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VR Rotorua Lake Resort

366 State Highway 33 Mourea, Rotorua 3704 New Zealand
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Located in the exclusive suburb of Okawa Bay, Mourea on the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti is a unique & classy hotel - The VR Rotorua Lake Resort.Just 15 minutes drive from central Rotorua, the VR Rotorua Lake Resort offers lodge style influenced accommodation options, designed to make a visit one of affordable luxury, combining high quality details with pleasure & fun.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Picnic area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Passenger21244451408 wrote a review Mar 2024
Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great stay.. good rooms got to commend Nikhil Kumar for his awesome service!! Will recommend others. First person with always smile and great gesture. Through out our stay he helpd us alot Rooms are great and cleaning is good. Restaurant food was great. Would love to stay again with friends.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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craigkl wrote a review Feb 2024
Fresno, California50 contributions39 helpful votes
This hotel is in a nice location 15 minutes outside Rotorua, seemingly ideal if you want to get away from the resort-town bustle. Employees were pleasant and helpful. But this property really shows a lack of commitment to ongoing maintenance. For example: the carpet in our room was worn, with a number of loose threads; the walls had numerous chips, dings, old screw holes, and smudges; the end of one curtain hung loose and uncloseable because hooks were missing; the screen between the bedroom and bathroom was off its track and jammed; the paint on the porch railing was peeling. The shelf space in the bathroom was limited to a 6-inch fringe around the sink, even though a floating shelf could easily have been installed on the adjacent wall; a light over the sink was burned out. Nothing that a good handyman couldn't fix in half a day, but the point is these flaws should be obvious to management, and ACTED UPON. If you think that your notel room should always feel fresh and ship-shape, you will want to look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you book a "lakeview room", ask for one where your view isn't half-blocked by an event tent.
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MarionBurkimsher wrote a review Feb 2024
Geneva, Switzerland362 contributions134 helpful votes
The location of the motel is beautiful, on the shores of Lake Rotoiti (note, not actually Lake Rotorua but an adjacent lake!). Not surprisingly, one of its draws is that it caters for weddings and similar events. They have a large lawn going down to the water. However, their small swimming pool and spa is tucked away from the open view. We were well looked after by the staff as there were not so many guests when we stayed: they were mostly Indian origin. The evening meal menu didn’t offer a wide selection but the food was good. They do have a bit of a problem with flies and they advise keeping the French windows (which open from every room onto the lawn) closed as much as possible. We were driving an electric vehicle when we visited and the staff kindly let us plug in to an outside power socket (which was also used for their Christmas lights, so we only plugged in at the end of the evening).
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MethTesting K wrote a review Jan 2024
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Outdated , dirty , needs new carpet picture speak for itself and overprice . Far from anywhere. It say 4.5 star which is no way to that standard . The staff are nice , certainly will not stay here again . And lucky only staying for 1 night . Certainly not fit for a king
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nevahomemuch wrote a review Dec 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions7 helpful votes
A great stay, with awesome lakeside views. The staff were very friendly, helpful and eager to please. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. just a short drive from the city but not an issue, as when you arrive its so peaceful. Will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: November 2023
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kellytg wrote a review Nov 2023
Buckingham, United Kingdom30 contributions32 helpful votes
This is a very reasonably priced hotel. It is dated in places, but if you are looking for a comfy bed and room with a view, close to the town then this is ideal. The bathroom is huge! The bed is comfy. Lots of appliances. Paint needs touching up in places in the room but now I’m being picky because who looks at the paint when you have a stunning view of the lake like we did! Friendly staff, clean room, just what you need!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Hoewie L wrote a review Oct 2023
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The room was very comfortable. The employees were very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much. We visited some nice things to do and see in the surroundings. It was all nearby. Breakfast was included and was complete. We didn't miss anything.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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FarAway49483410750 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Wonderful night at this hotel. View out over the lake, fluffy towels, excellent staff AND a heated bathroom floor. The bathroom has a full length bath as well as the shower. Being a refurbished old style resort is great. The nearby falls and walks well worth the visit. And Hells Gate not far away. Thankyou Kim and the other staff for being so helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: They have a free spa. We didn't have time would have loved to use it. Very classy restaurant.
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Trafalgarhills wrote a review Jun 2023
Taupo, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
We used the VR Rotorua Lake Resort to host a prizegiving dinner. From the start, the Resort were amazing and helped plan everything so it was very easy to organise. Their communication was excellent throughout. At the dinner, the staff were very attentive, service was prompt and the food was first class. Highly recommend this venue to anyone wishing to hold a dinner party or event.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Lindynz wrote a review Jun 2023
Te Awamutu, New Zealand149 contributions39 helpful votes
After a shaky start we had the best stay!! We were given grab one vouchers to stay. We had difficulty contacting and communicating with reception to make a booking and were eventually asked to email them. We received no reply email so I followed up with a phone call. Our reservation was verbally honoured but we received no confirmation email. Unsure what to expect we arrived, crossing fingers we’d have a room. Thankfully, we were registered to stay! The place was super clean, and our room was serviced daily, which was an unexpected bonus. The underfloor heating in the bathroom ensured our room was toasty warm! We didn’t even need any other form of heating! The Grill restaurant onsite is fantastic with delicious food and excellent staff. And the breakfast is great. The beautiful bouquet of flowers in the foyer were gorgeous and a nice touch. The staff definitely make every effort to ensure you have a great stay. They were so good with our young children. We could definitely see she was a grand place in her heyday. And if the team can continue to improve their reputation and attract guests to stay and gradually update the complex there’s the potential to return her to her former glory.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There’s roadworks nearby so allow a bit extra travel time
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Amora Lake Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about VR Rotorua Lake Resort
Which popular attractions are close to VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve & Mud Spa (3.2 km), Okere Falls Track (4.0 km), and Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Okere Falls Store, The Grill, and Terrace Airside.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does VR Rotorua Lake Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, VR Rotorua Lake Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does VR Rotorua Lake Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to VR Rotorua Lake Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (14.0 km), Te Puia (14.5 km), and Government Gardens (11.4 km).
Does VR Rotorua Lake Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.