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Lake Okareka Bed and Breakfast

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10 Okareka Loop Road, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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Lake Okareka Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

After looking through the many lodging options in Rotorua, we decided on this based on recommendations here. Didn't regret. Patricia and Ken are such hospitable guests; they spent time talking to us about our itinerary for the next 2 days and booked us into Canopy Tours and Mital Maori concert on Sunday during the busy Labour holiday weekend. There are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A brilliant hint from my son - get out of mainstream Rotorua to the lakes for stunning peace and beauty - he was right. The B&B at Lake Okareka is beautiful - the room really luxurious, private, comfortable, overlooking the lake. Stunning spot. Wi-fi in the room, lovely tea/coffee etc. Ken and Patricia are delightful hosts, very helpful and welcoming,... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Lake Okareka B&B: 1. Hosts Ken & Patricia: They are warm, welcoming, friendly, very helpful at planning itineraries, a wealth of information about the area, and just all-around great hosts. 2. Location: About 10 minutes from the city centre, but away from all the tourist stuff. 3. View: Absolutely gorgeous. All the time. 4.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Ken and Trich made our stay very memorable. Their home is lovely and they embody all that is good about New Zealand. They are friendly, giving and have a great sense of humor. Ken lent us a couple of his fly-rods to do a bit of fishing and when we brought back a 8lb monster trout he managed to get... More

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30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We chose to stay out of Rotarua to escape the smell, for one thing, and be near to the beautiful countryside around the four nearby lakes, Blue, Green, Okareka and Tarawera. As other reviewers have said, a lovely outlook over Lake Okareka from both the breakfast table and our room. The breakfast was good, although we didn't try the cooked.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Patricia and Ken were wonderful hosts, assisting with our itinerary, welcome cup of tea etc. Breakfast was delightful overlooking the lake. Clean compfortable room and kitchenette and particularly enjoyed using the BBQ. The view from the room's large balcony was as good as the website. Hope Ken enjoyed his weekly assessment by Patricia

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Spending only ONE night at this wonderful B&B home left us wishing for more time! Patricia and Ken are warm, welcoming hosts who are a wealth of information and referrals about their beautiful, lake area and greater Rotorua. The home offers modern decor with a decorator's touch. They've thought of everything to insure your comfort. The captivating lake view invites... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We are three French seniors traveling in NZ last November. Very warm welcome from Patricia and Ken . Excellent breakfast on the sunny terasse facing the lake. Very clean , comfortable and quiet rooms. Reliable advices on the places to visit in the vicinity ( a lot to see , very good walks at the door of the B$B...). In... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

Patricia and Ken showed us to our lovely room overlooking the Lake. They made us very welcome and Ken was a font of all knowledge for the local area. Their local area is a haven for wildlife and has a dedicated wildlife reserve on the doorstep. If you want culture and nature this is the place for you ...you will... More

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52 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

Patricia has a beautiful house right on Okareka Lake. this is 10 mins easy drive from Rotorua so quiet and no sulphur smell. The house is charming and Particia makes you very welcome. Both rooms are at the front with lake views each with their own terrace and one can use a lounge and large front terrace. A really nice... More

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Address: 10 Okareka Loop Road, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Number of rooms: 2

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