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Be Still. The quieter you become the more you can hear - is true of your stay at Clover Downs. Enjoy large comfortable rooms designed with a NZ style, providing you with a place to rest and relax in peace, while cows, sheep and deer graze on the green paddocks surrounding the house. Clover Downs enjoys sharing their animals with visitors particularly children who may never have seen an animal of this kind. 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. Stay at Clover Downs, enjoy fine country accommodation, get close to nature and breathe the country air. An authentic kiwi experience.
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We had a fantastic time staying at Clover Downs. The Homestead ist about 10 minutes away from Rotorua located in a rural and quiet neighbourhood. The room we stayed in (the Kawai Suite) was very homey, neat and with a private terrace looking out at a beautiful countryside. But what's definitely the best thing about this place is the host: Ruth was fantastic. Not only did she offer delicious breakfast every morning but also managed to surprise us with an endless list of things to do in and around Rotorua. We also did the Kiwi BBQ one evening and thoroughly enjoyed it (after being out on a recommended hike all day). Don't miss out on staying there for more than just one night (stay for a minimum of three, it's worth it). We were sad to leave after three nights.
Perfect Rural Retreat for Families
From the minute we arrived, we were greeted by an adorable Border Collie, Bow, and were surrounded by gardens, rich with Autumn colours. On checking into our room, we realised our balcony was adjacent to the paddock, and we were thrilled for our son to have a welcoming party of farm animals, for his first B & B rural retreat. Ruth our hostess, was warm and welcoming, most helpful with her tourism hints. and presented a delicious hot breakfast. For children from the city, it was a perfect introduction to rural life. Our son enjoyed, collecting the eggs from the chicken coop and feeding the chooks in the morning, along with the goats and some of the sheep. The grounds were magnificent and I don't think it would matter what season you visited, it was picturesque, peaceful and free of the aroma's often inhaled in Rotorua. The location is 20 minutes out of the town centre, however within close proximity to the Agrodome, Skyline and Rainbow Springs. Our room featured a queen size and single bed; ensuite; dining table; balcony, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. The three of us had plenty of room for movement and there was ample area for suitcases. Ruth also included a lovely afternoon tea, for our arrival. I must say Netflix in the room was a nice addition to the stay, prior to bedtime. We loved our two nights at Clover Downs and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic NZ, rural experience. It was just perfect!!! …
Highlight of our trip
This was an exceptional bed and breakfast, Ruth the owner is fantastic, she immediately makes you feel at home. Her home is beautiful and we really wish we'd had more than one night there. Breakfast was delicious. Ruth was spot on with her suggestions for things to do and places to go in the area. Loved this place. Thanks Ruth, enjoy the trout!
A B&B of peace perfect peace
Having read a number of the below reviews - there is nothing I can say,, except that this is an exceptional B&B with a great hostess, lovely spacious bedroom, good beds,, great breakfast.and some very good advice as to where to visit both in Rotorua and beyond What more can I say - enjoy
Should Have Stayed Longer!
Clover Downs wraps you in peace and comfort. The setting is so beautiful and the home is so lovely and well-appointed that you want to over stay your booking! Warm hospitality, great food, a full kitchen and living room at your disposal, rooms that open to patios overlooking a bucolic landscape....everything you hope for in a B&B. Add to that the host's extensive knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the area and you have a wonderful stay. Five stars!
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