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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was our favorite lodging of our two week trip to New Zealand. We loved that it was far enough north of city center that odor was not a problem. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and our room had a lovely view. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts and the welcome coffee with brownies on the day of our arrival. Our...

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We unfortunately arrived here as cyclone Luci arrived and had 2 solid days of rain, this meant we couldn't really enjoy the beautiful view over the lake. The room itself was great as was the bathroom. A little noisy as the rain fell but we were greeted by a really cheerful receptionist who asked what we wanted to see while...

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is right by the lake, beautiful views, kayaks available, delicious breakfast. The rooms (lakeview standard) are immaculately clean and elegant, however are noisy because you can hear all that goes on in the adjoining rooms. This does not change the fact that this is a wonderful place to stay.

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Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Lodge is in a wonderful location but is some way out of town ($NZ 20.00) by cab each way. We both thought that we were being processed in a rather offhand way on arrival. Our main problem was with breakfast which unlike other B&Bs was not a matter of choice but what you were given. In addition it was...

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GinaWells, Owner at Koura Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive criticism, it is upsetting to us that Koura Lodge hospitality did not match our beautiful property and location. The lack of hospitality and breakfast comment are of shock to us, as these are two very important aspects to our business and reasons we have many repeat guests. Either our managers were having a bad day...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Koura Lodge is right on the shore of Lake Rotorua, but it is a bit difficult to find, being a short drive from the town centre and down a steep drive (just wide enough!) with a very small signpost to tell you that you have arrived. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, and we were welcomed by Kim - an...

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our second visit to the Lodge which we highly recommend. Though only a few minutes drive from the centre it's setting gives the rooms a secluded feel being set down a slope at the lakes edge. Mature trees shield ii from surrounding buildings. Can swim in the lake and canoes are also available. Modern wooden buildings are very comfortable with...

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The rooms are modern, clean and stylish. Lovely shower and decked area outside the rooms. Free kayaks..a nice touch. Breakfast not as good as we had expected...no bacon, eggs etc as we had read but what was there was fine. Free wifi is advertised but this only lasts a very short time after which you need to buy more...VERY PENNYPINCHING....

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los angeles
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were upgraded to the apartment, which has a living room and a kitchen in addition to the two bedrooms. It was tastefully furnished, and fully equipped. It even has a pool table! The place has beautiful views of Lake Rotorua, and you can use kayaks to go out on the lake. The rates are expensive, but we found it...

Thank mayasl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

A beautifully appointed lodge on the banks of Lake Rotorua with great views and private jetty. The disappointment of driving into the somewhat sad tourist town of Rotorua with its half empty shops and run down feel were soon dissipated by the beautiful Koura Lodge with its well appointed rooms, stunning gardens and friendly welcome. Only 10 minutes to the...

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Gandhidham, India
Reviewed 15 February 2014

had stayed here for my honeymoon... the property is big and amazing... the only issue i faced is that at checkin came to know that none of the rooms in the property has air conditioners... although it was cold in mrngs and evenings... but afternoons required a bit of coolness (although table fans were provided)... or they should state of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Koura Lodge offers boutique bed and breakfast lakeside accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an un-rivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, our hosts are able to provide the individual attention you require, while ensuring your stay is restful in our tranquil surrounds. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, with all 8 rooms featuring magnificent lake views. A fresh buffet and cooked breakfast, lakeside open air jacuzzi, finnish sauna, canoeing, fishing and tennis are all part of Koura Lodge's real New Zealand experience. ... more   less 

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Address: 209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $444 - $637 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Koura Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms have a lake view...”
 of 5 bubbles JamieC469, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best room is 2&3, it faces the lake and has direct access to it too”
 of 5 bubbles mrgccheng, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to have stunning view”
 of 5 bubbles wendyfayers, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 4.”
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“Room 4 was lovely and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SBhants, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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