Lake Rotorua Accommodation

The area around Lake Rotorua offers plenty of accommodation options, including hotels, vacation homes, motels, B&Bs, apartments, and more. Since Rotorua city is the biggest settlement in the area, many of these options can be found there, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding accommodation in other areas like Ngongotahā, Holdens Bay, Mourea, or Hamurana.

Listed below are some of the best accommodation options around Lake Rotorua, taking into account their prices/night, amenities, user ratings, and more. If you want to do an advanced search based on criteria like price and amenities, please use the map and the search box.


Many of the hotels are located in Rotorua City. Depending on your preferences, you should expect to pay around 80 - 90 NZD on the lower range, while on the higher range prices can go as high as 800 NZD per night for a double room.

Great Bang for Your Buck: Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Distinction Hotel Rotorua scores well in almost every aspect, from its relative price, to the amenities it offers. This 4-star hotel is located only 500 metres from the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and boasts 3 restaurants, a bar, a fitness centre, and heated spa pools. You will be delighted to find out that it also offers free parking, as well as free wi-fi.

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Your home of adventure located near the Whakarewarewa Forest offering world class mountain biking trails. With a beautiful garden setting, the affordable Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after an active day at Lake Rotorua.

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A Unique Experience with Great Visitor Reviews: Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel is a stunning hotel located 400 metres from the Rotorua Lakefront, and 500 metres from the Polynesian Spa. It would be difficult to find a more unique hotel experience in Rotorua. Some of its features include a heated outdoor pool, an indoor mineral pool, a contemporary Pacific fusion menu that can be served in the wine bar, and more.

Regent of Rotorua

A gem that stands apart from the crowd as one of Rotorua's most stylish hotels, this luxury boutique hotel in the Rotorua city centre has been designed with the modern traveler in mind. Prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of stylish spaces.

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Beachfront Luxury: Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

Located in Kawaha Point on the western shore of Lake Rotorua, the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel is a 5-star hotel that will not disappoint even the most sophisticated of its visitors. This charming hotel features original and luxurious decor, a sauna, a solar-heated swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi.

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

Perfectly positioned on the shores of Lake Rotorua, Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel offers a sauna, a solar-heated swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms feature a fireplace, free a la carte breakfast and amazing views.

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Vacation Rentals

There are many vacation homes available around the lake, and although many of them are located in Rotorua city, they offer a much better location diversity than hotels do. Besides Rotorua city, you will find plenty of vacation homes in areas like Ngongotahā and Hamurana. They also come in all sizes, and even if you want to book as a big group, you should have plenty of options to choose from.

The One That Has it All: Lake Haven - Lake Edge

Incredible lake views? Check. Private beach area? Check. Great amenities? Check.The Lake Haven - Lake Edge vacation offers everything you need for a great vacation on the shores of Lake Rotorua, at a very good price. Located in Hamurana on the north-western shore of the lake, Lake Haven - Lake Edge can accommodate up to 6 people.

Lake Haven - Lake Edge

Lake Haven is situated right on the shores of Lake Rotorua in Hamurana. It is very private, surrounded with trees, has a lovely relaxed feeling and amazing lake views. It's a great place for families and couples.

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Great Value and High Capacity: The Willows

The Willows is located close to the western shore of the lake, in Kawaha Point, and can accommodate up to 13 people. It is ideal for 2-3 families who want to share the costs of a perfect lakeside holiday experience. Some of its features include air conditioning, barbecue, and outdoor hot tub, and more.

The Willows

Affordable luxury at Kawaha Point. Lovely, generously appointed 2-level, 4-bedroom home in a stunning setting: the perfect lake family holiday location. Sleeps up to 13 comfortably, so is ideal for 2 or more families wanting to share a holiday experience and costs.

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Luxury and Stunning Views: Tihi Retreat

If you want to indulge a bit, this luxurious vacation home offers stunning lake, city and mountain views from its large timber deck. The property is located 1.7 kilometres from the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and is perched high on the southern edge of the city of Rotorua in a peaceful suburb.

Tihi Retreat

Tihi Retreat is a unique private and luxurious residence, designed specifically for use as a serviced or self catering holiday home with every guest needs catered to. And one other thing is for sure: the views will astound you!

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Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel

This hotel features an indor mineral pool, a heated outdoor pool, and a great restaurant that offers a contemporary Pacific fusion menu. You will also be greeted with modern décor, luxury linen, and designer furniture.

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

The great advantage of this hotel is its central location on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Being in the heart of the city, it offers easy access to entertainment, dining, and shopping. The hotels features a fitness centre, geothermal spa and hot pools, and a Maori cultural centre.

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Prince's Gate Hotel

Located in the historical part of the city, this boutique-style hotel features stylish apartments and guestrooms, that are decorated in a classical and traditional style. The hotel is only 100 metres fom the lakefront, opposite to the Government Gardens and the Polynesian Spa.

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