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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

PricelineUSD 132*
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#27 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 137*
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United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2014

A recent stop here by myself may have been a bit wasted since I didn't really use the facilities apart from taking a bit of a walk around. They did look good but aside from the basics, I think you need to book ahead to be sure to have the treatments etc you want. But anyway, for me the room...

1Thank bob_the_moo
Sunshine Coast
Reviewed 22 September 2014

A truly memorable trip. Fantastic food at every meal ( especially recommend rib fillet) stayed 10 days. Welcoming efficient staff who would go above and beyond on every occasion to ensure the best possible experience. Very comfortable room, enjoyed the spa treatments and made the most of the mineral pools. Superb! Staff always happy to drop us at any location...

1Thank sandransteve
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Situated lakeside the views are beautiful and really add to the calm feeling around the place. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Spa is great and having lost many man points having a pedicure I can only compliment on the service provided. The restaurant food is amazing! The only minor point would be the place could of been...

Thank Samuel W
Pune, India
Reviewed 19 September 2014

A fantastic resort experience. Every staff member went out of their way to be helpful and courteous. We spent my wife's birthday and were very well looked after and celebrated. The ambience and location is really romantic and peaceful , though you need a car to stay here as it's a bit out of town. The restaurant was outstanding for...

Thank mukesh m
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I stayed here last weekend, and it takes alot to impress me, what a delightful experience - if you want a romantic weekend away go for the "lovers delight package". I could not fault the resort, and the evening meal was divine. Location quiet, peaceful and romantic. The staff were so friendly and forthcoming with anything we needed. I would...

Thank ExceededExpectation
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Nice clean little place, great day spa however thermal pools disappointing.... BF was delicious and setting nice but not luxurious. Out of the main town with not much in between to see, unfortunately looks better on flyers

1Thank ShelleyB70
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I took my mum here on mothers day, it was amazing, we soaked in the hot pool, the staff were so friendly, we had a massage, pedicure, champagne on arrival and appetizers. the room was great. cant wait to go back :)

Thank lisas15
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Nice Spa and I experienced a great massage, good food in the restaurant tho' service was slow, probably due to each dish prepared as ordered. Our room was deluxe (modern) and the staff were friendly and helpful. Pools were a great temperature and the view beautiful. This Spa resort was a bit out of town and was small and intimate....

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 12 August 2014

having stayed in other world known spa retreats this was truly a huge surprize... from the very qualified therapist ... surroundings... dinner was a real 5Star experience...the room and so professional staff...arguabley the very best even in the middle of winter....my husband chose the best birthday surprize..

1Thank John K
Villa Park, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Very spartan hotel that really didn't have its act together. Rooms were very very narrow (in fact almost claustrophobic). This certainly appears to be a great place to stay in the summer but It was winter, low occupancy and staff really was weak. We arrived and it was about 45 C. The electricity is turned on when you put your...

2Thank HowieCanoe

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua in quiet parklike surroundings only 3 mins from Rotorua Airport,and 12 mins to the famous geothermal attractions of Rotorua. This award winning resort hotel features luxurious accommodation with private balconies or courtyards with views to the lake; New Zealand's award winning fine dining Mokoia Restaurant specialising in indigenous herbs and spices which creates amazing taste sensations including a daily full vegetarian menu; superb personal service; relaxing Manary English lounge bar and the internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa featuring the 2011 and 2012 World Luxury Spa Award winning "New Zealand Cultural Spa "regime based on the geothermal muds of Rotorua and wellness practices of the Maori. Rotorua's only World Luxury Spa Award winner. Enjoy the tranquility of the landscaped gardens and serene sounds of the meandering spring feed stream as you enjoy the hot and cold pools, steam room and sauna that make up the Wai Ora Spa Water Experience. The ideal Rotorua relaxation, spa, food taste sensations destination and accommodation base for all other Rotorua activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Address: 77 Robinson Avenue, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $164 - $367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#12 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#23 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“Bottom rooms have covered porches for sun or rain.. NEVER OPEN YOUR WINDOWS AT NIGHT - the bugs will get in.”
foodiefool_10, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near to the lake end looks much nicer.”
, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“For a superior room I would have expected comfy pillows, and more than 2 sky channels. If I pay that price I expect at east what I have at home or better. ”
451mandym, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Swimming towels would be useful, having to use the same one to shower wasn't nice ”
louindag, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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