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  • Writer's pictureChanel Belej

Book These 3 Luxury Hotels Near Lake Rotorua, New Zealand


Mountainous lakes, serene streams, expansive forests and valleys, are calling your name from a little town on New Zealand’s North Island, called Lake Rotorua. Home to its hot springs and bubbling mud pools-all powered by geothermal activity, it’s no wonder this hotspot has been crowned as “100% pure New Zealand”.

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And right at the heart of the 79.8 kilometre squared lake, is a luxe offering of lodges, estates and private homes to make you feel right at home. A lodge encompasses all of the lake's natural beauty, with pristine views, naturally built structures and the cleanest air you’ll ever breathe. Here are our top suggestions for booking your unforgettable stay around Lake Rotorua.

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1) On The Point Lake Rotorua

Set amidst a field of green, On The Point Luxury Lodge offers spectacular views all the way to historic Mokoia Island. Once a family home in the 1930s, it has maintained its charming character with newly renovated furnishings that encompass the lake’s tranquility. On The Point possesses a large living area with a generous open fireplace, engulfed in a compilation of fresh timber. 

Address: 214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua, New Zealand | Website: |  Instagram: @onthepoint_lakerotorua | Facebook: On The Point - Lake Rotorua

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Solitaire Lodge

Right in the name, Solitaire Lodge is one place for peace and revitalisation. Expect nothing less than sweeping views of Lake Rotorua from all nine suites, as well as the luxury of a freestanding bath-some positioned outside, to give you the ultimate refreshing experience. Treat yourself to exquisite wines sourced from nearby vineyards paired with contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Besides having access to private bays from your doorstep, you can also explore the lake on a three-hour hike to breathtaking waterfalls reaching 65 metres in height.

Address: 16 Ronald Road, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua,  New Zealand | Website: |  Instagram: @onthepoint_lakerotorua| Facebook: Solitare Lodge 

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Treetops Lodge & Estate 

If your idea of a New Zealand adventure is to disconnect from the everyday and adopt an open mind, then consider Treetops Lodge & Estate for an enriching experience. Fulfil your love for the outdoors with on-site trout fishing and hunting, as well as horse trekking, hiking and mountain biking along more than 35 miles of adventure trails. On the other hand, it might be time to return to that passion for cooking that’s been neglected for some time; join Treetops’ chefs on a culinary quest where you’ll forage for native ingredients to ultimately concoct an estate-to-plate masterpiece. For the smaller guests, there is a 5-Star kids’ club onsite while couples can receive a signature spa treatment to rest and restore.  

Address: 351 Kearoa Road, RD1, Horohoro, Rotorua, New Zealand  |  Website:  |  Instagram: @treetopslodge | Facebook: Treetops Lodge & Estate


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