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Lakeside motel in renowned holiday hotspot Holdens Bay on Lake Rotorua

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A lakeside motel in the world-renowned holiday hotspot of Rotorua is for sale at the height of New Zealand’s summer tourism season.

The Cedarwood Lakeside Motel at 17 Holden Avenue, Holdens Bay, has 16 quality units from standard studios to two-bedroom lakefront suites offering views across Lake Rotorua.

The motel also includes a manager’s dwelling, reception area, and a small conference facility seating up to 36 people.

Set amongst the spacious 6,698sq m grounds, guests have use of a spa pool, heated outdoor pool, barbeque facilities, children’s play area and private jetty with a nearby boat ramp.

Colliers International has been exclusively appointed to market the property for sale by deadline private treaty closing at 4pm on Thursday 20 February.

Broker Danny Blair says it is an opportunity to invest in New Zealand’s booming tourism sector.

“The Cedarwood Lakeside Motel is popular with a wide range of domestic and international tourists, corporate guests, and small event and conferences groups.

“This attractive freehold investment is located within an easy eight-minute drive of Rotorua’s city centre and a two-minute drive from Rotorua Regional Airport.

“This proximity has made the motel a popular destination whilst visiting Rotorua’s world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities.

“The New Zealand tourism sector is currently experiencing unprecedented growth driven by record levels of international visitor arrivals and a healthy domestic market.

“The country’s hotel and accommodation sectors have never been stronger, recording an average occupancy rate of 80 per cent, with room rates having increased by over 33 per cent since 2013.”

Rotorua Broker Mark Rendell says Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most vibrant centres.

“Rotorua is among New Zealand’s premier tourism destinations, popular with both international and domestic guests.

“The city is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua and is famous for its active geothermal landscape, health and wellness offerings, Māori culture and adventure tourism.

“Rotorua is home to New Zealand’s fifth largest hotel market, with a current inventory of some 1,900 hotel rooms.

“Its popularity is partly due to its central North Island location, which is close to the populous ‘Golden Triangle’ centres of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

“This excellent proximity, along with the amenity of the regional airport, have helped to make Rotorua an integral part of the North Island’s international tourism circuit.”

The property for sale is located on a prime lake-facing site with unobstructed views over Lake Rotorua.

It is tenanted by HHG Tourism Limited on a long lease with 22 years remaining. The lease returns $175,000 plus GST in net annual rent, with rental reviews every two years.

Final lease expiry is in December 2041.

Built in 1997, the property has a net lettable area of 1,165sq m including 16 well-appointed guest rooms, a spa, reception and manager’s dwelling.

The guest rooms include:

  • Four studio units and one two-bedroom family unit, each with bathroom and kitchen facilities, of 168sq m each;
  • Four two-bedroom units with verandas and disabled access ramps of 209sq m each, and;
  • Seven two-bedroom units with lounge, bathroom and kitchenette facilities, four of which are 209sq m and three of which are 157sq m.

The reception is located within the two-level manager’s residence building, behind a drive-through covered entry canopy.

The 168sq m ground floor of the manager’s residence includes an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, along with a bedroom, bathroom, laundry and attached garage.

The 142sq m first floor provides three bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and storeroom.

The 155sq m single-storey conference facility comprises a conference room, reception area, dining room, toilet facilities and kitchen at the rear.

The conference room is well equipped with an electronic whiteboard, projector, DVD player and TV.

A 23.5sq m spa and storage area includes a spa pool room, bike storage and a disused sauna that is used for additional storage.

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Danny Blair


Hawke's Bay (Commercial)

Having worked in commercial real estate since 2006, Danny is a Director and shareholder of Colliers Hawke's Bay And Taupo.

Danny has been involved in multiple transactions throughout the past decade, specialising in sales and leasing solutions for corporate tenants, government agencies, investors and developers alike.

Danny has progressively established his position in the Hawke’s Bay commercial property market as ‘the top broker’ across the region. He has been the lead broker on some of the largest transactions in the Hawke’s Bay property market over the last five years, including The Tomoana Food Hub, which sold in excess of $40M+ at a yield of 6.23%. This is the largest industrial sale in Hawke’s Bays history, Further sales include 37 Johnston Way, Hastings which recently sold at a record yield of 4.95%. Danny has sold in excess of $270M worth of commercial real estate within the Hawke’s Bay region alone.  In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 Danny was awarded Colliers top broker in Hawke’s Bay.


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Mark Rendell



I am a qualified plumber who always had a real passion and drive for Real Estate.

In 2007 I made the decision to follow my heart and pursue my dreams, for the last several years I have been the leading commercial & Industrial property broker in Rotorua

I am absolutely passionate about what I sell.  I have developed excellent relationships with my customers through applying my interpersonal skills and exceeding expectations by identifying and implementing customer-centric  solutions.

Sales Management

Experienced in developing strategies to address my customer’s key requirements and concerns.  I build confidence in my portfolio through applying my knowledge and experience to match my customers needs

Customer Focus

Adept at understanding issues from my customer’s perspective.  I listen carefully to my customer and consider what is the best solution for them

Building Trust

Treat people with respect.  I operate with integrity, ensuring that I always keep my promises and commitments within agreed timeframes.


Exceptional communication skills with which I am able to articulate ideas, rationales and points logically and succinctly to all stakeholders, customising the medium to the audience as required.

Commercial Acumen

I have established strong levels of commercial acumen throughout my career and have the ability to readily identify areas for business development.

I’m very excited about developing and expanding business with Colliers Rotorua International.

With my local knowledge and experience alongside Colliers’ extensive and specialised national networks,  we will take Rotorua’s commercial property market activity to a new level..”


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