Very well kept house outside Rotorua. Rooms include patio with partial lake views. Jonathan and Lindsey were great hosts. Jonathan spent 10-20 minutes explaining everything about the area on our arrival. They were very helpful in booking tours - and even offered to do a load of laundry! Great full breakfast with eggs, toast, and fresh fruit. Room was very clean. Rooms are separated from host living space by dividing barrier. Feels private rather than the usual B&B feeling of being in somebody else's house. Jonathan is a photographer and whole house is basically an art gallery of his photos.
Astelia Lodge offered us the perfect peaceful nights sleep with a terrific breakfast that set me up for a hard mornings riding at the Rotorua Xterra mountainbike Race,2010. I don't always sleep well the night before an event but the bed was so comfy and the rural location so quiet I slept like a log. Breakfast spoilt us for choice such as freshbaked bread and seasonal fresh fruit just to mention a couple of things. Anyway it must have done the trick because I was second woman home and won my masters. Astelia lodge is only a few minutes drive to the mountainbike tracks at Rotorua so you can combine luxury and good riding with a stay there. Thanks Andrew and Mandy. Dean and Anna