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Very good
13 reviews
studio unit
kitchenette and bathroom
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view from your room
tuis in cherry tree
kauri grove bush walk
our home
Wairere waterfall
a real Kaimai sunset
the kauri and rimu tree in our garden
your hosts Brenda & Sid at nearby Hobbiton
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very comfortable queen bed
garden
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Matamata, Waikato Region, North Island

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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greg b
qld
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Have stayed at better”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Was made to feel welcome by Cyril when he arrived, we were waiting for someone to arrive as no one was there when we arrived. Was allowed to use hottub but was only warm as it had been switched of for a couple of days. Was told we could use washing machine and dryer, when went to use dryer had to wait till late for their washing to finish. Small kitchenette but no sink or anywhere to washup. Wouldn,t say Brenda was the friendlist person I,ve ever met. Woken in the night by owner putting lid on hottub which made a loud bang and woke us all up. Oh don't forget the aeroguard as the flies are very friendly. Offered wifi but was not working

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Mar 6, 2016
Thankyou for your comments we will take them on board, I hope you enjoyed the fresh cucumber out of our garden. We had a temporary glitch with the wifi that came right during the evening, we are in the country and coverage is a bit slow on rare occasions. kind regards Brenda
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FrankRonn...
Littleton, Colorado
1 review
“Wonderful Visit”
Reviewed February 25, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I would recommend anyone travelling into this area to stay at this B&B. The room was spacious. The shower was outstanding (best we have experienced). The area is beautiful and the hosts were gracious. We loved this visit.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 3, 2016
Thank you for your kind words, we certainly enjoyed talking to you.
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Bethany H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Gorgeous Location with Amazing Hosts!”
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Brenda was extremely flexible and easy to work with leading up to our stay. The location was easy to find, and she immediately made us feel welcomed. The room was private and well-furnished, we were well prepared for, and they even shared coffee and conversation with us the next morning! We loved the neighborhood, adored the morning view from our window, savored the hot tub, and found staying with them much more accommodating than a hotel.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2016
Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to meet you and a priviledge to host you on your belated honeymoon. All the best, Brenda and Sid.
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Amanda Q
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting”
Reviewed March 29, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Beautiful views and gardens at this peaceful cottage. Very neat and clean property with adequate, well maintained facilities. Simple breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit.

Enjoyable stay and reasonable value for money.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2015
Thankyou for your review Amanda I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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JLOBasing...
Basingstoke
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful location;”
Reviewed February 5, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This is a lovely self-contained apartment in beautiful gardens with great views across the hills. The hosts were very welcoming and made us feel at home. There is an excellent breakfast provided. You have use of the owner's outside spa and there are laundry facilities if required. It is a short drive into Matamata (20 mins). This is a lovely peaceful place and I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Liked best: Quiet location; comfortable room
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
Feb 6, 2015
Thank you for your review it was a pleasure having you. We hope the rest of your holiday went well.
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MRSFROSTY
PLYMOUTH
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A comfortable stay in a magificent garden setting.”
Reviewed January 19, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Hosts very welcoming, Unit was clean, comfortable and spacious. Sighted conveniently close to Mata Mata, the stay was enjoyable. Room was well equipped,, kitchenette potentially small/under-equipped, but we knew what we were getting at time of booking. Only slightly annoying was the operation of the adjoining garage door early morning.

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Liked best: The setting - a magnificent garden!
Liked least: Limitations of kitchenette
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 20, 2015
Hi I really appreciate your review I'm glad you enyoyed your stay.
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Kozars
Lethbridge, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Winner”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Yes! This place is so wonderful. Out of the concrete jungle and into the N.Z. countryside. What a great thing to experience. It is quiet, picturesque full of cornfields and a lovely mountain view to wake up to in the morning. Less than 10 mins. from Matamata ( Hobbiton ) it worked perfect for our homebase for the week to explore the entire area. About 40 mins from Tauranga or Rotorua with tonnes to see and do. I can't say enough about our hosts Brenda and Cyril. They are the kindest people, and made us feel like we were at home. They have excellent suggestions on what to see in the area for no cost, so even on our quieter days we could go on a quick hike. We were fortunate enough that Cyril had a moment to introduce us to a great dairy farmer named David. We got to see the full workings of how his farm works. Even brought the cows in! Absolutely the highlight of our trip.

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: No wifi-internet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2014
Thankyou Delena and Mark we loved having you both and you two are superb guests to have for a longer stay. I'm glad we created some great memories for you in our little piece of paradise. Hope the rest of your holidays went well. Brenda
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