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Nicara Lodge, on shores of Lake Rotorua offers 5 star luxury Bed & Breakfast. Spacious and welcoming, away from suphur smells but close to many tourist attractions. Open grounds enable the floatplane from the jetty. Full cooked breakfast served alfresco in summer. Complimentary drinks in the evening.
While in Rotorua, Nicara Lakeside Lodge is your home. Besides your own room, there are many areas in which to relax. The large lounge with its cove lighting and schist open fireplace is a warm favourite. Relax with a book, catch up on writing letters home, play the Boston piano or just enjoy a drink and nibbles and the magnificent view over Lake Rotorua.
Browse the excellent selection of local guide books and maps to help plan the following day's sightseeing or the route to follow when you move on. Heather & Mike are always available to assist you in these matters. Their local and New Zealand knowledge is very wide spread and they love to ensure you experience the best of their region. See our itineraries page for more ideas.
In front of the schist fireplace is the area where guests gather each evening to meet and compare notes, enjoy a complimentary drink and nibbles, savour New Zealand wines or just chat before going to a Maori cultural show or to one of the 100 restaurants within 9km of Nicara Lodge. The bar works on an honesty basis at other times so just make your self at home.
The home theatre room captures the afternoon sun. It is a very peaceful room with some magnificent elevated views over Lake Rotorua. Here is the guest's computer to download your e mails in case you did not bring your own laptop. There is a Roland piano, selection of games and a very wide choice of DVDs, Videos to fill in any spare time.
The dining room is comfortably set for a maximum of 8 guests. You are likely to see the waterfowl while you breakfast.
Finally there is the Lakeside Lounge which opens out onto a huge deck. Breakfast may well be served al fresco, weather permitting. This is where many start their day and have that first cuppa while your hosts prepare breakfast.
Not surprisingly, Nicara Lodge is graded 5 Star Boutique & Lodge by Qualmark, the New Zealand Tourism's Official Quality Agency with the citation "exceptional - among the best available in New Zealand".
With close to 100 restaurants and many tourist attractions within 9km (6miles), Nicara Lakeside Lodge is superbly located.
We hope you will stay with us for your Rotorua visit. You may be assured of a great welcome and home hospitality experience you may never forget.
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