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    Serendipity Homestay

    3 Kerswell Terrace | Tihi-o-Tongo, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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    • Excellent90%
    • Very good8%
    • Average2%
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    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Spa
    Dry Cleaning
    Shuttle Bus Service
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 43 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We are 3 friends from Austria and we stayed @ Serendipity Homestay for 2 nights in January 2018. We occupied both rooms and therefore experienced a very familiar atmosphere as we were the only guests. Kate and Brian are really lovely hosts, they welcomed us...More

    Thank Anna-Maria H
    Reviewed 3 October 2017

    Gladly we remind on the homestay in Rotorua. The unobstructive support in all plannings and situations, the flexibility in question of time to meet and the always kindly mood was a good basis for beautiful days in Rotorua. Parking - O.K. Sleeping O.K. Breakfast very...More

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    Thank ulrich_schroeter
    Reviewed 19 June 2017

    We stayed for one night for the Maori All Blacks versus Lions game and were thoroughly spoiled with wine and tasty hot snacks before venturing out into the cold and drizzle then again when we arrived back late there was a lovely supper. Breakfast was...More

    Thank Moanarua
    Response from serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity HomestayResponded 25 June 2017

    It was our pleasure to have you stay here for the rugby. You are the perfect guests who weren't fazed by the weather or losing the game. We so enjoyed your company and hope you will come again - on a sunny day!! Thank you...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2017

    Their back deck offers unparalleled views of Lake Rotorua, geothermals & surrounding countryside. Hosts make you feel completely welcome in their home! Brian & Kate will book excursions & offer recommendations.

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    Thank CavsFansinNZ
    Response from serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity HomestayResponded 28 March 2017

    Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to host you at our very own 'little slice of paradise'. "Serendipity - an unexpected surprise"

    Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

    We stayed two Nights in Kate & Brians House. A warm welcome, helpful and interesting Information and hints about Rotorua, nice and clean Rooms, a wonderful breakfast and a stunning view over the whole City and the lake including the Geysirs... we had a very...More

    Thank Catrin F
    Response from serendipityrotorua, Owner at Serendipity HomestayResponded 28 February 2017

    Thank you Catrin. It was our pleasure to host you and your lovely family. Your two sons are delightful and a credit to you both. Such a joy to have in our home. I'm so glad you found the information we shared helpful and it...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Spa
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    • US$69 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 2
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    • Bay of Plenty Region >
    • Rotorua District >
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    Susan C
    1 June 2016|
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    Response from serendipityrotorua | Property representative |
    Yes, we can do those dates. We are in Europe but home end of June.
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