Romantic Hotels

Peppers On The Point Lake Rotorua

Take some time out together and enjoy this beautiful beachfront property set in a 1930’s mansion. The rooms are cosy, even in the cooler months thanks to underfloor heating and the views over the lake are incredible.

Indulge in a massage or treatment at the day spa and enjoy beautiful cuisine in the restaurant. All bathrooms come with a spa bath and massage jet shower so you don’t even need to leave your room for some pampering!

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

A nice quiet getaway spot on the lake front, but still close enough to the major attractions. Couples can enjoy the day spa, hot pools, steam room and outdoor pool in warmer months.

The staff here are fantastic. We recommend wandering the lake front and watching the sunsets. Reviews suggest the restaurant is now Asian cuisine, rather than what is currently advertised on their website, but most have enjoyed the meals.

Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

For couples who enjoy a quieter location, Black Swan Boutique Hotel is located on the lake front, five minutes drive from the city centre. The rooms have tranquil views over the lake, solar heated pool, or rose gardens. Enjoy the spa, have a game of petanque or croquet, or book yourself a helicopter tour over the local volcanoes and geothermal parks.

Each room comes with it’s own fireplace and free a la carte breakfast. The reviews are wonderful and the service is attentive so this would be the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

Hamurana Lodge

Treat yourselves to some time away at Hamurana Lodge. It is in a peaceful and quiet location with 15 acres of landscaped gardens to relax in. It is 15 minutes drive from the city so better suited to getting away from the hustle and bustle. There are views over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island, an outdoor swimming pool, bar, guest lounges and pool table.

The staff at Hamurana Lodge are friendly and accommodating, the rooms are spacious and warm, and continental breakfast is included.

Ibis Rotorua

Ibis is located close to the city and Lake Rotorua, perfect for a weekend exploring central Rotorua. It is a short walk to the Polynesian Spa, or reviews suggest you can use the pool and geothermal spa next door at the Novotel. The restaurant does a full breakfast and dinner and there is also a bar on site.

The hotel is fully air conditioned, staff are friendly, and the rooms are clean and comfortable with views over the lake, city or gardens. Free private parking is available as well. A great base for couples who are out and about during the day.

VR Rotorua Lake Resort

VR Rotorua Lake Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway. The property is six acres of land situated on the shores of Lake Rotoiti and the rooms have views over the lake or gardens. It is only 15 minutes drive from Rotorua city centre. They have bikes to rent if you enjoy exploring slowly, and a private boat to take you out fishing or for trips to the Manapouri Hot Pools. Free transfers are available to and from Rotorua Airport, or there is free private parking.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and two hot tubs, a sauna and a tennis court. The Grill Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and you can sit in front of the lounge fireplace for pre-dinner drinks on cooler nights.

Karanda BnB

Guests rave about Karanda Bnb. It is a relaxing and peaceful spot for a romantic getaway with amazing views over Rotorua and the lake. The hosts are exceptionally friendly and welcoming and the furnishings are elegant. Rooms are spacious and clean and there is a large garden to relax in. I hear the coffee is amazing, the breakfast is lovely and there is excellent wifi and smart tv. They also offer free airport shuttles. Definitely worth a look for a quiet and private weekend.