Rotoruas smallest and only organic 'boutique-style' hostel / bed and breakfast is set amongst native bush overlooking Lake Okareka and is only 10 minutes from Rotorua town centre.
The lakestay is a modern, perfectly designed, casual accommodation, catering for the needs of the independent traveller looking for something natural, unique and affordable. Ideal for small groups (up to 8 persons) where you can have the Lakestay to yourselves.
The tranquil setting is the perfect pristine paradise to take time out from a busy schedule or return to at the end of a busy day where one can enjoy the native birds while relaxing in the outdoor courtyard area. With your host Cheryl's friendly and flexible approach to all guests, many of your needs can be met. With her loads of local knowledge, let her do the phoning for you!
Attractions close by include The Buried village, The Blue Lake and Lake Tarawera. All rotorua attractions are a 10 min drive away. A regular transport service is available into the main centre as often as required for those without a vehicle. Some companies pick up from the Lakestay.
Lake Okareka is nestled amongst many beautiful lakes that are suitable for kayaking or trout fishing, and trips with local guides can be arranged. Boat trips can be combined with trout fishing and a relaxing soak in one of the many natural hot pools /streams on the lakes. Mountain Bikes are available (free for 2 or more nights stay) to explore the many tracks. Kayaks are also available for hire on site.
Take advantage of lake edge boardwalk nearby and bush walks to suit all abilities or mountain biking on any of the world class tracks. Lyons Lakestay is the ideal base for exploring the volcanic thermal areas, and the cultural experiences that Rotorua, Tarawera and the Central Plateau have to offer. The Bay of Plenty coast beaches are within a 1 hour drive away. The perfect place to base yourselves while holidaying in the North island as attractions in Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel, Central Plateau (skifields) & the Bay of Plenty coast are reachable 1-2 hrs drive (2.5 -3 hrs from Auckland). Rental cars can be arranged locally once you arrive or let us know and we will book it for you.
The lakestay is set up to be self catering, but organic breakfasts or Kiwi-style lunch & dinners are also available if you let us know as they are made from fresh, New Zealand produce at an extra charge.
Free produce is sometimes available from the organic vegetable garden.
Pick ups are available from Tourism Rotorua (information centre & Bus stop) or from the Airport. Please let me know arrival times. We also offer safe off street parking for those who are driving.
Lyons Lakestay is a member of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter.