We were looking for a last minute B&B for a pre Waitangi Day break away and found this little gem 2 kms south of town. Poppy Cottage in Te Aroha Park was perfect.. a small but perfectly formed converted cabin, with a comfy bed, excellent shower, kitchen facilities and even a little dressing room and outside deck.
The little touches of a vase of pretty blue hydrangers and all the windows open on our arrival made us feel very welcome. Anna and her family were helpful and suggested eateries and activities.
There was no sign of any bugs or spiders in the rooms and the bedding smelt fresh and sweetly of sun-dried and aired linen.
We were planning on spending about $140 for a B&B in town, but at a special of $61 we felt we'd hit the jackpot. Even at the normal rate of $80/night, Poppy Cottage is a gem. The property was very quiet.
There was a spa very close to our unit for our use @$15 for 1/2 an hour, but we didn't use it.. maybe next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selection of different accommodation types, ranging from backpackers Cabins to modern apartments. Lots of privacy and space provided in this rural park, grazing farm animals surround this peaceful setting with uninterrupted mountain views. Free of charge WiFi and Hot pool on site operating in the evening. Cottages and Cabins with linen supplied to all double beds. Fantastic playground on tree-swings, flying fox, pedal go-karts. Choose us if you like the quiet countryside, only a short 3 minutes drive from Te Aroha coffee-shops and restaurants. Holiday Park with adventure playground, flying fox,tree swings, out of the ordinary. Motel type Cottages, Cabins and Backpacker caravans for the budget traveller. In addition we also offer camping sites, communal kitchen and showers plus toilets for those guests who prefer private cabins or caravans. Cook a Bar-be-que under our oak trees, use our special alfresco pool with hot mineral water, open all year between 6.30 Pm - 8.30 Pm under an umbrella of sparkling New Zealand stars. ... more less
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