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B&B @ The Redwoods
Ranked #2 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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Birmingham, England
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Lovely home from home in Rotorua where Vivien can't do enough to help you. Very clean, home made baking, nice breakfast and a host who wants you to get the best out of your experience in Rotorua. Nowhere else in NZ left bottles of wine out for us to enjoy along with cake, tea, coffee etc. great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Erlangen, Germany
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

The perfect place for the Easter weekend. Vivien and Peter were the best hosts we ever experienced and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cake upon our arrival, the talks (and the wine) at nights and all the excellent information provided made it special. Vivien made it even more relaxing as she took care of our bookings. The B&B is fantastic, very clean and comfortable. The lounge is phantastic place to unwind, talk with the other guests or our lovely hosts. We will definitely stay here again whenever we'll back in the area. Thanks Vivien and Peter,
Cornelia and Guenther

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Firstly, I would like to apologize for this very delayed review from me due to work and travel commitments. Nonetheless, I feel that it is fair that I share my wonderful experience in Rotorua with everybody here at Tripadvisor and hope that B&B Redwoods would provide an equally good holiday in Rotorua.

We arrived into Rotorua from Auckland and was warmly welcomed by Vivien, the host. The location is near to most of the attractions, via car, in Rotorua, and is just next to the famous Redwoods forest. With absolute no clue on what to do in Rotorua, Vivien provided us with the information and recommendations we required to explore Rotorua. The facilities were excellent, which included free wifi, coffee and tea facilities, iPad usage for web browsing, travel brochures and vouchers, etc. Vivien spends on a considerable amount of time with you, getting to know you better, and explaining the different attractions available in Rotorua. With Vivien around, you can put your guide book away and plan your day according to her. She is really that good!!

The rooms are clean and tidy, and the bathroom facilities are adequate. Breakfast was sumptous with your preference inquired by Vivien the prior night - choice of eggs and bacon or cereal and yogurt. Parking facilities are also sufficient with 2 carpark lots at the front porch.

We would definitely return to the B&B Redwoods, the next time we return to Rotorua. A homely experience is what you get here, is definitely value for money, and is more than just another accomodation in your travel itinerary

Best wishes from Singapore,


Best wishes from Singapore

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Great facilities and a very caring hostess. Our welcome was very warm with freshly baked muffins and coffee. Vivien was so helpful with suggestions what to do and see in Rotorua. The location is good - great walks close at hand and the Blue & Green Lakes only a short car ride away. We stayed 3 nights and were glad that we had not stayed in the centre of Rotorua with all the noise and bustle. If we are lucky enough to go to New Zealand again we would not hesitate to stay at The Redwoods.

Stephen & Jill Maidenhead UK

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luxemburg
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28 reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

What makes this b&b so special is Vivien, the host !! She will give you every information needed as there is so much to see in and around Roturua. We stayed only 2 nights but we we should have stayed at least 3.Room was nice and breakfast very good. Vivien is an excellent host and she spends a lot of of time with you at breakfast which gives one the possibility to learn a lot about NZ. We forgot a few things in our room and she promptly send it to our next b&b. Thanks again Vivien

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waipu, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Wow - just read the previous review and I have to disagree. We frequent Rotorua at least 3 times a year and have stayed in an array of accommodation from baches to apartments to hotels ranging from 3 star to 5 star. This bnb offers all the comforts of home, personal touches which make all the difference and impeccable service which supercedes 5 star furnishings and facilities.

It is very hard to find suitable accommodation this close to the forest (literally a one minute walk) and in a good area. We ran every morning from the BnB to the forest which has amazing tracks suitable for even pushing our little one in his pram. A bakery and cafe is a short walk from the property.

Most places do not offer suitable outdoor areas for the little ones to play - this place does. The rooms are very well appointed and beds are very comfortable. The area is quiet so a good nights rest is guaranteed. We hung out in the living area which offered adequate space for our 2 year old to play with the toys which Vivien kindly provided. We were unfortunately still working. Vivien freely allowed us to use her Ipad (free wifi) so that we could quickly access work emails.

Her cooking - oh my god unbelievable! We were spoilt with home baking - the fruit cake with yoghurt was yummy. Dinner was just as yummy - the meals sound fairly basic on the menu but once presented and eaten its just as good as dining out. Tea and coffee was always on tap and we could store food in the fridge for lunch. The breakfasts were always on time and delicious - the pancakes were a hit!

Vivien is absolutely lovely with a big heart. She creates a warm and welcoming environment which instantly puts you at ease. If you are looking for sincere and genuine hospitality, then look no further. Funny enough, the following day we stayed at a 5 star apartment right on the beach in Mt Maunganui and the service basically sucked - we were told to listen carefully to instructions to enter the building as we would not be told again........this place definitely needs to take a leaf out of Viviens book!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

The room we had was big and very nicely decorated. Vivien was a great host and cooks a great breakfast! The proximity to the Redwoods is definitely a bonus and a great surprise on our trip to Rotorua.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: B&B @ The Redwoods
Address: 3 Awatea Terrace | Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — B&B @ The Redwoods 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded yet Central. 2 luxurious ensuite guest rooms with private verandah and garden. Private entrance to guest only lounge,dining, indoor & outdoor living. City & lakes 5 mins, many attractions close by, next to Redwood Forest. Full Breakfast included, safe & free off-street car park, free Wifi, laundry facilities, no sulphur smell. 4 star NZ Qualmark rating and highly recommended by travellers in Tripadvisor. ... more   less 
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