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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Naomi and Jim met us with a welcome cup of tea and a friendly chat. Their home is very comfortable with stunning views. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel very relaxed. They gave advice on where to visit and eat and booked trips and meals for guests.

Thank Copleannie
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Copleannie - Kia Ora!! Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and we loved meeting you both. We hope you have the chance to come back to NZ one day and visit us again. Until then, travel safely. More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We loved staying at the lovely new cottage at City Lights. Beautiful view of Rotorua. Owner Naomi, left breakfast items for us in the fridge, which was much appreciated. We loved having the convenience of kitchen and also laundry machine and dryer. Cottage is only minutes from Rotorua. Wish we could have stayed longer. perfect for a family of 4.... More 

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Thank Henny B
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Henny B - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you loved our Cottage so much and enjoyed the views and the convenience of having all the amenities we provide. We too wished you were able to stay longer. Perhaps next visit. See you next time. More 

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101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This is a beautiful place to stay in Rotorua, right above the town with wonderful views. Naomi and Jim have a unique high spec. place and know how to treat their guests. They make you feel at home with a cup of tea when you arrive and help you with their local knowledge of where to go and what to... More 

Thank marriedmembers
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

marriedmembers - thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so sorry that we didn't notice that your booking included cooked breakfast - we would have more than happy to do this for you had you mentioned it - sorry. We are glad though, that you enjoyed our room with amenities and hospitality. We do hope you will... More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Very nice B&B with a great view over the city of Rotorua. The suite was very spacious and well-equipped. Naomie was very welcoming and we spent a great time in the thermal park that she recommended us.

Thank kaju17
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Kaju17 - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the views as much as we do. We only recommend places that we like ourselves and the geothermal parks around Rotorua are very pretty to see. We hope you will visit us again one day, until then,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Citylights is a stylish, boutique pad on top of a hill in Rotorua, with beautiful unobstructed sweeping views of the city. Naomi was very kind and attentive to our needs, and upgraded us to the suite when we arrived, which is a very nice surprise. Have a glass of wine by the patio and just enjoy the view and the... More 

Thank edpetave
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Edpetave - Many thanks for your lovely review. We agree that our place is peaceful and relaxing with the best views in town. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travellers and we are thrilled that you liked it so much at City Lights. We hope we will see you again one day, until then, travel safely. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stayed at the Cottage at City Lights Boutique Lodge for 6 nights from the 9 to 15 February. Excellent accommodation, quiet, very peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is situated on its own away from the main house with great views of Rotorua in the valley below. Yet you are only a 10 minute drive away from the town Centre... More 

Thank SueJim126
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Jim and Sue - thank you so much for writing such a glowing review for us - we are very grateful for you taking the time out of your holiday to do this. We are very happy that you enjoyed our cottage so much and obviously appreciated the wifi, views, cleanliness and comforts. We hope you enjoy the rest of... More 

Auckland, NZ
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

My future wife and I stayed here for 3 nights back in August 2010. I do a lot of travel due to business and leisure but to be honest I usually neglect to put up reviews on TripAdvisor but City Lights has stuck in my mind for the last 2.5 yrs so I feel the need to share.. We had... More 

Thank szukalski
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

szukalski - wow what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for remembering us so fondly. I do remember you having car trouble and am glad you managed to get it sorted. We try very hard to make sure our guests have a great experience staying with us so it's lovely when you write such nice things about your stay.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 nights in the cottage and loved everything about this property!! When we arrived we were greeted by Naomi, who is definitely in the right business.. She was friendly, informative and approachable without being intrusive. The cottage has the most lovely views over the city and the master bedroom has the wow factor... More 

Thank Kenzie V
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Kenzie V - thank you so much for your lovely review. We loved having you stay in our Cottage and agree that the views are beautiful. We are thrilled that you liked it so much and we'd love to see you back here for another holiday anytime you like. Thanks once again. More 

Savigny, Switzerland
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93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Excellent B&B, modern but very homely. Free wifi everywhere, computer at your disposal, complementary soft drinks, fridge, coffee-making facility, rooms decorated with great taste, bathroom very elegant with natural bath accessories. Jim and Naomie thought of so many small details that make all the difference and make them stand out as an exquisite B&B. We highly appreciated the fact that... More 

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Isis - thank you so much for your very prompt and lovely review. It was a pleasure to take care of you and Jacques and I enjoyed our conversations very much. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and wanted to tell other travellers of your experience. We hope we will see you again one day, until... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Excellent accomodation with stunning views over Rotorua. Very friendly hosts, excellent breakfast, quiet place to stay and sleep. We recommend this B&B to everyone who wants to be 'off' the typical tourist locations and have his private sphere

Thank HansJuergenT
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Hans - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you writing a review so that other travellers can read of your experience. We hope you will come back and visit us again one day, until then, travel safely and kind regards. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $232 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The cottage gives you lots of space -laundry, full kitchen, and a good lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles flickity22, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“You'll love it! Rooms facing the town are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 155joannaw, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the larger rooms with a balcony if available”
 of 5 bubbles JuF-BG, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Kea if travelling with more than a small bag”
 of 5 bubbles TomG528, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles 5Sue7, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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