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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel 4.5 stars

Customer review rating 4.2/5 14,488 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Close to bars & restaurants of Eat Streat, with its iconic heated footbath & vivid lighting

  • Complimentary access to geothermal mineral pools

  • Indoor pool, fitness centre, and hot tub

  • Light-filled restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows - lunch, dinner and hot breakfast buffet

  • Clarke's Bar with a lake-view terrace - perfect for wine, beer or cocktails with friends

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Lake End
Tutanekai Street
3010 rotorua
new zealand

Tel: +6473463888

Fax: (+64)7/3471888

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 11h00



  • By plane

    HAMILTON At 80km / 49.71 miles

  • By plane

    ROTORUA At 8km / 5 miles

GPS :-38.132935, 176.25143

Hotel services


Atlas Restaurant brings the world to you with a tantalizing array of flavours. Our seasonal menus inspired by international dishes and local produce incorporate organic or gluten free combinations and healthy choice items to assist our diners wellbeing.

Services in the hotel and nearby

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In summary

  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
Catering services
  • One Restaurant
  • One Bar
  • Breakfast
    • Buffet Additional charge
  • Room service
    • Cold snacks
    • Hot meals
  • 11 Meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
Hotel Services And Equipments
  • Hotel informations
    • 199 rooms
    • 4 rooms for people with reduced mobility
    • 5 family rooms
    • 21 connecting rooms
    • 199 non-smoking rooms
    • 5 floors
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
    • English
  • Laundry / Valet Services
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
    • Laundromat
  • Wi-Fi
    • WiFi in the communal areas
    • High Speed WiFi
    • WiFi at the hotel
    • High Speed internet
  • Air conditioning
    • Air Conditioning
  • Reduced mobility Facilities
  • 100% Non Smoking Property
  • Elevator to all floor
  • Check In & Check-out facilities
    • Late Checkout
    • Express check-out
    • Express check-in
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage storage
  • Porter
    • Porter
  • Currency exchange
    • Currency exchange
Access to property
  • Onsite carparking
    • On site
    • 104 parking spaces
    • Private
    • Parking opened 24/7
    • Parking with security service
  • Geo-thermal pool
    • Covered
    • On site
  • In Balance Fitness Centre
    • On site
    • Thermal Spa
    • Sauna room
  • Services for children
    • Childrens TV Channels

Our accommodation(s)

Spacious, contemporary in design, and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living. Perfect for all your needs.

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 11

  • Maximum size: 320

  • Maximum capacity: 350 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 300 people

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Our guest reviews for
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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ALL Rating 4.2/5

14,488 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

3,153 reviews

End of Holiday

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

coraliesavill 17/10/2021 TripAdvisor review

Lovely & relaxing. Facilities were clean & tidy. It was very quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful. With COVID being close by, the Health & safety protocols the standards were high and strict. Great to see.


Customer review rating 3.0/5

M S. Couples - 16/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice view, food not the best

Great location, right beside Eat Street and all thosectestaurants

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Pippa B. Business - 16/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Beatiful clean room, friendly staff, delicious breakfast. Great place to stay.

Great experience

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Yvonne Couples - 16/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

From the greeting at reception to the service at the bar and in the restaurant nothing could be faulted

Great nights stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Les F. Couples - 15/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great night stay, it was our wedding anniversary, on our arrival there was a bottle on wine and a slice of cake waiting in our room.

Good location

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Craig Couples - 15/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Right next to the lake and eat street. Was a good location and staff are very friendly.

Excellent stay and perfect location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Elizabeth Couples - 15/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had an operation at the Rotorua hospital and we live out of town. As the hotel is nextdoor it was the perfect location for him to pop up and down to see me. He could also work remotely from the hotel and enjoy the central location. lakeviews and space that Lakeside provides. The meals were excellent and the rooms very clean and I enjoyed all the TV channels on my return.

Great location, good hospitality

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anthonyk Business - 13/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Kia ora. The staff were very accommodating. The bedroom was clean & cleaned daily. Very comfortable bed.

Great location and facilities

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Antony Families - 13/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a very comfortable stay, with accommodating staff and very good food even with the limitations of a COVID-19 affected visit. The well-organised processes were reassuring.


Customer review rating 5.0/5

Joan J. Couples - 11/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL


Central to our requirements

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Linda Friends - 11/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely room very comfortable bed and pillows room service staff very friendly

Perfect location, extremely hospitable

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Sandra Families - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I love this hotel. With an extremely accommodating team, fabulous location and enjoyable swimming experience, it was the perfect getaway for us. Clarke's bar has the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing drink. Thanks Novotel Rotorua Lakeside - we'll be back! to retain To retain the Accor quality, the hotel will need a refurb in the future.

Friendly staff, very accomodating.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Frances W. Business - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Relaxing, great service provided for our seminar. Awesome procedures for L2 safety.


Customer review rating 1.5/5

Rachelle Families - 10/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very expensive and not worth it!!! Pool had to be booked and couldn't get in till 9pm - not a great time for kids! No buffet breakfast either. These things not stated on website. Moved to a room that had a view of MIQ facility next door with guards and guests exercising in their carpark. Very unsettling! Kids got food poisoning from room service so we didn't even stay the night - checked out around 10:30pm. Will not stay here again.

Good location and great for families

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Ken Families - 09/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We booked 2 rooms for a family of 6. The children loved the free ice cream they were given at reception. We received 2 adjoining lake view rooms which were of good size with comfortable beds. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were unable to have the buffet breakfast and dinner at the Atlas Café. However, we did manage to have ala carte breakfast there which was good. The lamb spring rolls that we had as snacks together with out free drinks were nice. The swimming pool colour and décor could use a bit of an uplift, change in colour palate and modernisation. However, it was still a fun filled experience for the children. The staff have been extremely helpful and pleasant to interact with. Overall, it was a great stay and experience. Hopefully, we will be able to have the buffet experience the next time we come.

Well located.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Roberta M. Couples - 08/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very nice room.

Annual Stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

wendyj181 07/10/2021 TripAdvisor review

Another stay at the Novotel, our go to for our annual holiday in Rotorua. Disappointed that we couldn't use the pool area due to the 2 bubble COVID requirement but understand the need. Also disappointed no buffet breakfast but we'll just have to return once we're out of Level 2!!

Business Trip

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

bhaskars121 22/08/2021 TripAdvisor review

Well located hotel close to eating outlets, lake side and easy walk to town center. Hotel is Clean and tidy with good meeting and entrainment areas. Breakfast is excellent with many options. Front desk reception area needs attention - waited for around 10minutes at check in time while the only person was on the phone.

Kia Ora Thank you for positive review. I am pleased that you had a great stay overall and that we were able to accommodate. I will pass your feedback over to our team as this will encourage us to keep up the good work and areas that need improvement. I am sorry to hear about the wait at Reception. I will also pass over to our team as we strive to give excellent service. I hope we do see you back again with us in the future.


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

5accounts Business - 16/08/2021 TripAdvisor review

The window had happy birthday on it from previous person staying written in the condensation on the window and rubbish under the bed. Not cleaned fully also the shower head needs a descale or a new one water came out in all directions. Other than that all was great .

Kia Ora I would like to send our sincerest apologies regarding the cleanliness of the room. I have shared your feedback with our team to ensure we make the improvements needed as this is not the service we promise should this occur in the future. I am delighted to hear that the rest of your stay was comfortable and that overall you had a great experience. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards.

Awesome Service.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

smiddha5 02/08/2021 TripAdvisor review

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside provide a awesome service and we enjoyed a lot . My Family love to stay in Novotel and now its part of our favorite destination for holidays. Team of Hotel is really friendly and service is outstanding.

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I will be sure to pass your comments over to the team. We hope to welcome you back again to the Novotel in the future.

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