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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed at the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa in December, so it was fairly warm, but it rained a lot – it was really nice to be able to jump into the hot springs while the rain was falling overhead. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet, although it was quite busy. We stayed in the Deluxe Studio, it was comfortable...

1Thank Beangene
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2013

When I found Wai ora Clarion Hotel online, I decided to buy their gift cards to use during my stay. I had a nice relaxing flight to New Zealand. My arrival was greeted by their courteous Hotel staff, I just loved the artwork and décor that certainly added to the fresh atmosphere and friendly faces that were always smiling and...

Thank Rebecca S
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The massage/spa area is very nice. The dinner was nice ( some things a little bit cold & awkward to eat). Luckily we had a voucher as it would be very expensive otherwise. The rooms were nice enough, but smelt a bit like fresh paint. Service was excellent, very pleasant & helpful staff :)

Thank Bernice1288
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We booked this hotel thinking it would be quite special as it sells itself as a 5 star hotel We booked a superior suite. I was so disappointed by the standard of the room This is nothing more than a motel. There is nothing about the rooms which could be remotely compared to a 5 star hotel. It has the...

1Thank Erylis
Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Clarion Wai Ora over the summer and were extremely pleased with the experience. The view from our balcony was breathtaking (and romantic, I might add). The staff was friendly and accommodating, which is hard to find these days. We were first glad to find that the hotel is only about 5 minutes from...

1Thank kimberlyraya
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Have recently spent a birthday weekend here. The whole resort is exceptionally clean and well kept. None off the "tired" furnishings that can be common in some places. The location is right on the lake and a short drive into town. The rooms are laid out in motel style facing into the central pool and landscaped garden area. They are...

Thank gande
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed at this resort for only a night but I had a great experience. Our hotel room was nice and bright but the best thing was maybe the friendliness of the staff. Everyone treated us as if we were the only ones staying there, despite the hotel being full that night. I’m glad we went there because I found...

Thank Audrey W
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The staff really made this place special. Everyone we dealt with was accommodating and genuine - nothing was a problem. This coupled with the views and the delicious food from the onsite restaurant make a great choice for a relaxing get away. Oh and the spa treatments were excellent as well! Thank you for an wonderful weekend away.

1Thank MMBid
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2013

This Resort is definitely worth a pampering weekend away. Accommodation was great. The Spa experience was really an event to remember, so many choices of treatments. Restaurant /dining - food fantastic with exceptional presentation. Nothing too much trouble for the staff, very friendly. Recommend this destination for an unwinding break away.

Thank Janlh_13
Kawakawa, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed at this well run resort in the NZ winter. The restaurant was very good, the staff very efficient and organised, friendly and capable. We both had use of the facilities including the spa resort. I slept like a baby. They did go out of their way to accomodate our needs.

Thank Snapperseeker

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 8,731 - ₹ 16,847 (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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Also Known As:
Wai Ora Lakeside Hotel
Wai Ora Lakeside Resort
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#13 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#27 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
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“Most rooms quite,backdrop Lake Rotorua,heat pumps in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jontue, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd choose the deluxe room with lake views from room and balcony. Also much more spacious with more facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles FidKirst, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room on the north side facing the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles ESTEVEA, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed right by the pool but it was closed for the winter. Could get noisy in the summer.”
 of 5 bubbles JeanneU137, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were great..all face the lake/second floor would have better view of lake”
 of 5 bubbles PairofFalcons, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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