We enjoyed staying in our self contained unit and found in extremely clean. The small pool was welcome after a long drive. We walked into town, which took about half an hour but could be done. We didn't use the shared facilities, so can't comment on those.
Stayed at the Cosy Cottage in our motorhome using a powered site. The site is reasonably well equipped, good value for money and close to all the main Rotarau sites. The site is a little quirky and differs from the main stream holiday parks. We particularly enjoyed the free natural spa and digging our "hot pool" on the beach.
Good location,quiet and not too big. Good amenities, pools are old and need some care, kitchen is poorly laid out, with sinks and cook tops squeezed into a small area. Camp site was slopping, power went off twice in a 4 night stay. We were given a Thermal site, too much in the summer, would be nice in winter. Pitch was wet under the tent though, smelt of rotting plant material because of this. This holiday park is best suited to camoervans and not tents.
On our travel back to the east coast of NZ (from Fiji) we stumbled upon this hidden gem. And may I add, we are happy we did. It's a little rough around the edges however it had everything we needed. Room for 5 of us and a kitchenette with shared facilities. It has three hot pools and a cold pool (which needs a bit of tlc) but did the job. Has a playground for the children and it even has it's own hangi pit to cook food in using the natural thermal steam. One of our highlights was hiring the shovels (you just put a refundable deposit down) to dig holes in the sand on the lake front (literally a hop, skip and a jump away) when you dig down and hit water it's hot 👀😮 this blew my mind. I stood with one foot in the cold lake and the other was in hot water in the hole I had just…
It is good enough for what it costs. When you are only paying that much, you can't expect everything to be perfect. For me and two two teenage boys it was fine for one night. A bottle opener would have been nice.