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Shula's Lake House

9 Bedwardine St | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #25 of 53 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015
Harry B Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Shula's Lake House is located on the lake around 8km north of Rotorua. This is a great location as it is not far from the tourist centre with its hot springs and Maori experiences but away from the bustle of the town and its odour of sulphur. There are uninterrupted views from the house which has lawns running down to... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Shulas lake house was among the more expensive B&B's we stayed in on our recent holiday to New Zealand . Although the host was welcoming ,the breakfast good and the location amazing , the establishment was dated ,and the furniture in the suite decidedly tatty ,and the bed was very hard . The 'hot tub' was covered the two days... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed for 3 nights at Shula's lake house. We had the panoramic suite and it certainly was, with lovely views across the lake from our own private balcony and lounge area. Ginie was very friendly and left homemade cookies in our room. We were able to do some washing whilst there which was useful when travelling around. Breakfasts were different... More 

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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We are from Banjarmasin Borneo Indonesia, this is our first experience with bed and breakfast. We were greeted by Ginie and Bob as a host and made most welcome from the time we arrived to the time we left with the most excellent service, food and very nice room ( feel like in our home ). My Children were so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

For our honeymoon, my husband and I traveled around New Zealand, and stayed at Shula's Lake House during our North Island adventures. Ginnie and Bob are wonderful hosts and Ginnie makes a mean breakfast! The area is beautiful and our downstairs room had a patio overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. We felt right at home. We would definitely visit... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is just to recommend. It ticks all boxes and I would always come back. In fact, i decided to extend an additional night thus I loved the place. In a nutshell: Very nice room with super friendly hosts, extremely good breakfast and located at the best spot. The Hosts: Ginnie and Bob are just a super friendly couple,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

An absolute waterfront location, tranquil and restful. Our hosts were welcoming without being intrusive, the breakfasts were varied and delicious and we loved watching the ducks and swans, not just on the lake but foraging on shore right under our noses. A walking track right into the city. All the little details that make for an enjoyable stay had been... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ginie and Bob were great hosts and made you feel welcome the minute you entered. The location is gorgeous on the lake front. The breakfasts were very good. We caught a fish and we shared it with Ginie and Bob at dinner and had a great time with them. It was like leaving family when we moved on. It is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have got warmhearted reception by the hosts. Two days stay made us feel much relaxed and without any inconvenience. Also, we enjoyed very tasty desserts , different type of breakfasts, and had a nice lookout of the wonderful scenes of the lake view. Highly recommended.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Sheila and her husband were most freindly and helpful hosts. The house is in a fabulous position with their rear garden running down to the lake shore. The lake is very beautiful and peaceful, especially in early morning with ducks and ducklings swimming along the lakeside. Ginie, the hostess, is a wonderful cook, and we were spoilt with her home... More 

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