We stayed at the B&B @ The Redwoods in late September for one night and totally regretted not getting to stay there longer. We arrived hours earlier than check-in because we wanted to park our car there while we went mountain biking in the redwood forest that is just a couple blocks away (bike shop is just a block away also). Vivien’s husband greeted us and gave us some great recommendations on which trails to take (better advice than we got at the bike shop). Since it had been raining, we wanted to know what areas/trails to avoid. He got on his computer and printed out instructions/descriptions of the trails for us before we left as we were getting our bikes ready. He also offered us muffins that Vivien baked that day and they were seriously the best muffins I have ever had. They were lemon with white chocolate (made from the lemon tree in the back yard) and they were amazing…light, crumbly and moist and I’ve been trying (and failing) to make them ever since I got home. I was a little disappointed that it was raining most of the time we were there so we couldn’t take advantage of the little deck off of our bedroom in the back yard. It is so peaceful and relaxing and I just wanted to sit there and read with a glass of wine. The only negative review I read complained that you are in a suburban back yard but the back yard is so peaceful and beautiful, framed in with gorgeous trees, I never realized it. We ended up mountain biking longer than expected and when we got back, Vivien had great recommendations (and discounts) for the hot springs in Rotorua for that night and the best times to go to certain sites (Wai-o-tapu…we would have missed the geyser without her advice). We only spent one night there and the morning we left, Vivien made us a delicious breakfast (including made to order eggs) and then had more great advice for us for our drive up to our next destination (Cathedral Cove). I love Vivien’s design style (very clean, simple, and modern). She and her husband were so helpful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone and would go out of my way to stay there again!
- 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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