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Robertson House
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Reviewed September 4, 2008

We booked at Robertson House on the spur of the moment (very unusual for us) and because it was off-season, had no problem getting a gorgeous room. John, the proprietor, was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us superb information about the area. He was energetic without being obtrusive, a difficult and rare balance in B&B owners. The house is an historical gem, beautifully restored, and graced by tasteful decoration and a lovely yard with luscious citrus trees. Our room was spotlessly clean with a huge bathroom that offered a separate bath and shower (although we spent so much time in the Polynesian Spa in town, we didn't need another bath!). The breakfast room is super comfortable and bright. There's free internet access. It's an easy walk into town. We stay in B&Bs all over the world, and this one will remain fondly in our memories for years to come. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2008

The house is drop-dead gorgeous - a beautifully restored, intricately decorated old house that used to accompany a stable. High ceilings. Grapefruit tree in the backyard. The room we stayed in was spacious, and other rooms appeared to be, too. The rate was a bargain. The hotel is about a ten- or fifteen-minute walk from downtown Rotorua, i.e., just far enough away to avoid Rotorua's tourist trappings. A laptop with wireless internet access is available (a boon to international travelers who haven't bought a transformer and adapter for their own laptop). But the main selling point is John, the host, whose friendliness, enthusiasm, helpfulness, and wise suggestions made our stay. John's dog Loki was also a great host and exceptionally well behaved.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2008

Robertson House was our 1st BB on our long awaited NZ holiday, and was more than we had expected. We previously contacted John to confirm if it would be OK for us to arrive at 9.30pm on the evening of our arrival, which was no issue for him. Unfortunately, our flight from Sydney was delayed 2 hrs due to bad weather, which in turn delayed our arrival into Auckland airport. Prior to departing the airport, we phoned John to advise of our late arrival and would this be of any concern to him for us to arrive in the middle of the night. Absolutley no probem which was a hugh relief to tired travellers.

Even in the dead of night, our first impression of Robertson House was one of delight. The front of the house immediately, gives you a feeling of warmth and charm.

Our room was spacious and decorated with period features. The bed was new ( as advised by John ) and very comfortable. Breakfast is in the communal dining/family room which we enjoyed with the other guests.

John is a wonderful host, with a wealth of knowledge of sites to see and places to eat. He made a booking for us prior to our arrivel to attend the Matai Village Maori culture evening, and we were collected from the front door that evening. A must for any visitor to Rotorua, is to walk thru the Redwood Forest. Ask John for directions and it is only 10mins away. Make sure you drive thru to the Visitor Centre and take your camera.
We stayed 2 nights at Robertson House, but I would definitely recommend 3 nights or longer.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 18, 2008

My husband and I stayed for only one night just before we left New Zealand. The house is a lovely period house, sympathetically restored by John, the owner, a short drive out on a quiet street. Our room was a very large en suite, with access directly to the garden, and was tastefully decorated.

John was an extremely friendly and accommodating host, and gave us a good tip for eating out (The Fat Dog Cafe, which I subsequently throughly recommend!).

Breakfast in the morning was varied and plentiful. Unfortunately we got up for our morning 2 hours early, having put our clocks back, instead of forward at daylight saving! Consequently we had extra time on our hands before our trip to the airport, so I was able to use John's computer in his office while my husband entertained him showing him the videos from our skydive the previous morning!

Although we only stayed one night, I would have been more than happy to stay longer, and if we return to Rotorua we would definitely look forward to staying here again.

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed April 7, 2008

Had two rooms here, the double with the beautiful claw foot bath, and a triple across the hall, for two nights. It's a really lovely place, and John and Loki the dog are great hosts. Free internet access and use of the kitchen and garden all day made a big difference - we could store our toddlers food (and some beer...)in the fridge, and spent a lovely afternoon on the sunny terrace with our son playing safely in the garden. The bedrooms don't have TV's, which I think is great. There's a communal TV in the living/dining area.
The furniture and furnishings are splendid, John has really gone for the Victorian period charm!
The shower in our triple room was the best I had all holiday. So powerful it could knock you over!
Breakfast was an easy going affair, John confessed to being a terrible cook, hence the sway towards continental, but I've never seen so many types of sliced bread as he had on offer.
It's a 15 minute walk into Rotorua centre from the house

  • Stayed: February 2008
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