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“All that you want in a B and B - plus the best blueberry pancakes ever”

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The Springs Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 February 2012

This is a very good and purpose-built B and B but it is a couple of miles out of the centre of the city. It's unlikely that you would have arrived here on foot though and you will need to drive to the various attractions of Rotorua. We stayed for 2 nights and were fully occupied - a week would probably be too long for most people. We enjoyed the Polynesian Spa, the Mitai Maori Cultural Experience including a post-dinner trip to look at Kiwis in the adjacent Rainbow Springs and there is some excellent walking in the nearby Redwood Forest and Blue Lake.

The rooms themselves are on a corridor with some fascinating pictures of old Rotorua on display and to the side of the owners' home. Contrary to some other reviews, we found that this meant that we were not always tripping over them but on arrival and at meal times they were very keen to ensure we made the most of our time here. Murray, who is retired from the travel industry, is a little quieter than Colleen but both are very hospitable and an excellent source of information about local and national tourist destinations.

Rooms are modern, functional and spotlessly clean with some distinctive touches: large walk-in closets so that luggage is not under foot; switchless bedside lights so that you don't have to fumble to turn them on and off; an over-head fan; free Wi-Fi. There is a good residents' lounge with free sherry and port and Internet access as well as the usual newspapers, magazines, books and games. Breakfasts are freshly cooked from a good selection by Colleen and I can recommend the blueberry pancakes which were probably the best I've eaten anywhere.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We were enjoying a very nice couple of days in Rotorua and Collin and Murray were our kind hosts in The Spings luxury B&B. The rooms are very comfortable but the best of our stay there was, by far , the excellent hospitality and sympathy we received. They were taking care of all we needed all the time. It was also remarcable the very tasty pancakes that Collin cooked for us every morning.Unforgetable stay!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

B&Bs are all about staying with people and not corporations. You can talk with the owners, get to know them a bit, and enjoy a bit of company. The owners of this house, Colleen & Murray, are truly caring about every detail of your stay and go to some lengths to see you leave with a smile on your face.

The house is unassuming in a residential section close to many attractions. The rooms are spotless and the beds comfortable. The breakfasts are tasty. It is the quintessential B&B (and we have stayed in hundreds).

Go here for the amenities but stay for the hosts!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

A very comfortable, well-appointed B&B and our hosts, Colleen and Murray, made our stay even more pleasant with their friendly and helpful manner. Located in a quiet neighborhood a short drive from downtown Rotorua, it was a convenient venue to access all the local attractions. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

This B&B is so easy to find and so close to all of Rotorua attractions but far enough away to avoid unpleasant odors from the geysers. We arrived to welcoming juice and muffins in the garden . The hosts were extremely helpful with information about local sights. The B& B is surrounded by white roses, 39 bushes, which are as fastidiously cared for as are the rooms. The internet available in the salon was convenient. Breakfast included a song and excellent coffee ( not everywhere the case) Although 14 years old the building and grounds appear brand new because they are under constant maintenance. The only question is why the room was called a suite; it was not. However, the king single beds were great. Wish this size were the standard in the US. Much better than standard twins. The only regret is that we could not stay longer.

Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2010

This is a small gem in a town with many large tourist hotels. So many nice touches: fresh flowers from the garden in every room, a clothes line in the backyard, should you wish to hang your hand laundry. The historic photos of Rotorua in the hallway are excellent, and be sure to ask about the photo of the Beatles in New Zealand, circa 1964. My room was large, and very comfortable. I was on foot, so a ride downtown on my first night was helpful for my orientation. It was easy (and relatively inexpensive) to get a cab from downtown, or I could walk if I felt like getting some exercise. I needed it to walk off the delicious breakfasts. On my last morning, when my tour company said they could not pick me up at The Springs, Colleen took charge, phoned them, and arranged it.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 March 2010

While travelling from one end of the North Island to the other, my wife and I had stayed in every imaginable type of accomodation, from five star hotels to beach side motels. Having stayed in B&Bs in other countries, we had a pre-conveived idea of what to expect; basically, a place to hang your hat and lay your head until it was time to hit the road again. During our three night stay, we were both pleasantly suprised and extremely gratified to find The Spings to be the most restful and stress-free stay of our trip until that point. Colleen and Murray welcomed us into their exceptional B&B as if we were old friends. We actually felt as if we were visiting relatives back home. The beds were exceptionally comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious and our hosts were extremely helpful with advice on dining and sightseeing, even making reservations and calling taxis. As far as we are concerned, Websters dictionary could use a picture of "The Springs" as the definition of "Bed and Breakfast.!"

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 16 Devon Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Ranked #13 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range: £250 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Springs Luxury Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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