US$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 15 Apr 2015 Check-out 17 Apr 2015

VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

4 stars
View map of 366 State Highway 33, Mourea Rotorua, Rotorua, 3074

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
21 reviews
Rotorua district

Good hotel in a good spot - a bit out of the way . Good dining room See full review

  • richrobie
  • 24 Jan 2015
Place to escape too

A pity it rained most of the weekend, and was rather cold to experience the spa and pool, but the... See full review

  • looking to relax
  • 25 May 2014
Ideally situated on the shores of Lake Rotoiti within convenient distance from local natural attractions and recreation sites, VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay) creates an ideal base for outdoorsy travellers and holidaymakers in Rotorua. While in this part of New Zealand, vacationers should not miss a chance to try out local pastimes like water rafting, sledging and kayaking. Tourists can also hike along landscapes around the property or join guided tours to heritage sites in the area.
General

VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay) provides meeting facilities, business centre, babysitting service and laundry/dry cleaning services for added convenience. After touring the area, guests can unwind in the pool, gymnasium and sauna on site.



Location

VR Rotorua is conveniently situated along the State Highway in Rotorua, New Zealand. During free time, visitors can go trout fishing or enjoy a bike ride around the property.



  • 5km to the nearest Airport
  • 10km to the City Centre
  • Close to the Train Station
Dining

The restaurant at VR Rotorua Resort serves mouth-watering international cuisine and regional specialties made from the freshest local ingredients. Diners can also have refreshing drinks at the bar on site.
Rooms

The resort offers tastefully appointed rooms and suites with under-floor heating and modern amenities like tea/coffee maker, SKY TV, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and en suite bathroom.

VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay) Rooms

Lake View Superior
Room offers 2 queens or 1 king bed with mediterranean influenced wooden shutter system in the bathroom. You can really take advantage of soaking in the bath and enjoying the view at the same time, the luxurious bathrooms all have a separate bath and shower with under floor heating for those chilly winter mornings.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Tennis
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

-38.0484 176.3296
Area served
Rotorua
Nearby airports
Rotorua International airport
Area description

Amora Lake Resort is placed approximately 10 kilometres from the centre of Rotorua city and 5 kilometres to the airport. The magnificent surroundings of Okawa Bay Hotel provide the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, or a longer break, where you can relax and unwind, and simply soak up the atmosphere.



  • 5km to the nearest Airport
  • 10km to the City Centre
  • Close to the Train Station

Nearby points of interest

  • Brunswick Park: 2.5 km
  • Hamurana: 6.3 km
  • Kawaha Point: 10.5 km
  • Gondola Cableway: 11.5 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park: 11.5 km
  • Polynesian Spa: 11.8 km
  • Rotorua Arts Village: 11.8 km
  • Agrodome: 12.4 km
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs: 14.2 km
  • Te Puia: 14.4 km
  • Lake Tarawera: 18.1 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
13:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
richrobie
Business
Castaways Beach
24 Jan 2015

Rotorua district

Good hotel in a good spot - a bit out of the way . Good dining room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
looking to relax
Business
Tauranga
25 May 2014

Place to escape too

A pity it rained most of the weekend, and was rather cold to experience the spa and pool, but the room was nice and warm with the heater on and was able to relax at last and watch some movies. What a lovely tranquil setting, will definitely come back for a stay in the villas next time and in the better months where I will be able to make better use of all the activities one can do here. A perfect place to rest up and nice and close to all the fun of "Roto Vegas"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Definitely get the French Toast for breakfast - delicious

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
richrobie
Business
Australia
6 May 2014

Amora Lake Resort

Good hotel in top location. Spacious room. Restaurant dinner very slow & rather expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Crayfie
Business
Adelaide South Australia
5 Oct 2012

Reality can be so much less than appearances

First appearances give an excellent impression. Lovely finishing to what is there but lacked the necessities to make the stay of any consequence. We quickly made up our minds to move on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Hells Gate is a must as is the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua town proper.

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barb
Business
Not Provided
14 Feb 2011

Great location for a quiet get

Great location for a quiet get away or a 'retreat', which was what i was there for. Excellent service and absolutely awesome food. Very well catered. Only thing i would ping them on would be the mouldy seats outside the bottom rooms. Get rid of the canvas seats i think. Am planning a weekend get away later in the year and will be staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Queenie
Business
Not Provided
7 Feb 2011

This is a beautiful place to stay

This is a beautiful place to stay right next to the lake will definately stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Max
Business
Not Provided
31 Dec 2010

Pristine location 15 min drive

Pristine location 15 min drive from Rotorua. Nice and friendly staff. Nice pool (spa and sauna) facilites. Restauranf prices too high. Good t/away place across the road is equally good. Tennis court needs an uplift but OK for beginners.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sue
Business
Not Provided
6 Sep 2010

Hotel was a little run down and

Hotel was a little run down and noisy ie hear all the footsteps in the room above. The location and restaurant was excellent and the staff friendly. Would definitely go again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
31 Mar 2010

Beautiful and tranquil lakeside

Beautiful and tranquil lakeside setting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of VR Rotorua Lake Resort (previously Amora Lake Resort Okawa Bay)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Artika
Business
Not Provided
25 Mar 2010

its one of the great hotel i have

its one of the great hotel i have every been, the views i just loved it n it was the best experience because this was the 1st outing with my partner n he loved it as well

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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