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Private outdoor spa
Private outdoor spa
Private outdoor spa
Your own private garden area
The lounge and kitchen area
View from your B&B
The lounge looking towards your bedroom with sliding door out to garden area
Matamata
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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snoopchuc...
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Well-furnished apartment and friendly hosts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Despite only having time to stay there for one night, it was a very comfortable stay. They make their own feijoa jam which we had for breakfast (so tasty that we bought our own!). Too bad the weather was too cold for a dip in the hot pool/jacuzzi located outdoors. Love the thick bath towels! Not something you get often, and that includes certain hotels.

The impromptu greenhouse visit was also most educational.

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Liked best: The thick bath towels
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sheesh87
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Good and Cosy accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

It was a nice apartment and we were well taken care of by our friendly hosts. breakfast was hearty with home made Feijoa jam, cereal, bread, ham and eggs! Accommodation is private and deep in their farm. There's also a hot spa pool right outside under the stars.

Location was superb and just a short drive to the Shire's tour.

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Liked best: the cosy feel of the apartment
Liked least: rollout bed
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lowelei
Guam
1 review
“What are feijoas and capsicums?!...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

...Well, now I know, after my group's wonderful stay at the Southern Belle Orchard! What a neat experience, to tour the capsicum greenhouse and the feijoa trees. As part of The Lord of the Rings Shire movie set tour, our group was able to book a stay at Southern Belle, and we were pleasantly surprised, as this turned out to be one of our favorite New Zealand experiences! (We are travelers from the United States/Guam). The de Jong family was very hospitable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour, evening dinner, and conversation with them! (We also enjoyed the hot-tub during NZ winter!) I highly recommend others to visit this orchard, as the family, orchard, and housing were very comfortable and nice.

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Liked best: Tour, conversation, dinner with the de Jongs
Liked least: directions were a little tricky (but not too bad.... a quick phone call solved that)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WendyYang
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Its just nice and warm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

we've have a very great experience in the Southern Belle Orchard. The room we stay for the night is not only clean, but also so warm, it is just like a home! ive been very happy that i choose such a nice place for staying during my frist trip with my BF, and he quite like here as well. the host is so friendly and hospitable. u wont be regret if u choose here for your trip!

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Liked best: they have air conditioner rather than just a heater!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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AggieWand...
Bryan, Texas
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“Great Kiwi Hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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While the lodging was comfortable, dinner very good, and the spa underneath the southern stars all very nice, the best part about the farm stay was being able to visit with the de Jong family. Learning about the orchard and greenhouse, hearing about the family history, discussing life in New Zealand... so much better than staying in a hotel room. If a traveler wants to enjoy a good visit with local people and not just "staff" at a business, then the Southern Belle Orchard is just right.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The conversation over dinner with the family
Liked least: The directions (without GPS use) were a little tricky
Traveling group: Extended Family
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