Hamurana Lodge is a refined hotel nestled in the hills of Rotorua presenting a sweeping vista of Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island and fresh fields of New Zealand. We are an easy 15 minutes drive from the city centre and Rotorua Airport, providing the ideal base for those wishing to explore the Regions Maori Culture, Geothermal Parks, Hiking trails, Adventure activities and the world famous Hot Pools & Spa’s. Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves are easy self drive options or arrive in style onto the hotel Heli-Pad.
Hamurana Lodge is located 15 acres of farmland and features native birds and farm animals. There are 11 individually appointed guest rooms, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, restaurant (only serves breakfast currently) and a bar. We welcome international guests with style and create a personal experience that is memorable, engaging and real. Our daily continental buffet breakfast is prepared using fresh locally sourced produce and included during your stay. If you’re into stargazing at night, relaxing by an open fire or simply walking around the extensive grounds we are the perfect base for your Rotorua adventure!
HOTEL GUESTROOMS, SUITES AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES OVERVIEW
All our rooms feature complimentary WiFi and for relaxation, there’s a nespresso coffee maker, jellybeans and potato crisps in each room along with bottled water , flat screen television and an iPod docking station in each guest room.
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, team building and Wedding Receptions.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LODGE
In the mid 1980’s local entrepreneur Gary Wood 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’.
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, the lodge was part of a collection of hotels managed by a hotel asset management company based in Singapore called Global Asset Solution Ltd.
In September 2018 the property was purchased by an Auckland couple Jack and Hannah