendly. Food was superb. I enjoyed watching the sunrise with swans swimming in the lake. Was very unforgettable and romantic moment for me and my husband. I miss this place.

Thank Anika083
Southport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

My wife Christine and I drove down from Aukland to be met by Lynsey and Graham with tea and home made cakes and a view through the lounge window across the lake that knocked our socks off . Their garden gently slopes down to the lake and we watched as anglers pulled enormous fish from the water . Our hosts... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were warmly greeted and treated like family, no probably better. . . . . more like long lost friends! The owners, Lindsey and Graham, saw to our every need. They arranged a wonderful 31/2 hour bike tour of Rotorua and the Lake,including mud pots and geysers, with Roger the owner guide of Happy Ewe Cycle Tours (highly recommend) They... More 

Thank Paul A
Shipley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while travelling south from Auckland. We were welcomed warmly by Lyndsey and Graham who gave us a lovely cup of tea with delicious homemade cake before we unpacked. This was very welcome after our journey! Given the short time we were staying in the area, our hosts suggested not only places to visit but places... More 

Thank Christopher D
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Comfortable accommodation with beautiful lakeside views. Graham and Lindsey were superb hosts giving lots of great advice about the area, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were a delight and the home made muesli mmmmm lovely A fisherman's dream location - fishing available 50yds away - you can watch them jumping from your balcony.

Thank JDH4253
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

During our trip to NZ we found a place to stay in the neighborhood of Rotorua. Caring hosts, giving advice for places to visit. A nice bedroom with terrace, free wifi and a little fridge in the room. They prepared a great breakfast and at the end of the day, coming home we drank a beer together with them. We... More 

Thank Monique l
Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Don't be fooled by the approach to this wonderful bed and breakfast. You drive past a rail yard and down a couple of suburban streets. When you get to the Lakeside Lodge you find an absolute waterfront property with a panoramic view over Lake Rotorua. It is about a 10 minute drive from Rotorua itself. You need a car but... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Stayed two nights with Lyndsay and Graham. Very gracious and friendly hosts. Offered many suggestions for planning your day. Very helpful and honest about options. Lovely room with very comfortable bed and super bathroom. Lovely breakfast with cooked food along with continental choices.

Thank jads8627

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relaxed, warm and friendly. "Hospitality Award" winning Bed & Breakfast on the shore of Lake Rotorua, offering quality accommodation away from noise, traffic and sulphur smells. Close to many major tourist activities and attractions and only a ten minute drive into Rotorua. Tastful ensuite bedrooms, with all toiletries provided . . In room flat screen TV's and tea and coffee making facilities. Start you day with a healthy, homemade generous breakfast. Fly fish for trout a few steps away at the mouth of the famous Waiteti Stream . . . We will smoke your catch for you to have with pre dinner drinks or pan fry it for your breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

Address: 41 Operiana Street | Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $249 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Our rooms were upstairs. Might be an issue for some. Certainly not an issue for our family; two strong lads to help with the luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles gmw0411, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“only saw our room but certain the standard would be maintained”
 of 5 bubbles robertbX4215UY, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs King with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles PaulA525, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you like the B & B service stay upstairs. For private luxury and your own lakeside garden, stay in the apartment downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles SONOFXERXES, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony facing the lake”
 of 5 bubbles donnaa877, 3 May 2015 | Read review
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