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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page


 Near to town, parks and a real home away from home 

Tui Glen - lakeside bach with stunning views

 Fantastic location with stunning views. Bach was immaculate and exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed the beautifully kept gardens and the bird life. We would love to come stay again. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. 

Eagle Retreat luxury accommodation

 Accommodation was very comfortable for me and my guests. We are very impressed by the cleanliness and the available amenities of the house. The proximity of the bach is very accessible to the best spots in Rotorua. Cindy you're a star. Thanks a lot. I highly recommend your place. One of my friends will be booking your place soon. 

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. 

The Lookout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Unit

 Great view of the lake. Very peaceful. Nice layout and modern apartment, clean, warm, homely, great kitchen. An extremely relaxing stay in a stunning part of New Zealand 

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The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 Lovely home and beautiful landscape. Very restful holiday and sooo pleased we decided to go to Lake Tarawera, what an amazingly beautiful place! Definitely will be returning.