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Clover Downs Homestead
Ranked #19 of 52 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic location and Ruth is such a wonderful host. Great views and a lovely, quiet countryside setting with a very spacious, light and airy room.
I booked at the last minute as usual, but this was not a problem.

Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a wonderful relaxing stay out in the country, but still super close to Rotoura. I particularly loved going down each morning to the chook house and choosing my eggs for breakfast. We even got pretty good at petanque.
Such a relaxing homely venue.
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Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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RuthECrampton, Owner at Clover Downs Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Thanks Mark for staying at Clover Downs. As we've just re-opened after a period of time, it's encouraging to receive your feedback. Come back again!!

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We enjoyed two days at Clover Downs while on a motorcycle tour of New Zealand, and only regret we couldn't stay longer. The location is perfect, away from the bustle of Rotorua, but close enough for easy access when you want it. The setting was marvelous, and the hosts were completely engaging. When we mentioned we were amateur astronomers and hadn't seen the southern hemisphere's skies, a pair of binoculars greeted us in our room as we returned from dinner. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, and the presence of the farm animals, including an ostrich, was happily idyllic. A fantastic place, recommended without reservation!!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Just spent two nights here and now we are homesick, Sharon and Mike were perfect hosts for us--knowledgeable of the area and attractions, totally available and willing to leave us on our own. The room was perfectly appointed and huge with a private deck. We loved waking up with the deer peeking inquisitively at us from their meadow. Mike's farm tour, which included feeding the ostrich, deer and alpacas was so much fun we could do it daily. Drive to town is 15 minutes, to the redwoods and spring 10 minutes -- so convenient AND completely peaceful. The quiet is breathtaking, as is the night sky. Love this place so much -- we will go back!

Room Tip: We loved our room (Governor's Suite) but saw the others and they looked great, too,
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We returned to the Clover Downs Estate after two years and happy to say although few things changed we still loved it. New owners Mike and Sharon changed the decoration and gave it a new touch which is very modern. They were very welcoming. This time we did not take the farm tour but enjoyed a longer sleep which is lovely there. So quiet and relaxing. When you stay in the governors suite (we did also on our 1st time) you have a very nice private deck and you can see the animals just behind the fence. Had a lot of funny moments with them when they were watching us drinking coffee :) It was lovely.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clover Downs Homestead

Address: 175 Jackson Road | Rd 6, Rotorua 3096, New Zealand (Formerly Clover Downs Estate)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
Price Range: $206 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clover Downs Homestead 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clover Downs is a unique place to stay. Situated just 15 minutes from Rotorua in the secluded country setting of Hamurana, it is a comfortable homestead catering for single travellers, couples and families. Large comfortable rooms provide you with a place to rest and relax in peace and tranquillity, while cows, horse and deer graze on the green paddocks surrounding the house. Clover Downs gives you an unparalleled opportunity to get up close to farm animals. In the evening after a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy a glass of wine on your own private veranda overlooking lush pasture.Your host, Ruth will ensure that your retreat is comfortable and memorable. She can also help arrange other activities so that you can experience all that Rotorua has to offer - geothermal wonderlands with geysers and bubbling mud pools, the rich Maori culture, excellent fishing, sightseeing and other exciting pursuits. Or you can travel further afield to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Whakatane, Taupo and Waitomo.Stay at Clover Downs Estate, enjoy fine country accommodation, get close to nature, breathe the country air. An authentic kiwi experience. ... more   less 
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