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Mokoia Downs Estate B&B
Ranked #1 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 5 days at this lovely retreat while we visited with family in the area. It has a lovely, pastoral feel. Our room was very comfortable and well-appointed. Mick and Teresa were gracious and welcoming hosts. We had a great time getting to know them. The breakfasts are really good with a variety of offerings. We give this the highest rating and recommendation.

Stayed March 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

It's difficult to put in words how Mick and Teresa made us feel during our absolutely marvellous stay in their lovely home. Home, because they really made us feel like home, relaxed, informal...They are wonderful hosts...sorry, wonderful friends, if I may, helpful...they know everything there is to know about Rotorua, so we had the most of our 4 days there. I miss their amazing breakfasts- fresh everything, fruit, eggs, homemade bread, delicious smoothies, everything to perfection...They would join us for a cup of Teresa's unbelievable Irish Coffee, chatting into the night on you name what topic...
Teresa and Mick, thank you for making my leave from NZ much more difficult!!! Hope to come and stay with you again!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

This is the best place ever! The best place I ever stayed at in NZ.
It is home away from home and so much more. We were really impressed and my european friends could not stop talking about this house.
Mick and Theresa are fantastic hosts and they go the extra extra mile for their guests.Breakfast in the morning is actually a...feast with several courses and it is delicious to the last bit.
We even had a special movie night in their cinema room -all organized by Theresa and Mick on my birthday. Snacks , wine , Irish coffee ( a must have as Theresa makes the best one)
and a good movie- and it was the perfect ending to a perfect birthday celebration.

Mick and Theresa,a very warm and sincere thank you for the extra effort you guys made to make things so special on my birthday.

I would go back over and over again...I would even move there permanently. The only regret I have is that I haven't tried Mick's dirty martini.....but....that is just another reason to go back next time.


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Madalina and Liviu

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Thank you so much Mick and Teresa for a making our stay amazing. My finance and I stayed here just after NYE in 2012 - and it was just what we needed. I'd really recommend anyone staying in or near Rotorua to stay here, it's a beautiful relaxing retreat. The breakfasts are out of this world, and the owners make you feel so welcome. Thanks for introducing us to Red Breast Whisky!
We really enjoyed the place, and it was really good value for money. We had to leave for our next stop in NZ, but we felt we were leaving too early!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had our own little house in the garden. When we arrived we were invited by the hosts to have a drink in the B&B's little bar (we went for one of their whiskeys). Following morning we had the best breakfast of our whole journey! Fresh fruit smoothies, fresh juices, hot fruitcompote, self-made bread, eggs, porridge and so on. All fresh, self-made and delicious!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Mick and Teresa are brilliant hosts and made us feel so welcome. Sitting in their conservatory drinking tea and eating superb freshly cooked cake, having just arrived, was so relaxing. The breakfasts were magnficent too. I particularly recommend the fresh fruit smoothies and eggs florentine. Teresa even pegged our washing out for us as we had gone out for the day before it had stopped raining! We had a lovely garden room with lots of thoughtful touches, including bed socks! The grounds are beautiful and there is a swimming pool and a fitness/games/cinema room, though we were too busy exploring Rotorua to take advantage of them. Teresa and Mike are happy to share their extensive knowledge of the area with their guests, making phone calls and bookings where necessary. It was reassuring to know that they had actually visited all the local attractions themselves. When we were there, they also hosted drinks and chat before their guests retired for the night. A lovely place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

This was an absolutely marvellous stay with Mick and Theresa making us feel extremely welcome in their lovely home in a superb setting. It felt like a home away from home, relaxed and informal with no expectation that we would be gone after breakfast, indeed there was a very positive invitation to make use of their house as a home. Excellent breakfast, prepared to pefection and good advice on what to do and see. Made use of the very efficient BBQ!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mokoia Downs Estate B&B

Property: Mokoia Downs Estate B&B
Address: 64 Mokoia Road | Ngongotaha, RD7, Rotorua 3097, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mokoia Downs Estate B&B 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mokoia Downs B&B provides high quality accommodation and comfort in a boutique country lodge that exudes charm and character. With a host of unique or unusual features (including a library, cinema and micro-distillery as well as swimming pool, organic garden and hens, ducks, guinea pigs, donkeys and a miniature horse), Mokoia Downs offers memorable experiences rather than simply a place to stay. Set in five acres of beautiful, park-like grounds, Mokoia Downs is just over 10 minutes from central Rotorua and within easy driving distance of all amenities and attractions. Extensively traveled themselves, your hosts offer warm hospitality and an excellent knowledge of the area to he lp you plan your itinerary. Enjoy enchanting walks around the grounds, feed and pet the animals, and just soak up the tranquility and seclusion offered in this idyllic setting. ... more   less 
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