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Rua Resort

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#2 of 10 B&Bs in Hamilton
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Rua Resort Boutique Bed and Breakfast is on a hill overlooking green pastures and taking in a postcard-worthy panoramic view of Mount Pirongia, Rua Resort boasts arguably some of the best vistas the Waikato has to offer. Come relax, unwind and enjoy some good ol' Kiwi hospitality!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Nicole W wrote a review Feb 2024
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Would not do it again. Exclusive HIRE! means one person hires the entire house and there is no one there. My family and I had booked the RUA Resort for 4 days over Christmas. It was already doomed from the start. Once arrived I was informed that there was another gentlemen staying at the property in the house. Only access is through the house. Then im informed by the owners that they are also not going away because their mother is ill so they are moving out of their room inside the house and moving into the Garage where they will stay. There was 20 of us in total. we decided to let this all slide as it was Christmas and we are not heartless people. what I didn't realise is that the owners would continue to come in and out of the house with their internal access way. after one night of this we spoke to the owner and explained that this was not normal and that we hired the house exclusively. 'Your exclusive and my exclusive a two totally different things. We are a Bed and Breakfast not an AIRbnb." to which I replied well I would have not booked this place knowing that you would be in and out all the time. We had several young ladies in our family and unfortunately we don't know these people and were made to feel uncomfortable with people walking in and out. She came back to state that we had been given a significant discount. Yes, that is correct but with payment due the next day after the booking so that they could build cabins. this was agreed. There is only 2 bathrooms and one toilet downstairs, not sufficient 4 family with children and teenagers. We were celebrating birthdays on our first night and couldn't even enjoy that as she came up and asked us to be quiet. we kindly asked her to leave. There was nowhere for us to put our food.so we had to put it on the benches. Dishes were sitting in the dish rack, oven was filthy. the kitchen was filled with bins for the rubbish of different types. Overall Worst Experience EVER but we had to make do as it was CHRISTMAS. we were going to leave but with such a large group the day before Christmas we decided to stay. WOULD NOT BOOK THIS PLACE AGAIN!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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SunValleyTravellers wrote a review Feb 2024
Sun Valley, Idaho212 contributions123 helpful votes
This is a lovely large inn in a remote, exquisite property. The owners are delightful and the inn is decorated so beautifully. But be clear of the type of property it is—almost all the rooms share bathrooms. Our error in not catching that the room we booked was this type. There is a large kitchen that also is shared and while we were there most people were preparing their dinners. Spotlessly clean, good breakfast. Just awkward sharing bathrooms.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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marbles26 wrote a review Jan 2024
Austin, Texas27 contributions13 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay. The hosts were friendly, helpful and made all of their guests quite comfortable beyond what I would have hoped for! Coleen even helped plan my next spots as well as bailing me out w a conversion plug that I couldn’t find on a Saturday/Sunday arrival Their decor is beautifully coordinated and the surroundings are peaceful and with nice views. The breakfast they provided was home cooked for each and as extensive as I’ve ever experienced w teas, coffees, multiple cereals, fresh fruit eggs,local bacon and other extras that impressed! Wow
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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John B wrote a review Dec 2023
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This place is wonderful! It is a beautiful building with scenic vistas from every angle. The rooms are well appointed and clean. Although it is a shared bathroom, the room is spacious with two showers and a bathtub. The best part is the hospitality of our hosts who made us feel truly welcome. Colleen and Clive were gracious and charming. Their son, Coles, made perfectly cooked pancakes and bacon for us, and there was cereal, bread, fruit, and yogurt in addition. They were all fun and hospitable. There are alcapas, sheep, and horses on the property. This is a wonderful place to stay- don't miss it!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Road05759669024 wrote a review Nov 2023
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DO NOT STAY HERE! Once upon a time I stayed in a hut in Africa on a straw mattress. Half the straw was missing. This was worse. Don't stay here unless you love to be disappointed. It's absolutely beautiful from the outside. So are display cakes... but it's just frosting.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Passport67485286122 wrote a review Nov 2023
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It’s difficult to even give this place a 1. From the moment we opened the front door, we knew we’d made a terrible mistake. It was smelly, the rooms were tired and the hosts were very very strange. Despite booking a room with two beds, Colleen gave our room away and replaced it with a double bed. I was travelling with my mother who did not want to share a small cramped bed. Colleen suggested they put a futon on the floor in the cupboard for me to sleep on. She was not pleased when I requested a refund. I have yet to receive a refund. It’s been a week and I have phoned, text and emailed to no avail. Do not book here. You will be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicole S wrote a review Nov 2023
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Rua Resort is such a gem! The hosts are very kind, friendly, and welcoming. They made our stay very comfortable. The house is beautiful and the views are stunning! We had a delicious home cooked breakfast, and great conversation and laughs with the hosts. We were so happy with our stay, and wished we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Karen D wrote a review Aug 2023
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington12 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing B&B. The setting is unequalled. An Italian Villa on a hill, surrounded by pastures and views. The family went out of their way for my vegetarian granddaughter and even offered to help us get to the FIFA World Cup game if needed. Would absolutely, definitely go back. A wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: A beautiful B & B. Our bathroom suite had heated floors. The bathroom for the rooms that shared...
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Alvin wrote a review Sept 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand57 contributions7 helpful votes
The hosts were very welcoming and easy to chat to. Lots of room. We were the only guests there at the time so pretty much had the run of the entire floor. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. This was the first time we stayed at a B & B so didn't really know what to expect. We would stay again if the situation arose. Tame animals to visit and pat.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Each room has a different name and is slightly different. All upstairs. We had a balcony room...
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Ruby79 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Absolutely wonderful stay! Kids loved feeding the animals and having access to a huge range of toys and games. The hosting couple are lovely and really make you feel like you are old friends they just hadn't met before. The premium breakfast is just that, and the kids loved the range of fresh fruit and cereals. We stayed in the River suite and it had everything we expected and needed to make our stay relaxing and stress free. We definitely will be coming back!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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$144 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionHamilton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rua Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rua Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hamilton Gardens (7.9 km), Classics Museum (5.5 km), and Taitua Arboretum (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rua Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rua Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rua Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rua Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Mexicano Zapata Cantina Hamilton, Duck Island Ice Cream, and Gothenburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rua Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rua Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (7.4 km).