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The French Country House

163 Esdaile Road Pahoia, Tauranga 3180 New Zealand
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#1 of 59 hotels in Tauranga
The Farmhouse, a luxurious antique filled French country home, offering romantic getaways in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Spacious, light and airy living areas filled with a mixture of luxury antique furnishings. Comfortable modern facilities. The views from the balcony over the Bay of Plenty country are spectacular. An on-site Ballymaloe Chef will look after all your needs. Guests say they don’t want to leave!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Jasmine wrote a review Nov 2020
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We are a young family from London and visited the wonderful french country house back in February, just before the world was struck by Corona. We are a family of 4- myself, my husband and our two very young children (aged 0 and 1 at the time). Kay was wonderful, she arranged everything to be picture perfect and so comfortable for us all! From the delicious breakfasts, to the day trip recommendations to the chocolates on our pillows- we couldn't ask for a warmer host. I hope we can visit again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
kwhitton wrote a review Oct 2020
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This is the second time we have stayed at the French House. We live in Tauranga and have such a beautiful, relaxing time we don't want to go anywhere else. Kay is the most amazing host that ensures your stay meets 100% of your expectations. Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Huntly22 wrote a review Sep 2020
Hamilton, New York2 contributions
What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Kay our host was a true professional and made the stay so special. The French Country house is the closest we will get to a French Villa . No wonder it was chosen for the first NZ Bachelor program - beautiful. Highly recommended they you don’t have too plans organised- relax and enjoy the ambience and the uniqueness of this house - indulging all ones senses. From the music to the waft of amazing subtle fragrance , candles, flowers - chocolates on the bed, homemade baking, all beautiful touches everywhere one looked . And yes the men also thoroughly enjoyed their stay as well - a fun stay had by all. A holiday away from home - no passport required We will return . Thank you Kay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Scott J wrote a review Aug 2020
Whakatane, New Zealand230 contributions33 helpful votes
This was a serious special getaway where we were pampered with good service from Kay. Always there if needed but otherwise unobtrusive, friendly and helpful. The building itself is indeed special with an absolute ambiance of its own. This project ia a major labour of love. The rooms are generous in size as are the ensuites. Our bathroom included a big bath with spa facility. We arrived to a see a welcome board with our names followed soon after but coffee, tea and carrot cake.We left after a beautifully prepared breakfast wishing it wasn't all over. Because it is in a world of its own we think the idea of going with friends is a perfect way to share the experience. We took our own vino which wasnt a problem. Canapes were just another pleasant 'pop up' that arrived when we sat down to have a drink.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ok_xin wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1,098 contributions102 helpful votes
We were back revisiting Kay and Freddie again! The house was as grand as usual. Kay and Freddie were as friendly as usual. Everything was keep up to standard as usual. We had a superb sleep quality that two nights. We relaxed like at home and enjoyed chatting with Kay like family members. The breakfast was as top notch as usual. Thank you Kay for making us beautiful pizzas! Hope that your daddy has a speedy recovery, Kay and enjoy your holiday back home! Hope to return again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Love our usual favourite Blue room!
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US$553 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Farmhouse
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionTauranga
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Frequently Asked Questions about The French Country House
Which popular attractions are close to The French Country House?
Nearby attractions include Omokoroa Thermal Holiday Park (5.0 km), Minden Lookout (7.9 km), and Omokoroa Walkway (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The French Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The French Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The French Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The French Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Petite Cafe, Montrē Atelier du Café, and The Black Sheep Restaurant & Atrium Gallery.
Are any cleaning services offered at The French Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The French Country House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The French Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elms (15.8 km) and Gate Pa Memorial Reserve (14.7 km).