Thanks for a wonderful start to our NZ holiday. You have set a very high standard to live up to for all the other places we are staying at. The boys have loved it and I expect that we may need to get our own chickens when we get home. They have had such fun feeding them and collecting the eggs! I have no hesitation in recommending Blossom Cottage to anyone on holiday here and if we come back to visit we'll be booking in again for sure.
Charlie, Shona, Alexander, James and Edward, Australia/UK
Joyeux Noel et Meci. It was a wonderful stay and we were so happy to wake up on Christmas Day in such a peaceful place! All perfect in the smallest details. Our last stay in NZ was 20 years ago, but with a place like Blossom Cottage, our next stay will be much sooner!
Carole, Yann and Maxime, Hong Kong
Our self-contained cottage, Blossom Cottage, with private hot tub and gorgeous retro decor, was the perfect way to end our trip through NZ. We loved the wide open spaces, privacy, serenity and views looking out towards Lake Rotorua and the mountains. The sunset in the morning was breathtaking. Marianne and Rene, the hosts, were exceptional, and catered to all our needs without being intrusive. They even booked many of our attractions for us, which enabled us to just relax or get on with sightseeing. Thanks for everything and we will be back!
Mavis and Peter, USA
We knew we were in for a treat when we booked Blossom Cottage. We wanted a romantic retreat with the added luxury of a private hot tub, vintage decor and views stretching for miles, but we got so much more. It was perfect in every way and it was our favourite accommodation during our two month holiday in New Zealand!
Simon and Carla Granger, South Africa
What a peaceful location, the sense of calm was a much needed tonic. Lovely house, hosts and location, what more can you ask for? You have hit it on the head in terms of style, equipment provided and helpful information. Also enjoyed conversing with the neighbours (calfs!) in the adjoining fields and listening to the birds.
Ruth and Stephen Collins, UK
Wow .... What a perfect start to our honemoon. We felt very relaxed and well looked after at this beautiful spot. Thank you for making our stay so special for us.
Ben and Vanessa Howell, NZ
We had a wonderful time here. Thanks, especially, for lining up the visit with Peter and the tour of his dairy farm. You have a lovely and beautiful place and thanks for your hospitality.
Carlyle and Dawn Currier, USA
Thanks for your warm hospitality and kindness during our stay at Blossom Cottage. We really enjoyed ourselves and staying at Blossom Cottage made it all the more memorable. We have left some flowers for you to brighten your day, the way you have brightened ours!
Jaqueline, Adrian, Ian and Kerui, Singapore
Thank you for one of the most homely accommodations we have ever stayed in! It has been a relaxing last few days of our babymoon.
Ariadne Smith & Todd Verner, Sydney, Australia
Thank you so much for your welcome and your attention. We felt at home in your cottage and it's a good place for a family holiday as well. It was a great step for our honeymoon and we hope that we'll come back in a few years with our kids.
Cecile and Cyril, Nantes, France
From the first time I contacted you to arrival, your service has been fantastic. I wanted somewhere special for my husband's birthday and found it. Your cottage is a credit to you with so much attention to detail, yet very homely and welcoming. The bread and cakes were wonderful and we both felt like big kids witht the basket of food for the animals! Loved making up bottles for the lambs and fresh eggs for breakfast. We managed to do everything you suggested in your email, and your local knowledge made for a very easy, relaxed stay. I wish I could take your cottage with us around NZ along with your wonderful hospitality.
Wendy and Trevor Warren, Suffolk, England
Thank you for your welcome! Your house was super nice, located in an idyllic setting with animals, too cute! Besides, it's a great idea, the basket with food and bottles. Hot tub: very top!!! We are leaving for another adventure......
Nadege and Ludovic, Nantes, France
We enjoyed a lovely two days at Blossom Cottage and the Rotorua countryside. Beautiful weather and friendly chicken friends in the coop next door. A beautiful place to lose a few hours.
Perry McGowan & Sheila Smith, Minnesota, USA
We thank you both for the efficient service, the friendly and helpful smiles. We thank GOD for bringing us here - Blossom Cottage. All the best.
Khoo Hung Kim, Margaret Khoo, Mary Leong, Vincent Leong, Singapore
The cottage had many thoughtful details and touches. The location and the views were beautiful and it was so relaxing. If only we could take Blossom Cottage with us for the rest of our holiday in NZ. We don't think we will find anywhere else as special.
Adrian and Kathryn Steward, Australia
Loved everything about Blossom Cottage: the kind hosts, beautiful decor, serentity, farm animals, large hot tub and all the excellent amenities. Will be back for a total pampering soon!
June and Rob Smithers, Auckland
We really enjoyed the comfort of this peaceful cosy cottage. Thank you, Marianne, for going the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed during our honeymoon here. It was definitely better than any 5 Star hotel and we wish we could live here. Your hospitality was superb! Most definitely the best home away from home!
Cead Mile Failte, Alexandra and Travis
We enjoyed our stay very much. The outlook is stunning and the cottage a cosy haven in the pastures. The kids loved the animals and the great set of toys to play with. Thank you for your hospitality.
Andre, Roxanne, Talia and Jay, Australia
We arrived at Blossom Cottage at night to be welcomed by flikkering candles. The views and little touches such as the honeymoon gift basket were a welcome surprise. Soaking in the hot tub under the moon each night with a glass of champagne was romantic and we felt totally pampered. Thanks for ensuring that our stay was magical and memorable for many years to come.
Jason and Valerie Carter, USA
Marianne and Rene, We have had the most perfect stay at gorgeous Blossom Cottage. The hot tub and hot outdoor shower under the stars were pure luxury. We loved playing table tennis, kicking a ball around in the paddock into the life-sized soccer goal, meeting the ducks, cats, lambs and collecting warm, fresh eggs from the hen-house for breakfast. The alpacas, Milky and Cocoa, are so cute! For anyone looking for peace and quiet, beautiful views and a rural setting only 15 minutes from Rotorua city, this is the place to be. Thanks for your all your hospitality and kindness.
Jeremy and Amelia Griffin, Uk
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The girls have had a wonderful time with the animals. The hot tub is fabulous and the chocolate brownie on arrival was unbelievably delicious. Best Wishes.
Hosford Family, Havelock North, NZ
Rene and Marianne,
Thank you for creating such a wonderful country haven at Blossom Cottage. We have had a wonderful 3 days here - you really have thought of every detail. Loved the welcome baking, feeding all the animals, soaking in the hot tub and being surrounded by nature at its best. Would love to stay another 3 nights, but have to get back to Auckland, sadly. Thank you both for your kind and generous hospitality.
Claire, Kath, Lesley, Mel, Ruby and Wil, Auckland
A beautiful cottage with every comfort of home. Hospitality second to none - above and beyond. Thank you for the extra touches such as brownies on arrival. Could not recommend this place enough. 10/10. Wish we were staying longer.
Neil, Alison, Rhys, Joshua Hodgetts, UK
The cottage design is so beautiful and also in a convenient way. Everything was perfect for our children: the animals, the trampoline and we had a big surprise with the dolls and cars in the suitcases. The view is great and we had a wonderful time just to be outside watching the children playing while drinking our tea. Thank you very much.
Michal and Lior Lahav, (NZ / Israel)
Thanks for creating good memories in New Zealand. We felt at ease in your 'Home Sweet Home'. Have you got a time machine, so that we can stay with you more often? The eggs were still warm when we collected them; how enjoyable! We and the children enjoyed the stay and had hot tub fun. Thanks for all.
Paule and Benoit, France
We spent magical days at Blossom Cottage. The accommodation was beautiful with views from the hot tub. Big thanks for your touches, including the gift for our honeymoon. You were very kind and it was a pleasure to meet you. Our stay in Rotorua was wonderful and it's a big thanks to you.
Alexandre and Caroline, France
A super place to stay that we will certainly return to and highly recommend to friends. Really nothing to improve on, it's been lovely and keep up all your hard work! Gorgeous!
Sally, Jason, George and Fred, NZ
Blossom Cottage met every wish I expressed for my short trip with my sister when I was back in Aotearoa for a family reunion. Top of my list was: vistas of green, to be able to sit, read, meditate, knit, chat, snooze and be able to lift my eyes to green and sun. Collecting eggs and feeding the donkeys took me back to my childhood. Looking forward to bringing my American grandchildren here.
Julie and Diane Hood, NZ and Canada
Just perfect. We had a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. The perfect location to get away from everything and just relax. The hot tub under the starry sky was great! Very tasty cake, muesli and jam!
Susan and Hery, Switzerland
Amazing stay: the quirky hens, ducks and cats trotting with us to the cottage when we first arrived, the donkeys braying and Luke the sheep bleating in the next field to welcome us! Beautiful decor and warm, inviting cottage with everything imaginable for a perfect stay: movies, books, toys, games, cuddly rugs and robes, and a well-stocked fridge. The icing on the cake was the outdoor barbeque, outdoor shower and big hot tub with views over stunning countryside. Magical, serene and relaxing!
George and Kate Smithers, USA
We had a wonderful stay: picking up fresh eggs in the morning, bathing in the hot tub while the air was cold. Thanks for your thoughtful preparation and decor in your cottage; you made us feel like staying at home, it is so comfy!
Cheryl, Patrick, May and Pooh Choo (Singapore)
Thank you for our stay at your beautiful cottage. Love the animals: feeding the donkeys, hens, rabbits and of course bottle feeding Luke, the sheep. We love Rotorua and will definitely come back. It is perfect for a honeymoon, couple getaway or even a weekend away with the family.
Jesssica and Sylvianne, NZ
So peaceful, quiet, relaxing. From the delicious brownies, to the toys and books, to the hot-tub at night and wonderful beds. Thanks for you hospitality and thoughtfulness.
Royal Family, NZ
I loved feeding Luke the lamb his bottle (Leo aged 6). I loved feeding the bunnies some carrots and collecting the eggs (Mack aged 4). I loved feeding the hens and relaxing in the nice hot tub (Flynn). The children couldn't wait to get home to Blossom Cottage to feed the animals. We'll be checking their bags for any stowaway bunnies.
Wilson Family, NZ
Aawwwwww Blossom Cottage. We will miss you but will be back. We enjoyed celebrating our birthdays and the amazing setting. We would definitely recommend Kerosene Creek and Hamurana Springs to all guests. Truly amazing natural spots for a thermal hot pool and plunge spring. Thank you for a memorable time.
Darren, Katherine and Dave
We loved feeding the animals, using the trampoline and the serenity. It was a great base for all the sights. Keep on doing what you are doing!
Chevallier Family, Canada
We have stayed at many B&Bs but this one takes the cake. We enjoyed feeding the animals and the warm freshly-laid eggs for breakfast each morning. We will spread the good word.
Margaret and Peter Daniel, UK
Our Blossom Cottage stay has been our introduction to NZ. We have enjoyed the hot tub, collecting eggs, feeding the chickens, donkeys, rabbits and lambs. Generating a genuine sense of warmth is not easy....unless it is the real thing. This is something our hosts do very well. Blossom Cottage is a wonderful place to rest, recuperate and is a launchpad for the joys of Rotorua. We hope to come back and spend a week in Rotorua. All the best for your business, which is a passion.
Steve, Ange, Renate (Australia) and Louise (Germany)
Blossom Cottage is the perfect combination of design chic and family function. We love it! Fletcher said his favourite part of the day was playing with Kallista (Blossom Cottage owners' daughter) Thank you for spending time with our boys. We will certainly recommend your beautiful cottage to anyone needing a relaxing place to stay in Rotorua
Naomi, Aaron, Fletcher and Alfie Clench, Wellington, NZ.
Our stay at lovely Blossom Cottage was the most relaxing time ever. Loved the animals, trampoline hot tub, running around and the fresh air. We've seen many interesting attractions such as The Buried Village, Waiotapu, Rotorua Museum and Rainbow Springs. We thought Skyline and the Luge were Nr.1 until we made the trip to White Island and that was amazing!!! Thank you for your hospitaltiy and sharing your experiences; we has a very nice time talking to you. We'll certainly spread the word about your services. Your cottage is a paradise and it can't get any better.
Silvia, Lars, Erik and Nina, Singapore (Germany, Slovakia)