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“Top of Rotorua”
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Stylish & luxurious Enormous exotic timber decks wrap around the house
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3 reviews
Stylish & luxurious
Enormous exotic timber decks wrap around the house
420 metres above sea level with uninterrupted views in every direction
Open plan lounge, dining & kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen featuring the latest technology
Spectacular views in all directions from the step-down lounge
Incredible sight & sound from our fully integrated SONOS sound system
Master Super king bedroom
Tastefully appointed master en suite
Master suite lounge area
Incredible forest views from each of the king bedrooms
Generous King bedroom
Luxurious deep baths
Full en suites in every room
Double sided luxurious gas fire
Cosy underfloor heating + gas fire
Rotorua city by night
Tihi Retreat by night
Master suite deck
Spectacular Views
Relax & Unwind
Unsurpassed views in every direction
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Top of Rotorua”
Reviewed January 31, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Luxury holiday house on the very top of Rotorua, enough said.

And still I believe that above sentence itself is severely insufficient to describe our stay at Tihi Retreat.

We made the booking months in advance and our breath was taken away when we arrived.
Steve, the owner, gladly showed us around the house and patiently explained every aspect of the place, from the switches to the operational instructions of the appliances.

The house is literally on top of Rototrua, offering a 360 degrees view of the town. One can see the Rotorua lake in all its beauty at different time of the day. The Geysers at Te Puia is also clearly visible.
The view was even more breathtaking upon nightfall when the town transformed into a sea of shimmering lights with stars blanketing the skies.

The rooms were all nicely designed and made, ensuring every guest a comfortable sleep through the night.
The living area, kitchen, fireplace makes for an excellent gathering area for our group to dine, wine and wind down the evening.

For one, I now know of only one accommodation choice in the whole of Rotorua and I assure you nothing in this town will ever come close to Tihi Retreat.
You missed it, your loss.

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing place to stay”
Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Tihi Retreat is by far the best place that I have ever stayed. It has amazing views over all of Rotorua and is equipped with the newest and smartest equipment that I have ever seen. Steve has gone to amazing lengths to provide a truly wonderful experience. It is pricey but you really get what you pay for. Would totally recommend this to anyone who wants somewhere special to stay whist in Rotorua. We rented it as a family with small kids but it would equally work well as a place to rent with friends if you didnt have kids.

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Liked best: World class views
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Raj J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“This could be Richard Bransons pad!”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Perched on a hill top with 270 degrees unobstructed views of the lake and mountains in a quiet residential cul de sac, this is a true relax and rejuvenate retreat. With piped music all over the house and rocking sound system in the living area, it transform can transform into a party pad! There are 3 bedrooms and 6 TVs! Inviting outdoor seating and a comprehensive music library on the iPad. The choice of all materials and that wonderfully comfortable bed is top notch. Steve has made this home as one would for their own and not with a commercial motive. A place Conde naste needs to cover. Thank you Steve for a lifetime memory holiday!

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