We spent 2 nights in November at the Rising Trout as part of our month long tour of New Zealand. We stayed in some fabulous places during our trip, but the Rising Trout stands out not only for the quality of the accommodation, but also for the welcome and hospitality shown by its owners David and Liz. It seemed that they could not do enough for us – from offering advice on how to make the most of our limited time, making reservations and even drying our things after we had been swimming.
The house is situated in a lovely location – right on the lake shore. The rooms are beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. David and Liz understand their clientele and the rooms are fitted with every amenity – from iron and ironing board to weigh scales for luggage. Breakfast was delicious and one of the best that we had on our trip – we loved the lemon butter!
When planning our trip we gave ourselves 2 days in which to explore Rotorua, but we seriously under-estimated how much there is to do there – we regretted not have more time to explore this fascinating area.
Despite Rotorua’s attractions one of the highlights for us was ‘Happy Hour’. Very often it is not the places you visit, but the people you meet along the way that leave the most lasting impression and this was definitely the case with David and Liz. It was a pleasure to chat and share a glass of wine with two such kind and interesting people. We loved Rotorua and the Rising Trout is an incentive to return all on its own – we just wish it was a bit closer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rising Trout is our lakeside home where a warm kiwi welcome awaits our many guests. We are located on the edge of beautiful Lake Rotorua adjacent to world famous fishing spot, the Ohau Channel. Accommodation consists two well appointed en-suite guest rooms with luxury bedding and glorious views. Close by attractions include trout fishing, our equally beautiful neighbour Lake Rotoiti, kayaking from across the front lawn (kayaks are provided at no cost), white water rafting and golf whilst other famous Rotorua attractions are only a short drive away. We can easily arrange for our guests bookings including fishing charters, cultural tours and even for a floatplane to uplift you from the beach by our letter box. The latter is a surprisingly inexpensive option and can take you to such marvelous vistas as volcanic White Island and Mount Tarawera. We love it here. You will too. ... more less
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