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We booked this beauty site unseen from the USA. We have stayed at many Bed & Breakfasts and expected the same experience, but wow were we wrong. Sunlovers is by far the best ever and probably the best in the world. The hospitality is over the top and the views are stunning beautiful. Sitting on the deck relaxing watching the... More 

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful venue and great hosts made this a very relaxing spot for a couple of nights away to celebrate a wedding anniversary even though it is not far from home, the hosts were able to offer great suggestions of places to visit

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review David. And congratulations on celebrating 45 years of married bliss! More 

Milton Keynes
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit Donna & Chris' home if you are in the area. They have a stunning home with views to die for. They welcome you into their home and their hospitality is second to none. The rooms are amazing and the view that you wake to is breathtaking. Even the dog Rover is so friendly and entertaining. Can't... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Everyone that walks over our doorstep, really does become a friend. Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us and thank you so much for writing a great review. More 

Traverse City
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleased that we had selected the Sunlover Retreat for our stay in Tairua. Our hosts, Donna and Chris were great...and very welcoming. It was and added bonus to have them share their knowledge of New Zealand and the surrounding area with us, Frankly, they made it very difficult for us to move on to our next location... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We love to share our ideas of what things are best to visit in our area. We try to make sure it is a balance between the tourist must-dos to local places that aren't on any tourist maps. Thanks Charles for taking the time to write such a fab review. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view, gorgeous owner-designed home, delicious breakfasts, and friendly hosts. Donna and Chris literally open their home to you--the balcony views are amazing, and the atmosphere is quite relaxing. They are quite knowledgeable about the local area. Our only regret was we'd pre-booked our events so we couldn't take advantage of enough of their excellent suggestions. Very caring folk. I... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a lovely review Ellen. I hope your wrist is healing and your trip southwards isn't too fraught with natural disasters! Travel safe. More 

Tacoma, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Sunlover Retreat 2 nights at the end of our 2 week NZ tour. This was the highlight, and grand finale of our trip! Wish we could have had a few more days with them. Donna and Chris are the most welcoming hosts, and should be the official ambassadors of New Zealand hospitality! Their home... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Lisa, you and Eric were so easy to host. You fitted in to the Kiwi way of doing things so easily. It was a pleasure having you to stay and of course we would welcome the opportunity to host you again! Thank you for being so kind and writing such a lovely, comprehensive review. We really appreciate it. Until we... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could write an entire book on the two nights we stayed at Sunlover Retreat! Chris and Donna were wonderful hosts and welcomed us into their beautiful home. The Sunlover Retreat was probably the best B&B I have ever stayed in. I tend to stay away from B&Bs as I like to have privacy when traveling, but it sounded so... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Hehe ... I think you DID write a book ... a mini book anyway. What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We would love to see you back at any time ... on a special anniversary maybe! Thank you once again. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderfull place with a beautifull vieuw and a very warm couple that opens their house and their heart for their guests. Thanks you so much Donna and Chris. We should like to come back. Willy and Rudolf

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

You are welcome Willy. We know that you and Rudolf will have a wonderful time visiting the rest of NZ. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The friendliest loveliest couple you could ever wish to meet. A stunning house with the most amazing views. The cleanest of clean accommodation with the highest attention to detail in every aspect. Would highly recommend. The most delicious healthy breakfast - with freshly baked bread straight from the oven. A private sitting room with a fantastic selection of music and... More 

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much Andre. Enjoy the rest of stay in NZ and we hope to see you again one day! More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is outstanding! We were blown away with amazing hospitality, a beautiful home with incredible views. We loved the peaceful outside bath and the fantastic breakfast with home made organic goodness. Highly recommend this piece of paradise. Thank you Donna and Chris.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We love that outdoor bath too Sacha. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Sunlover Retreat. A boutique bed & breakfast, nestled on a hill in the seaside town of Tairua, Coromandel NZ. Sunlover Retreat soaks up the sun and views from sunrise to sunset.There are three accommodation rooms, each with its own ensuite. The Estuary Suite has a bath luxuriously placed to look over the bush, Coromandel Ranges and Tairua estuary beyond. Every room has a large private deck and robes are supplied. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunlover Retreat

Address: 20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: $282 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunlover Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Rooms have private deck with views”
 of 5 bubbles scottH725, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms are similar with fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles davidlawrie2016, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Nice room and bathroom facilities. Great views from the bathroom and bedroom. The outside deck was very nice and private.”
 of 5 bubbles 48charlesa, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are lovely, private, comfortable. No wrong choice.”
 of 5 bubbles 641lisam, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to get a hot breakfast - Donna is the best cook!!”
 of 5 bubbles Pangea422, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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