Testimonials

For us, there is nothing better than a happy customer. And we have lots of them! Here are just a few that let us know how much we meant to them.


"Absolutely beautiful house and location, very secluded and away from the hustle and bustle. stunning views of the surrounding hills. The house had a very homely feel to it and kitted out with pretty much everything and a lot of little surprises like the board games, lcd televison, croquet set and the bath tub looking out on to a fantastic view. couldn't reccomend this place enough, simply amazing! "

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"Absolutely fantastic..Our stay at Pukeko Retreat was amazing. Lovely quiet setting with beautiful views. The house was beautiful and it felt like a home away from home. We appreciated all the little extra touches that the house offered. Highly recommended . We will definitely be coming back to stay."

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"Amazing location with a real "middle of nowhere" feeling to it but only less that 10 minutes from the main centre. Our kids loved the farm surrounds and all the animals. House was imaculate and had everything we could possibly require. Highly recommended."

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"Awesome location, beautiful bach, very comfortable and plenty of space. Great to have a lovely garden as well and the gift basket was a lovely idea. Would definitely stay again. Thank you."

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"Beautiful home with stunning scenery. A wonderful retreat location and very close to Rotorua. A perfect family stay. The welcome note and basket of goodies was a delightful surprise and began a very enjoyable stay. Owners/mgrs very welcoming, hopefully we will return."

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"Beautiful property, wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. We really enjoyed it."

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"Fabulous location with spectacular views over the surrounding hills. Lovely spacious well equipped bach with a great Master bathroom which allows you to think your bathing in the countryside as it has a huge window of outlook. Beautiful manicured gardens set this bach off perfectly. We especially enjoyed the choice of board games to entertain ourselves as well."

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"Great place to spend your holiday if you are looking for a 100% rural experience. The property was very well maintained and well looked after. The views were spectacular from every bedroom and bath rooms too. We enjoyed every bit of it."

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"Great private and quiet setting with easy access to town and close to boating facilities"

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"Here at Pukeko Retreat, there is nothing better than a happy guest. And we have lots of them! Here are just a few that let us know how much we meant to them."

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"Homely, comfortable and well equipped house, with great views to open countryside. Felt remote and was quiet, as we had hoped. But only 10-15 minutes drive into Rotorua. Great location. "

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"I am from South Africa and was visiting my daughter and son in-law in NZ, who had booked the resort as a surpise. I was so impressed with Pukeko Retreat. Of all the places we stayed in NZ, yours topped the lot. It is the most stunning hideaway, ideal for a holiday. An immaculate house with incredible views that were appreciated by us all. I own a 4 star Bed & Breakfast and know how much thought goes into keeping guests happy. Pukeko Retreat is definitely a winner."

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"It is a beautiful place to stay. Each and everything was taken care in detail. This house has spectacular views around. We would definitely go back. One more thing we also loved the sound of Piano as well."

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"most recommended place to stay.. very quiet ... far away from madding crowd... living with nature... lovely "

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"My family and I had the most amazing stay at Pukeko Retreat, thank you so much! Absolutely beautiful home with breathtaking views from every angle. We had the most peaceful stay, with some very friendly cows that my 2 children very excitedly chatted to every day :-) We will definitely be back again one day!! "

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"Nice and close but far away...from the hustle and bustle..very peaceful beautiful setting to come back to at the end of a hard days riding. Would love to stay again some time."

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"Pukeko Retreat is absolutely perfect - a beautiful property in an amazing location! Our children loved playing on the swing and looking for rabbits and we loved the beautifully furnished well appointed house and lovely garden. Its nice and close to Rotorua Central but completely private. We'd love to stay again some time in the future."

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"Pukeko Retreat was a homely, comfortable and well-equipped house, with great views to open countryside. The property felt remote and was quiet, just as we had hoped. But it was only a 10 to 15 minute drive into Rotorua. Such a fantastic location."

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"Pukeko Retreat was absolutely beautiful! My husband, Children & I had such a lovely time out of Auckland and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The welcome note & the complimentary home-made lemon squash, shortbread (so yummy), scones & bottle of wine were such a lovely gesture, we were truly grateful! Hope to visit sometime in the future without all our minions :)"

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"Quite, warm & cosy Bach. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to be away from the city and enjoy spectacular views. Bach manager (Gail) was prompt in calling back and ensuring everything was in order. The kids enjoyed watching the birds & hares in the garden. Great experience was rounded off with a welcome basket of goodies! "

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"The property was beautiful, set in amazing surroundings just outside Rotorua. The house itself was immaculate and vey well cared for. Beds were clean and comfortable, lovely linen supplied and the kitchen very well stocked in terms of utensils etc. We will definitely be coming back for a visit and would highly recommend this property."

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"We had a fantastic stay at Pukeko Retreat, not to far from Rotorua but just far enough to be surrounded by peace and quiet. Stunning views and the batch is equipped with everything you need. I really wish we could have made our weekend longer. Thank you so much :)"

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"We had enjoyed our stay at the Pukeko Retreat Holiday Home :) It is very homely, peaceful and quiet. At our arrival, we were greeted with a welcoming gift basket and that added a pleasant and personal touch. The Kitchen is well equip. The rooms are cosy. The selection of books, dvds and cds are added bonuses. Overall, the feeling is very country like and simply breathtaking to see the sun rises in the morning."

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