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“Beautiful house and location”
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38 reviews
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view - Spring 2016
Aerial view of the house - 2010
View from the lake
Front view from lake edge
Master bedroom has ensuite and walk in wardrobe, great views of the lake and access to the rear deck
Ensuite to master bedroom
Bedroom 2 - King bed, adjacent to the main bathroom and toilet.
Bedroom 3 - two single beds
Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 1 x Queen, 3 x Single and 1 x Trundle bed.
Dining and Kitchen area
Kitchen view - gas cook top
Another kitchen view
Main bathroom is fully tiled and has bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
Conversation lounge through to dining area. There are two log fires and gas central heating.
Conversation lounge with one of two log fires in the house.
TV lounge and some of the DVDs
Another view of the TV lounge.
View from TV lounge
Outdoor BBQ area
Entrance and TV area with a selection of kids DVDs.
Spa and BBQ deck at rear of house
Garden love seat
Kayaks and dinghy
Garden and lake view
Spring (November) colour in the garden
Another view from the lake
View from front steps
Lake edge view
Another view from the lake edge
More spring colour
Front right side of the house
Front left view of the house
Winter morning view from house over Lake Rotorua to Rotorua City
Widescreen view from the top of the driveway over Lake Rotorua
Kawaha Point, Rotorua - view from the Skyline Skyrides gondolas on Mt Ngongotaha
A view of the city from the forest - showing the location of Kawaha Pt
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
Kuirau Park - geothermal activity can be viewed free of charge in the centre of the city
The Lakeland Queen on Lake Rotorua
Mountain biking in the Redwoods
Widescreen view of Rotorua from the Gondolas
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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Capt_Funk...
sydney
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Beautiful house and location”
Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

there were three of us, stopping in rotorua for a couple of nights on a slow drive from auckland to wellington. the willows more than accommodated our needs. the house itself is huge and would be the perfect spot for a family or even families. there's two large living areas, a dining area off the large kitchen and bedrooms aplenty. there's also an additional self-contained large flat above the garage which could accommodate a third family if needed.

we spent one night in and cooked in the kitchen and it served our needs excellently. there's a large 56" tele in a living room with possibly the largest DVD collection you've ever seen. you can chill out in the hot tub on the back deck or sit on the front deck and take in the views over the lake. the view across the lake is towards rotorua and you get a great aspect of the steam clouds rising up in various pockets.

you'll need a car if you're staying here and it's a short five minute drive into rotorua. being out of town though means it is whisper quiet at night, which is ideal for ensuring a great nights' sleep. the house has central heating which was welcomed by us and would no doubt be essential in winter.

kerry really has thought of everything with the willows and you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: the location on the lake.
Liked least: the mattress on our bed was pretty soft
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
24 Oct 2016
Thanks for the lovely treview guys. Hope to see you back one day. Cheers Kerry
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738holida...
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location for large family groups”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

It was a fabulous place for families with children, by the lake. Our grandchildren had a great time.the kitchen was great, it was new. The bathroom was a bit dated. We would stay there again with family. The DVDs collection was huge. The view of the lake was lovely especially the sun rise.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peppie201...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Kerry thanks for a great stay. What a place. Kids loved the DVD selection. Plenty of room for our group of 8. Great location and easy access to north and south roads. Would we ever stay here again. YES. I wouldn't ever bother looking for anywhere else. Thanks Again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
28 Sep 2015
Thanks for the great review guys. I'd love to see you back in Rotorua one day. All the best. Kerry
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Matthew B
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The wonderful Willows”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at the Willows for six nights while mountain biking in Rotorua. It was so easy to relax and enjoy this wonderful house on the lake. There is plenty of space in this luxury home - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounge rooms with huge DVD library, big screen TV with stereo surround sound and a well equipped kitchen with a big deck overlooking the lake. Kerry has thought of everything and provides all the extra bonuses required in the well stocked pantry, a boat, kayaks, BBQ and spa. We enjoyed our time here so much that we struggled to leave and stayed an extra night. Which Kerry was so kind to meet our request. I recommend the Willows to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty and luxury of Rotorua.

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Pat J
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

What a wonderful house. We were 3 families with 6 children ranging from 3 to 14 and 6 adults including two oldies! This house is truly amazing; Kerry has thought of everything. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you could wish for; the bathrooms have shampoo, conditioner, shower gel; the linen cupboard has extra towels, sheets, pillows. There is a DVD playroom with a 50" TV; a comfortable conversation lounge, a deck with unbelievable views across the lake; kayaks and life jackets to go for a sail; a lovely spa; a fully functioning BBQ. I didn't want to leave - more than a home from home - just sheer luxury. I'm going back and would recommend it to all of you. Kerry was there to welcome us and kept in touch before our stay and emailed after we left to make sure we had a good stay. What more could you want.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: It was all fantastic
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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