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“Luxurious accommodation nestled on the side of a north facing hill”
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Sunlover Retreat
Ranked #1 of 8 Tairua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Luxurious accommodation nestled on the side of a north facing hill”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We were fortunate to be introduced to Donna from the fabulous Sunlover Retreat by the way of a gift voucher from our daughter. Our eyes scanned from the luxurious accommodation nestled on the side of a north facing hill. The vista took in bush, estuary complete with moored boats, the village of Tairua, Paku hill, then following beyond to the sea and Pauanui. Even Jack the labra-doodle welcomed us and rolled over for a tummy scratch. Donna was the perfect hostess making us feel totally welcome and even recommended a local restaurant for our evening meal. After a good night's sleep in a very large comfortable bed she sat us down to a sumptuous breakfast. All too soon it was time to say farewell, but be assured we will be back.
Thankyou Donna

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Spending 2 nights in a little slice of paradise was definitely not long enough let's just say! Sunlover Retreat made us feel beyond relaxed with a fabulous atmosphere. The location was perfect with views over stunning scenery and was just close enough to be only minutes from walking along the beach with the wind in your hair. The water pressure in the shower could have you there all day! The breakfast was perfect every morning to start the day and the hosts Donna and Chris go above and beyond to make you wish you never had to leave! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back if we're back in the country! Thank you for a perfect little getaway from the city life!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Had a fantastic time staying at the Sunlover Retreat with Donna and Chris Brookes - the owners and hosts.
The views were stunning from almost every room - even the bathroom!! ;-)
The Retreat was beautiful, tranquil and peaceful - lovely energy - surrounded by nature and ocean, yet minutes away from Tairua central and the beaches - a short walk to the estuary and water.
Great location; great atmosphere and surroundings; great breakfast and great hospitality!!
Thanks guys for making me feel so special!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Sunlover Retreat
Address: 20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tairua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunlover Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Sunlover Retreat. A boutique bed & breakfast, nestled on a hill in the seaside town of Tairua, Coromandel NZ. Sunlover Retreat soaks up the sun and views from sunrise to sunset.There are three accommodation rooms, each with its own ensuite. The Estuary Suite has a bath luxuriously placed to look over the bush, Coromandel Ranges and Tairua estuary beyond. Every room has a large private deck and robes are supplied. ... more   less 
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