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B&B @ The Redwoods
Ranked #2 of 56 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
london
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Enjoyed two nights stay in Feb. Vivien made us feel very welcome & cooked a mean breakfast. Very helpful providing info on best places to visit along with a map. Good location for the main places to visit in Rotorua. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mambojan
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

This B&B was in a great location, withing walking distance to the redwood forest and short driving distance to the downtown area and other attractions. While the room was small, it was very clean, with a well-appointed bathroom. Vivien was a terrific host, full of information and recommendations about the area. Breakfasts were substantial and delicious, with lots of fresh fruit. The private entrance to the guest level was convenient, as were the separate guest lounge, outdoor patio and on-premises parking.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AZgirl4092
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Danville, California, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Vivian greeted us upon our arrival and made us feel at home in an instant with her warm smile, friendly conversation, and homemade cake! I was particularly impressed with her e-mail communications soon after our booking months in advance. She gave us so much useful information and booked our Maori cultural experience at Te Puia. Vivian's expertise at giving precise directions and with the aid of a map was so very helpful. She is well known in the Rotorua community, and I can see why. She is a giving person.
Our room is quite adequate, clean and well appointed. Breakfast is whatever you want. Her homemade bread is awesome. Great b&b!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kimberly Q
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Mombasa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

If we could have driven back to Redwoods B&B each night on our road trip around the North Island we would have done! We were visiting New Zealand from our home in Kenya and we'd planned on staying in Rotorua for on one night, but ended up spending two. Vivien was extremely welcoming and went that extra mile by sitting down with us, finding out what our interests were, suggesting places, and doing the bookings for us which we really appreciated. The accommodation was perfect, spotless rooms, crisp white sheets and fluffy towels. A delicious breakfast both days and nothing was too much trouble for Vivien. Highly recommended for anyone passing through Rotorua. Even worth a detour!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Libba B
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Everything about this B&B is of a high standard. Upon arrival, you are given a warm greeting and invaluable, comprehensive advice about places to visit, all accompanied by tea/ coffee and delicious homemade cakes.Vivien will then facilitate any advance bookings you may wish to make.
Our room was well presented and comfortable, with a good big shower in the ensuite and a private deck area leading off our bedroom. The guest lounge has good facilities for making hot drinks etc, as well as a fridge for guests to use. Breakfast is of a high standard with a cooked or continental-style option. An extra bonus is that Vivien will cook a lovely three course evening meal for you at a very reasonable price, if you book this in advance. Both Vivien and Peter are interesting and sociable hosts who obviously enjoy having happy guests!
As for location, this B & B benefits from being a few minutes drive from the main town in a peaceful location just far enough away from the noxious odours that go with Rotorua's wonders!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank iowstevie
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed here for two nights - my husband and I, a 3 year old and a 9 month old. Vivien was so friendly from the start and made our children feel right at home. The tree house, swing, and outside yard was a highlight of my daughter's stay. Vivien even brought out her children's old toys. She went out of her way to give us recommendations and directions. The B&B itself is lovely. Rooms are well appointed (looks more like a high-end hotel in the room) , and the area is perfect! Close to everything, but situated in a nice neighborhood with nice scenery. Would definitely stay again and I highly recommend it to families as well.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kpayne55
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Formby, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Vivian offers a good B&B and was very helpful. Our only concern was the room had no space in the wardrobe so we had to live out of our suitcases, a pet hate of my wife. If Vivian could fix this issue we would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank MagellansTours
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theredwoods, Owner at B&B @ The Redwoods, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Thank you for your comments. We do have a wardrobe in the Koru and Redwood Suites however the room you occupied was our spare room which you were made aware of and which is not advertised on our website. Due to your last minute request for an extra night we did not have either of the suites available and you were happy to take the spare room even having been told it had limited facilities. I am disappointed that the lack of wardrobe space in our spare room affected your overall rating of the property especially because we only offered it to accommodate your last minute change of plans and because I had spent a great deal of time over numerous emails helping organise your Rotorua itinerary and booking various attractions on your behalf. I also provided you with extra clothes hangers to hang your clothes on the door hangers as well as lots of drawer space which you did not utilise. We have taken your comments on board and have made a wardrobe available in our spare room.
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Property: B&B @ The Redwoods
Address: 3 Awatea Terrace | Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — B&B @ The Redwoods 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded yet Central. 2 luxurious ensuite guest rooms with private verandah and garden. Private entrance to guest only lounge,dining, indoor & outdoor living. City & lakes 5 mins, many attractions close by, next to Redwood Forest. Full Breakfast included, safe & free off-street car park, free Wifi, laundry facilities, no sulphur smell. 4 star NZ Qualmark rating and highly recommended by travellers in Tripadvisor. ... more   less 
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