Guest Reviews


A dream in Paradise - We spent 4 nights in the Country Room. It was very spacious & comfortable with a window seat overlooking the garden that could seat two. There was a wet room bathroom & a kitchen which had all the equipment you needed to be self contained. A bonus was being able to use the sweeping garden right down to the river.

Rob & Carol, England


Very relaxing - We spent 4 nights here in the Country room, and really enjoyed it. A very relaxing and peaceful rural setting, but not far at all from Rotorua and all the attractions. If you are into trout fishing Mark can be of great help. The gardens and the stream are beautiful. Excellent setting for a couple with enough facilities to be self sufficient. The beds were very comfortable.
But the Lodge which sleeps up to 12 people is also very well set up for bigger groups, with lots of space.
We really enjoyed our stay. Mark & Heather are great hosts.

Gary & Jenanne, Whitianga


Great little spot - We stayed here for three nights in April, the room was extremely comfortable, particularly the bed. The room is well appointed and has all that you need to self cater or just relax. The location is fantastic, far enough away from town to feel rural but close enough to access restaurants and the local attractions. The grounds are beautiful, spectacular gardens and having direct access to the stream a particular highlight. Mark and Heather are welcoming hosts. Very good value for money.

Penny & Mark, Wellington


The best place to stay in NZ. Sharp, very clean, quiet, cosy.

Marcel, Canada


Lovely property, with the open spaces, gardens and the stream. Great for swimming (if you can brave the cold), and some yard cricket. The Main lodge was great for large groups and we easily fitted 12 people without it seeming overcrowded. In a peaceful area, yet only a short drive to the main attractions at Rotorua. Would highly recommend to others.

Chris, Auckland


The Paradise Valley Lodge is set in a beautiful location. Our stay there was so relaxing - just what we needed for a hectic sporting weekend. The girls' had room to spread out, to relax and enjoyed the 'swim' in the beautiful clear stream to ease all their muscle aches and pains. Mark and Heather were amazing hosts, when the light fuse blew at 4am Mark said that I should have rung him to fix it! I of course hadn't but his offer showed a definite commitment to providing top class service!

Rebecca, Hamilton


Great cottage in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the cottage is very well fitted out.

Andrew, Scotland


The property exceeded our expectations and the location was beautiful.

Mary, Christchurch


Beautiful setting in the country with clean, modern rooms. Just a short drive into Rotorua town and close to a lot of the activity centres. Heather was very lovely to deal with. I would definitely recommend this place.

Marian, Auckland


We spent 2 nights at Heather's place in the New Year. It was great having connecting rooms as my husband's mum was travelling with us and this allowed us to be sociable as well as prepare meals together. The only thing mum missed was having tea making facilities in her room, but other than that, the units are very comfortable and well appointed, loved the peaceful setting and the beautiful garden, and it was ideal being so close to so many fun things to do in Rotorua.

Mark & Maria, Tauranga