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209 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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#10 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
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Koura Lodge offers boutique bed and breakfast lakeside accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an un-rivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua’s world famous attractions. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, our hosts are able to provide the individual attention you require, while ensuring your stay is restful in our tranquil surrounds. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, with all 8 rooms featuring magnificent lake views. A fresh buffet and cooked breakfast, lakeside open air hot-tub, sauna, canoeing, fishing are all part of Koura Lodge's real New Zealand experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Game room
Massage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Fishing
Steam room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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jackoburns wrote a review Apr 2022
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand10 contributions5 helpful votes
Staff were lovely and friendly, Arun the chef was very sweet and catered for our vegan diets. Hot tub, kayaks and access to lake were a bonus! Close to town and restaurants, only a 7 or so minute drive.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fiona Bentley wrote a review Jul 2021
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Highly recommend this stunning lodge. The view is impressive, the staff super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included and they made it to order. The spa and sauna free, situated perfectly on the jetty overlooking the lake. Lodge room had heatpump, bed was comfy
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison H wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, England, United Kingdom70 contributions43 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to have the apartment at this property all to myself and what a space it was. The views across Lake Rotorua were stunning. The hosts were helpful in giving me some ideas about what to do/see and where to eat whilst in the area. The complimentary limoncello each evening was a nice touch but it would have been even nicer if the hosts had taken this time to engage with their guests instead of leaving people to help themselves. I suspect that’s why my fellow guests chose not to participate. If I were to improve anything it would be to have a valuables safe in the room and USB portals for charging devices. I will definitely try to visit this property again as 2 nights didn’t really do it justice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 9 Mar 2020
Kia Ora (Hello) Alison H Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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LindaT wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the first lodge we stayed in in NZ and unfortunately we were very disappointed . We did not feel that we received a warm welcome, the lodge reception was closed when we arrived and we had to call for someone to come, there was no offer of a drink or to help us with our luggage. Our room was adequate but quite old fashioned and there was no privacy on our deck. We also did not like the shared kitchenette. Breakfast was lovely. The view out over the lake is very nice but I feel the owners need to offer their guests a better experience, sadly this lodge did not live up to our expectations.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Kia Ora (Hello) Linda T, Thank you for your stay with us and for sharing your experience with other travellers. We are pleased you enjoyed the lake view and breakfast but were sorry to hear there were some issues on arrival. Please rest assured we have addressed this with the team to ensure we improve on this. Kind Regards The Team at Koura Lodge
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Michael O wrote a review Feb 2020
22 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a lovely B & B situated right on Lake Rotorua. We had Room 4 ( which is on the right of the picture) and I would recommend it to anyone. It is large and has superb bathroom complete with personal jacuzzi. Our hosts and staff could not have been more helpful and for those like us, who were travelling around New Zealand we were able to put some laundry in which was done in-house and returned expertly ironed by the evening. We wish we could have stayed longer!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Kia Ora (Hello) Michael O Greetings from Koura Lodge!! Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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Nancy27614 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hoboken, New Jersey67 contributions19 helpful votes
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the Koura Lodge. We stayed there (room 4) for just 2 nights. The room is huge, the bathroom has a shower stall, a huge jacuzzi and a heated towel rack. The bed is very comfortable (pillows are comfortable but the big square one is a bit odd in its shape). The sliders to the deck overlooking the lawn and beautiful lake add a wonderful serenity. Then there’s the delicious breakfast buffet and cooked to order food that is prepared right within view as you sit with the other guests in the main dining and lounging room. Homemade muffins, yogurts, fruits, pressed coffee, grainy bread, homemade jams. And that’s not everything, by far. Just terrific. Finally, the staff that runs this place is so nice, accommodating and helpful in any way that they can. We had some issues with our flight arrangements and the sweet manager, Becky, spent nearly a half hour helping us get things sorted out. The only negative things I can say about this place are that it is about a $13 Uber drive to Eat Street for dinner, and the very, very steep driveway is somewhat challenging to find, especially at night. So, run, don’t walk, to the Koura Lodge when you are planning a stay in Rotorua.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Feb 2020
Kia Ora (Hello) Nzncy27614 Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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knight2play wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom26 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful location overlooking lake. Charming helpful hosts Mike and Becky. Nice breakfast. Kayaks, hot tub and nice spot from which to swim. Very relaxing. Had a lovely meal at Lime cafe on Fenton road. Highly recommend the Redwood Forest tree walk at sunset - spectacular.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Walls are paper thin, can hear people next door.
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Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Guests, Greetings from Koura Lodge!! Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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Mixedreviews wrote a review Jan 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina39 contributions62 helpful votes
1. Lake view is outstanding and nice quiet place to unwind. 2. Convenient location - about 5 minutes from downtown- close to convenience stores, takeaway - food delivery available as well. 3. Nice waterfront with hot tub, chairs on the lawn and kayaks. 4. Although breakfast is a little early - 7-9 am, it's worth getting up for. 5. The manager of the property is very knowledgeable about the area--her recommendations were spot on. 6. Laundry service is great. The staff was very careful with our clothes. 7. Wish we would have had a safe.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Guests, Greetings from Koura Lodge!! Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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RSMidwest wrote a review Dec 2019
28 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed over Xmas and it was so comfortable. The breakfast is full service. Cooked to order. The accommodations are so easy and eco friendly and comfortable. The view is peaceful and relaxing from right outside our door even able to take a kayak out on a quiet morning on the lake
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 Jan 2020
Dear Guests, Greetings from Koura Lodge!! Thank you for taking time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Koura Lodge. Warm regards, Koura Lodge Team
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AJFfinch wrote a review Apr 2019
Shropshire, United Kingdom112 contributions165 helpful votes
We enjoyed Rotorua much more than we thought we would – Waimangu Volcanic Valley was fantastic and relatively quiet – give yourself four or five hours to experience it, but some of the other tourist destinations are (by New Zealand standards) … erm, a bit touristy. Koura Lodge elevated our experience of Rotorua to make it one of the highlights of a fantastic few weeks in New Zealand. We had a Lakeside Lodge Suite – the room itself wasn’t anything out of the ordinary: Functional and perfectly adequate, but the location is wonderful and the staff very helpful (their advice on where – and when - to visit was invaluable). By the time we reached the Lodge we were pretty much “restauranted out” – four weeks of dining out every night takes its toll. Koura was the perfect antidote. After a day sightseeing, we returned to our room and sat on “our” porch overlooking the lake and relaxed with a bottle of wine – Koura Lodge’s wine choice is amazingly good value – and a supermarket picnic. We walked down to the jetty in front of our room and watched the birdlife, we took the complimentary canoes out on the lake and we watched the sunset from the hot tub … magical!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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US$151 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionRotorua DistrictRotorua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koura Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Koura Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rotofobia (3.5 km), Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre (4.7 km), and ZORB Rotorua (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Koura Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Koura Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Koura Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Koura Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Koura Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include EL Mexicano Zapata Cantina, Ali Baba's Tunisian Cuisine, and Gelato Mio Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Koura Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Koura Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Koura Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tamaki Māori Village (3.5 km), Te Puia (6.4 km), and Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (6.2 km).
Does Koura Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.