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Lyons Lakestay

Lyons Lakestay
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8 Okareka Loop Road,, Rotorua
Tel: (0)7 362 8790
Lyons Lakestay is an affordable,"boutique style" backpacker,casual accommodation,B&B or Holiday unit.Suitable for those travellers looking to stay away from the busy city centre,bus crowds and sulphur smells.A tranquil setting to base yourself while exploring the lakes and attractions in Rotorua,Bay of Plenty and Waikato areas or take time out from a busy travelling schedule to enjoy the local flora and fauna. Lyons Lakestay has just 3 Rooms available for singles,doubles,triples and small groups as a holiday unit. FREE produce for all guests from the small organic garden ,when available.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Breakfasts,home made breads,Packed lunches,"kiwi BBQ" Dinner packs. Let us know your special dietary requirements ,we are happy to provide for special diets if we know before your arrival.


3 double bedrooms-1 queen,1double with single bed,1 double bunk.Guest share kitchen dining area.1 bathroom , 1 toilet.Outdoor courtyard and BBQ area.TV in Dining area.

Total Capacity



Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband


Lake Edge Boardwalk and Bush walks;Kayaks;Trout Fishing;swimming;Mountainbiking.Kayaks and Mountain bikes for Hire.Boat Hire available on nearby Tarwera.Buried Village and Rotorua attractions.

Tariff Includes

All linen,tea/coffee supplies


FRom City Centre,Information centre Turn from Fenton st east toward Airport,follow Te Ngae Rd to 1st Roundabout,turn right into Tarawera Rd. Stey on this Road until you reach the Blue lake. Turn left at the Top 10 Holiday Park into Okareka Loop Rd. Drive for 1km through native bush on the Left you will see our sign as approaching a corner.
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