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The Nunnery

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4.5
#1 of 1 guest house in Te Aroha
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Nunnery is a new guest accommodation alternative in Te Aroha. Te Aroha is becoming a popular tourist destination due mainly to its mineral spa pools, bush walks and mountain bike tracks. The Nunnery is within easy walking distance to the tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, hotels and clubs. It is a brick building built in 1977 to house The Sisters of Mercy. Present owners, local people Paul Herbert and Denise Andersen, bought it in 2008 and in November 2009 it was opened for guest accommodation. We have one semi-detached studio unit which is proving very popular. With Air-conditioning, en-suite, flat screen television, toast, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge/freezer. In the main accommodation wing we have 3 double and 2 single bedrooms. These bedrooms have wash basins and heat pumps and have access to a guest lounge, kitchenette and deck. Full Breakfast or Continental available on request. The Nunnery also has ample off street parking and boasts spacious grounds.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Penny G wrote a review Jun 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Denise was a pleasure to deal with and we felt welcome before we had even arrived! Our self contained unit was very well set up with everything we needed. Clean, tidy and nicely decorated. Thank you for our stay and we are very happy to recommend The Nunnery. Ross and Penny
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our self contained room was ideal for us as a couple.
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Celeste B wrote a review Nov 2020
Thames, New Zealand69 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose here while doing the Hauraki Rail Trail. Great location one block from main street, Host just lovely, and gave us a little history on the building. Rooms tastefully decorated, had small shared lounge, kitchen, deck and large private grounds. We look forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Cris101 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand119 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is really a de luxe backpackers’ hostel/motel with a small, comfortable, double room with en suite. Basic but sufficient, very clean and tidy. Good location and good value. Recommended. Don’t just come again, make it a habit.
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Date of stay: January 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandy R wrote a review Dec 2021
Masterton, New Zealand21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Denise was the perfect host. The Nunnery is spotlessly clean and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Top quality beds, bedding and towels. Our bikes were safely stored. This B and B is very close to town and the hot pools. It is very good value for money. I would definitely return
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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cupotea wrote a review Jul 2011
Wellington, New Zealand134 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We are trying to vary our family holidays so our children (two 12 year olds and one 10 year old), will see as much of NZ as possible. We particularly like to holiday in the less touristy spots, and Te Aroha fitted the bill for these holidays.
We found out about the Nunnery from friends, who are related to the owners, Paul and Denise. Judging by the guest book, others have found Paul and Denise the same as we did - excellent hosts.
It is a b & b, although we went with the bed option and took breakfast with us. The rooms are lovely and clean, airy and - most important given the cold snap - warm!
The Nunnery is handy to the highlights of Te Aroha - the Domain, the hot pools, and some surprisingly excellent cafes for a small town (we sampled coffee from Banco, the Domain cafe and Ironique and it was all good).
Denise and Paul know everything there is to know about Te Aroha, so could always send us in the right direction.
Unfortunately, the weather was pretty bad during our visit - but the children took advantage of the school grounds next door to shoot hoops and let off steam, and we were able to have a relaxing break.
I recommend The Nunnery for a peaceful breakaway and a great base for exploring the region.
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matthew G wrote a review Aug 2018
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here for a family weekend (3 adult children with two partners, and us - married couple). Denise our host was very welcoming and great to deal with. The rooms were just as we expected, warm, clean and welcoming. We had booked out the whole accommodation wing so we had the lounge all to ourselves. Te Aroha is a great place for a weekend with lots to do if you are active people.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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esthermilbank wrote a review May 2017
Kaeo, New Zealand6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only just arrived here but already impressed with Denise who is warm,welcoming and accommodating.
Suite is warm and comfortable and close to town - I am sure we are going to enjoy our two night stay
Thanks Denise
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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naaz79 wrote a review May 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't really fault The Nunnery, it's a lovely place to stay in beautiful Te Aroha - comfortable and spotless, with large, lush grounds surrounding it. We were lucky enough to sample quite a lot of the seasonal fruit :) The best aspect of our stay would have to be the owner, Denise, who was not only welcoming and warm, but very accomodating of our needs. We ended up staying a lot longer than we'd originally expected to, and I doubt that would have happened if she wasn't the lovely person that she is!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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madmadammin wrote a review Oct 2016
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
a very comfortable and quiet 2 night stay in the self contained studio.
small but perfectly formed, well appointed, very clean, nice furnishings.
te aroha is a delightful little town with a relaxing vibe however you can also be as adventurous as you want.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: self contained studio ideal for couple however would be happy to stay in main building with...
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jacquelinenlindsay wrote a review Nov 2015
Mandurah, Australia102 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely room, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and the decor was lovely. Very close to Main Street, walking distance to shops, cafes and restaurants. The lovely owner was a pleasure to deal with.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tim S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Waiuku, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy walk to restaurants, hot springs"
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Penny G wrote a tip Jun 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our self contained room was ideal for us as a couple."
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madmadammin wrote a tip Oct 2016
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"self contained studio ideal for couple however would be happy to stay in main building with shared facilities too,"
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Maggie J wrote a tip Sept 2014
Katikati15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Want to be self contained and private go for the Studio; North facing deck so nice and sunny in the winter; Umbrella there for summer for shade in the summer."
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TildaSwinton wrote a tip Dec 2013
Auckland18 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hire the room with the ensuite, if you want privacy."
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTe Aroha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nunnery
Which popular attractions are close to The Nunnery?
Nearby attractions include Swim Zone Te Aroha (0.4 km), Te Aroha & District Museum (0.5 km), and Adrian Worsley Historic Creations (0.3 km).
Which room amenities are available at The Nunnery?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Nunnery?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Nunnery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Domain Cottage Cafe, Taj Indian Restaurant, and Ironique Cafe and Bar.
Is The Nunnery located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Te Aroha.
Is The Nunnery accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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