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Sunlover Retreat

20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature 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.


#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Tairua
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 47 out of 100
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Kim wrote a review Dec 2020
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Sunlover retreat is absolutely amazing, from the views, accomodation, home made bread to the awesome hosts Donna and Chris, they are so welcoming and make things as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Loved the new add on options of the plater and wine, such a nice touch. It’s the 2nd time staying there and I’m sure we will be coming back for many years. 💕
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Oh ... thank you so much for the gorgeous review. It really is special to host people on those milestone occasions. Happy first anniversary and we too look forward to hosting you for many years to come!
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SophieBlomfield345 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bay of Plenty4 contributions
From the minute we opened the door to this beautiful home our shoulders relaxed, faces lit up and we new we were in for a relaxing, indulgent two nights in paradise. This place is exceptional! The view, the daybed, the cheese platter, the hot tub, the amazingly comfortable beds, the list goes on. Thank you Chris and Donna we loved it all ;)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2020
We love hosting girls weekends here! And boys weekends ... just saying! Thank you so much Sophie for writing such a lovely review. We really appreciate the time it takes for people to do this. Chris and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. You certainly made the most of your time here. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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youngdoctor wrote a review Oct 2020
sheffield7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a fantastic place to unwind and has the ultimate elevated views of the coastline. Donna and Chris are perfect guests and make your stay so individualised by responding to your needs- for example Donna put on the outside lights when she noticed we were coming back after dark, Donna brought in a kids table and chair set for our 13 month old boy. We've been back to stay 4 times and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Coromandel now.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2020
We so enjoy having you come to stay. The apartment style B&Bing we have going now really seems to be working. Looking forward to seeing you back here in February. Thank you so much for choosing us and thank you for writing such a lovely review.
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JerseyPearl2015 wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom28 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights at this absolutely wonderful B and B. Everything was superb - stunning views, beautiful room with en-suite, delicious breakfasts, excellent advice on where to go and see. One of the best places that we stayed in New Zealand. We loved Rover the dog too and enjoyed taking such a well behaved pet for a walk. Thank you Donna and Chris
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Rover is a lucky dog! Thank you for taking him for a walk .. he so loves to get out and about. We trust everything is well on your side of the world. We hope to see you back here one day. Thank you so much for the lovely comments and all the best for the upcoming season.
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Marion W wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
We had two wonderful days at Sunlover Retreat at Tairua. Donna and Chris are two extremly lovable people, who have supported us in every way. The accommodation, breakfast and the view from the terrace are fantastic. We would love to come back anytime! Thanks Donna, thanks Chris Marion and Rolf from Bünde, Germany
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Donna Brooke, Owner at Sunlover Retreat
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thank you Marion and Rolf! We are thinking of you in Germany at this tricky COVID time. Thank you so much for writing a fabulous review ... we look forward to welcoming back one day when the world settles once again.
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US$191 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaTairua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunlover Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Sunlover Retreat?
Nearby attractions include The Little Gallery (0.4 km) and Heaven & Earth (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 free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sunlover Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast 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.