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Lakeview Heights Farm Stay

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269 Te Waerenga Road | RD6, Rotorua 3096, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sonoma, California
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32 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to stay at a B&B farmstay and this made all my dreams come true. Not only is the farm itself absolutely wonderful, but the hosts, George and Alan (and Bess and Turi (spelling?) made our stay even more perfect. Our room was spectacular with a private deck that overlooked Lake Rotorua. There are only two rooms... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Lakeview Heights was a great B&B to spend our time in when at Rotorua. The breakfast was wonderful! Before breakfast we went out with Alan and Georgina to watch and help feed all their animals, like sheep, pigs, alpaca, cows, chickens and goats. Their dogs are very friendly too! Their farm is up on top of a hill just north... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

What a fabulous review, Blake! Thank you so much. I'm glad your mitts are much loved too. Im just finishing a beanie in the same wool. She's such a lovely sheep! Kind wishes, George and Alan More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a farmstay - a homestay with a difference - quality, comfort and a warm welcome, not only by hosts George and Alan, but by their delightful animals: sheep, alpacas, goats, pigs, cows, hens and dogs. 'Crafty' George uses the wool from the sheep and alpacas to make her own garments and I was lucky to spot a woollen... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hello you two! Thanks for a great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. How much longer have you got over here? Time goes so fast, there's never enough. It was great to see you and catch up. Give my love to everyone in Leeds. We'd love to see more of them over here! Take care and stay in touch. Loads... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 nights. George and Alan are fantastic hosts who are so helpful in recommending places we should visit. The room was so comfortably decorated with a stunning view of Lake Rotorua. Thanks for the best sleep in our journey, fresh eggs in our breakfast and all the friendly animals there. We will definitely recommend this farm... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hello Amy, Thanks for writing such lovely things about Lakeview Heights. We really loved having you here. Just hope the ring arrived home safely too! Hope you have great memories of New Zealand and, you never know, you might be tempted to come again! George More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My friend and I were doing a road trip around North Island and this is the best accommodation we've had! The hosts, George and Alan, were exceptionally hospitable and helpful. They offered great tips on places to visit around Rotorua. We found out too late that they have some discounts to some places of interests. We wished we had contacted... More 

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Alan J, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hi Yu Ching and Zann, Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope the return to city life wasn't too bad All the best Alan and Georgina More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We spent several nights in November at this wonderful farmstay. We arrived after our most beautiful scenic drive from Auckland. Our very friendly hosts, Alan and George, and their two sweet dogs, Tui and Bess, greeted us. Our room had a balcony with a gorgeous view of Lake Rotorua. The room was immaculate and very spacious. We enjoyed our first... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hi, Debbie! What happened to my last review response?!? Anyway, here it is again.... Thanks for writing such lovely things about Lakeview Heights. It's was a pleasure to have you here with us. Hope you have great memories of New Zealand . You never know, you might visit again! George More 

Bonny Hills, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

George, Allan & farm friends made this a wonderful stay. Food was excellent, bed comfy & they didn't hesitate to go above & beyond to help make my hubby's bday special. With only 20min drive to most activities it makes for a lovely Haven away from the stinky sulphur which you find in the heart of Rotorua. Well worth visiting... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hi there! Don't know what happened to my last response to your review, but it's not showing up! Anyway, thanks for writing such nice things about us! Hope the rest of your trip went well without anymore hitches. Did your shoes arrive safely back home? Hope to see you again some time. George More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife & I were fortunate enough to stay at Lakeview Heights on our visit to NZ. The B&B is situated overlooking the lake & a few miles outside of Rotorua in a nice quiet area. The hosts, Andy & Georgie were very welcoming & we were invited to help them feed their animals which was a great start to... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Hello again, Dawn & Les! Wow, what a great review. Thanks so much. We're still having a busy time feeding that baby alpaca who's back in the paddock with the others now. That makes it twice as hard, having to traipse up and down every 3 hours but, hey, I might lose a few Kg !!! Hope it's not too... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Amazing views, space to roam and our children LOVED feeding the animals! Great place to escape to if you are needing time away from a major city. Thank you Gorgie and "Farmer Alan" for adding cherished holiday memories for our children. We really enjoyed our stay. :)

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Marietta! The pig has escaped a few more times but seems to be behaving herself today so far! And the baby alpaca is back in the paddock with the others now although we're still having to feed him. Hope to see you again one day, Cheers, George and Alan (Thanks for a... More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Well ,what a beautiful gem Lakeview Heights is. Our hosts were charming and welcoming and made us feel part of the farming enterprise.It was onlybecause we were on limited time that we were unable to stay for longer. We will certainly be recommending a stay with George and Alan to all our friends and family. We were so pleased to... More 

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GeorgeJudd, Owner at Lakeview Heights Farm Stay, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Jo and Gill! Life goes on here - still feeding Noddy but he's in the paddock with the others now. Hope to see you again one day, Cheers, George and Alan More 

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