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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

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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 10 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 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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Refrigerator in room
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I stayed two nights at the Motel. The room was reasonable sized. It was a bit smelly, maybe from the wall to wall carpet. The bed and the pillows were to hard for my taste. As usual I turned off the refrigerator in the room to get rid of the noise. The service was ok. I did not
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Just returned from 2 nights stay in this really good resort hotel on the eastern shores of Lake Rotorua, about 7 kms from the centre of this sulphur rich Maori capital, hard by the airport. The resort offers a very good base to explore Rotorua, (Maori for second lake), and it's
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This was a very average hotel compared to all the rest we stayed in while in New Zealand. Would suggest looking elsewhere for better service, better food, better quality of rooms, and better location.
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Our experience at Wai Ora was very good. The hotel and spa were both enjoyable, clean, and relaxing. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The location within Rotorua is not necessarily ideal, but it has a lovely view of the lake from their hotel courtyard and pool.
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Stayed 30/12/18. Amazing staff so friendly & helpful. Room was lovely very clean & modern & bed was perfect, so comfortable. I thought the price was fair considering the time of year & I only booked it that morning. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
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Superior 1 bedroom Suite
Breezy seating area outside of our room, with lake view
View of sunset from lakeside
Table near pool
Hi Megan, Thank you for your inquiry. On Sunday- 5.06.16, we have only one availability at the moment at 9am in the morning for either 1 hour miri miri massage ($135) or 1/2 hour miri miri massage ($85). However, our all spaces are getting filled out very quickly so please let me know ASAP. You can ring on 073435100 to make a booking. Thank you again. Wai Ora Management
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Is there fishing for guests in the lake?
I don't know about the fishing. You can contact the resort. Yes, I was on an OAT trip. Fantastic!
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Are rooms equipped with hair dryers?
Yes. Also, washers and dryers are available at the resort. I think there is even no charge to use them!
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You can look it all up on their website which gives full details and will and your questions.
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"Small but high quality and great location "
"Great access and amenities for disabled people."
"Ground floor near pool "
"Make sure you order a room on the top floor. "
"Upstairs gets a better view of the lake, but having access straight to the pool and a little patio area to eat/drink at downstairs."
US$92 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
wai ora lakeside hotelwai ora lakeside resort
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
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