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Wanroij, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We had a lovely stay in the Serendipity home stay in Rotorua. Our hosts Kate and Brian were very welcoming and were very enthousiastic to give us information about the area and answers to other questions we had. We had a lovely breakfast with them the next morning. Unfortunately we had our whole trip booked in advance and so we... More 

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How lovely to hear from you, Margriet and to hear that you enjoyed your time in the South Island. You went to many of our favourite places. Thank you so much for your nice review. A nice review from a very nice couple. More 

Kyrenia District, Cyprus
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had a really marvellous time, Brian & Kate could not have been more helpful....it was just like being at home! The outings they suggested were fab! Especially the cycle tour and the walk in the Redwoods park!

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serendipityrotorua, Manager at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your stay with us in Rotorua. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the activities we suggested. With time to get to know you, it was great to find your interests and know we got it right. There is still a lot to see and do so you must come and stay again. That would be our... More 

Varna, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

For me staying in Rotorua was unique and that I was allowed to share the time with Kate and Brian in their stunning panoramic house with beautiful garden. The house lies a few minutes directly by "Te Puia Center '', the cultural center of the Maori (school for old Maori woodcarving and school for the processing and weaving Flax according... More 

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your company and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to assist in suggestions of what to see and do while in Rotorua. I hope you can return one day and discover other treasures. Thank you so much for your kind review. You have put us up on 'cloud 9'. More 

Boxmeer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Our hosts were wonderful and made our stay in Rotorua an excelent experience. They were very nice people to talk with and they had nice ideas in spending our time there. The rooms where very nice and the breakfast was lovely. we enjoied it very much. We thank you for all

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Edvard for you nice comments. We area very pleased you and Ria enjoyed your time in Rotorua. Maybe you will come back and stay again. That would be nice for us. We did enjoy your company. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Lovely kind hosts were very generous and thoughtful especially with the kids. Great breakfasts comfy beds. Absolutely 10/10 I don"t think I could find anything to criticise! Also great views and very handy to town and attractions esp mtb trails

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It was our pleasure and a delight to have two so well behaved sweet little girls to brighten our days. Do come again when those wheels need another work out. There is still a lot more to see and do in Rotorua . More 

Independence, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Brian and Kate were wonderful hosts and very interesting to talk to as they shared their knowledge of the area. We enjoyed spending the night here and the meals was delicious with homemade breads and jams. And the view was excellent? Would definitely go back.

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Paulette, for your kind words. We hope you returned home with many wonderful memories of your time in N.Z. We will certainly remember you as very special guests. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Brian and Kate provide all the comforts of home while being on a main bus route into town. Your choice of bedrooms, personal bathroom with a great shower and bath! A lovely couple to stay with in a city with lots to do! A definite recommend!

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Ashton. It was our pleasure to have you here at Serendipity and we are pleased you got to do a few of the special things in Rotorua. Come stay again some time and fill in the gaps! We hope the rest of your trip is rain-free and fun. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Kate and Brian are a lovely couple and have such great hospitality. Their home has all that you need for a good rest. Local and intercity knowledge offered were very helpful and made our entire NZ stay a memorable one.

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Carol for your kind words. We love having our Ozzie cousins over here to see our beautiful country. It's nice to know you enjoy ours as much as we enjoy yours. Do come and stay again some time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We will always have very fond memories of Serendipity Homestay. Kate and Brian were stupendous hosts. They were so warm and welcoming, it was like staying with family. The panoramic view from their garden, which overlooks Rotorua is truly magnificent. Kate and Brian’s local knowledge really helped to shape our itinerary in Rotorua. (We managed to avoid the peak periods... More 

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

We have just received your glowing review of our home at Serendipity. We loved having you here with us and we so enjoyed your company. It is pleasing to know that we chose the right things for you to enjoy. With so little time we like you to experience the best of our wonderful city and country. Thank you for... More 

Eemnes, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a very fine stay at the Serendipity B&B. A fantastic view of the Rotorua lake and damps coming from the geysers, directly from the living room. Very good breakfast with home made marmelade. Kate and Brian made us feel very welcome.

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How nice of you to write such warm comment on your stay with us. We really enjoyed your company and so pleased the geyser performed for you. Thank you for choosing Serendipity. May we meet again some day. More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marvel at unsurpassed panoramic views of the city, lakes, thermal activity, farmlands and beyond. Relax on sunny decks, in the garden or the conservatory. Indulge in home comforts and home-cooked cuisine. Let us share our extensive local and national knowledge with you. We can advice you on the best to see and do in Rotorua and while exploring our beautiful country. We are close to all ammenities, including the wonderful mountain biking tracks now famous in Rotorua. A warm welcome awaits your arrival at Serendipity -- "A surprise waiting to be discovered." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serendipity Homestay

Address: 3 Kerswell Terrace | Tihi-o-Tongo, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $125 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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