Welcome to Hamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel. Hidden in the hills of Rotorua, the 4-Star Plus Qualmark rated lodge accents luxurious comfort with vistas of mountains, Lake Rotorua and fragrant fields of New Zealand.
This magnificent estate is a pleasant 15 minutes drive from the City of Rotorua and is the perfect option for the discerning traveller. Away from the main visitor hub, set in lush green countryside, the exclusive Lodge provides the ideal base for those wishing to experience New Zealand, the spiritual home of Maori Culture and its world-renowned geothermal wonders – and for those wishing to explore the wider Bay of Plenty region, with its lakes, rivers, mountains, forest and beaches.
HOTEL GUESTROOMS, SUITES AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES OVERVIEW
All Hamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel accommodations are set within a two- and three-storey boutique hotel buildings spilling down the hillside. Bright and airy interiors feature large hotel guest rooms and bathrooms. Enchanting views reach over the valley to the mountains and the nearby Lake Rotorua and the sacred Mokoia Island.
Evocative décor includes natural wood and stone finished and a palette inspired by sunshine and flowers. Sleekly designed furnishings, stylish chairs, bright rugs and striking artwork are New Zealand in spirit and contemporary in style. Work areas support productivity with the latest technology for communication, including FREE high-speed wireless Internet access and telephone. For relaxation, there’s a private bar baskets, a flat screen television and an iPod docking station in each guest room.
Extra-spacious ensuite bathrooms include signature Hamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel features – a deep-soaking tub with glass walled shower, and a large vanity. Colourful New Zealand fabrics add charm, and in many of the bathrooms, daylight flows through a large picture window.
In today’s society privacy, space and exceptional service are very much expected yet rarely understood. At Hamurana Lodge Boutique Hotel, we pride ourselves on excelling in these three aspects. The unique personalised concept of entertaining family or colleagues in the privacy of our boutique hotel is also available for exclusive hire for events, corporate meeting retreats and Wedding Receptions.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LODGE
In the mid 1980’s local entrepreneur Gary Woods purchased 50 acres from our neighbouring deer farmer, Dr Mark Irwin. He developed the property as a grand private residence and it became known locally as ‘Woodlands’. Unfortunately bad times were to descend on Mr Woods and he was forced to part with his beloved country home.
In the mid 1990’s the property was purchased by a partnership of three local couples and converted into a tourist lodge. The lodge operated on and off with various managers in residence and over time ownership was transferred to just one of the original partnership couples, Brett & Vlasta Marvelly. During this time the name was changed to Hamurana Country Estate and 35 acres of land were sold back to Dr Irwin, leaving the manor sitting on 15 acres.
In September 2002 Kim & Andrew Martin purchased the Lodge at which time it was once again being used as a private residence. On take over the Martin’s embarked on the mammoth task of bringing the manor back up to the standard that was expected from an international tourist bed and breakfast.
In March 2009, we purchased the lodge and started a full renovation. This lodge is part of a collection of hotels managed by our hotel asset management company based in Singapore called Global Asset Solution Ltd.