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“The wonderful Willows”
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38 reviews
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view of the house - 2010
View from the lake
Front view from lake edge
Master bedroom has ensuite and walk in wardrobe, great views of the lake and access to the rear deck
Ensuite to master bedroom
Bedroom 2 - King bed, adjacent to the main bathroom and toilet.
Bedroom 3 - two single beds
Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 1 x Queen, 3 x Single and 1 x Trundle bed.
Dining and Kitchen area
Kitchen view - gas cook top
Another kitchen view
Main bathroom is fully tiled and has bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
Conversation lounge through to dining area. There are two log fires and gas central heating.
Conversation lounge with one of two log fires in the house.
TV lounge and some of the DVDs
Another view of the TV lounge.
View from TV lounge
Outdoor BBQ area
Entrance and TV area with a selection of kids DVDs.
Spa and BBQ deck at rear of house
Garden love seat
Kayaks and dinghy
Garden and lake view
Spring (November) colour in the garden
Another view from the lake
View from front steps
Lake edge view
Another view from the lake edge
More spring colour
Front right side of the house
Front left view of the house
Winter morning view from house over Lake Rotorua to Rotorua City
Widescreen view from the top of the driveway over Lake Rotorua
Kawaha Point, Rotorua - view from the Skyline Skyrides gondolas on Mt Ngongotaha
A view of the city from the forest - showing the location of Kawaha Pt
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
The Lakeland Queen on Lake Rotorua
Mountain biking in the Redwoods
Widescreen view of Rotorua from the Gondolas
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Overview
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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Matthew B
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The wonderful Willows”
Reviewed March 14, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We stayed at the Willows for six nights while mountain biking in Rotorua. It was so easy to relax and enjoy this wonderful house on the lake. There is plenty of space in this luxury home - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounge rooms with huge DVD library, big screen TV with stereo surround sound and a well equipped kitchen with a big deck overlooking the lake. Kerry has thought of everything and provides all the extra bonuses required in the well stocked pantry, a boat, kayaks, BBQ and spa. We enjoyed our time here so much that we struggled to leave and stayed an extra night. Which Kerry was so kind to meet our request. I recommend the Willows to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty and luxury of Rotorua.

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Pat J
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What a wonderful house. We were 3 families with 6 children ranging from 3 to 14 and 6 adults including two oldies! This house is truly amazing; Kerry has thought of everything. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you could wish for; the bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel; the linen cupboard has extra towels, sheets, pillows. There is a DVD playroom with a 50" TV; a comfortable conversation lounge, a deck with unbelievable views across the lake; kayaks and life jackets to go for a sail; a lovely spa; a fully functioning BBQ. I didn't want to leave - more than a home from home - just sheer luxury. I'm going back and would recommend it to all of you. Kerry was there to welcome us and kept in touch before our stay and emailed after we left to make sure we had a good stay. What more could you want.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: It was all fantastic
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kathryn Q
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Highly recommend!”
Reviewed December 31, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous spacious house with a beautiful new kitchen. We had a fantastic stay at Kerry's house. There is plenty to do with lake swims, kayaking, spa pool, dinner on the deck with the amazing lake view. Followed by nightly movie nights. The house is very well stocked with towels, bedding and kitchen essentials. The house is spotlessly clean. We loved our stay here young and old. Hope to return some day.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FlyingKiw...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very spacious and comfortable”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was a great choice for our three night winter holiday with extended family (6 adults and 4 young kids). There was plenty of room for the kids to spread out, play hide and seek and generally have a fab time. They loved the spa and the incredible movie selection. On the downside, the staircase up to the 'kids' room is positively perilous, so we had to rearrange where they slept. All of the kitchen appliances and fittings, are old and in need of emplacement - including the BBQ. All the mugs were chipped! And the decks Ned a serious clean - very slippery for little feet. These things notwithstanding, we had a great time and would certainly recommend.

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Liked best: The spaciousness of the house
Liked least: The kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
17 Aug 2014
A completely new kitchen is being installed in early October with new appliances, the decks have been water blasted, and any chipped mugs have been replaced. The stairs are relatively steep and carpeted. I always advise guests to be careful and hold the rail descending the stairs and for any children who go to the large upstairs bedroom to be particularly careful.
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Reviewed March 12, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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California
Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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dakotakly
San Diego
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Spectacular slice of heaven!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

What an amazing experience in a far away land! I loved waking up every morning and feeding the black swans before heading out on the kayaks to explore the lake! The house has everything you need! The location was perfect and the secret gardens were just stunning!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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