Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is positioned in a shopping area of Rotorua close to Rotorua International Stadium, Whakarewarewa Hot Springs and Hell's Gate. The hotel was opened in 1996, offering accommodation in a 5-story building designed in the traditional style.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside lies in the center of Rotorua. This excellent venue is 1 km away from the center of Rotorua.

Rotorua Arts Village train station is a 10-minute walk from the property. Due to the hotel's central location, it will only take a 10-minute drive to get to Rotorua airport.

Rooms

There are 199 guestrooms featuring superior king room, superior twin room and twin room equipped with climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a private safe, a mini bar and a personal computer. The classic rooms feature the city view. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

An extensive breakfast is offered in the formal dining room. At the a la carte restaurant guests can enjoy seasonal cuisine. Billiards and a terrace are provided in the "eat Street" bar. Serving both food and drinks, Atlas Cafe & Restaurant and Lewishams Cafe & Restaurant are situated around 50 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The hotel offers 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and valet parking together with currency exchange, a designated smoking area and a safety deposit box for guests' comfort.

Relax

A nightclub, a courtyard and loungers are available at the hotel. The on-site activities include horse riding and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   199.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • 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
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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

  • 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
Train Stations
  • Rotorua Arts Village
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1.2 mi
Restaurants
  • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
    100 ft
  • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    199

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
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    Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
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    • Air conditioning
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    Junior Suite|Junior Suite + Breakfast

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      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: Twin beds or Double beds or Double bed
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        Superior King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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        • Shower
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        Superior|Superior King Bed + Sofa + Lake View + Breakfast

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          Executive Duplex King Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          • Air conditioning
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          Suite|Duplex Suite King Bed + Executive + Breakfast

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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
            Train Stations
            • Rotorua Arts Village
              2700 ft
            • Bus stop
              1.2 mi
            Restaurants
            • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
              100 ft
            • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary)
              200 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • 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

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1700 ft

            Places of interest

            • Matariki Cultural Centre - 400 ft
            • Rotorua Eat Street - 400 ft
            • Rotorua Soundshell - 700 ft
            • Rotorua Lakefront - 700 ft
            • Rotorua District Library - 1000 ft
            • Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre - 1400 ft
            • Scion Crown Research Institute - 1700 ft
            • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill - 1700 ft
            • Rotorua District Council - 1700 ft
            • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court - 1700 ft
            • Rotorua Government Gardens - 2000 ft
            • Rotorua Energy Events Centre - 2700 ft
            • Te Wananga o Aotearoa - 5000 ft
            • Arawa Park Racecourse - 1.0 mi
            • Whakarewarewa Maori Village - 2.0 mi
            • Waiariki Institute of Technology - 2.4 mi

            Train stations

            • Rotorua Arts Village - 2300 ft

            Convention centers

            • Tamaki Maori Village - 2000 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Rotorua Museum - 2300 ft
            • Rotorua Central Mall - 3000 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - 2.1 mi

            Museums

            • Kuirau Park - 3300 ft
            • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 1.7 mi

            Parks

            • Rotorua International Stadium - 2.2 mi

            Golf courses and Country clubs

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

            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 hotel

            • Lake Rotorua - 600 ft
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            • Mt. Tarawera - 4000 ft
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            • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach - 4000 ft
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            • Rotorua Museum - 2500 ft
              Government Gardens, Rotorua
            • Lake Rotoiti - 4000 ft
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            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
              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 floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              199

            Hotel Awards

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            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

            Average guest rating

            8.0out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 139 reviews

            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
            Train Stations
            • Rotorua Arts Village
              2700 ft
            • Bus stop
              1.2 mi
            Restaurants
            • Atlas Cafe & Restaurant
              100 ft
            • Picnic Cafe (cuisine: Contemporary)
              200 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • 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