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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful home Best sleep we had had on our whole trip Suggestions of the best eating places and tourist spots, PLUS little hideaway places that tourists don't normally go On arrival very steep drive way, but NO HASSLES Chris would manoeuvre your car for you

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Sunlover Retreat. The house is just beautiful, wonderfully decorated and has an amazing view Donna and Chris made us really feel at home and taught us a lot about New Zealand where we had just arrived. Beside from lots of advice on what to do and see, we learned a lot about the country,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Chris and Donna for a fabulous stay in your beautiful home! We were made to feel very welcome by Chris and Donna who are very attentive to their guests and cook a fabulous breakfast each day. The property is very high spec and the views are marvellous. We had a lovely and comfortable time at the end of...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Hehe ... I had a little giggle about the wedding advice bit! Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review. We are very humbled.

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great birthday treat weekend here recently. Loved the views from the balcony and especially the great outdoor bath! Our hosts Chris and Donna were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area, and it was nice to chat to them and other guests over breakfast with lovely home made bread hot out of the oven.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

It's always lovely for people to feel spoilt when they are staying here for a special occasion. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review.

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed two nights. Stunnng views and superb rooms. Made to feel at home and like one of the family by Donna and Chris and Rover. Very handy to walk into Tairua.. Great breakfast. Ideally located for touring the Coromondel Peninsula. John & Brenda

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Hi John and Brenda ... we are so pleased you enjoyed your home away from home. And of course, everyone who steps over our doorstep IS family! Thank you for taking the time to write a heartfelt review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay in this perfect B&B. A very warm welcome by Chris and Donna who brought us to our lovely and spacious room with a balcony which gave us a beautiful view. A delicious breakfast in the morning. Donna is really a gourmet cook! They gave us very good advices about activities in the region and things...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Pauline. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed exploring our wonderful region. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Burton-in-Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A simply stunning stay, despite being a very short overnight stop. Exceptional property with such generous and caring hosts. Only a shame we could not have stayed longer. If you need to stay in this area look no further - believe all you read.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Come back Nigel! I'm sure next time you will stay for longer as there is so much to see and do here on the Coromandel. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and well look forward to meeting you again one day.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Donna and Chris are exemplary New Zealand hosts, managing the perfect balance for guests by providing personal space and privacy, whilst still being warm, welcoming and socialable. We thoroughly enjoyed the time at their beautiful home overlooking the ocean beaches.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Jill. I suppose the great thing for guests is the private deck every room has to ensure you get as much privacy as you need. Thank you for writing such a lovely review.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I only stayed one night at the stunning Sunlover Retreat, but wish I'd had a week there! Donna and Chris are amazing, the food, wine, decor is all superb. Looking forward to returning soon to this beautiful part of NZ.

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

And we look forward to having you back Clare! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Chris and Donna are the perfect New Zealand host couple! They are delightfully interactive, accommodating, comical, easy to talk to and make one delicious brekky!!! They told us lots about the area, and I cannot believe they get to live in a house with such amazing views. If you like taking baths, their tubs will be a real treat :)...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

You must be like me Christine ... I love having a bath! Indoor or outdoor ...we have the bath for you. Thanks for writing such a lovely review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 three 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunlover Retreat

Address: 20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: $285 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunlover Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“No need....2 beautiful rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 795philippaw, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“pick the room with the outside bath :-)”
 of 5 bubbles Velma2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best Views, Best bathtubs”
  • View from deck off dining room
 of 5 bubbles christinep887, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have their pluses. We will try the Paku suite next time for the outdoor bath!!”
 of 5 bubbles brynjhns, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have private deck with views”
 of 5 bubbles scottH725, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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