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“This must be a dream...it's too good to be true!”

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Broekhaven Country Cottage
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed a couple of nights at Broekhaven early this year. Our three boys (5, nearly 3 and 18 months) loved it. They were in their element feeding the chickens and rabbits and holding the baby hedgehogs Debbie was caring for. Our 5 year old stated on arrival "this must be a dream...it's too good to be true" and our nearly 3 year old asked repeatedly throughout each day if we were going back to the cottage that night, then cried for the first half hour of the drive out of Rotorua because he wanted to live in the cottage forever! Our hosts were very welcoming, the cottage had everything we needed and it was lovely to retreat to the peaceful surrounds each afternoon/evening. It was a convenient location for all the tourist attractions in Rotorua, but lovely to be a bit removed from the city. We would definitely head back to Broekhaven on our next trip to Rotorua!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bronwyn A
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We stayed in this friendly cottage only for 2 days!!! Thank you- Debby&Ed ! Your hospitality unforgettable! We want to return once again! Amazing cottage among sheep, lambs, chickens and dogs is unbelievable place.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sapphire452
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights over the New Year period and we didn't want to leave. Every morning our 2 year old loved feeding Tessa the lamb, chickens and rabbits. Only a 15 minute drive into town and away from all the noise and street lights. Thank you Debbie for the yummy bread and crossings/muffins. They were perfect for the road. Looking forward to coming back again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank BrookeJones1983
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly,good looking and sweaty Ed (who authenticated the "farm' experience mowing the lawn). By then,we knew we're going to experience a wonderful time as we entered our place of stay; a very complete house which we think we could live there forever. Grazing sheeps completed the picture postcard.
We have a confession to make Debbie! Your exquisite croissants and bread did not live to see the next morning's breakfast. They were consumed quite immediately after you sent them. Not that we were hungry, but the temptation was too great.
The location of Broekhaven Cottage and proximity to touristic places around Rotorua bodes well for tourists who search for 'living in the farm' . Debbie and Ed are very accomodating and friendly. Perfect hosts. We left the place with fond memories.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Immaculate country cottage which sheep and lambs grazing in the paddock around the cottage. Very peaceful, great views of the surrounding countryside and Lake Rotorua in the distance. Well stocked cottage with everything you might need. Lovely fresh bread and pastries every day. Great recommendations from Debbie of things to do and see. Our 2 year old daughter loved feeding the animals and enjoyed the visits by the three dogs and the cats.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Stuart K
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Very attractive cottage with every comfort. Good breakfast left ready every morning..you could even collect your own eggs. Pretty situation over the other side of the lake from the less attractive centre of Rotorua and so lovely scenery and no real sulphur smells from the geysers! Close enough though to the wonderful and fascinating major tourist attractions of the area. Particularly appreciated suggestions for walks and off the tourist track experiences.Lovely hosts.
Julia,Roger,Olivia and Jess.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Julia B
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Cannot ask for more. Excellent bread every morning, very comfortable, friendly hosts.. And of course animals ! Our daughter is still talking about them and like to have chickens at home now...
Very quiet, very good rest.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Vaihe
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Additional Information about Broekhaven Country Cottage

Address: 16 Kaska Road | Rotorua, Hamurana 3097, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Hamurana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Hamurana
Price Range: £140 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Currently Broekhaven is closed and we are only offering accommodation in our beautiful Lakehaven Apartment. Awake to birdsong in this peaceful and tranquil self catering apartment only 160m from the lake, set beneath the owners main house. You will feel welcome as soon as you arrive with only a short walk to Lake Rotorua, trout fishing at Hamurana Springs, or a game of golf at Hamurana Golf Course. Conveniently situated to many of Rotorua's major tourist attractions including Agrodome, Zorb, Skyline Skyrides & Hells Gate. Amenities in this fully self contained apartment include a kitchenette with microwave, double stove top element, electric frypan as well as all utensils, flat screen TV, fridge, linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers, free wireless internet, full bathroom with all linen and toiletries supplied and BBQ. We have dogs and cats as well as assorted friendly farm animals, so you are welcome to hand feed sheep, alpacas and our resident goose. ... more   less 

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