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Reviewed 13 March 2015

We arrived late afternoon after a long drive, we had such a warm welcome with lots of info about local activities. Our room was spotless, with all the amenities we needed for a two night stay. The view across the lake is lovely, unfortunately it rained all day the next day so we didn't see Rotorua at its best. Would...

1Thank Viv E
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Viv E, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood after your recent stay with us, we are always keen to provide our guests with as much info on all the great activities that you can do in Rotorua so as to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Thank you for acknowledging our clean units! Unfortunately we cannot control the...

Raetihi, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2015

A last minute stay, but were very accommodating. The room was lovely and perfect for us. The jacuzzi and pool was a bonus but ideal to relax in. Breakfast was available as room service which arrived on time and was well prepared.

1Thank LizzyT91
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi LizzyT91, Thank you for your review of Cedarwood after your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit, pool, spa & breakfast. We look forward to seeing you back at Cedarwood on your next travels. Best wishes Fiona & Nick.

Bay Area, California
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We came to Rotorua for the Tarawera Ultra running event in early February 2015. Instead of staying in town where a string of affordable, fairly forgettable-looking motels are located, we are glad we stayed in this lakeside lodge. We got a comfortable, clean two bedroom unit with a sitting room and kitchenette. The linens, beds and everything about the unit...

2Thank travelyear001
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Travelyear001, Thank you for taking the time to review Cedarwood after your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed our location which is a short 8 minute drive from the centre of Rotorua. As you mention with being away from the city centre and in a residential area we certainly do get peace and quiet here. We are...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015

can only give the 4 * as stayed for only 1 night for an overstay. Friendly welcome, room covered our needs well and would think that would cover longer stay if required. A bit out of the town centre so need to drive for meals etc. but benefitted from not suffering from the usual Rotorua odour!

2Thank 424stevem
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Steve M, Thank for your review after your short stay with us in February. We are pleased that our complex covered your requirements, hopefully next time you can stay longer and enjoy more of what we have on offer both at Cedarwood and in Rotorua. Regards Fiona & Nick.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The place is a bit outside city but worth the travelling. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The 2 bedroom apartment is tidy and very clean. I had a great one night stay and wished it could be longer. Will come back !!!

1Thank ZaiSalleh
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi ZaiSalleh, Thank you for taking the time to write about your short stay with us at Cedarwood. It is certainly a benefit being a little out of the city where our guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of the residential area that we are located in. It is a shame that you could only enjoy this for 1...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2015

A superb experience! Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment and can't think of anything that needs improvement. The apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location was beautiful! It really was a fantastic stay. Nick and Fiona are the perfect hosts! On holiday from UK and stayed in numerous hotels and motels in the last 2 and a half...

1Thank Mary H
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Mary H, Thank you for your great feedback after your stay with us at Cedarwood! "Superb" is fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for classing Cedarwood as superior to the other motels that you had stayed in over your 2 and a half month holiday. We look forward to welcoming...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2015

I was lucky enough to get a last minute booking at Cedarwood. It was such a great stay! I would definitely come back and stay. Fantastic vibe, lovey sized rooms, amazing view and awesome service. We will definitely be bringing our family back!

Thank chylaw
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Chylaw, Thanks for your fantastic review after your stay with us in Feb! We are pleased that you enjoyed the vibe here and that you will be returning with your family, so we will see you all soon! Regards Fiona & Nick.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Thanks so much Nick and Fiona for a wonderful few days at Cedarwood earlier this month. Family visiting from England were so pleased with the spacious, clean and tidy facilities provided, friendly and helpful owners and the proximity to the lake. We've recommended you to friends and family already, and will definitely book again when returning to Rotorua.

1Thank ebrnewton
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi ebrnewton, Thank you for your great feedback after your stay with us earlier in the year. It is pleasing to hear that your family visiting from the UK enjoyed their time here and thank you for recommending us to your friends & family! See you all again on your travels to Rotorua. Best wishes Fiona & Nick.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We held our parents 50th wedding anniversary in the Conference room at Cedarwood over the weekend, and also booked 4 rooms. The venue, setting and rooms were beautiful, with the lakefront rooms being well worth the extra cost. The whole place is spotless and very well equipped, and the conference room was perfect for the 30 people we had there...

3Thank MiriamW190
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi MiriamW190, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback after your stay & family function with us back in January. We are delighted that your parents 50th Wedding Anniversary went so well for you all. We are certainly lucky to have the Conference Venue which works so well for those type of family get togethers. We were...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We were lucky enough to stay here for 5 nights for our family Christmas. I found Fiona extremely obliging from the first time I contacted her nearly a year ago; all emails were answered promptly. The units were clean, tidy and had everything we could possibly need. The grounds are well kept, and we were able to enjoy the pool,...

3Thank Waughclan
Fiona and Nick S, Owner at Cedarwood Lakeside, responded to this review

Hi Waughclan, Thanks for your great feedback after your family Christmas with us! It is such a great place for families to get together as we have so much space and it was cool seeing you all out playing backyard cricket on Boxing Day, I am sure by all the laughter and cheers the final result was not important! We...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet, tranquil lakefront accommodation and conference venue on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Cedarwood Lakeside is one of the most relaxing motels in Rotorua, and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua's world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities.We are located within easy driving distance of Rotorua City Centre which is approximately 8 minutes away or 2 minutes drive to the Regional Airport, the gateway to Central Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cedarwood Lakeside

Address: 17 Holden Avenue | Holdens Bay, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 6,490 - ₹ 13,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cedarwood Lakeside 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#9 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#14 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#16 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
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“Best views are at the rooms closest to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles rah26, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closest the lake have best views but all look great”
 of 5 bubbles jerryskc, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be good”
 of 5 bubbles caw83, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a lakeside unit”
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“If you want a view ask when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles JudiRainbow, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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