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Clover Downs Estate

175 Jackson Road, RD 6, | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #21 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014
Richard S Weston, Vermont
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Weston, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We enjoyed two days at Clover Downs while on a motorcycle tour of New Zealand, and only regret we couldn't stay longer. The location is perfect, away from the bustle of Rotorua, but close enough for easy access when you want it. The setting was marvelous, and the hosts were completely engaging. When we mentioned we were amateur astronomers and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Just spent two nights here and now we are homesick, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts for us--knowledgeable of the area and attractions, totally available and willing to leave us on our own. The room was perfectly appointed and huge with a private deck. We loved waking up with the deer peeking inquisitively at us from their meadow. Mike's farm... More

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We returned to the Clover Downs Estate after two years and happy to say although few things changed we still loved it. New owners Mike and Sharon changed the decoration and gave it a new touch which is very modern. They were very welcoming. This time we did not take the farm tour but enjoyed a longer sleep which is... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The owners Mike and Sharon make you very welcome at their B&B a few miles outside Rotorua,even sitting down to have breakfast with you which was a bit of a novelty.Our room was very spacious and comfortable and all in all this was a very relaxing stay.Clover Downs is set in some very nice countryside and has a collection of... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was by far the best accomadation we stayed at ,in all the places we stopped at,Australia,Thailand ,Hong kong, and of course New zealand.Mike and Sharon were the perfect host's,We had the Flying Room and it was just wonderful.The trip in the morning around the farm was so enjoyable.If ever we go back to N.Z.this will the one place we... More

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Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed for two nights at Clover Downs Estate after a long journey driving from the Bay of Islands. We were given a warm greeting and felt instantly at home and relaxed. The room was very comfortable, good bathroom, large room with comfortable chairs, TV and excellent wifi ... the decking overlooking the deer paddock was beautiful and ideal for... More

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Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Our stay at Clover Downs could not have been better . Sharon & Mike are wonderful hosts who are very welcoming and friendly, they totally go the extra mile. Clover Downs is beautiful, clean and amazing not to be missed. Rooms are large comfortable with lovely private decks and views. This is my favorite place to stay of all times

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 night stay with our wonderful hosts.As a family of 4, we were allocated 2 of the 4 suites at Clover Downs - both of which were separated from the main part of the house by a dividing door (which gave everyone privacy, but the ability to go in and have a chat if you wanted)... More

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We stayed in the "Going Flying" room - had a nice deck overlooking the deer & farm fields. Very clean. Large room & comfortable bed. Good wifi. Mike & Sharon were very welcoming and suggested that we visit the local park that has a nice walking trail thru the giant redwood trees past the crystal clear springs. We were so... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed at Clover Downs Estate during our quick trip to New Zealand in February, 2012. We couldn't have received a warmer welcome. Our room, the Governor's room was wonderfully spacious and comfortable. It included a very comfortable bed and pillows, a double couch seating area with large t.v. and a very handy desk looking out at the beautiful countryside... More

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Address: 175 Jackson Road, RD 6, | Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Clover Downs is a unique place to stay. Situated just 15 minutes from Rotorua in the secluded country setting of Ngongotaha, it is a B&B farmstay experience like no other, catering for single travellers, couples and families. Large comfortable rooms provide you with a place to rest and relax in peace and tranquillity, while sheep, ostriches and deer graze on the green paddocks surrounding the house. Clover Downs gives you an unparalleled opportunity to get up close to farm animals. Take the complimentary farm tour, feed ostrich by hand, see trained sheep dogs rounding up sheep, get within a few feet of a majestic deer and feed the Alpaca's. In the evenings, enjoy a glass of wine on your own private veranda overlooking lush pasture.Your hosts, Mike and Sharon Ferris, will ensure that your retreat is comfortable and memorable. They can also help arrange other activities so that you can experience all that Rotorua has to offer – geothermal wonderlands with geysers and bubbling mud pools, the rich Maori culture, excellent fishing, sightseeing and other exciting pursuits. Or you can travel further afield to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Whakatane, Taupo and Waitomo.Stay at Clover Downs Estate, enjoy fine country accommodation, get close to nature, breathe the country air. An authentic kiwi experience. ... more   less 
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