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Springwaters Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   9 Te Waerenga Rd | Hamurana, Rotorua 3772, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Springwaters Lodge rates as one of the best guesthouses in which we have ever stayed. Katherine welcomed us on our arrival, and she and her mother immediately made us feel at home. We later met Katherine's husband and son, and heard about her daughter's start at university, which made us feel part of the family during our short stay. Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Even if we only stayed there one night, we felt the warm and attentive hospitality of Cathrine and Steve as really excellent and can only recommend them.You are taken like a family member in a very positive way! we were welcomed with a cup of coffee and cake,in the evening they offered a glass of wine , the fridge for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My husband and I happened to stay at the springwaters by chance (we had some problem with our original booking), so we really were not expecting much. But then we were so pleasantly surprised by how lovely our stay turned out to be! Katherine is a lovely host, we had the best time talking to her for hours about New... More

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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We spent 2 nights in this b&b. Nice room, great breakfasts and very helpful hosts. My camera broke down and it was not a problem to use the home computer to gather some information about cameras. Great hospitality!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

2 night stay late July. Excellent at every level. Absolutely fantastic food - breakfast and dinner. Friendly interesting hosts who are happy to guide and advise on where to go and what to see. Lovely rooms. Easy going all round with truly excellent facilities.

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

After a 31 during trip through both Islands, we can not forget Springwater Lodge.It started with a very warm welcome from Katherine and Steve by our arrival.We could feel that warmness and friendliness during our 2 days stay.We enjoyed the very fine breakfast and the space and comfort of your B&B.Also the good information for us as tourist.We booked by... More

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Springwaterslodge, Owner at Springwaters Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so please you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again - and your friends if your cards eventually arrived! More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Not much to add to all the other reviews. I'd agree with all the positive comments about the wonderful hosts, warm welcome, cookies and cakes, local knowledge, lovely breakfast, good location, immaculate rooms etc. Would love to come back one day...

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Springwaterslodge, Owner at Springwaters Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon! Katherine More

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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was the best place we stayed in New Zealand. Katherine and Steve are great hosts. They made you feel so comfortable, you could have been at home, except here you got your washing done for you! Thanks for your generosity Katherine. A great experience of staying with a warm New Zealand family. Spacious clean rooms, great food, and lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Away from the sulphuric fumes, Katherine and Steve run a professional B&B, with a warm welcome, practical advice for things to do, and even an offer to joint their family for dinner. Comfy room, wide collection of DVDs for the guests to use (Once Were Warriors highly recommended). Would love to come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were warmly welcomed and after freshing up we got coffee with cake, cookies etc As we were staying for two nights, we discussed with Katherine our plans and got a lot of tips and advice. She pointed us also to the short and nice walk right next door of the lodge along a small river where the water was... More

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Address: 9 Te Waerenga Rd | Hamurana, Rotorua 3772, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Hotel Class:4 star — Springwaters Lodge 4*
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Relax in modern and stylish surroundings with friendly hosts who will cater to your needs. Katherine and Steve are 'locals' having lived in the area over 25 years and are both born and bred New Zealanders. Both have worked in tourism/hospitality for several years. Steve is a true local, having grown up on a farm near by.Each of the rooms has a private en suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and vanity, tv and dvd player, luxury linens, robes and slippers, safe and luggage rack and a most importantly a comfortable super king sized bed.Home baking and refreshments are available self serve 24/7. There is a indoor and outdoor seating area near by the guest rooms. Katherine loves to bake so there is always something delicious to nibble on.You are welcome to bring a light meal or take aways home. There are plates, glasses, cutlery in which you are welcome to use. Otherwise, Katherine is happy to prepare you a delicious meal. This may be as simple as a sandwich or a full three course dinner - Beef barbecued steak to Japanese Curry - just let her know what you would like. Prior dinner reservations are helpful otherwise you will have a limited choice. Situated across the road from Lake Rotorua you are provided with views of the lake and Mokoia Island. In the back ground - the hills of Mt Tarawera and the city lights.Walk 500m the the famous Redwood forest and Hamurana Springs track. Both are amazing. The forest is make up of large Sequoia trees and a beautiful clear stream flowing from the spring out into the lake. Several types of birds and ducks live in this area as do of course our famous trout. You cannot buy trout in NZ - you must catch your own!Lake Rotorua is famous for trout fishing, but in our area also famous for having hundreds of 'black swans'. A 'country' 9 hole golf course is located alongside the springs walk - we have golf clubs available for those wanting to play a round.Family groups are welcome at the home of Katherine and Steve. They have two senior school aged children. There are games and books to entertain and a big front lawn to run about on. Only well behaved children can be accepted - children that will not disturb other guests in the night - otherwise a full house booking (all four rooms) is available. ... more   less 
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