My first experience ever staying at a B&B was one that makes me want to stay at more and more in the future. Staying in Ginie's home in the panoramic suite just several feet from the lake was such a positive experience in every way. It was our first stop in New Zealand. Ginie spoiled us for the rest of the trip with her amazing breakfasts including fabulous pastries, crepes, frest fruit, yogurt, wonderful cereals, eggs, bacon, etc., etc. -- the best we had in our 17 nights in New Zealand. The accomodations were very spacious, with separate living area from bedroom and large balcony with beautiful views. It was an easy less than 10 minute drive into town -- other than having to drive on the opposite side of the road. Ginie was a wonderful and very helpful host -- could not have asked for more. Definitely worth the extra money to stay in the panoramic suite. Loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shula's Lake House is a Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the shores of Lake Rotorua providing all the comforts and relaxation of home with the luxuries of great food and friendly hospitality. Enjoy the quiet, tranquil setting away from traffic noise and sulphur fumes. Ginie and Bob’s home offers fabulous panoramic views of Mokoia Island, Mt. Tarawera, and the surrounding hills. Ngongotaha Stream, renown for trout fishing, is only metres away. Spend your time relaxing on the sandy beach, fishing, kayaking Lake Rotorua and the streams, or just sitting on the deck listening to the birds and waterfowl. You are only 6km from Rotorua Centre so all the tourist attractions, thermal wonders, and Maori cultural activities are close at hand.Shula's Lake House assures a personalised stay, offering gourmet breakfasts and freshly baked goodies to enjoy with your tea and coffee. Upon arrival you will be greeted with the aroma of home baking. Breakfast is local fresh fruit, natural yoghurt and cereal followed by a cooked breakfast of Ginie's choice using the freshest ingredients such as free-range eggs. The home is tastefully designed and decorated with vibrant colours and comfortable furniture. Guests have full use of the living areas for entertainment or relaxation. Come and enjoy the quiet, tranquil setting, delicious food, friendly hospitality, and a wonderful lakeside location with incredible views ... more less