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Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand

77 Robinson Avenue, Holden's Bay, Rotorua, 3042, New Zealand

Beach hotel in Rotorua with spa, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 548 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great wellness & sports facilities
Delicious food

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$136
  • Deluxe Studio
  • Superior Suite
  • Deluxe Studio (Lovers Delight)
  • Panoramic Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Lake View

What’s around Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand


  • Te Amorangi Museum - 5 min walk
  • Lake Rotoiti - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Tamaki Maori Village - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Polynesian Spa - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skyline Rotorua - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 4 min drive
  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 80 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle within 8 kilometers

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Number of spa tubs - 4
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Wai Ora Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Mokoia Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

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  • Wai Ora Lakeside Hotel
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  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Rotorua
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  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua
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  • Wai Ora Lakeside
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Resort
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort Rotorua
  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Rotorua
  • Wai Ora Resort
  • Wai Ora Spa


  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December.
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: NZD 50.00 per night

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 50.00 (subject to availability)

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 50.00 (subject to availability)

    Rollaway beds are available for NZD 40.0 per day

    Breakfast costs between NZD 7.50 and NZD 25.00 per person (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.6 From 192 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Birthday getaway
    Great place to chill
    Kathryn, nz1 night trip with friends
    Fair 4.0
    Great place to stay. Good pool, spa, sauna and steam room. Previous people must have flooded the room and it stunk. It was that bad it actually made our clothes smell in our bag. Had to come home and wash everything.
    Jeanine, nz1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved the hotel and the lakefront location
    Clark, nz1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent friendly staff with lots of knowledge of the local area. Made us feel at home from the moment we stepped through the door.
    nzRomance trip
    Good 6.0
    Kia ora Wai Ora.
    Wai Ora Hotel Spa is a bit tired, the service is well meaning but failed to deliver a great standard throughout. Flash restaurant and the food was highly rated, but it was quite disappointing if you are expecting what they advertise themselves as, one of the best.. maybe 10 years ago. Good Facilities such as pools sauna etc, and spa bath in rooms, but generally quite worn and even the bathrobe had holes in it! Overall nice enough, but value for money wasn't great.
    Andrew, nzFamily trip

    Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand

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