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A Panoramic Country Homestay
Ranked #23 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 22, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights over the New Year with Chris and Dave and thouroughly relaxed into the charm and warmth of their company and lovely home. Very well appointed bedrooms and ensuits with a huge sitting area to put your feet up and chat about your travels over a cuppa. Great country feel and lovely bakery treats for breakfast. Must see is the Hamurana Springs close by, felt like we were walking through the Garden of Eden.
Perfect place to unwind and refresh away from the crowds.

Room Tip: The Mokoia Room has a great view of the gardens and Lake and is quite large with a very modern ensui...
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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daveandchris_12, Owner at A Panoramic Country Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you Shelagh and David for taking the time to write a review about our homestay on Trip Advisor. It is very much appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and found it relaxing. We both enjoyed your company as well. It was great catching up with you while we were in Australia and hope that we can keep in contact and catch up with you again sometime. Regards Chris & Dave

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

My partner & I stayed with Chris & Dave for one night only - our mistake as we would have loved to spend longer but prior comittments mean't we had to move on. My partner was hesitant to go to a homestay but after such a warm welcome, assistance with booking to go to a Hangi, travel advice, spotless room & a good breakfast, he is now converted homestayer. The superb view over Lake Rotorua & being able to bottle feed the lamb where just an added bonus.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We spent two nights as guests at Chris and Dave's home. They made us feel very welcome and their hospitality was excellent. Chris arranged a wonderful Maori Hangi evening for us on the day we arrived, as well as advising us of the best local attractions. We enjoyed sharing breakfast and a chat with our hosts, as well as the special touches of being offered homemade cake on arrival and wine, trout and bedtime chocolates. The hot tub was an added bonus.

Room Tip: So good to have a bath as well as a shower
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

A choice of rooms all overlooking the lake - very peaceful and beautiful. Chris and Dave could not have made us more welcome and helped us plan our activities. Chris cooked us a fabulous breakfast and even came for a walk with us to show us the local beauty spot before we left

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

We arrived at Panorama srraight off the red eye from UK. What a welcome and what wonderful hosts Chris and Dave were. We were so glad that we chose to stay with them, in their lovely house with the fantastic views, rather than in the town with its sometimes "aromas". Rotorua is a must for any visitor to New Zealand and this is the place to stay for us if we are ever lucky enough to return. Would we go back, for sure we would.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2010

We stayed 7 nights with Chris & Dave and had a wunderful time.The Mokoia Room is beautiful and comfortable with a stunning view over Lake Rotorua day and night (also directly from the bed!). Chris and Dave are great hosts, we feeled like a part of the family. We got a lot of
A perfect place to stay for more than a week. In the countryside but still in the vincinity of Rotorua, very quiet, good sleep, savely guarded by Cole.
We can highly recommend a stay in the Panorama.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2010

This was our 1st experience with a homestay and it was wonderful. Our hosts, Chris and Dave could not have been more welcoming. On our 1st afternoon we enjoyed tea and coffee on the garden patio, taking in the lake view. As others have mentioned, Chris was very helpful with suggestions for activities in the area, such as tramps at Hamurama Springs (clear water, trout and redwoods!), Tutea's Falls, and Blue Lake. She also arranged an excursion for a Maori Hangi and cooked a superb dinner by prior arrangement with mussels, lamb, and NZ wines. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 144 Fryer Road | Hamurana, RD 7, Rotorua 3097, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range: $144 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — A Panoramic Country Homestay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Panoramic Country Homestay is the ideal base to stay near many Rotorua attractions. Take in magnificent views overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Feel the peace and tranquility as you relax under the stars in the private guest heated massage spa pool. Curl up in front of the log fire in winter or the more energetic can play tennis or take many walks listening to the birds. Enjoy extra large beds for a peaceful nights sleep. All rooms have private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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