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Serendipity Homestay

3 Kerswell Terrace | Tihi-o-Tongo, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Boxmeer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hosts were wonderful and made our stay in Rotorua an excelent experience. They were very nice people to talk with and they had nice ideas in spending our time there. The rooms where very nice and the breakfast was lovely. we enjoied it very much. We thank you for all

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Thank Eduard V
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Edvard for you nice comments. We area very pleased you and Ria enjoyed your time in Rotorua. Maybe you will come back and stay again. That would be nice for us. We did enjoy your company. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Lovely kind hosts were very generous and thoughtful especially with the kids. Great breakfasts comfy beds. Absolutely 10/10 I don"t think I could find anything to criticise! Also great views and very handy to town and attractions esp mtb trails

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It was our pleasure and a delight to have two so well behaved sweet little girls to brighten our days. Do come again when those wheels need another work out. There is still a lot more to see and do in Rotorua . More 

Independence, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Brian and Kate were wonderful hosts and very interesting to talk to as they shared their knowledge of the area. We enjoyed spending the night here and the meals was delicious with homemade breads and jams. And the view was excellent? Would definitely go back.

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Thank Paulette H
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Paulette, for your kind words. We hope you returned home with many wonderful memories of your time in N.Z. We will certainly remember you as very special guests. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Brian and Kate provide all the comforts of home while being on a main bus route into town. Your choice of bedrooms, personal bathroom with a great shower and bath! A lovely couple to stay with in a city with lots to do! A definite recommend!

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Thank Ashton L
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Ashton. It was our pleasure to have you here at Serendipity and we are pleased you got to do a few of the special things in Rotorua. Come stay again some time and fill in the gaps! We hope the rest of your trip is rain-free and fun. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Kate and Brian are a lovely couple and have such great hospitality. Their home has all that you need for a good rest. Local and intercity knowledge offered were very helpful and made our entire NZ stay a memorable one.

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Thank Carol L
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Carol for your kind words. We love having our Ozzie cousins over here to see our beautiful country. It's nice to know you enjoy ours as much as we enjoy yours. Do come and stay again some time. More 

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We will always have very fond memories of Serendipity Homestay. Kate and Brian were stupendous hosts. They were so warm and welcoming, it was like staying with family. The panoramic view from their garden, which overlooks Rotorua is truly magnificent. Kate and Brian’s local knowledge really helped to shape our itinerary in Rotorua. (We managed to avoid the peak periods... More 

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Thank UkHappyTraveller30
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

We have just received your glowing review of our home at Serendipity. We loved having you here with us and we so enjoyed your company. It is pleasing to know that we chose the right things for you to enjoy. With so little time we like you to experience the best of our wonderful city and country. Thank you for... More 

Eemnes, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a very fine stay at the Serendipity B&B. A fantastic view of the Rotorua lake and damps coming from the geysers, directly from the living room. Very good breakfast with home made marmelade. Kate and Brian made us feel very welcome.

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Thank DickEC
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How nice of you to write such warm comment on your stay with us. We really enjoyed your company and so pleased the geyser performed for you. Thank you for choosing Serendipity. May we meet again some day. More 

Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

From the comfortable living room there is a truly fantastic view of Rotorua lake. The whole house is very warm, comfortable and does not lack for amenities. The breakfast was very good and included home-made marmalade and fresh, home-made bread. The hosts are truly 'homestay professionals', they know exactly how to make people comfortable, and they have thought of everything.... More 

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Thank PMannaro
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

I have just read your glowing review and do thank you so much. It was our pleasure to host you and we thoroughly enjoyed talking to you about your lives and experiences. I hope we meet again one day. More 

New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at Serendipity B and B. The location was convenient, the breakfast was delicious, the room and bathroom were super clean and comfortable, and best of all Brian and Kate welcomed me to New Zealand with open arms and shared what was the best plan of action for my visit. Really helpful info. Can't wait to... More 

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Thank HJD1982
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

That was nice of you to give us a great review. Thank you so much! We thoroughly enjoyed your company and trust the rest of your time in New Zealand afforded you many wonderful memories. Maybe we will meet again some day. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What an amazing find ! Isn't the web just marvellous for sifting through stuff!! And to come up with such a friendly welcoming couple in Kate and Brian was stupendous. Brian's bread and porridge are to die for and to see & admire Kate's exquisite craftwork was great fun. A very comfortable conveniently situated homestay, with hosts you felt you... More 

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Thank outwest75
serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How nice of you to write such nice things about your stay with us. We laughed about the porridge as it is the first time we have ever offered porridge to guests. Maybe it will become a 'special' on our menu!! Thank you again for your kind words. We really enjoyed your company. More 

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