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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their back deck offers unparalleled views of Lake Rotorua, geothermals & surrounding countryside. Hosts make you feel completely welcome in their home! Brian & Kate will book excursions & offer recommendations.

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host you at our very own 'little slice of paradise'. "Serendipity - an unexpected surprise"

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed two Nights in Kate & Brians House. A warm welcome, helpful and interesting Information and hints about Rotorua, nice and clean Rooms, a wonderful breakfast and a stunning view over the whole City and the lake including the Geysirs... we had a very good time. Thank you!!

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Catrin. It was our pleasure to host you and your lovely family. Your two sons are delightful and a credit to you both. Such a joy to have in our home. I'm so glad you found the information we shared helpful and it is good to know you enjoyed your time in Rotorua. You must come and stay...

Garraleta
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The owners are a very nice couple. They gave us a lot of information about the activities we can do in Rotorua and in our way to Tongariro. It was a pleasure stay with them in their home. We felt relaxed and as we were at home.

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Javier. We like the way you said you felt you were at home. We like our guests to feel relaxed as if it is their own home. We hope the rest of your trip was as you wanted. Come and stay again if you ever return to Rotorua.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The view on Lake Rotorua, Rotorua and surrounding mountains is stunning. Our hosts Kate and Brian were very gracious and nothing was to much for them. They gave us very good tips as to Rotorua but also in regard to our next stop in Taupo. We loved staying with them and the only thing we can say is that we...

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How kind of you to say such nice things and your good recommendation. We hope the rest of your trip was successful and you had much enjoyment staying in our beautiful country. Thank you for your nice review.

Tadoussac, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Excellent homestay, we were welcomed as if we were family from away. The house is spotless, the view over the whole of Rotorua quite breathtaking. Excellent breakfast - all we needed to start our day. Our hosts Brian and Kate have tremendous knowledge of the area and of the whole North Island. We thank them so much for a wonderful...

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Jane and Alan for choosing to stay with us at Serendipity and enjoying our little slice of Paradise. And thank you for your kind words. We have a saying -"arrive as guests and leave as friends". That must apply to you!! Kia-ora!

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked Serendipity from the UK, as it looked really nice. We weren't at all disappointed. The location up on the rim of the crater was beautiful. Stunning view across Rotorua and the lake. Kate and Brian were the perfect hosts. We really enjoyed the fact that they sat down and ate breakfast at the same time, giving us the...

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Well, weren't we the lucky ones to have such lovely guests staying with us! We really enjoyed your company and with you staying for long enough to get to know you was an added extra. We are so glad you enjoyed Serendipity - our own little slice of paradise! If ever you come to N.Z. again, do look us up.

Wanroij, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had a lovely stay in the Serendipity home stay in Rotorua. Our hosts Kate and Brian were very welcoming and were very enthousiastic to give us information about the area and answers to other questions we had. We had a lovely breakfast with them the next morning. Unfortunately we had our whole trip booked in advance and so we...

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

How lovely to hear from you, Margriet and to hear that you enjoyed your time in the South Island. You went to many of our favourite places. Thank you so much for your nice review. A nice review from a very nice couple.

Kyrenia District, Cyprus
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had a really marvellous time, Brian & Kate could not have been more helpful....it was just like being at home! The outings they suggested were fab! Especially the cycle tour and the walk in the Redwoods park!

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serendipityrotorua, Manager at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your stay with us in Rotorua. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the activities we suggested. With time to get to know you, it was great to find your interests and know we got it right. There is still a lot to see and do so you must come and stay again. That would be our...

Varna, Bulgaria
Reviewed 26 February 2016

For me staying in Rotorua was unique and that I was allowed to share the time with Kate and Brian in their stunning panoramic house with beautiful garden. The house lies a few minutes directly by "Te Puia Center '', the cultural center of the Maori (school for old Maori woodcarving and school for the processing and weaving Flax according...

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your company and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to assist in suggestions of what to see and do while in Rotorua. I hope you can return one day and discover other treasures. Thank you so much for your kind review. You have put us up on 'cloud 9'.

Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Our hosts were wonderful and made our stay in Rotorua an excelent experience. They were very nice people to talk with and they had nice ideas in spending our time there. The rooms where very nice and the breakfast was lovely. we enjoied it very much. We thank you for all

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serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Edvard for you nice comments. We area very pleased you and Ria enjoyed your time in Rotorua. Maybe you will come back and stay again. That would be nice for us. We did enjoy your company.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marvel at unsurpassed panoramic views of the city, lakes, thermal activity, farmlands and beyond. Relax on sunny decks, in the garden or the conservatory. Indulge in home comforts and home-cooked cuisine. Let us share our extensive local and national knowledge with you. We can advice you on the best to see and do in Rotorua and while exploring our beautiful country. We are close to all ammenities, including the wonderful mountain biking tracks now famous in Rotorua. A warm welcome awaits your arrival at Serendipity -- "A surprise waiting to be discovered." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serendipity Homestay

Address: 3 Kerswell Terrace | Tihi-o-Tongo, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €62 - €92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Serendipity Homestay 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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