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“Great B&B -- Amazing shower!!”

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Aroha Mountain Lodge
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great B&B -- Amazing shower!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2008

I found this B&B by mistake when trying to find a place somewhere between The Coromandel and Rotorua. I used the hotel’s website and thought it was a good price and looked nice. Breakfast (which looked and smelled good) is available for an additional charge. I opted out of it; I shouldn’t have.

Greg, one of the owners, is very friendly and always nearby for a chat, especially if you like music. Greg & his wife, kids, and cute dog live next door. The B&B is located in one house as well as several motel-like units attached.

The house is furnished very funky and eclectic. The kitchen is beautiful and I want the appliances in my own home. Coffee & tea available all the times in the large kitchen; free internet as well. Nice lounge with comfy stuffed chairs & sofa.

I had a room in the front of the house overlooking the front garden with a double (or queen bed). Bed was comfortable. Douvet and pillows were great. Small table/chairs and wardrobe. Ensuite had one of the best showers ever. Pressure & showerhead were fabulous. Stay here just for this shower!

It is located next to the Domain where there is the soda water hot springs/mineral pools. Treat yourself and book into a private spa. Fabulous waters and nice people. There are trails, if you like to walk or bike, on the hillside right in back.

  • Liked — shower & host
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2008

This is an amazing lodge in Te Aroha. The host are very friendly and great to talk to. Breakfast is also available for purchase with your stay. This was a very comfy house with access to the kitchen and internet. It's right next to the Thermal Soda Water Spring and this is a great place to unwind in a private spa whirlpool.

  • Liked — The staff and location
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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Thank enzfrnz
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Property: Aroha Mountain Lodge
Address: 5-7 Boundary Street, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Aroha
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Te Aroha
Number of rooms: 6

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