Jack and Di's Waiteti B&B gave us a fantastic first impression of New Zealand. We chose it in part for its location on lovely Lake Rotorua (about 3 hours south of Auckland), a short drive from mudpools, geysers, mineral baths, and other sightseeing spots we wanted to visit. Our other deciding factors were Jack and Di's great website and the incredible hospitality we received from proprietress Diana during our email exchanges, before we'd even committed to booking our stay. Our two nights there exceeded even our high expectations. We made full use of the jacuzzi/spa tub and kayaks, slept better on the amazingly comfortable king-sized bed than we have in years, enjoyed the huge shower, and stuffed ourselves on delicious breakfasts and the array of snacks Diana provided. Both Diana and partner Jack went well beyond the role of excellent hosts. They and their wonderful staffperson made dinner reservations, provided sightseeing brochures, and chatted with us like old friends. We'd go back to NZ just to stay at this B&B again!
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