We spent 2 nights on this unique property, in a 1 bedroom unit. Coming from a city, this motel experience was akin a country home we never had. Besides, Karen's welcoming gesture (basket of homemade muffins) was a differentiating factor.
The children loved the ingenious playgrounds and friendly farm animals. We fed the miniature horses carrots and were surprised that the dogs love carrots too!
The rooms are near the highway, so sounds of traffic broke the silence at night but hardly affected us. (If you leave the windows fully open in the summer, the traffic sounds shall be more obvious.) The beds were comfortable and we slept well.
Heating was very adequate. There is a heater in the living area, a portable heater in the bedroom and a wall-mounted heater in the toilet/bathroom - very nice as that minimizes the chill when you get out of the tub/shower.
The kitchen was well equipped and also has an oven that's great for warming Karen's delicious muffins.
Karen was very helpful with driving directions and accomodated our request for the children to have a ride on her dear horses. (The horse rides are only suitable for young children as the horses are miniatures.)
Overall, it was a memorable stay. Thank you Karen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your ideal choice for a great family holiday … warm, inviting surroundings and great style accommodation, this remarkable and UNIQUE spot is Rotorua’s BEST KEPT SECRET...NO SULPHUR FUMES!! Kids will just love our ADVENTURE playground with flying fox, tree huts, swings, slides,seesaw, crawling tunnels, putt putt golf, petanque, and lots more. Plus everyone will love meeting our friendly farm animals. And you’ll all love our spacious, clean, quiet, affordable accommodation in a SAFE ENVIRONMENT, offering excellent value for money. Wake up in the mornings from a comfortable nights sleep to overlook the splendid view of our gardens and property. For those of you who enjoy a delicious, scrumptious continental breakfast in the mornings, this is available to you in our cosy breakfast room (additional cost $6.50 per person). A DIFFERENT BREAKFAST THAN MOST OTHERS, it will leave you with a memorable experience all this, and we are only 6 mins drive to town. SO COME DISCOVER US. ... more less
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