4 Star accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand

LAKESIDE LODGE.  Your perfect Rotorua Bed and Breakfast choice.  Offering hosted B & B rooms or our Luxury, Lakeside “Mokoia Apartment”, ideal as a self-catering option.

Lyndsay and Graham welcome you to Ngongotaha Lakeside Lodge

LAKESIDE LODGE is a small Boutique, Award winning Bed and Breakfast, perfectly positioned on the western shores of Lake Rotorua, in the North Island’s Lake District.

Not city . . . not country . . . this Lakeside location has a special feeling of its own.

Only a short ten minute drive to the Rotorua city centre, with its many shops and restaurants, close to many of the main tourist attractions, amazing thermal wonders, Maori culture, adventure experiences and sight-seeing activities.

LAKESIDE LODGE offers you a warm and friendly, home away from home, with accommodation options for the discerning traveler.

  • Arrive, relax and unwind
  • Come and go as the mood takes you
  • Keep to yourselves or mix and mingle
  • Sip a wine . . . read a book . . . just dream
  • Paddle the canoe
  • Pat our two cats
  • Feed the birds
  • Catch a trout
  • Sleep well on superior beds, piled high with pillows
  • Enjoy great food and warm hospitality
  • Amazing views and stunning sunrises


  • Welcome afternoon tea on arrival
  • COMPLIMENTARY fly fishing gear supplied
  • Double canoe and life jackets
  • Activities and sight-seeing arranged and pre booked
  • Many discount vouchers available for activities
  • COMPLIMENTARY wine and nibbles at “Happy Hour”
  • Free wifi
  • Safe, off street parking
  • AMAZING scenic HELICOPTER flights from our front lawn
  • Laundry service (small charge – washed, dried, folded))
  • Shared guest lounge and conservatory
  • “Swap a Book” book case
  • Legendary breakfasts


Smoking is not permitted inside, but guests are welcome to smoke outside. We have two cats “Bootsie” and “Susie”.  They are not allowed in guests’ bedrooms, but are allowed everywhere else.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION:  We do require your credit card details to confirm your reservation.   As a courtesy to you, we do not take an advance deposit.  Payment is made when you arrive by VISA,MasterCard or CASH

CHECK IN:  Between 3-30 and 6 pm or other times by arrangement. An ETA when booking is appreciated.   If you are running late, please give us a call.  PH : 07 357 4020 or 021 385 2807

CHECK OUT:  10.00 am

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your reservation with us.      There will be a one night’s charge if cancelled within 7 days of your first night’s stay.

Your Hosts

Your Hosts

Graham, born in England, came to NZ in 1973. A furniture upholsterer by trade, he is now semi- retired. After many years of having successful businesses in the UK and NZ, he now is happy to spend time fly fishing and getting to know our guests. Many an hour has been spent, on the stream bank, swapping tips and telling tales.

Lyndsay, a kiwi, enjoys home decorating……..a skill learned with Graham in their furniture business, helping customers with colours and fabrics, This is shown throughout the home, with the tasteful décor and furnishings. Also, a great cook………breakfasts are legendary.

We can tell you the best fishing spots, the favourite attractions, the magical places, and the best eateries and wines.

We are happy to be able to offer accommodation options . . . fully hosted BED and BREAKFAST in our well appointed  WAI MOTU and WAI MOANA rooms, or self-contained/self-catering in our LAKESIDE MOKOIA APARTMENT.

Depending on the length of your holiday, many guests do like to alternate between the two styles of accommodation.   Choosing to self-cater for a few nights every so often, gives you a chance to relax more, eat in, sleep in, and take time out from the usual fast pace of holiday travelling.

Our BED and BREAKFAST rooms are on the second floor of our home.

The MOKOIA APARTMENT is on the ground floor.


  • Everything Lyndsay and Graham do, they do exquisitely. The location of their home couldn’t be nicer. The view from the guest lounge is overwhelming and beautiful. The décor and accommodations are elegant and comfortable. Everything you desire is provided. Lyndsay’s culinary talents are superb and the trout Graham caught and smoked for us was outstanding. We could have stayed forever.

    Mark & Susan Garman. USA
  • We booked for 1 night, possibly 2. We were made so welcome and treated like royalty we asked to stay a third night, but ended up staying 4. Breakfast was a wonder, with a different fruit dish each day. Cooked breakfast was just what you wanted and cooked to your liking. Last drink of the day, on the house, with our hosts Lyndsay and Graham.

    Glynne & Gwen Hibbert UK
  • Lovely location, overlooking Lake Rotorua. Hostess Lyndsay, so welcoming friendly and informative. Excellent breakfasts, nice touches like wine and canapes early evening after our days out. Every little comfort thought of in the bedroom and ensuite. A most enjoyable stay.

    Sue & Mike Rowles UK
  • Graham and Lyndsay have been so hospitable and have made great suggestions. We enjoyed the wonderful evening of shared stories and laughter. Thank you so much for going out of your way to make our stay so wonderful. You two are a special team.

    Bruce & Mary Andrews Canada
  • Lyndsay and Graham bring the term hospitality beyond the 5 star level. Comfortable and clean rooms – a fabulous location and so helpful, and to top it all – breakfasts to die for. Many thanks for making our four day stay the highlight of our trip in wonderful New Zealand.

    Diane & Norman Sheahan Canada
  • Great hosts. Wonderful stay, warm and friendly. Great fishing.Graham and Lyndsay are true gems. We’ll be back.

    Brian & Renee USA
  • Bravo to the best B & B duo in the world. Many thanks for your hospitality . . . . . it is unrivaled.

    Susan & Saul Woythaler USA.
  • No words can adequately describe our wonderful stay. Thank you so much. You are family.

    Sondra & Wes Davis USA

4 star hotels in Rotorua