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“pure relaxation - breathtaking views”
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Review of Careem BnB

Facing east, enjoy sunrises with unobstructed views to farmland and Mt Tarawera in the distance
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Facing east, enjoy sunrises with unobstructed views to farmland and Mt Tarawera in the distance
Main bedroom, queen sized slat bed, is so quiet that guests say they get a very sound sleep A clear winters day, with crisp clean air and clear blue water
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Facing east, enjoy sunrises with unobstructed views to farmland and Mt Tarawera in the distance
Main bedroom, queen sized slat bed, is so quiet that guests say they get a very sound sleep
A clear winters day, with crisp clean air and clear blue water
Pull out sofa in lounge. Makes up to a comfy spare bed
Sometimes we are treated to a tachnicolour sunrise like this!
View from your entrance. Relax on the deck, in the gardn or dip your feet in the lake from our jetty
We love to grow our own organic produce. Recent crop of strawberries.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

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Thomas L
Wohlen, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“pure relaxation - breathtaking views”
Reviewed 15 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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I stayed at Careem BnB for two nights, right on the enchanting Lake Okareka. I wish I could have stayed much longer! What a breathtaking view! Through the windows of the spacious, well equipped self-contained two room apartment I could enjoy the picturesque garden with Carol’s vegetables, fruits and herbs in front of the lake. Pure nature and romance! And a lovely place to relax and to recharge your batteries! Carol is a lovely and welcoming host. In her guest information booklet you will find very helpful information and advice on what you can do and see in the area and you even learn much more about “Lake Okareka Lifestyle”. The breakfast was incredibly delicious. Homemade wholemeal bread and jams, fresh fruits and muesli! I strongly recommend this accommodation.

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Liked best: the spectacular views and the delicious breakfast
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lars B
Soest, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B in beautiful location”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

A lovely place with a warm and welcoming host. A short distance from all the main Rotorua attractions (geysers, Maori village, Redwood forest, blue and green lake) and a worthy location of itself. The home cooked dinners were excellent and the views amazing. Highly recommended!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, North Carolina
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498 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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There are two things I miss the most when I travel: a home-cooked meal and a good hot shower. Carol offers both and much more. The facility is perfect. It feels very self-contained and private. The location is very convenient. It's close to a number of things like the redwoods forest as well as the blue and green lakes. It's far enough away from Rotorua to not smell but convenient enough to head into town to do things.

We took advantage of the optional meals. The breakfast was incredible! Delicious and filling enough to keep us going all day until dinner (with a light afternoon snack). We loved the yogurt so much we went out and bought the same yogurt maker.

Carol is very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. She also did our laundry which was very helpful while traveling. All in all we fully recommend this place and wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: the breakfast
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thank you for your review! We love hosting people, and hearing about their travels and their lives. Making you feel at home with some "real food" and a warm welcome is simply a pleasure!
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