Note: We are no longer taking bookings
From the moment you arrive at Lake Rotoroa Lodge, you will recognize that it is a unique and special place. As you take in our beautiful lake views and stunning wilderness vistas, the pressures of daily life fall away.
The ten individual guest rooms, which have en-suite bathrooms, have all recently been refurbished and two rooms have been fitted out with luxurious bathtubs. Add to that some eccentricities in the décor, artworks, fixtures and fittings and the result is a charming and comfortable New Zealand country estate. Front and rear rooms open onto balconies that have comfortable furnishings.
The hallway on the ground floor of the two-storey lodge captures the attention the moment you enter the front door. It contains an eclectic mix of objets d’art, paintings, and photographs of the early days of LRL.
The sitting room and bar is immediately to the right of the entrance hall with a large picture window which frames a stunning view of the lake and the dramatic mountain peaks of the Travers Range: Misery, Cupola, Hopeless and Angelus. In the evening, guests gather around the bar to tell stories of the day’s fishing or hunting, to recommend a glorious walk taken or place visited.
Passing the lodge’s well-stocked wine cellar, pausing only to more closely examine yet another item of quirky memorabilia, guests arrive at the lodge’s elegant dining room, which shares a view of the lake that is almost identical to that recently enjoyed in the sitting room. Here fine dinners are enjoyed, complemented by wines from the region’s world-renowned vineyards.
All our rooms are individually furnished, but are equipped with the same facilities. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers and under floor heated tiles. We have 110/240 volt shaving plugs in all bathrooms, hairdryers and nightlights. Each bathroom also has a full range of bathroom products handcrafted locally.
Each bedroom has ample storage space with luggage stands and good size wardrobes with large wooden hangers. All our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, with a cafetière, lodge baked shortbread and freshly ground coffee and an assortment of teas.
You will also enjoy our delicious bottled water kept chilled in your in-room refrigerator. Our beds are covered with fine luxurious linens and feathered pillows. Alternate pillows are available for those with allergies.
Finally, all of our rooms have wonderful views over the lake or mountains that surround us.
Staff & Service: Consistency is, of course, paramount in the quality of our guests’ experiences with us, and we continually strive to ensure that whatever your particular wants or needs may be, we will do our utmost to meet them.
During your stay you will be looked after by this small, friendly team, who will ensure that your individual needs are known and met. Each time. Every time. Your comfort and satisfaction is their only concern.
Food & Beverage
One of the key ingredients of a stay in a luxury lodge is the quality of the food and wines on offer. With breakfast and dinner served in our elegant dining room and lunch (if required) served in the bar (or as a gourmet picnic for those who venture away from the lodge), our chefs delight in designing and preparing meals for small numbers of discerning guests.
Add to that an extensive wine cellar, which showcases the finest, and world class, New Zealand and Australian wines and you should already be starting to enjoy your time with us.