Set in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens on the edge of Rotorua Lake on New Zealand’s North Island, Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel is a five-star luxury guesthouse with striking contemporary décor, sandy beach, swimming pool and private jetty – just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Rotorua.
As well as a wide range of pampering treatments and detox packages, including hot stone massage and anti-ageing facials, the spa at Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel is also a tranquil setting for a relaxed afternoon tea.
The eight rooms at Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel are designer-decorated with vivid feature walls, lavish furnishings and luxe en suites including walk-in showers and oversize solid-stone tubs. The Lakeview rooms have private terraces with outdoor fireplace, and all rooms have super-contemporary indoor gas fires.
There are plenty of opportunities to relax at Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel ¬– in the sauna, the solar-heated pool, the library, conservatory, gardens or verandah – or you can head out on a helicopter ride from the hotel’s own helipad to explore the volcanoes and geothermal parks for which this region is famous. The hotel can also arrange for a fishing guide to pick you up from the jetty and take you out to catch rainbow trout on the lake.
Meals of modern fusion cuisine can be taken in the lavish dining room looking out over the lake. Plus there’s a free shuttle bus to take you to Black Swan’s sister restaurant in Rotorua, Bistro 1284, where you can feast on fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and local duck and beef.
171 Kawaha Point RoadRotoruaNew Zealand