B&B  Blossom Cottage - Rotorua New Zealand 

July 2017

Your cottage and hospitality were wonderful. This was a perfect spot for our little family to spend some time away together. The cottage was so thoughtfully furnished, the hot tub relaxing and the activities available for my daughter so good. We will be back.

Sarah, John and Phoebe, NZ

July 2017

Thank you for the lovely days here. We had a warm welcome and the hosts are so kind. The kids were happy feeding the animals and we enjoyed the silence of this fantastic place!

Steiner Family, Germany

July 2017

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We appreciate the fact that you anticipated what we needed every step of the way. Your attention to detail, and your warm welcome, complete with homemade chocolate brownies, made us feel at home. René ... Norm and I both agree that your massage was a real treat. You fine-tuned our bodies - so relaxing! Thank you again for our wonderful stay. You both work hard creating and maintaining this beautiful, peaceful pocket in the land of the white clouds.

Martha and Norm Thompson, Colorado, USA

July 2017

Loved our stay with our cheerful hosts, René and Marianne, and enjoyed the hot tub, the animals, delicious breakfast with fresh eggs. The sights, Mitai, Skyline, Canopy Tours and Rainbow Springs with Kiwi Encounter, were so close by and only a short drive from the cottage. Rene's massages were superb, and way cheaper than any in Rotorua city.  Hope to come back again!

Katherine and Samuel Greerson, Canada

June 2017

Our son loved spending hours with the animals. We spent hours in the hot tub, too, and used the barbeque to cook our breakfast.  Such a cosy cottage with such lovely hosts. The cake was delicious. Thanks again.

Bernadette, John and Hunter Bennett, Australia

June 2017

For two journalists working all hours covering the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, this has been the perfect stay. You've looked after us splendidly and the cottage has had everything we could have hoped for.  One of the alpacas spat at me just now, but I guess that was a rugby thing!  Let's hope the Test Series is as enjoyable as the last four days have been.

Alex Spink (Daily Mirror) and Nik Simon (Daily Mail), UK

June 2017

Where do I start when explaining how superb this place is: the stars we viewed from the outdoor hot tub, the morning sunrise our host said was unmissable, the breathtaking surroundings with mountains and rolling farmland, not to mention the cake on arrival and delicious hens' eggs from the hen-house in the meadow. The hosts were there to answer any queries and advise us on the best tours in Rotorua.  We were sad to leave this little gem !

Suzie and Gary McGofton, UK

May 2017

It's been an awesome stay at your cottage. Thank you for your warm welcome and you just have everything here. We especially enjoyed playing with and feeding the animals.  It has been a very remarkable stay at such a nice place!

Harry and Heidi Yu, Hong Kong

May 2017

We had a perfect stay at Blossom Cottage. Outside, there was rain, rain, rain, but still we did some hiking and tours. Because of the weather, we couldn't use the hot tub, did not see the stars and did not use the bbq.  Under these circumstances, it is really great to arrive back in the cottage: completely perfectly equipped and very good beds.  Good luck with the cottage and thank you for your hospitality.

Rose-Rie and Joop, The Netherlands

April 2017

We can't thank you enough for your very generous hospitality and delicious cooking! The Vintage Room has magical qualities that instantly wash any cares away so that you feel in relaxed holiday mode.  We would give 5 stars for all of the points mentioned.  You have set an extremely high bar for the other B&Bs we are staying in during our visit to the North Island.  We have been very fortunate to have had such a wonderful start to our holiday, and the weather was excellent, too! We will certainly be recommending you to others.

Marilyn and Eric Coen, Perth, Australia

April 2017

I enjoyed every moment! I loved feeding the animals every morning, collecting the eggs and going in the hot tub. Did you know that there was a very friendly, wild bunny in the fields?  The alpacas are super cute and the chicken with feathers growing out its feets looks super cool! And I love the bunnies! The sheep and the chickens and the ducks are super cool too!  I am sad to leave and wish we could have stayed longer.

Maisie, Charlie, Christine and Scott Noble, Auckland, NZ.  (Written by Maisie, 10 years old)

April 2017

What a wonderful place!  So many lovely details and friendly, helpful and kind owners. The kids loved the many toys, the trampoline and of course the animals.  Thank you for the lovely welcome cake and thanks for booking our experience at Mitai. It was a great evening with hangi food and we saw the glow worms - so beautiful! We enjoyed the stay completely.

Katrina, Sebastian, Jannis and Jule Deusch, Germany

April 2017

Blossom Cottage was a perfect getaway with the kids and elderly. The girls loved feeding and 'talking' to the animals, loved the trampoline, swings and the toys.  You were particularly kind and thoughtful to have made the girls beds with fluffy toys. Thanks for the memories and we hope to be back in this beautiful land.

Lee Family, Hong Kong

April 2017

Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful, quaint cottage. We enjoyed jumping on the trampoline, feeding the hens, bunnies, alpacas and ducks every morning. We loved playing football and ping pong. Every night we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. This has been a beautiful experience in Rotorua.

Jarasunas Family, USA

March 2017

I loved playing with the chickens, trampoline and seeing Cocoa the alpaca spitting on my father. I also really enjoyed getting the eggs in the morning and feeding the animals.

Olivia v. Bellegem (8 years)

March 2017

Adored the big and roomy Vintage Room with its super king bed. The room was filled with gorgeous old furniture and old black and white photographs.  Loved the old French linen mannequin, too. Took advantage of Rene's massages, which we had in our room, and we used the outdoor sauna as well. Breakfast was sublime and served by Marianne in the big country kitchen: Home-made yoghurt, muesli and jam and the best eggs from Marianne and Rene's own hens. Can't wait to come back again.

Louise and George Camberton, Auckland, NZ

March 2017

After travelling for quite some weeks, it really feels good to come to a place where you feel welcome and that gives you instantly a homeish feeling. Ever since an evening in your sauna, all this was turned into a wonderful memory. 

Laura, Alex and Henry, Germany

February 2017

The Vintage Room was of a high standard: we greatly enjoyed the charm of the room, it felt like being in a photo session of a magazine.....it is so warm, comfortable and unique, a bit like a home in the olden days! You are most hospitable people and we would love to come back and finish our talks. Our compliments to the Pijnaker family!

Margriet and Âne, The Netherlands

February 2017

Thank you for the lovely stay. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the tastefully furnished house. And the whirlpool of course. Rene's massage treatement did Dirk a good relief. We would love to come back, despite the long distance. Thanks a million!

Sylvia, Dirk and Simon

January 2017

Blossom Cottage was a great experience! Very clean and homey and great attention to detail.

Annabelle Premont, Canada

January 2017

We felt comfortable and at home in The Vintage Room. The hospitality was incredible as were the superb breakfasts; it was all delicious and such a fantastic way to start the day! We felt thoroughly spoilt! The location was perfect - lovely to be situated in the countryside, but so close to everything we wanted to visit. The room itself is marvellous and very well appointed and very spacious.

Tom and Hilary, Australia

January 2017

Our stay at your cottage was simply magic.  What a wonderful place!  Hearing the song birds, feeding the animals, walking on the grass, taking a moment in the hot tub, we loved all these moments. Picking up the eggs with our daughter each morning was absolutely amazing.  We will recommend for sure Blossom Cottage in the future and be sure our review on TripAdvisor will be excellent. Au revoir!

Fabrice, Eunice, Candice and Grandma, New Caledonia / Réunion Island

January 2017

We stayed in The Vintage Room and it surpassed all our expectations.  From the welcome cake on a vintage plate, to the enormous, comfy bed, large room and Rene's massages, which were fantastic and affordable, and relaxing in the outdoor, private sauna. Loved the antique furniture brought over from Holland and the room was well-equipped with a big television, fridge, dining table, couch, tea trolley with vintage crockery and cutlery. Marianne's breakfasts, served on old vintage crockery, were to die for: apricot and strawberry jam, muesli, yoghurt with lemon curd, roasted tomatoes, scrambled duck eggs, baked eggs with tomato pesto and sour cream, everything was home-made - YUM!   We stayed multiple nights without having to pack up our suitcases to move to other hotels. Rotorua was central to major attractions such as Hobbiton, Waiotapu, Kerosene Creek and cities such as Taupo, Tauranga, Hamilton and also close to the beach. Loved every minute of our stay!

Gloria and Pete Guyton, UK

January 2017

Thank you for your outstanding hospitality at Blossom Cottage. We felt the love in every little detail. The surroundings are stunning, we enjoyed the BBQ outside and our son loved feeding the animals every morning. The toys, especially the books for Fred, were a hit. Wish we could stay longer, we'll be back.

Marina, Bernhard and Frederik, Shanghai, Germany, Croatia.

January 2017

Thank you for the fantastic stay at your Vintage Room.  This has been the best accommodation we have had on all our trips abroad and you have made our stay in Rotorua an extremely memorable and enjoyable experience! We have enjoyed the delicious breakfast (can't believe how good and fresh everything is!), feeding the animals, the private sauna, Rene's massages and most of all, your kind and generous hospitality. If we are in town in the future, we will be sure to stop by again and recommend this perfect place to others!

David Ooi and Sue Wee, Australia

December 2016

Stayed in The Vintage Room. It was gorgeous, full of antiques and was a large room with a Super King bed. Lots of quilts and cushions and large flat screen television and a tea trolley with coffee and tea. Breakfast was served in the country kitchen: home-made jams, muesli, yoghurt, savoury tarts, roast tomatoes and the best scrambled eggs we've ever tasted (prepared with the hosts' own hens' eggs).

Hope to come back soon.

Jude and Clive Gregory, UK

December 2016

Thank you for having us at The Vintage Room, which was an absolute pleasure. We really appreciated Marianne's breakfast, prepared with care and always delicious. Will highly recommend.

Angelique and Joachim

December 2016

The cottage is perfect and really pretty. We really enjoyed our nights. Yesterday, we had a special moment in the hot tub, then a barbeque with a glass of rosé, that was perfect. For the music: the sound of wind and the birds ..........magic. Thanks for that moment.

Caroline, Edouard et Pierre, Tahiti

December 2016

We have really enjoyed our stay at Blossom Cottage and we are so glad that we chose to stay here for Christmas - it was perfect!  You have been wonderful hosts and the children have really enjoyed feeding the animals and loved their kind Christmas gift - thank you so much.

Best wishes, Emma, Steve, Ben and Ava, UK

December 2016

We came to NZ hoping to see the best sights; city and countryside. Blossom Cottage turned out to be much better than expected. The quiet, the stars, the animals, all made for a perfect 3 nights in the country. We have planned this honeymoon for months and our stay here at Blossom Cottage has been awesome! Home away from home. David and I will smile every time we think of this little piece of paradise. Thank you, Marianne and René, for sharing it with us.

Carol and David McPhee, Colorado, USA

December 2016

Always an absolute pleasure to endure in the hospitality of René and Marianne at Blossom Cottage. Great to be back again for our wedding anniversary.  It won't be our last visit.

Thanks and blessings, Ben and Vanessa Howell

December 2016

Mazel and Hazel enjoyed feeding the animals. This was such a great stay. We have all enjoyed the stay as well as the wonderful experience soaking in the hot tub in the cold night. We will definitely recommend to any of our friends and relatives this paradise farmstay.

Donald, Nancy, Mazel and Hazel Ngo, Singapore

December 2016

Blossom Cottage is true to its name. On arrival, we were greeted not only by the welcoming hosts, Rene and Marianne, but also by a flowering show of rambling roses and hydrangea. Inside, the decor was beautiful and everything was in the vintage style, complete with cakes on a vintage plate. The hot tub was sublime after a day of walking the streets of Rotorua and visiting the sights and the golden sunrise in the morning took our breath away. The animals were cheeky and are tame and can be fed out of the hand. Great fun!  Hope to come back to this gorgeous place again. This was our perfect honeymoon stay!

Philip and Catherine Jones, California, USA

December 2016

A wonderful sanctuary of calmness and quiet. We loved the setting and the warm welcome and the kids loved the farm animals. They were constantly wanting to check on them and also to take some home. You offer a great alternative to a city stay, and we will definitely recommend to friends. Thank you!

The O'Neills from Cairns, Australia

November 2016

We booked our honeymoon at Blossom Cottage and it far exceeded our expectations. It was romantic in a country setting. On arrival the door was adorned with a 'bridal' wreath and inside delicious heart-shaped cakes on a vintage place were on the kitchen table. Fresh flowers, candles and a big hot tub to view the night sky from with a glass of bubbly......the list goes on. We hope to be back for our wedding anniversary next year!

Susan and George Whitley, UK

November 2016

What a great and awesome place to be! A wonderful, warm welcome, sweets and gifts for the kids, and such a cosy cottage - absolutely fantastic! We loved the big hot tub, the children loved all the animals and the 'hunt' for the eggs! The perfect place even in bad weather. Thank you so much, René and Marianne!!!

Michael, Jutta, David and Noah, Germany

November 2016

Where do I begin? Friendly hosts who offer excellent service, freshly baked cakes on arrival, beautifully designed cottage, delicious breakfast provisions and top of all that, our own hot tub to soak in at the end of a day of sightseeing. Total bliss!

Jorgia and Carl, Michigan, USA

November 2016

Lovely cottage. Free upgrade a pleasant surprise!  Both of you were excellent hosts. The farm animals were very pleasent to us too! Thank you so much!

Gabriel Teo and Family.

November 2016

Thank you for your warm welcome. Your cottage is very beautiful. Good decoration. It was very funny to feed the animals. The children were delighted. Our daughter prefers the hot tub to the hens ........ Your place is very quiet and it's very special. Thank you for the cookies, very good. We hope to be back in your B&B, even if we live far away.

Kisses, Damien, Delphine, Thea et Thomas, France. P.S.  Sorry for our bad English

October 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. The girls both now want to live on a farm. The animals are great, so friendly and fun. The accommodation was superb and we'll be sure to recommend.

Darryl, Kat, Eva and Gacie, Sydney, Australia

September 2016

Blossom Cottage is by far the best accommodation we've stayed at in this trip to NZ. We really like how generous you are with tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper. We love all the animals and Hope, the lamb. We love the hot tub and really appreciate how child friendly the place is. We have only ever stayed in one other place that catered to children the way you do and didn't realise until we got here all the toys you have, board games, books, dvds. Most of all, we appreciate your warmth and friendliness, so keep doing what you are doing.

Anne Marie, Richard and Kai, Australia

September 2016

What a perfect time we had at Blossom Cottage for our wedding anniversary. It met all our expectations and we loved it all, including the hot tub, outdoor shower, beautiful decor, fresh flowers and home baking, not to forget the delicious breakfast provisions and fresh (green and brown!) hens' eggs. Can't wait to come back and will recommend to all our friends and family.

Georgina and Carl Johnson, Auckland

September 2016

Thank you so much for such a relaxing stay, from your warm welcome, home baking on arrival and all round clean, comfortable cottage. It's been wonderful for our busy little family. The kids loved feeding the animals and collecting the fresh eggs - a real experience, not soon forgotten. We really appreciated the attention to detail in the kids' room, slippers, games, dvds and dress ups. We've never stayed in a place that has been so lovingly prepared and maintained. Can't wait to visit again.

Jaquie, Guy, Leo and Ivy, Auckland

August 2016

Our romantic stay was absolutely fantastic, including the decor, welcome treats on pretty china, hot tub under the moon and the idyllic setting.  To top it all off, we witnessed a magnificent sunrise from the cottage while eating an early breakfast. Just breathtaking!  We'll never forget our stay at Blossom Cottage.

Caroline and Pierre De Lange, France

August 2016

Thank you for your hospitality and a memorable stay. It met all of our expectations and more and we will be sad to leave such a great place.! The animals were fun, especially the baby lamb. The breakfast was one of the best parts and the eggs we collected were the best we have ever eaten. We will treasure these great moments at Blossom Cottage.

Gunadi Family, USA

July 2016

This was a return visit and once again our stay surpassed all our expectations. The decor, beds and linen are gorgeous and we loved the vintage, retro vibe. The kitchen is self-contained and our hosts left delicious breakfast goodies in the fridge and explained that we could collect our own freshly-laid eggs from the hen-house in the morning. Yum!. We even had a barbecue for our evening meals and loved sitting outdoors enjoying the views and the farm animals while we ate our meals. There were lots of games, movies, books and a life-sized football goal andtable tennis. We loved the romantic setting and the delicious cakes served on quaint vintage crockery, which were waiting for us when we arrived. However, the outdoor shower and soaking in the big hot tub under the stars, was definitely the icing on the cake. We came away for a quiet, romantic weekend, but Blossom Cottage is equally perfect for young children who would love feeding the animals and playing on the big trampoline.  The cottage is in a peaceful part of Rotorua, but close to town.  Can't wait to come back again!

Jenny and Pete McGillivray, Auckland, NZ

July 2016

Best eggs we've ever eaten! Despite the weather, we've had a great little break.

Sophie and Josh Neville, Auckland

July 2016

It was clearly a unanimous vote by the Mills family that Blossom Cottage was our favourite accommodation on our two week NZ holiday. It was a struggle to drag the kids away to go and explore Rotorua! We will always remember this quaint cottage with its hot tub and animals, but most of all will remember the delicious snacks and the friendly, personal notes. Two days is definitely not enough! Thanks for everything.

Annabel and Chris Mills, Australia

July 2016

The first impression when we opened the door was 'Wow', such a beautiful and warm setting. The kids were so happy and praised the cleanliness and decoration with joy! The kids were happy feeding the animals in the morning and we wish that we could stay here longer to enjoy more of the cottage. We surely will tell our friends about the cottage.

Lee Family, Hong Kong

July 2016

Amazing cottage. Perfect for a romantic stay. Soaking in the hot tub with the stars, sound of owls and cattle at night was sublime.

Jack and Pamela Farthington, UK

June 2016

The cottage is very cosy and the children's room lovely.  We look forward to coming back here. P.S. The cakes were a hit.

Swapna, Kartik, Aryun and Aditya, Singapore

June 2016

A delightful stay in a comfortable, well-stocked cottage.  Marianne is a great host.  The animals add so much to the pleasure for guests.

Doyle O'Quinn, Mariah and Maggie, USA

June 2016

We had the perfect stay - it was wonderful. We'll see you again next year - we've decided to make this an annual weekend for the family.  It's good for the soul.  See you again!

Katie, Christy, Rosie, Ruby and Charlie Peacock, NZ

June 2016

Although we have had plenty of exposure to a farm, growing up, our daughters have not.  They loved collecting the eggs and feeding the animals. The cottage is very pleasant and had everything we desired. The hot tub under the milky way on a cold winter's evening was a spectacular experience. We will tell all our friends about Blossom Cottage!

Deanna, Simon, Isla, Vida Clark, NZ

June 2016

Loved this place!  The farm animals, the playground, the hot tub, Marianne's home-made brownie (to die for) and the beautiful cottage decor.  Our children's room were gorgeously inviting, with books, cushions, throws and cuddly toys. Can't wait to come back again.

Bill and Janet Brown, Sydney, Australia

May 2016

You have thought of everything, it is very complete. Breakfast outside on the deck (the home-made muesli was perfect), the views, the hot pool and the fresh eggs. It gave us a wonderful feeling. Thank you so much for your care, it was fantastic.

Kind regards, Hanni and Nick, Voorburg, The Netherlands

May 2016

We don't have words to express how much we enjoyed our stay. Everything we could possibly have wished for, was catered for: beautiful cottage, private hot tub, delicious breakfast provisions, idyllic setting with views for miles, cakes baked by our host Marianne and a spectacular sunrise viewed from the living room window! We will recommend Blossom Cottage to our friends and family and hope to come back again!

Shirley, George McDougal, USA

April 2016

The word that springs to mind is 'idyllic'!  We had a wonderful stay.  The cottage is nestled in such a beautiful position, really taking advantage of the farm setting.  The children were so excited to feed the animals and collect the eggs - it was their highlight for our time in Rotorua. You've thought of everything regarding amenities in the cottage and it was so special for our young (busy) family to spend some relaxing time together. As a working mum, I was grateful to have the beds made and the cottage tidied each day - what a treat! We'll always remember our time at Blossom Cottage and hope to return frequently.

Emma, Nick, Harriet, George and Edward, NZ

Harriet says: "Marianne takes such good care of us"

April 2016

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We have loved our stay at Blossom Cottage. It is like a home away from home!

Stuart, Kim and Rory (4) Bowden, Australia

April 2016

What a lovely place you have! We enjoyed our stay very much. Great hospitality and nice little details (enjoyed the brownie when we got back). Feeding the animals and collecting the eggs for breakfast was a bonus! We would recommend this place to everyone!

Rick and Marit, The Netherlands

April 2016

The house, the animals, the hot tub, the stars, the fresh eggs, the BBQ and the tremendous love for details.....All in all, so much more than any 5 star hotel could offer! Thank you for a wonderful couple of days.

Katrin Kurzbuch and Florian, Germany

March 2016

What a lovely holiday home! Everything is so well thought out and extremely comfortable. We love the peace and quiet away from the city, and appreciate being able to collect eggs for breakfast and cook other meals. The kitchen is very well equipped and we appreciate having a few spices and condiments. We will happily recommend to friends.

Karen and Steve Killebrew, California, USA

March 2016

We enjoyed our stay in your nice and cosy cottage. It has all the necessary facilities for a comfortable and agreeable stay in the countryside. Happy Ewe Cycle Tours showed us around in Rotorua in a very pleasant and interesting way. The tree planting in the Urewera Forest and the bushwalk with the Maori guide were very interesting.

Kees and Karine Verbunt, The Netherlands

March 2016

It's hard to know where to begin when writing about our stay at Blossom Cottage. Everything has been perfectly amazing and the time has passed much too quickly. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and the assistance with directions to the Tongariro Crossing (tough but worth it) to where to eat (Atticus Finch on Eat Streat was top notch!) was very much appreciated. We loved gathering eggs for breakfast and feeding the animals - the chickens and ducks learned very quickly that we would feed them and it made us laugh for them to come running when they saw us!  Blossom Cottage is so well thought out - the information booklets, brochures and instructions were so helpful.  The attention to detail and cleanliness is truly second to none! There is so much to see and do in the Rotorua area that we feel as though we barely scratched the surface. We did some local walks (Blue Lake, Sulphur Point), attractions (Waiotapu, Whakarewarewa, The Buried Village) and shopping (Thursday Night Market).  Our stay in Rotorua has been phenomenal, thanks in large part to Blossom Cottage and your wonderful hospitality!!! Mary Beth and Steve Rowles, Virginia, USA

March 2016

Thank you for the hospitality during our stay at your cottage. A very cosy cottage and completely utilised.  We appreciated and enjoyed the fresh eggs at breakfast. The cottage in a beautiful scenery and good starting point for trips on the North Island.

Alwin, Yvonne, Anja and Dick, Netherlands

February 2016

This cottage has been delightful - from the chickens who greeted us, to the hot tub under the stars.  We wish our stay could be longer and next time it will be!  Thank you for everything.

Laura and Will, New York and Minnesota, USA

February 2016

For our 2 year old son Samuel this was the best place to stay since we are in NZ. We are here for 6 weeks, 2 to go.  All these toys, all these animals, feeding them and learning (as a city boy) where the eggs come from. Because of all these possibilities for him, we would have loved to stay longer. We ourselves, enjoyed our stay a lot as well. The little lovely details feel welcoming, the deck to sit on, read, talk, dream. The quietness, the breakfast, the good shower and wi-fi !! We enjoyed the hot tub, looked at the stars and the moon, drank some wine. It all felt luxurious.  And to talk some Dutch and see René wearing his wooden clogs!  Thank you.

Susan, Mart and Samuel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

February 2016

Thank you for the friendly reception. The house was really perfect, it included everything. Thank you for the tip for going to Hamurana Springs and Okere Falls.  The white and brown alpacas were cute! We enjoyed our stay at Blossom Cottage very much.

Annemarie and Ferry Simonis, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

February 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  Our 2 year old daughter loved the experience of feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. We enjoyed sitting out on the decking and eating our breakfast. The breakfast supplies you provided were delicious. You have put a lot of thought into the details of the cottage and I couldn't fault anything.

Anne, Richard and Clara, Sydney, Australia

January 2016

Blossom Cottage was more than we expected with its Home Sweet Home sign above the door, the delicious apple cake and the gorgeous rooms with beautiful linen. Loved the vintage photos, old suitcases filled with playthings for the children and the meadows with animals to feed and interact with. Beautiful setting with views of the hills and forest. We even got up early one morning to watch the sunrise while soaking in the hot tub - just magical. We'll be back again.

Georgia and Bill Farthington, UK

January 2016

We are so sad to be going and have loved staying in Blossom Cottage. It would have been lovely to have been here with our grandchildren. They would have loved the animals, table tennis, etc. It has felt like home and the perfect base from which to explore all the area has to offer.

Helen and Rob Stansfield

January 2016

Thank you so very much for a lovely stay. We have had such a fun time feeding the animals and swimming in the hot tub and playing with the games. We didn't feel we needed to leave the farm even during the day. Thank you for the warm hospitality, including the yummy brownie and providing so well for our stay.

Penny, Hammond, Charlie and Grace.

January 2016 

Rene and Marianne, Thank you for a wonderful, homely, contented stay at Blossom Cottage. You have everything covered including animal feed and guidelines. We love the cottage, the interaction with the farm animals and the kind and personal touches such as brownies on arrival, the fridge stocked and personal delivery of towels wrapped in ribbons! We cannot possibly suggest any improvements, as everything is outstanding. Thank you for being such kind and thoughtful hosts!

Ingrid Puxty and Family, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

January 2016

We had a marvellous time at Blossom Cottage. Well stocked and well equipped cottage with gorgeous vintage decor, leather suitcases full of toys and beds full of cosy cushions and quilts. Outdoors, a variety of animals, including alpacas, ducks, flemish giant bunnies and hens running around the meadows. Loved the sport area with table tennis and soccer goal and the playground with trampoline for children. We even had our own barbeque, hot tub, outside shower area and laundry with everything we needed. Can't speak more highly of this little gem out in the country, which is still really close to Rotorua city. Can't wait to come back!

George and Clara Smithe, UK 

January 2016

We have had a great two nights at Blossom Cottage. In particular, we loved feeding the animals and both felt like little kids again, laughing as the hens came running to us! The hot tub was also great and had a fab view of the fields and the cows. The cottage is thoughtfully presented and has everything we needed. We loved the little extra touches (lemon tart was yum).

Thanks again, Jess and Glyn, Brisbane, Australia

January 2016

Our stay at Blossom Cottage has been the highlight of our trip. So welcoming and comfortable, we couldn't wait to come back at the end of a day's sightseeing. Emma loved feeding the animals, particularly Curly, and collecting the eggs. The views from every window are beautiful and the whole place is wonderful. Thank you for making our stay so special, we hope to come back one day.

Alison, Geoff, Emma, NSW, Australia

January 2016

We had a fantastic time at Blossom Cottage. The animals and hot tub were such a highlight. Our daughter loved collecting the eggs and feeding Curly, the sheep, her bottle. The excitement of collecting the eggs had her up at 5.30 am! Thank you for making our stay so lovely. Lots of extra touches, like setting Amelia's room up for her, it was home away from home. You have a special place here at Blossom Cottage. We enjoyed it so much.

Sandra, Barry, Amelia, Cambridge, NZ

December 2015

The cottage was nicer than we'd expected. Felt 'at home' with everything we needed. Vincent and Ricki enjoyed the farm animals so much that we returned early from our day's activities just to see them! The hot tub and spacious deck overlooking the farms and rolling hills were amazing.

Thanks, Rose, Ricki, Vincent, NZ 

December 2015

This last stay before we go to family in Auckland is really beautiful! Indeed, everything is in the house and the hot tub is a very special extra attraction. Nothing to improve, and the hospitality was great, thank you very much.

Peter, Carolien, Utrecht, The Netherlands

December 2015

THE  ONLY  COMMENT  IS ............. IT  IS  TOO  PERFECT !

Henk and Letty, The Netherlands

 

November 2015

Enjoyed my stay at Blossom Cottage. Reminded me of the small 160 acre farm I grew up on in Manitoba, Canada. My NZ trip was a great experience and never had I seen so many sheep in my life.

Cheers, Allan Horeczy, Vancouver Island, Canada

November 2015

What a gorgeous little slice of heaven you have here! I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Caden says thank you very much, too. Your hospitality and the cleanliness of the cottage was absolutely impeccable. Look forward to coming again for another weekend getaway.

Kelly and Caden, Auckland, NZ 

November 2015

Wonderful stay. It was great to come back to Blossom Cottage after a busy day sightseeing. The cottage has everything you need, including picnic blankets, umbrellas and a tea cosy. Loved the wicker basket full of a variety of feed and milk for the cottage animals and the vintage suitcases full of toys and dressing up clothes. The hot tub out in the open air was the icing on the cake. We will  recommend to friends and family.

John and Megan Bolstad, Canada

October 2015

Thank you for your hospitality. More quiet than this is hard to find. A fully equipped cottage, which we used with pleasure. The number of eggs (fresh from the hen-house) were incredible. Brown Shaver hens, I suppose?

Warmest regards, Frans, Isabelle, Régis, Odile, France

October 2015

The cottage is just perfect; you can tell a great deal of effort goes into all the finishing touches. A real home away from home. The highlight of our NZ trip for our daughter was feeding the animals - shrieks of excitement! Thank you.

Doug, Kate, Amber Brown, Australia

October 2015

Thanks for a truly memorable stay. Our boys don't want to leave. What a beautiful place you have and a real 'Home Away from Home', attention to detail and personal touches. Everything exceeds all expectations and we will definitely come back.

Rhys, Dalila, Mason, Brandon, Hamilton, NZ

October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly animals and comfortable beds, towels and hot tub. Everything was here. We also enjoyed sitting on the terrace. It was very nice and relaxed staying with you, never in Tokyo...ha, ha. Thank you for your support.

Yusuke, Miho, Hinata, Tokyo, Japan

September 2015

Thanks for the warm and lovely stay at Blossom Cottage. We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely miss the animals, the hot tub, bacon and of course the friendly hosts.

Ha Linh, Junwei, Adam and Jewel, Singapore 


 September 2015

Thank you so very much for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful lifestyle. Your hospitality has been amazing!! A wonderful spot, a wonderful experience. People will hear about Blossom Cottage from us.

Leonie Griffin and family, Australia


 

August 2015

We can't fault our stay. Great location with stunning views and breathtaking sunrise. Beautiful cottage with everything imaginable available, including sports gear and toys. Alpacas, ducks and chickens to feed and eggs to collect. Bottle feeding Curly, the lamb, was great fun. The highlight of our stay was the hot tub, tucked away in a private spot next to the cottage. Marvellous stay!

Cathy and Peter Johnson, UK


 

August 2015

Many thanks for such a comfortable stay. My only regret is that we had no small children to share it with! They would have loved it. Your attention to detail is superb and you deserve to do exceptionally well.

Harriet and Mike Joao, South Africa


 

August 2015

We were happy here! We had a fabulous time and want to come back again. It's because there are lovely animals here and we enjoyed feeding them. Also playing table tennis. We played all day. My father is good at playing table tennis and I want to come here with my father next time! Thank you so much. See you again! Sayonara!

Mana, Akito and Maya, Japan


 

August 2015

It was such an amazing experience and how we wish we could have stayed longer! Staying inside this cosy cottage and trying the hot tub in the freezing temperatures was such an interesting experience. We love your animals; they are so adorable, and the fresh eggs every morning were just heavenly!

Ameline and Yong, Singapore


 

August 2015

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. There is so much to do in Rotorua and surroundings and the highlight of our activities was a helicopter trip to White Island. The geothermal areas in the region are impressive and the children enjoyed the godola and the luge. In between the activities, we truly relaxed at Blossom Cottage, enjoyed feeding the animals, watched the sunset from the hot tub and practiced table tennis. We hope to come back to Blossom Cottage!

Pieter, Marietta, Erik and Martijn Vroon, The Netherlands


 

July 2015

What a smashing stay! It was comfortable, lovely and the decoration was very beautiful. We liked living here and our sons liked feeding the animals and getting the eggs in the morning. The breakfast with fresh eggs, bacon and bread was so good. We liked the hot tub when the weather was cold outside, and the cakes were also very delicious. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

Guilbert family from France and Russia


 

July 2015

 

Our stay was fabulous: crisp linen on the beds, freshly-baked cakes on arrival, breakfast with eggs from the cottage hens and the warmest of welcomes from the hosts, Marianne and René. The animals, especially the alpacas, Milky and Cocoa, added an extra dimension and the hot tub was pure luxury. Who wouldn't want to stay here?

Karen and Phil Johnson, Sydney, Australia


 

July 2015

The candles were on and delectable cakes waiting for us when we saw the 'Home Sweet Home' sign and stepped through the door at Blossom Cottage. It didn't just end there: our private hot tub was on and waiting for us to take a long soak under the night sky, breakfast supplies in the fridge and the hens in the hen-house laid the eggs for our bacon and egg brekkie in the morning. Table tennis and other sports gear was available if we felt inclined. Our hosts, Marianne and René, were fantastic and were there to help if we needed them, without invading our privacy. It was a break to remember and we will certainly be taking some happy memories of Blossom Cottage back home!

Jim and Caroline Dwyer, South Africa


 

July 2015

The children were so excited each morning standing at our beds holding the basket of animal feed and egg basket, just busting to go out and collect eggs and feed the animals! Such a gorgeous and comfortable cottage in every way and the perfect place to relax after a busy day visiting Skyline Gondola and Luge, Polynesian Spa and Te Puia for a cultural performance. The children have come up with a couple of names for the chickens: 'Marshmallow' and 'Big Red'. We thought that Cocoa, the alpaca, had a terrific hairstyle! Thanks for your hospitality and a wonderful stay.

Justin, Lisa, Zachary, Chloe and Ivy, Melbourne, Australia


 

June 2015

After 3 weeks of travelling this has been our favourite accommodation! Marianne, thank you for the provisions and the ability to take our time upon check out. We really didn't want to leave. The animals were so much fun to feed. We will be telling everyone about our wonderful stay and that they must stay here if in the area. Best wishes always!

Steve, Janine and Bryn Clarkson, Connecticut, USA


 

June 2015

The nights we spent here weren't enough. Such was our experience at your cottage that even the wintery weather and long bouts of rain did nothing to dampen our enjoyment. You've created a memorable setting indeed: the well-appointed cottage, the amenities outside and the animals. Of course the attention to detail is obvious. Many thanks.

Christine, Joseph, Ru and Ivan, Singapore


 

June 2015

A BIG thank you for allowing us to experience country life in NZ! We had great fun feeding the animals and collecting the eggs for breakfast each morning! Your cottage provided every single thing that we needed and your hand-written notes were so welcoming.  Everything was so, so, so clean.  This was such a nice break from the husle and bustle of city life.  May your cottage enjoy full occupancy every day, regardless of the seasons!

Alex, Connie, Gavin and Caleb, Singapore.


 

June 2015

HOT TUB was fabulous! Private and secluded and hot enough to soak away the winter chills. It warmed us through, even though the cottage was warm and cosy, with excellent heating. A sauna on the property for those who want it, as well. Plenty of breakfast provisions with luscious, bright yellow eggs, freshly laid, still warm and collected from the free range hens. Impeccable service from the hosts and a gorgeous, country setting. How I would love to pick up Blossom Cottage and take it with me for always!

Maggie and George Carridale, USA


 

May 2015

Would have loved to have stayed longer. It was wonderful being surrounded by countryside and sitting in the hot tub in the rain was a surprisingly great experience. You are lucky to have your piece of paradise in NZ. Thanks for all the extras in the cottage - the fresh eggs were the best. One day we will be up this way again showing the English family around and the grandkids will also love it. Will definitely recommend.

Debbie and Martin, Marlborough, NZ


 

May 2015

We spent fantastic days at your cottage. The first word the children said was 'Wow' when we arrived, so did we! Everybody adored the hot tub at night under the stars: it was amazing! Feeding the animals, picking up the fresh eggs for breakfast. Our only regret is we have to leave now. Thank you for everything, we wish we could come back.

Cyrille, Nathalie, Hector and Eve, France 


 

May 2015

The views, spaciousness, privacy and hospitality make this place absolutely unique! Very relaxing to see the stars and views from the hot tub. The children had enough space to run around in and plenty of facilities to enjoy themselves.  Thanks again for a very pleasant stay.

Roel, Petra, Charlotte and Teun, The Netherlands


 

April 2015

Thanks for providing us with such a relaxing, fun stay. The girls have so enjoyed it all, especially all the little, thoughtful additions, and we have been so relaxed. Can't wait to recommend this 'time-out' break to our friends.

Katherine, Tim, Mya and Belle, Auckland, NZ


 

April 2015

This was one of the most interesting experiences we have had. We spent time feeding the rabbits, chickens and the alpacas! We also collected the freshest eggs every morning for our breakfast and that was a truly eye-opening experience for Singaporeans like us. The hot tub was awesome too, where we spent time sipping wine and enjoying the night sky. Not to mention that the cottage is also beautifully decorated too. How we wish we could have our own house like this and enjoy the life the way it is right now! This place is awesome!

Huifang and Kim Cheong, Singapore


 

April 2015

Loved everything about Blossom Cottage: the personalised notepaper, cuddly bathrobes, honeymoon treats, 'Home Sweet Home' sign above the door, the gorgeous wreath with red roses, hand-written card and baking to welcome us. Loved the ambiance, Lake Rotorua in the distance and the sunrise pouring in through the window in the morning. Loved the hedgehogs that visited us and the sound of the owls hooting while we soaked in the hot tub at night. This really is a very special place and it was a real treat to celebrate our honeymoon here!

Gaylene and Ron Camberly, USA


 

April 2015

Thanks for a very enjoyable, relaxing stay at Blossom Cottage - a perfect name for it too. Everything is immaculately clean and beautifully presented.  We love all the extra touches: flowers in the bathroom, kids' toys & cushions and slippers in their room! Our boys were excited to see the toys in the old suitcases and spent lots of time playing with them. They also couldn't wait to look for the eggs and visit the animals each day. The hot tub was popular, too!  Perfect location: secluded and quiet and great to be on a farm, but still close to Rotorua and all the tourist attractions and restaurants. We'll recommend it to our friends and family and hopefully come back one day ourselves. Thanks!

Lisa, Cam, Max and Leo Newall, Auckland, NZ


 

April 2015

Thank you for taking our holiday to a new level. We have loved staying in the happy little yellow Blossom Cottage. We have loved the farm fun we have had here, and for our city kids, the squeals of delight as they found eggs at the hen-house. The hot tub is amazing. The level of thought, detail and ingenuity in the cottage is truly impressive. Moreover though, your hospitality and thoughtful touches have been first class all the way, something we have rarely experienced in all of our travels.  A delightful step back in time to hand-written notes and homemade country treats. We have loved New Zealand and Rotorua.

Nat, Ryan, Alexandra and Charlie Miller, Australia


April 2015

This was the honeymoon we always hoped we'd have: beautiful cottage, stunning sunrise, country surroundings and our very own hot tub under the stars, right next to the cottage. Loved the fresh flowers in the bathroom and little treats to make us feel special. We couldn't have imagined a more romantic place to escape to, and thank you for everything!

George and Carla Simons, UK


April 2015

This has been the exact relaxing no-worries break we were needing. Taking walks, feeding the animals and playing ping-pong was just what the family needed.

Matt, Teresa, Sebastien and Emma, Ohope, NZ (La Grande Oregon originally) 


March 2015

Everything was perfect. This is a cottage we would love to come back to all the time, but it is too far to come from Tahiti! Chloe was very happy here.  We would love to have chickens because the eggs for breakfast were super! It will be difficult to find better accommodation now!

Nathalie, Alexandre and Chloe Ramon, Tahiti


March 2015

We had a delightful, relaxing and cosy stay here at the cottage. Everything was perfect and just what we needed. Your hospitality and accommodation was first rate and we would recommend Blossom Cottage to anyone. Thanks for everything!

Madeline and Sharyn, Sydney, Australia


March 2015

What a fantastic place to stay. The best accommodation we have ever had, in any country. We do not want to leave and regret not booking for longer. We will most certainly be back and also stay more nights. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts, many a B&B can learn from your hospitality!  The brownie on arrival, the sweet, hand-written notes and the willingness to help if necessary. The fresh eggs in the morning, the wonderful hot tub under the stars, the curious animals. The list just goes on and on.  We loved it here. Just what we needed!

Ross and Marieke, The Netherlands


March 2015

We have absolutely loved our honeymoon stay here and everything was wonderful. Such a quaint and idyllic cottage. I wish we had more time to feed the animals. Thank you for the bacon and eggs.  This was the perfect place to come after our wedding at Lake Rotoiti and we really hope to visit again. We have loved how tidy the place is and the beautiful farm views. Thanks for being so hospitable and letting us stay longer on our departure day. Such a cosy cottage!! Recommending this place to our friends.

Ants & Olive, Mount Maunganui, NZ


March 2015

Thanks for your kind hospitality - it made for a relaxing stay! We loved the cake and sweets (along with the breakfasts including the freshly laid eggs). Caden also loved the santa sack of toys to play with. I think the most enjoyable part of his whole holiday was feeding the animals and chasing the chickens and ducks around the farm.

Kyle, Skye and Caden, Adelaide, Australia


March 2015

Our first impression was: it is in the heart of nature. The cottage was clean, fully equipped and with a special extra on top: the hot tub! We loved the detailed decoration of the rooms, with the room decorated for our daughter, the reading books and toys for our baby. The children enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting the eggs and the experience of the freshest omelette we have ever had.

Tanja, Mathias, Charlotte and Sarah, Germany. 


March 2015

Our hosts and the sunny cottage with its roses, climbers and hydrageas surpassed any of our wildest expectations. It was close to Rotorua, but quiet with the best views ever. Our accommodation was full of wooden beams, vintage suitcases, patchwork throws, old sepia photos and every object necessary to ensure our stay was warm, comfortable, entertaining and stress-free. Lots of magazines, books, movies, toys and a playground. There were delicious breakfast provisions in the fridge and a welcome card and cake waiting for us on pretty retro crockery. We loved the hot tub, which was just waiting for us to jump in, lean back and enjoy the night sky while we listened to the hooting owls. Milky and Cocoa, the alpacas, and Luke, the bossy sheep and his side-kick, Jill, who still slurp from a milk bottle, were lots of fun. Hercules, the tame giant rabbit, hopped over to us every morning when we called his name. The collection of warm, fresh eggs and releasing the hens from the chicken house into the meadow each morning was a spectacle in itself, and playing ping pong was great fun. We want to come back very soon!

Clara and Ken Peterson, USA


March 2015

Blossom Cottage is beautiful, romantic, cosy, relaxing, extremely clean and inviting with a great ambiance. We loved the hot tub with starry sky and breakfast with freshly laid eggs. We can truly say that Blossom Cottage is the best accommodation we have stayed at while travelling in NZ. We would love to come back.

Hielke and Ellen, The Netherlands 


February 2015

Many thanks for your hospitality. The cottage is perfectly decorated and we love the charm of it. The hot tub was one of the highlights and sitting in it after a road trip from Taupo was just great. Loved the farm approach with fresh eggs from the chicken house in the morning and the feeding of the animals. It was an amazing stay and we really enjoyed it.

Thorsten, Susanne and Nathalie, Germany


February 2015

This is our second stay! Blossom Cottage and our memories of the hot tub, the stars and a glass of wine was one of the reasons we came back to New Zealand. It was absolutely awesome again: the affectionate extras from Marianne, talking to Rene about the garden. You are both so nice and so extremely friendly and you have made everything so cosy and personal. Thank you.

Anke and Gerd, Hamburg, Germany


February 2015

What can we say that has not already been said by previous guests. The cottage has surpassed all our expectations. The attention to detail is exceptional and not a thing has not been thought of. Breakfast was wonderful after we had fed the animals and collected our own eggs. We even got one starry night with a glass of wine in the hot tub - just perfect. We wish we could have stayed longer and are really sorry to leave. Thank you for everything!

Chris and Rob Ironmonger, Manchester, UK


February 2015

What a wonderful start to our vacation!  Just the relaxing atmosphere my husband and I needed! Truly enjoyed the fresh eggs and made good use of the hot tub!  Beautiful stars! Thank you so much. Your attention to detail made these two days PERFECT!

Mitch and Kimmine Hudson, USA


February 2015

Just the tonic we needed after a long flight. The first glimpse of our accommodation was of Blossom Cottage adorned with flowering hydrangeas and climbers and the setting sun, hills and countryside as a backdrop. The sign 'Home Sweet Home' promised a warm, comfortable and homely decor and we weren't disappointed: cakes to welcome us, comfy beds with snuggly quilts and everything else imaginable for a perfect stay. The romantic hot tub, farm animals and our cheerful hosts, completed what was to become our favourite accommodation in NZ. Thank you!

George and Clara Compton, USA


February 2015

For once I am speechless - or at least can't think of enough words to describe our delightful stay at Blossom Cottage. You welcomed us so warmly and made us feel at home in this little piece of paradise. Everything is just right, especially the hot tub on a starry night. We enjoyed the Maori night, and the Canopy Tour was brilliant - you should try it! It is very well-organised and great fun. Thank you for all your help, the delicious breakfasts and all the little extras. David and Janet, our friends who stayed at Blossom Cottage last year, were not exaggerating when they sang your praises!

Pat and Paul Gilkes, UK


February 2015

What a wonderful memory of our trip staying at your marvellous cottage. We were spoiled with your little surprises such as the chocolates and croissants. Our barbeque on our last evening was a great finish to our stay. We first enjoyed the hot tub in the rain and yesterday we enjoyed the beautiful sunset on the terrace with tasty lamb chops. Many many thanks.

Christopher, Ulrike and Max, Germany


January 2015

O.M.G! What a place. All the comforts of home out in the country. We enjoyed having the hot tub out under the most amazing Milky Way we have ever viewed. Comfortable bed, beautiful sheets. Listening to the owls calling out in the night - just lovely. Fantastic hospitality of Marianne and Rene and everything was high quality - you don't do things by halves. Even down to the reading glasses available. Fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast - couldn't ask for more. Will definitely recommend to all and sundry and we will be back.

Brigitte and Theresa, Auckland


January 2015

Thanks, the cottage was just perfect! We loved it so much.  If you want to come to France, we welcome you with pleasure.

Virginie, Sebastien, France


January 2015

Wonderful honeymoon stay! We were greeted by the cheerful hosts, Marianne and Rene, who clearly love what they do. A white honeymoon wreath with red roses adorned the front door below the 'Home Sweet Home' sign and a basket with goodies and card was waiting for us in the gorgeous cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion, stunning views of the mountains and Lake Rotorua and our private hot tub under the stars. The sunrise seen from the window early one morning was just breathtaking. On our return to the cottage, after a day of  visiting Rotorua's beautiful lakes, we found chocolate treats and a note on the bench from the hosts, complete with personalised Blossom Cottage letterhead. Unbelievable attention to detail and absolutely the best accommodation we have ever stayed at ........ by far!

George and Katie Jones, Canada


January 2015

Thank you so much for this lovely cottage. We really appreciated the attention to detail. Everything has been thought of to make our stay as relaxing as possible. We particularly like the way you had set things up for the children with cuddly toys and books. The animals were a joy and quite delightful, and we all loved the hot tub. Thank you!

Naomi, Leigh, Hannah Tobias and Ava, Sydney, Australia


January 2015

What a stay! We don't want to leave! This cottage is so beautiful, amazing, stunning and we could not have imagined a more perfect place to stay. We are getting married in 2015 and can't wait to come back with our children one day to experience this.  Some favourites:  The gorgeous cottage, the animals, feeding the animals, playing ping pong, the hot tub and the surroundings. Our stay has been more than memorable and we will spread the Blossom Cottage word throughout Melbourne.

Benjamin and Emily, Australia


January 2015

O.M.G! What a place. All the comforts of home out in the country. We enjoyed having the hot tub out under the most amazing Milky Way we have ever viewed. Comfortable bed, beautiful sheets. Listening to the owls calling out in the night - just lovely. Fantastic hospitality of Marianne and Rene and everything was high quality - you don't do things by halves. Even down to the reading glasses available. Fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast - couldn't ask for more. Will definitely recommend to all and sundry and we will be back.

Brigitte and Theresa, Auckland


January 2015

Thanks, the cottage was just perfect! We loved it so much.  If you want to come to France, we welcome you with pleasure.

Virginie, Sebastien, France


January 2015

Wonderful honeymoon stay! We were greeted by the cheerful hosts, Marianne and Rene, who clearly love what they do. A white honeymoon wreath with red roses adorned the front door below the 'Home Sweet Home' sign and a basket with goodies and card was waiting for us in the gorgeous cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion, stunning views of the mountains and Lake Rotorua and our private hot tub under the stars. The sunrise seen from the window early one morning was just breathtaking. On our return to the cottage, after a day of  visiting Rotorua's beautiful lakes, we found chocolate treats and a note on the bench from the hosts, complete with personalised Blossom Cottage letterhead. Unbelievable attention to detail and absolutely the best accommodation we have ever stayed at ........ by far!

George and Katie Jones, Canada


January 2015

Thank you so much for this lovely cottage. We really appreciated the attention to detail. Everything has been thought of to make our stay as relaxing as possible. We particularly like the way you had set things up for the children with cuddly toys and books. The animals were a joy and quite delightful, and we all loved the hot tub. Thank you!

Naomi, Leigh, Hannah Tobias and Ava, Sydney, Australia


January 2015

Where to begin? The view, the peace, the attentions, the facilities, power points everywhere, the hooks: we love having hooks everywhere to hang our gear.  Your attention to detail is particularly impressive. Friendly, welcoming, lovely breakfast, air conditioning, comfy, cosy. Do we have to leave ?

Neil, Lynda and Daniel, Sydney, Australia


January 2015

We have had a wonderful time here and the kids absolutely adored the animals. Would love to think we'll come back one day. Thanks for your hospitality.

Linda, Steve and family, UK