We spent 16 nights across NZ (both islands) in mostly B&Bs and a few hotels. We stayed in the smaller Rua room. Rua means “two” and the other room was Tahi which means “one” in Maori language, which was interesting to learn. Our hosts Carol and Ken, a friendly English couple, who have lived in UK, Middle East and NZ have a tastefully decorated place. We dint use the spa room and the Kayaks but some of the recreational amenities were amongst the best we encountered. The B&B is located on Rotorua lakefront and in summers you could swim there! As a host they were one of the friendliest couple we met and instantly felt at home. They welcomed us with English afternoon tea when we arrived and had lovely chats with them. Carol made us vegetarian breakfast, best mushrooms on toast we have had till date. The place is a bit away from town center, about a 10min drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the grandeur of this prestigious lakeside home, tastefully restored to meet every requirement of the 21st century. Wireless internet, Sky TV, DVD and Bose surround sound, all in the comfort of the splendid lounge. Stay in one of the delightful queen size bedrooms. Quiet nights and still mornings make The Lake House the right choice. Relax and unwind with a drink on the veranda or in the indoor spa pool - both overlook the lake. ... more less