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City Lights Boutique Lodge

TripAdvisorUS$ 175*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Upon arrival we had a lovely welcome from host Jim who immediately offered us a hot cup of tea and showed us to our room. The room itself very well presented, sparkling clean, comfy bed, nice bathroom, warm and cosy. We were given advice on some of the good places to go for dinner and had a very nice meal...

Thank Bridget S
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Bridget S - Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at City Lights and we look forward to welcoming you again one day in the not too distant future. Until then, travel safely.

Reviewed 6 May 2013

After a long trip in the rain, it was good to find City Lights and to receive a warm welcome from the hosts. The room we stayed in was well appointed, spotlessly clean and had all the amenities needed including a welcome bottle of water and tea and coffee. The decor and finish has been done to a very high...

Thank Ann H
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Ann H - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our peaceful location and clean rooms. We love sharing our place with guests from all over the world and are keen to make sure they have a great stay in Rotorua. Aorangi Peak restaurant up the hill is a beautiful location offering top...

Reviewed 12 April 2013

We stayed at city lights in Feb this year for 2 nights. The hosts were very pleasant and helpful. The room (Kiwi Room) was to die for. Being Swedes, we like our peace and quiet and natural beauty, which is exactly what we got here. Highly recommend the mountain top restaurant nearby (we went back there the second night as...

Thank RudolfJD
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

rudinov - Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you loved our Kiwi room so much and enjoyed our peace and quiet location with great views. We hope you will have to opportunity to come back and visit us again one day - until then, travel safely.

Reviewed 25 March 2013

After having a driving and several visits of the day, it is best to have relax at City Lights Lodge, we had a great rest in the deligate and well arranged room. What most comforting after for an exhausted day is the hot water spa, with amazing view from the hill, that is memorable. Besides, the room is equip with...

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

patriquetan - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come back and visit us again one day. We are happy you liked our clean room with great views. We are working on improving our signage in the very near future. We do agree that you...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 March 2013

I and my wife stayed in City Lights Lodge in late Feb. We're amazed by the cleanliness of the room despite a room with a relatively small size. The owner was very nice and we did enjoy the breakfast very much as we seldom manage to enjoy a breakfast with such family feeling and good chat. Another highlight is that...

Thank Tony N
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Tony N - thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful views, breakfasts and clean room. The animals tend to be popular with most of our guests and Jelly loves to bark at new guests. You are correct in saying that we are not in the centre of town and guests...

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Naomi and Jim met us with a welcome cup of tea and a friendly chat. Their home is very comfortable with stunning views. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made us feel very relaxed. They gave advice on where to visit and eat and booked trips and meals for guests.

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Copleannie - Kia Ora!! Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and we loved meeting you both. We hope you have the chance to come back to NZ one day and visit us again. Until then, travel safely.

Reviewed 25 February 2013

We loved staying at the lovely new cottage at City Lights. Beautiful view of Rotorua. Owner Naomi, left breakfast items for us in the fridge, which was much appreciated. We loved having the convenience of kitchen and also laundry machine and dryer. Cottage is only minutes from Rotorua. Wish we could have stayed longer. perfect for a family of 4....

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Henny B - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled that you loved our Cottage so much and enjoyed the views and the convenience of having all the amenities we provide. We too wished you were able to stay longer. Perhaps next visit. See you next time.

Reviewed 23 February 2013

This is a beautiful place to stay in Rotorua, right above the town with wonderful views. Naomi and Jim have a unique high spec. place and know how to treat their guests. They make you feel at home with a cup of tea when you arrive and help you with their local knowledge of where to go and what to...

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

marriedmembers - thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so sorry that we didn't notice that your booking included cooked breakfast - we would have more than happy to do this for you had you mentioned it - sorry. We are glad though, that you enjoyed our room with amenities and hospitality. We do hope you will...

Paris, France
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Very nice B&B with a great view over the city of Rotorua. The suite was very spacious and well-equipped. Naomie was very welcoming and we spent a great time in the thermal park that she recommended us.

Thank kaju17
citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Kaju17 - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the views as much as we do. We only recommend places that we like ourselves and the geothermal parks around Rotorua are very pretty to see. We hope you will visit us again one day, until then,...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Citylights is a stylish, boutique pad on top of a hill in Rotorua, with beautiful unobstructed sweeping views of the city. Naomi was very kind and attentive to our needs, and upgraded us to the suite when we arrived, which is a very nice surprise. Have a glass of wine by the patio and just enjoy the view and the...

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citylights10, Owner at City Lights Boutique Lodge, responded to this review

Edpetave - Many thanks for your lovely review. We agree that our place is peaceful and relaxing with the best views in town. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travellers and we are thrilled that you liked it so much at City Lights. We hope we will see you again one day, until then, travel safely.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
City Lights is a Boutique Lodge half way up Mount Ngongotaha overlooking Rotorua with spectacular views over the city and surrounding countryside, only 8 mins drive from the city centre. We have 3 en-suite rooms with all the comforts of home.Our fantastic facilities include a guest lounge with computer station including FREE WIFI, real fire and heat pump/air conditioner, outdoor spa overlooking the city, gym with infrared sauna. Continental breakfast included for B&B guest rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Lights Boutique Lodge

Address: 56c Mountain Road | Western Heights, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 9,640 - ₹ 12,141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — City Lights Boutique Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“It is a small B&B and so the choice is small and our room was large and excellent.”
90rb, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“The cottage you first drive past next to the Alpacas is so lovely!”
785jazs, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Tui Suite is spacious with comfy lounge area and good bathroom. Sliding doors open onto the garden with panoramic views.”
longtimetravelle2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Kiwi room has fantastic views.”
Andy6056, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only a few rooms which I am sure are all lovely”
Caroline20013, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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