Room type

Superior Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Studio (Lovers Delight)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Studio

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelLuxury hotel with 4 spa tubs and full-service spa

A luxury stay in Rotorua awaits you at Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort. Within a 10-minute drive, you'll find Mokoia Island, Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa, and Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest. Highlights at this romantic hotel include 4 spa tubs, a full-service spa, and a restaurant.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 30 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Additionally, DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are available.

A relaxing day at Wai Ora Spa can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The fine-dining restaurant, Mokoia Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and steam room. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4.5-star Rotorua hotel include Rotorua Golf Club and Racing Rotorua.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort features a full-service spa, 4 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities include a conference center and meeting rooms. This luxury hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary.

  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 30 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Number of spa tubs - 4 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Balcony 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

4 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 

Spa Services

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

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 7.50 and NZD 21.50 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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