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Barcelona, España
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sometimes while travelling you stay in so many different places that you can hardly remember how it was… This is not the case for Sunlover Retreat were we stayed for two nights. We arrived at night and we felt the house and our room really lovely with its views on Tairua! The morning after we said WOW!!! what a nice...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have no hesitations to recommend this place. Donna and Chris are the perfect hosts - if you're after a place that makes you feel at home, makes you laugh and enjoy - look no further, this is the full package. The view is stunning, breakfast delicious and the chats are from informative to hilarious. Great couple, great home, great...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This B&B is high above Tairua and has 180 degree views of the ocean and forested hills through floor to ceiling windows. The appointments and amenities are top of the line - very high thread-count sheets and comfortable bed, beautifully designed bathrooms with rainfall showers and large tubs looking out through a wall of glass to the outside. Everything was...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We love our bathtubs with a view too! Nothing better to soak in the bath and the view. Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! It is very much appreciated.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two nights staying with Donna and Chris as part of our month long tour of New Zealand and Sunlover Retreat was the best accommodation we found. The rooms are very comfortable, the lounge area available for guests to use is extremely well equipped and has the most wonderful view. Donna's Anzac biscuits are to die for! The welcome...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

It's lovely to read your review about the ANZAC bikkies as today is our national commemoration of the ANZACs. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 2 nights at Sunlover Retreat at the end of almost 3 weeks travelling around New Zealand. What a fabulous retreat! The views are magnificent and Donna and Chris were wonderful hosts. We didn't want to leave, even the biscuits were delicious so Donna gave me the recipe!

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. Glad to see you enjoyed the ANZAC bikkies. Make sure you send me a photo once you have baked them yourself!

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights at Sun Lovers and it was a real wrench to leave. A magnificent place to rest your head with views to die for. Chris and Donna (not to forget Rover the dog) were fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and their local knowledge helped us to find some places that were off...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

We love it when a guest becomes a Sunlover convert! Looking forward to see you back here and thank you for the wonderful review!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Donna and Chris basically welcome you into their family when you arrive. You could not get a more warm and welcoming hello. The B&B is high upon a hill overlooking the town and the water. The views are stunning...mesmerizing even. The rooms are on either side of a living area set up to be shared by their guests complete with...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

It certainly sounded like you were having such a wonderful holiday Ellen. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a beautiful review - we appreciate it. Looking forward to hosting you again on your next stay in NZ!

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a few nights on our visit of the Coromandel area, and loved it. The hosts, Donna and Chris, were so welcoming and made for a more relaxed time than other luxury lodges/B&Bs we stayed at. The view from our room is breathtaking and the bedroom itself was spacious with a nice shower and large bath tub. We got...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

To us, relaxing is what it is all about when you are on holiday! So glad you enjoyed your stay John. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Untersiggenthal, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Coromandel Peninsula ist a very nice place to visit in NZ and we can highly recommend staying at Sunlover Retreat. We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time. Donna, Chris and Rover the dog are very friendly and helpful hosts and they made us feel welcome in their beautiful home. The B&B offers great rooms and views and we...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

The bread seems to be the real star of the breakfast menu Aurelia. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this amazing place at the end of November during our honeymoon. We felt so welcome from the moment we arrived. Donna was like meeting a friend you haven't seen in awhile and you just pick up where you left off. We didn't get to meet Chris as he was away with family during our visit.There was another couple...

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Donna B, Owner at Sunlover Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Mike and Amanda for writing such a great review. I had to giggle about what you said about Rover. Sure enough, he isn't allowed in the guest area ... so I'm glad you came to see him rather than the other way round! Good guest training :) We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully you'll meet...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Sunlover Retreat. A boutique bed & breakfast, nestled on a hill in the seaside town of Tairua, Coromandel NZ. Sunlover Retreat soaks up the sun and views from sunrise to sunset.There are three accommodation rooms, each with its own ensuite. The Estuary Suite has a bath luxuriously placed to look over the bush, Coromandel Ranges and Tairua estuary beyond. Every room has a large private deck and robes are supplied. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunlover Retreat

Address: 20 Ridge Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Price Range: ₹ 12,492 - ₹ 15,399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunlover Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Beautiful views and lovely people.”
Bossrosco, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No need....2 beautiful rooms”
795philippaw, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“pick the room with the outside bath :-)”
Velma2, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best Views, Best bathtubs”
  • View from deck off dining room
christinep887, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have their pluses. We will try the Paku suite next time for the outdoor bath!!”
brynjhns, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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