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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

WAITETI LODGE - Lake Rotorua & Waiteti Stream

 This is an amazing place to stay. We stayed as an extended family group of 12 and there was plenty of space for everyone with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and dining facilities for 12. Amazing garden too. Wifi was a real bonus as we had overseas guests with us. Loved the setting next to the stream and looking out over the lake. It has a slightly old fashioned but very comfortable feel to it. Plenty of space for everyone to hang out and do their own thing. Would agree previous comments re oven. 

Rotoiti Lakeside Lodge

 Fantastic house. Beautiful location. Had everything required. Couldn't ask for better. Thanks heaps. Enjoyed our stay and will be back. 

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Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 Would book again for various groups from family to mates. Comfy, relaxing property. Plenty of outdoor space to have fun. 

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 Excellent for our big family group , plenty of room inside, and great outdoor area for our host of under tens. Great location for visiting the area. Very pleasant and helpful owners. Wonderful holiday home !! 

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 This house was perfect. A family home that immediately made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Great beds, close to Redwoods. Perfect for a large group and/or kids. Owner very responsive. 

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 Space for everyone, fantastic back yard for kids, central to everything we wanted to do in Rotorua. A+++