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170 Foster Road, Hamilton 3290 New Zealand
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#3 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hamilton
Rua Resort Boutique Bed and Breakfast is on a hill overlooking green pastures and taking in a postcard-worthy panoramic view of Mount Pirongia, Rua Resort boasts arguably some of the best vistas the Waikato has to offer. Come relax, unwind and enjoy some good ol' Kiwi hospitality!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Ashton wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Colleen was lovely and inviting and took care of all of our needs. The house is very luxurious and comfortable with varied room options to suit different needs. Hosts were very genuine and good people. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
KK_M_11 wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia362 contributions165 helpful votes
What a nice experience. I didn’t plan to stay in a B&B in Hamilton for business, but good rooms where in short supply. This place reminds you of all that is great about this style of accomodation. The BEST rural views, nice breakfast, relaxed atmosphere, peace and quiet and great hosts Colleen and Clive. The room was well appointed and very clean. I only wish I was on holidays!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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JoyceAKL wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We have had wonderful experience while we stayed in Rua resort, Colleen, the host, is super friendly and very pleasant to deal with. The rooms are decorated very nice with its style, everything are kept in orders with thoughtful details, really appreciate the enormous efforts Colleen and her family have been contributing to this BnB accommodation business, the complimentary breakfast is so nice and it really went above my expectation ... for families with young kids, my daughter really enjoyed feeding the animals and the farm tour, we are planning to stay as a group perhaps later this year, it would be great! Collen thank you so much for having us and we would love to come back again for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Callum Diprose wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
Rua Resort is an incredible home and offers fantastic accommodation. The rooms and the establishment itself are nothing short of luxury. It is a space where you feel truly looked after by the hosts, and if you want to treat yourself the scrambled eggs and bacon were delicious. Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Colleen Strother, Owner at Rua Resort
Responded 25 Apr 2021
Perhaps you can try my mini bacon and egg pies next breakfast? Thank you for your kind review. Cheers, Colleen
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tessa13 wrote a review Apr 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Booking with the lovely lady host Colleen over the phone was quite direct and persist, she was very polite and offered me two different rooms, though the honey moon suite would have been perfect but is not ready till later in the year, This is a very lovely warm old style resort that could do a little more modern renovating in the suites especially if they are there for romantic experience, offering us bath rock and free cooked breakfast was so 👌 of her, lovely family and it is children friendly also with all there fam pets on site to visit beautiful views and a perfect silent piece of paradise, just a very lovely home I would enjoy coming to stay again some time maybe with our children too.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Honey moon suite, river room, and the Chinese bathroom
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Response from Colleen Strother, Owner at Rua Resort
Responded 25 Apr 2021
Hi Tessa and Trojan, Thank you for your comments. Can you be more specific with suggestions on how you think we could “modernise the suites, especially for romantic experiences?”. We frequently upgrade the furnishings so would love to hear your ideas. There is always room for a fresh perspective. Regarding the Honeymoon suite, it is regularly in use. I am sorry if you misunderstood. It was already booked on the night of your recent stay. Jump in early and request that suite when you plan to come next time. Kind regards, Colleen
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US$104 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionHamilton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rua Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rua Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hamilton Gardens (7.9 km), Classics Museum (5.5 km), and Taitua Arboretum (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rua Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rua Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rua Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rua Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gothenburg, Duck Island Ice Cream, and Turkish Kebab Stop.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rua Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rua Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue (7.4 km).