We used Broekhaven as a base for visiting nearby attractions in Rotorua in July 2011. The self-contained cottage, while not an old-fashioned farmhouse, was spacious, clean and very well equipped with modern appliances and stocked with ample breakfast items and snacks. Debbie, the host, as what everyone else has mentioned, bakes the most delicious croissants, bread and pastries. She leaves a leaflet for you to indicate your choices for breakfast the next morning and bakes them to order!
A highlight here for the kids would definitely be the farm animals right in front of the cottage. Debbie brought them to feed the goats, sheep, chicken and the most ginormous pair of rabbits we've ever seen! They really had an exciting hands-on experience, not to mention, running around the field with sheep noses poking at them! Thank you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awake to birdsong in this peaceful and tranquil self catering farmstay only 500m from the lake. You will feel welcome as soon as you arrive with special touches to make your holiday memorable. Savour the freshly baked bread, pastries, free range eggs and fresh fruit that you can enjoy at a time that suits you. Enjoy panoramic views over surrounding countryside and the lake from the privacy of your own cottage. Only a short walk to Lake Rotorua, trout fishing at Hamurana Springs, or a game of golf at Hamurana Golf Course. Conveniently situated to many of Rotorua's major tourist attractions including Agrodome, Zorb, Skyline Skyrides & Hells Gate. Amenities include a full kitchen with dishwasher, flat screen TV, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, DVD, iPod Dock, linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers, free wireless internet and BBQ. We have dogs and cats as well as assorted friendly farm animals, so you are welcome to hand feed sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits and the goats. We sometimes have other small animals that we are helping recover their full health before returning them to their natural habitat. We really listen to our guest's Trip Advisor comments and have installed a new comfy double sofabed and upgraded our Wifi for a better guest experience. ... more less
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