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Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel

Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Lake Rotorua, the stylish Black Swan gives guests the winning combination of a luxurious boutique hotel experience combined with all the advantages of personalised lodge style service. Although the property is expansive, with an acre of grounds that include delightful rose gardens and sweeping lawns, there are just eight luxurious guest suites which give the hotel a friendly yet intimate environment.

The outstanding facilities include a great outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa services, lakefront dining, a sandy beach and a private jetty. Should you want a break from the peace and tranquillity, the fascinating city of Rotorua is just a five minute drive away. The stunning lake views, serene setting and local attractions twin to make this a very special holiday retreat

Facilities & Activities

Relaxation and rejuvenation are at the core of your experience at the Black Swan. There are plenty of luxurious spaces throughout the hotel where you can enjoy fine cuisine, read a book in one of the plush armchairs, or simply contemplate your beautiful surroundings in front of a glowing fireplace. If you want to unwind, then there is a fantastic solar heated pool and sauna, or you can spoil yourself with one of the indulgent treatments available in the Spa.

The extensive and mature grounds are charming and there is plenty within them for you to explore; the delightful rose gardens, a magical secret garden grotto, a croquet lawn, pètanque court, and a sandy beach where you can admire the serene waters of Lake Rotorua, providing the perfect backdrop to this tranquil setting.

For those planning to venture out, Rotorua’s main tourist attractions are just a short drive away. If doing something active appeals, there are plenty of opportunities with everything from mountain biking, 4 wheel drive adventures, bush walks, golf and horse riding, to parasailing, kayaking and white water rafting. Thanks to the helipad at the Black Swan, you can also venture further afield and take a helicopter to explore the spectacular volcanoes and thermal parks famously located in this area, or you can be collected from the private jetty and taken on a fishing trip.

Rotorua has a fascinating Maori history, so if you are interested in soaking up some of the traditional and contemporary Maori culture, there are some great experiences on offer. The hotel will be very happy to help you plan your activities during your stay.

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Breakfast at the Black Swan is taken overlooking the lake; a very pleasant way to start the day. There is a expansive buffet or delicious cooked options including eggs benedict and pancakes.

For fine dining, the hotel offers a great menu offering contemporary Pacific fusion food. You can dine by candlelight whilst admiring the spectacular lake vista or by the fireside. If you would prefer something a little more intimate, then private dining is available in the conservatory, grotto or gardens – a very special dining experience.

The Black Swan also has 2 exceptional sister restaurants, Bistro 1284 and the Regent of Rotorua. Each week, the hotel provides a complimentary transfer to them both on select evenings, to give you the opportunity to try a different but equally delicious cuisine. If you would prefer to eat in the privacy of your own suite, then room service is available from both of these restaurants.


The Black Swan’s 8 stylish rooms fuse classic sophistication and contemporary chic to create uniquely luxurious accommodation. It is clear to see that a lot of attention to detail has been devoted to this boutique hotel, to ensure the deluxe furnishings and beautiful artwork that adorn the walls, create a space that oozes calm and serenity. The accommodation exceeds expectations with its sumptuous features; each room boasts an individual fireplace, complimentary WIFI, HD flat screen TV and DVD, iPod docking station, and espresso machine. The bathrooms are superb, with their monsoon rain showers, solid stone soaker baths and under-floor heating. King beds, or twin beds are available and the crisp bed linen with feather & down pillow and duvets ensure you have a very comfortable stay.

Choose between gorgeous lake views or a room overlooking the rose gardens and sweeping lawns. Located in the main lodge building, the Premium Lakefront Rooms are perched on the edge of the lake with full glass sliders opening to an intimate lake view. The Deluxe Lakeview Rooms offer stunning views from your own private terrace and include 2 king bedded rooms and 1 family style room with a small separate sleeping alcove. Finally, there are 2 Stylish Pool View Rooms, which open out to private outdoor terraces facing the pool and gardens and come with 2 king beds.


Families are made to feel very welcome at the Black Swan. Kids will love swimming in the pool, playing on the sandy beach and exploring the beautiful grounds, and there are plenty of family adventures to be had in Rotorua and the surrounding areas.

The Lakeview rooms are very spacious and have 2 king beds so are ideal for families, and there is also 1 family style room with a separate sleeping alcove that is available. These rooms are conveniently located in the Eastern wing with easy access to the courtyard, gardens and lake.

Highchairs and cots are available for younger guests, and a babysitter can also be arranged.


The hotel has received a Sustainable Tourism Business Award.


Located on the edge of Lake Rotorua, the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel is just a 5 minute drive from Rotorua city centre where there are plenty of great tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.

Rotorua International Airport is just a 20 minute drive away and Auckland International Airport is within a 3 hour drive. There is complimentary parking available at the hotel.

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