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Broekhaven Country Cottage
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We had four nights at Broekhaven in May/June. Debbie, Ed and family were very pleasant and the homemade bread, pastries along with fruit and other conveniences were appreciated every day. Our girls brought in more eggs from the chickens than we could eat. It was wonderful to be able to just let the girls wander outdoors with the animals which they did dawn til after dusk and not worry about their safety. Needless to say they loved their "chores" and tried to make sure we wrapped up our days' activities to be back and repeat them in the afternoon. The hike to the nearby spring is not to be missed, a great walk with beautiful color along the way. Okere Falls is not far beyond and we would recommend that as well. We wanted for nothing except maybe a stronger internet signal but we could get it when needed, otherwise it encouraged us to put down the electronics! It was very much what we were hoping for and we were very happy with our decision to stay at Broekhaven.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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littlelamb_7, Owner at Broekhaven Country Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time for making lovely comments and a suggestion for improvement, we have now improved the WiFi strength so the signal works better with iPads. and phones.

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed at Broekhaven for two nights at the end of a cold and frosty May. Debbie was an amazing host - when we arrived, we had freshly baked bread and croissants with home made jam ready and waiting for us, and the house was already warm and toasty. We travelled with our 2.5 year old toddler and our 7 month old baby, and everything was all set up for them - a bed and a cot in our room all made up and ready to go.

On both mornings, our toddler went with Debbie to feed the sheep, chickens, goats, and lions (although the lions may have been in our son's imagination) - we even had fresh eggs from the chickens, which were delicious - what a wonderful memory for him to have of his first New Zealand holiday.

We'll come back again for sure the next time we head down near Rotorua, as it's perfectly positioned as a launching pad for the nearby attractions and hot springs.

Love it - thanks or having us, we're sorry to be going home so soon.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We spent 5 nights at lovely Broekhaven. It's location is perfectly out of the bad smell zone of rotorua yet close enough to all the activities. The hosts including pets were all very welcoming and were too happy to help us with anything we needed. This is a great place to stay for relaxation.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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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.

Room Tip: Thank you - Debby&Ed!!! Your hospitality unforgettable!!!
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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