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The Nunnery
Ranked #1 of 4 Te Aroha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I often think of writing reviews on various places I stay in but never quite get around to doing it but this time I must. The Nunnery is the most comfortable place to stay and excellent value for money. It was a welcome haven to come to after cycling the 21kms from Paeroa. The kitchen/dining/lounge, although not overly roomy, is beautifully decorated and fairly well equipped. Showers were great with plenty of hot water and the hosts were most welcoming. I would recommend The Nunnery to anyone wanting accommodation in Te Aroha. I can't think of many places receiving 5 stars on all counts.

Room Tip: I had Room 1 and my friend had Room 2 which was very comfortable with its own handbasin and a nice t...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ali B
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Our group of 14 stayed here after finishing the Hauraki Rail Trial. The place was incredibly clean and the beds were very comfortable. The rooms were spacious and all 14 of us fitted in beautifully. Paul and Denise very great hosts and even came out to dinner with us! We chose The Nunnery because we liked the idea of the communal deck and lounge for a group. The lounge also had tea / toast / cooking facilities and a fridge so those who wanted could also have breakfast.

Room Tip: The music room, which they allowed us to use because of our group size, was beautiful. Lovely bathro...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank TrippychickNZ
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

A group of 14 of us stayed here this past weekend and I can not say enough about The Nunnery. It is centrally located, easy walking to the shops, restaurants and cafes and Paul and Denise were the perfect hosts. They take great pride in their establishment, as they should.Everything was spotless and comfortable including a lounge/kitchen area which also had a deck to enjoy the outdoors. I would not hesitate to recommend the Nunnery to a group or individuals and plan to stay there next time I am in Te Aroha. Don't let the reasonable rates fool you, this place is very very good value!

Room Tip: Some rooms have ensuites so if you prefer your own facilities I would book into either the Music Roo...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank IttyB
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We used this accommodation for our base when doing the hauraki trail ride. Our ensuite room was lovely and very comfortable. Paul and Denise showed us through the nunnery and it would be a great if you had a group of riders or trampers wanting to explore this area as the 5 bedrooms available are tastefully decorated and with a full kitchen for your use. We could imagine some great times shared here.
The added bonus of the the aroha mineral pools to ease those tired legs.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank merito_10
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Friends stayed here after being double booked elsewhere which was a great blessing i disguise as we were very disappointed with where we stayed.

The Nunnery is a fantastic place for goups and couples. Even though most of our group stayed elsewhere the owners were more than happy to show us through the entire complex and gave us a lot of their time. Due to the weather not being so great we did not do everything we wanted to do in Te Aroha so we will definitely be back and we will stay at The Nunnery.

There are a couple of ensuite rooms which could be double or twin rooms and then there is a lodge type unit which had 5 double rooms with shared bathrooms. One of these rooms could also be a twin. The lodge unit has a lounge kitchen area with a deck. The photos do not do this room justice. It is larger in life and there is a new lounge suite.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank mav_nz
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Spent a few days here, fantastic hosts Paul and Denise, made us feel super welcome. Very clean with comfy beds. Great breakfast and friendly conversation each morning. The Nunnery is a perfect stopover for a road trip. Highly recommend this accommodation and would love to stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We are trying to vary our family holidays so our children (two 12 year olds and one 10 year old), will see as much of NZ as possible. We particularly like to holiday in the less touristy spots, and Te Aroha fitted the bill for these holidays.
We found out about the Nunnery from friends, who are related to the owners, Paul and Denise. Judging by the guest book, others have found Paul and Denise the same as we did - excellent hosts.
It is a b & b, although we went with the bed option and took breakfast with us. The rooms are lovely and clean, airy and - most important given the cold snap - warm!
The Nunnery is handy to the highlights of Te Aroha - the Domain, the hot pools, and some surprisingly excellent cafes for a small town (we sampled coffee from Banco, the Domain cafe and Ironique and it was all good).
Denise and Paul know everything there is to know about Te Aroha, so could always send us in the right direction.
Unfortunately, the weather was pretty bad during our visit - but the children took advantage of the school grounds next door to shoot hoops and let off steam, and we were able to have a relaxing break.
I recommend The Nunnery for a peaceful breakaway and a great base for exploring the region.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Nunnery

Address: 16 Burgess Street | Te Aroha, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Aroha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Te Aroha
Price Range: £43 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nunnery is a new guest accommodation alternative in Te Aroha. Te Aroha is becoming a popular tourist destination due mainly to its mineral spa pools, bush walks and mountain bike tracks. The Nunnery is within easy walking distance to the tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, hotels and clubs. It is a brick building built in 1977 to house The Sisters of Mercy. Present owners, local people Paul Herbert and Denise Andersen, bought it in 2008 and in November 2009 it was opened for guest accommodation. We have one semi-detached studio unit which is proving very popular. With Air-conditioning, en-suite, flat screen television, toast, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge/freezer. In the main accommodation wing we have 3 double and 2 single bedrooms. These bedrooms have wash basins and heat pumps and have access to a guest lounge, kitchenette and deck. Full Breakfast or Continental available on request. The Nunnery also has ample off street parking and boasts spacious grounds. ... more   less 
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