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Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast

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#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Whakatane
We offer top-quality accommodation in our self-contained B&B suite in this quiet, peaceful, beautiful location near the North Island's east coast with the beach close by. You will enjoy comfort, beautiful fresh food and friendly service from your prize-winning hosts. Homegrown and homemade foods are our specialty, using eco-friendly practices and products. This is a central base for visits to Rotorua, Tauranga & Mount Maunganui, Whakatane and volcanic White Island. Enjoy free WiFi and our luxurious spa pool. Farm walks, guided garden tours round our extensive and glorious gardens, and nature rambles can be arranged. We give 10% discount for 3+ night stays. This is rural accommodation with style - and a smile!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Washing machine
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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84 Mimiha Road Rd 4, Whakatane 3194 New Zealand
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Whakatane Airport13 mi
Rotorua Airport26 mi
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We found the Fothergills on Mimiha quite by chance - we were so delighted with this wonderful hidden Garden of Eden. Bev & Hilton are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend to one & all. Try it - you will not be disappointed...
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Response from bev-fothergill, Owner at Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your wonderful review!
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We stayed for two nights with Bev and Hilton in early April this year. They gave us a very warm welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in the guest room of their beautiful home with its magnificent garden. Our room was clean, light and airy with access to a small kitchen area outside where Bev had kindly placed fruit, home baked cookies, tea, coffee etc.However the highlight for us was joining them both for breakfast where we were offered freshly squeezed clementine juice, rock melon, figs, blueberries, yogurt and home made muesli, followed by ham and tomato croissant plus toast and an amazing variety of homemade jams. Wonderful!
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Response from bev-fothergill, Owner at Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
You remain in our memories, Angela & Brian, as we enjoyed having you so much! We really enjoyed the delight you took in exploring the garden and finding fruit etc which you can't grow at home. You'll be thrilled to hear that we have a bumper crop of avocado's on the trees for next summer! Lovely to get this wonderful review! Thankyou very much.
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A true bed and breakfast in the Bay of Plenty. The hospitality from Bev and Hilton are second to none. Their warm and genuine nature was evident from the time of enquiry and booking our two night stay. They both welcomed us and we felt like we were home. The accommodation is completely seperate to the residence and comfortable, though the only issue I would argue with was the slow Wi-Fi, which did not bother myself as much as opposed to my two teenage kids! Bev and Hilton take pride in their property and the immaculate gardens are an example of this. It's lovely to take some time and enjoy the peaceful grounds. Above all, Bev is a fantastic cook. Arriving at breakfast to inviting aromas of freshly prepared cereals, breads, french toast, homemade jams,(which she sells as well) and delicious home grown berries, was a highlight. Fothergills is a great little spot for some rest and relaxation time when discovering the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand.
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Response from bev-fothergill, Owner at Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
The blog you wrote has been a great success, Lorelle. I shared and boosted it on Facebook and got 8 more likes and a few shares. Who knows; they could turn in to bookings! Thankyou so much!
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My partner and I stayed here for two nights in December. It was a return visit to Bev and Hilton's countryside B&B for my partner who had stayed here in 2011. We loved our stay. The accommodation is large and separate, which was perfect for us. There is a small kitchenette (sink, fridge, microwave) which we used on our first night for dinner (as we were so tired from our trip). The grounds are gorgeous. At night you can see a sky full of stars and hear the near by sea. Sleeping was very comfortable. Bev and Hilton are lovely hosts, very warm and welcoming. The breakfast is delicious with homemade jams and granola. We used Fothergills on Mimiha as a jumping off place to travel and see the area. We went to Ohope Beach and scenic drive to Opotiki We missed out on White Island due to weather - but this only means we need to return to Whakatane and stay at Bev and Hiltons lovely B&B in the future!
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Response from bev-fothergill, Owner at Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 8, 2019
We were thrilled to have Shaun bring you back! Glad you enjoyed everything, and thanks a million for your review.
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We had such an enjoyable few days staying here. Bev and Hilton are very welcoming and hospitable hosts. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. The garden was absolutely to die for The sight and smell of the beautiful flowers was a real treat. There was also a hot tub which was lovely to relax in after the days visiting and the perfume of the roses nearby added to the experience. The location was excellent just upon from the seaside , which we both love to visit and also close to Whakatane and other beautiful places to visit. The Bay of Plenty is aptly named, lots of sunshine, home grown produce and places of interest to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfasting with Bev and Hilton it was good to exchange information on each of our families and lifestyles. The home made jams, preserves, and muesli made with home grown produce an absolute joy in these times of mass produced food. Also it was great to be able to use the washing machine and get the clothes dry in the fresh air. Thank you to Hilton who put one load out for me, so that we could get on with our day. My husband and I loved this place it was a real treat. We would definitely recommend Fothergills on Mimiha.
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Response from bev-fothergill, Owner at Fothergills on Mimiha Bed & Breakfast
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thankyou so much for your review, Denise & Ian. We enjoyed having you just as much as you enjoyed being here! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all of your NZ trip; now you're full of memories, and I guess photos to reminisce over. Hope you're keeping warm after the sunshine and warm temperatures here. Have a wonderful Christmas! Love from us both.
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$103 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionWhakatane
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