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Reviewed March 1, 2016

We stayed for a couple of nights at Sunlover Retreat and loved it. We were forewarned about the scarily steep drive but in practice it's not a problem. Chris and Donna built the house themselves and it's lovely with fabulous views over the bay. The guest rooms are on the lower level with a shared sitting room and private sections...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Your driveway comments were spoken about like a true pro! I'm glad it wasn't tooooo much of a challenge. Thank you so much for the recommendation and for writing such a lovely review.

Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. We had a wonderful experience enjoying Chris and Donna's fantastic home. The room was extremely comfortable with breath taking views. Chris and Donna were excellent hosts and could not have been more helpful. Their dog Rover was a joy and we had the pleasure of taking him for a lovely walk. This accommodation and...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Come back! Rover misses you. He so enjoyed his walk and we were so pleased to see that Tish was so relaxed with him. Thank you so much Raj for the wonderful review.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stayed 3 days with Donna and Chris at Sunlover Retreat and we just felt at home, great place, great people, great energy, great weather and great waves too, if swell is around, Tairua gets amazing surf. Couldn't be any better. I Can't wait to do a painting for their place.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

You were here at a perfect time for surfing Mauricio! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We spent 3 lovely nights at Sunlover Retreat. Chris and Donna were fantastic hosts and we wanted for absolutely nothing. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, had every amenity that you could wish for and a view to die for and the breakfasts were delicious too. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this most welcoming and comfortable accommodation.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for writing such a lovely review.

Hoylake, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Had a wonderful short stay with Chris and Donna at Sunlovers, they were perfect hosts and the food was great. The view was stunning and the room very comfortable. Sunlovers is a great base from which to explore the beautiful area, highly recommended!

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Many thanks for the lovely review Tony.

Essex girl
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Couldn't have stayed at a more relaxing, warm, welcoming B and B for our last 3 days after 4 weeks itravelling both islands. Donna and Chris were the complete hosts, always ensuring that we had plenty of information of where to eat, places to visit and trips to take. Our room was stylish and comfortable and the attention to small...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

You are more than welcome. I'm glad you could have a bit of relaxation before the big trip home. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 23, 2016

lovely stylish room, great breakfast, amazing view and only a short walk to the restaurants in town. Donna and Chris wonderfully helpful recommending places to eat in town and to visit around the area

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Cathy for the lovely review.

Redwood City, California
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Just finished two nights with Donna and Chris. Great hosts, knowledgeable about the area, where to eat, what to see (that other people will ask you about), what to see that isn't in the guidebooks. Breakfast was good. Donna (and chris) made a lovely picnic for us for one of our day trips to Hot Sands Beach. And had a...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We try to give our guests as much info as they need so as to get the most out of our wonderful area. Thank you Richard for taking the time to write a great review.

Ramsden, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Wow! What an amazing place! Beautiful accommodation,(felt very special and pampered).Stunning views from our private balcony; warm and welcoming hosts, a truly memorable stay! Just wish we lived nearer for a return visit! Sunlover Retreat was one of the unexpected highlights of our wonderful trip to New Zealand!

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We so pleased you enjoyed our part of the world. Thank you so much for writing a beautiful review.

Bungay, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 19, 2016

What an amazing stay we had here....fun hosts,Donna and Chris,who just couldn't do enough for you.Great views across the estuary to the sea.Lovely dog Rover who I could easily have adopted.Yummy food for breakfast and such great hospitality all round.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for the awesome review! Any time that you need 'Rover' time ... just holler.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Sunlover Retreat. A boutique bed & breakfast, nestled on a hill in the seaside town of Tairua, Coromandel NZ. Sunlover Retreat soaks up the sun and views from sunrise to sunset.There are three accommodation rooms, each with its own ensuite. The Estuary Suite has a bath luxuriously placed to look over the bush, Coromandel Ranges and Tairua estuary beyond. Every room has a large private deck and robes are supplied. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunlover Retreat

Address: 20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: $198 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunlover Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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 of 5 bubbles christinep887, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have their pluses. We will try the Paku suite next time for the outdoor bath!!”
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