Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010  show map
 4 stars
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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

Overview

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is a 4-star property in the heart of Rotorua. Novotel Rotorua Lakeside has been welcoming guests to its classic rooms since 1996.

The central location of Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provides an easy access to Rotorua Museum, Tamaki Maori Village and Polynesian Spa within a 10-minute walk. The venue is set within 1 km from Rotorua city center.

Rotorua Arts Village train station is a 10-minute walk from the property. Due to its location 10 km from Rotorua airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside comes with a minibar, climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe and a dressing area in all rooms. Most of the rooms offer a beautiful view of the city. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The property offers an a la carte restaurant serving local cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Clarkes bar with a favourite drink.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are cars for rent on site.

Relax

The property offers cribs, a play area and a mini club for guests checking in with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   199.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Rotorua location
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Hotel Address:

Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

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City Center
  • Rotorua
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    4.0 mi
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    32.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
    100 ft
  • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Fusion)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    199

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
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    Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double Bed
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    • Air conditioning
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      Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Superior RoomNovotel Rotorua Lakeside Superior RoomNovotel Rotorua Lakeside Superior Room
      Superior Room
      Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Superior Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Rotorua location
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        Hotel Address:

        Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Rotorua
          2000 ft
        Airports
        • Rotorua (ROT)
          4.0 mi
        • Tauranga City (TRG)
          32.0 mi
        • Bus stop
          1.2 mi
        Restaurants
        • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
          100 ft
        • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Fusion)
          200 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          199

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaNovotel Rotorua Lakeside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

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        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Polynesian Spa - 2000 ft
        • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 2.2 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1700 ft

        Stadiums

        • Rotorua International Stadium - 2.2 mi

        Parks

        • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 1.7 mi

        Galleries

        • Rotorua Arts Village - 2300 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Hell's Gate - 1.9 mi
          State Highway 30, Rotorua
        • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute - 2.2 mi
          Hemo Rd, Rotorua
        • Skyline Rotorua - 2.4 mi
          185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
        • Mini Golf New Zealand - 2.1 mi
          152-154 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
        • The Caterpillar Experience - 2.3 mi
          171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Lake Rotorua - 600 ft
          RotoruaNew Zealand
        • Mt. Tarawera - 4000 ft
          RotoruaNew Zealand
        • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach - 4000 ft
          RotoruaNew Zealand
        • Rotorua Museum - 2500 ft
          Government Gardens, Rotorua
        • Lake Rotoiti - 4000 ft
          RotoruaNew Zealand

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant - 100 ft

          Address: Lake End Tutanekai Street
          Phone: 64 (0)7 3463 888

          72% likes this, based on 38 reviews

        • Lewishams Cafe & Restaurant - 400 ft

          Address: 1099 Tutanekai Street
          Phone: +64 7 348 1786

          63% likes this, based on 110 reviews

        • Seismic Gastrobar - 300 ft

          Address: 1158 Whakaue St
          Phone: (07) 348 2082

          62% likes this, based on 62 reviews

        • Picnic Cafe - 200 ft

          Address: 1174 Whakaue Street
          Phone: 006473439239

          74% likes this, based on 67 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Fusion
          Price Range: USD 4 - USD 16

        • Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar - 400 ft

          Address: 1096 Tutanekai Street
          Phone: 64 07 348 3985

          54% likes this, based on 110 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          199

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaNovotel Rotorua Lakeside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

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        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          4.2

          We liked the view and the location.

          We have stayed at Novotel Hotels before which were very nice. This Novotel Hotel in Rotorua is one we would never recommend. There was only one computer available to use in the lobby. The lobby itself was large, unfurnished and very unwelcoming. The restaurant was extremely expensive and when we asked the staff for a recommendation for another restaurant, the person was very unhelpful. For a Novotel, why wouldn't you have more than just a few tv channels? You couldn't even get news from elsewhere. The name Novotel has a wonderful reputation, but this will be the last time we stay at one.

        • Family with children
          9.6

          lakeside views and central location

          guest laundry inadequate

        • Couple
          5.8

          The bed wasnt as big as advertised. Roomservice in the room next door at 11pm was making alot of noise. This woke both myself and my wife up. Completely unacceptable.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Big windows, nice view, very friendly and helpful staff.

          Room was just little tired. Very strong sulphur smell woke us up through the night when the air- con system let in outside air. But that's Rotorua I guess.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          Stayed at Novotel Rotorua while on holiday with family. The location of the hotel was very good, next to some of the best restaurants in Rotorua and 2 mins drive to Polynesian Spa. The front desk staff was very helpful. I booked tickets to traditional Maori meal and show through the hotel and the show was just next to the hotel.

          Nothing.

        • Couple
          5.0

          location was good.

          bookings for tours made through the hotel were not made. cleanliness of room was poor things like coffee/teas etc were not restocked does not meet standard that it should

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Besides the pillows already in the room, there was a choice of three other types of pillows from "Housekeeping" at no charge. We loved the view of the Lake and proximity to the park, etc on Sunday. We had been to a Working Bee the day before so found the Hotel room very relaxing. Soaking in the Mineral Pool on Sunday morning when all was "quiet" was lovely.

          There were no Room-Service Menus or Restaurant Menu/Prices in hardcopy format in the room. (Apparently it was on the TV). There SHOULD BE a time limit on young children being in the Indoor Pool area. We went down after 10 pm on the Saturday night and there were lots of screaming children using the Pool. The Mineral pools, etc should have been a tranquil place by that hour. Some of these were toddlers and should long have been in bed (if not for them, then in consideration for other guests!!!). In our bathroom, the chrome fittings of the shower curtain were rusting and needed replacing to keep the 5-star look.

        • Group of friends
          4.6

          The room is clean and bed was comfortable.

          The internet charges are very high - $30 to use the internet in the room. Other hotels only charge $10 for the same service. Only allowed 30 minutes of free internet in the lobby then have to pay above rates. Staff were not willing to engage in conversation about this high rate stating "nothing we can do".

        • Family with children
          8.8

          Location was very good as restaurants and cafes were walking distance. Lovely view of the lake. Friendly service.

          TV reception wasn't fabulous and very limited channels. If you wanted to watch a movie, you had to pay for it.

        • Couple
          8.8

          i like the fact that the hotel is well recognized and the location is a good location close to the lake and main shops in rotorua.I will definitely be returning to stay in the near future.

        • Single
          7.8

          The service was good, free Internet in the lobby was very handy, the thermal spa in the health club was great at the end of a day. I didn't go to the hangi onsite so cannot comment on that.

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          A tired old hotel with uncomfortable beds and sightly grotty bathroom, Not really what you would expect from a Novotel. Staff are well trained and the location is good next to the lake but this hotel seriously needs a makeover. Very expensive and quite slow internet too. You have to pay extra if you want faster internet speed or more than minimal downloads. Most hotels offer free internet these days. Kind of felt cheated and moved out after one night. I don't mind paying for quality but this was not up to scratch. If you can afford their prices look elsewhere. You will waste your money staying here.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          The staff at Novotel were very helpful.

          The laundry facilities were poor. Two washing machines and two dryers just doesnt cut it for the whole establishment, and only one dryer was working the 4 days I was there. The internet service is also poor.

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          Efficient, friendly, clean, good location, quiet, good value

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          Proximity to the lake and restaurants.

          Worn out and out of style furnishings, large tourist groups.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Rotorua location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Rotorua
          2000 ft
        Airports
        • Rotorua (ROT)
          4.0 mi
        • Tauranga City (TRG)
          32.0 mi
        • Bus stop
          1.2 mi
        Restaurants
        • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
          100 ft
        • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Fusion)
          200 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          199

        Hotel Awards

        New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRotoruaNovotel Rotorua Lakeside

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

        Use Badge