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Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, this luxury hotel is just a 3-minute drive from Rotorua Airport. A free chauffeur is available and there is an outdoor swimming pool.

All accommodations includes a private balcony or courtyard. Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV and DVD player are provided. Free parking is available for guests.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage and sauna in the resort's award-winning Wai Ora Day Spa. The outdoor pool overlooks the lake. There is also an indoor hot tub.

The classy Mokoia Restaurant serves fine dining, Pacific Rim cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Breakfast, high tea and lunch are also available.

The Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is only a 7-minute drive from the city center of Rotorua and is a short drive from Whakarewarewa Hot Springs and the Tikitere Hell’s Gate Thermal Pools.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort has been welcoming guests since Apr 2, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site



Hot tub/Jacuzzi



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4 reasons to choose Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
    2.7 miles
  • Tamaki Maori Village
    2.8 miles
  • Rotorua Lakefront
    2.8 miles
  • Matariki Cultural Centre
    2.9 miles
  • Rotorua District Library
    2.9 miles
  • Rotorua Eat Street
    2.9 miles
  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill
    3.1 miles
  • Rotorua District Council
    3.1 miles
  • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court
    3.1 miles
  • Scion Crown Research Institute
    3.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Polynesian Spa
    3.2 miles
  • Lake Rotorua
    3.3 miles
  • Te Puia
    4.2 miles
  • Tikitere - Hell's Gate Thermal Park
    4.8 miles
  • Rotorua International Stadium
    5 miles
  • Buried Village
    7.3 miles
  • Paradise Valley Springs
    8.3 miles
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
    12.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Redwood
    2.5 miles
  • Lake Rotorua
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Rotorua Regional Airport
    1 miles
  • Tauranga Airport
    31.4 miles
  • Taupo Airport
    44.6 miles
How to get to Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort from Rotorua Regional Airport
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Resort Facilities at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Airport drop-off
  • Airport pickup
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Pool and Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Chinese
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House rules Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed by request
NZD 60 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Guests arriving at the resort after 22.00 hours are asked to contact the hotel with an approximate time of arrival.

Vaccine pass required for entry.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

  • Check-in at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is 3.1 miles from the center of Rotorua.

  • Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Beachfront
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Open-air bath
    • Beauty services
    • Beach
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room

  • Yes, Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort by:

    • Taxi 3min

  • Guests staying at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian

  • The prices at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort on this page.