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20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Tairua
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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 two 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. During these COVID times and in the interest of guest safety, you will have exclusive use of the Sunlover floor or share with your close friends/family in a double couples bubble. The breakfast is a provisioned continental breakfast that you can help yourself to at your leisure. Don't forget to soak in our hot tub watching the sun set with wine in hand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Clare S wrote a review 23 Jan
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Sunlover Retreat is incredible, top notch, 5 star unique BnB accommodation. Donna is there when you need her and gone when you want privacy. The little touches that set Sunlover apart, including homemade Greek yogurt, muesli and Anzac biscuits, a gorgeous spa, 2 friendly sheep and a fluffy dog, are numerous. The decor is just as beautiful as the surroundings it sits in.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
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It was so lovely to host you both!! At Sunlover, we know its the little things that count. I'm glad you noticed and enjoyed them. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
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Rochelle Erxleben wrote a review Dec 2021
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We can not recommend Sunlover Retreat enough. Donna and Chris went above and beyond to make our Elopement wedding and stay at Sunlover perfect in every way. The stay at Sunlover was truly magnificent - from soaking up the views on the deck or from the cedar hot tub to enjoying all the yumm homebaked goodies on offer, especially the fresh sourdough bread that awaited us every morning. Thank you for the great experience Donna and we hope to return in the near future to stay in this little slice of Paradise again. Our bodies and souls feel well rested and recharged. Pure Bliss!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 21 Dec 2021
You are a fantastic couple. All the best in your married life together. It was lovely to host your elopement. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We'll see you again on your first wedding anniversary!
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daisynewzealand wrote a review Aug 2021
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Had a lovely time Donna was very welcoming. Great facilities and the view was fabulous. Donna's muesli was devine - beats mine will use her receipe in future. Recommend Sunlover Retreat for any couple.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Well, that meusli recipe has travelled the world. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!
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Tracey M wrote a review Jul 2021
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We were greeted by our beautiful and welcoming host - Donna. With a smile and warm conversation and of course the amazing chefs platter and bottle of wine to finish off the night. We loved the gorgeous cedar hot tub, and fantastic view that awaited us. The breakfast was also a highlight with homemade muesli, compote, biscuits and bread - will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Best views
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 9 Jul 2021
It was a real pleasure to host you Tracey. You timed it so well with the gorgeous, sunny winter weather you had. Its great to see that you enjoyed all things Sunlover and I can't wait to see you and family back again. Many thanks for taking the time to write a fantastic review.
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A2963RHjos wrote a review Jun 2021
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Sunlovers retreat is one of my favourite places to stay anywhere.! Donna and Chris made us feel like family revisiting …such a warm welcome . The facilities are absolutely top class ….they’ve thought of everything even fantastic homemade ANZAC bickies to have with your Nespresso coffee. Gorgeous bed linens, towels toiletries and the rainforest shower unbelievably good. Cant recommend it enough …..actually I’m almost loath to tell everyone hoe good it is otherwise it maybe always booked out. The views are fantastic and lots of lovely touches …fresh flowers bread choices including gluten free ….lots of different teas so even really choosey guests are taken care of. We loved it ….this was our second visit and it certainly wont be our last .
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: The views from the rooms and decks are just incredible .
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 21 Jun 2021
Whilst we love hosting our guests, our return guests certainly feel like family. Thank you so much for coming back and thank you for the wonderful review. So funny you should say about keeping us a secret ... there are a few of our guests like that! Hehe. Can't wait to host you again and thank you so much for taking the time to write a beautiful review.
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PRICE RANGE
US$191 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaTairua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunlover Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Sunlover Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Heaven & Earth (0.4 km) and The Little Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunlover Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sunlover Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunlover Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunlover Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flock Kitchen & Bar, Manaia, and The Pepe Cafe.
Is Sunlover Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Tairua.
Does Sunlover Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.