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Heart of the City | The Cave

Private room in loft hosted by Tama
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared baths
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Kia ora

We are two guys… Tama and Graeme, and we look forward to welcoming you into our home. Our apartment is in the centre of town on the top floor above Starbucks Coffee. The bus station and Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is an easy 450m walk from our home.

Tours for Hobbiton, Wai-o-tapu, Mitai Maori Village and Hells gate depart 150m from our home daily. The world famous Polynesian Spa is 650m from our home. Our apartment is a great place to base yourself and explore the region.

The space
Please note: This room has been designed for solo travellers, and priced accordingly. Whether you're in town to explore the natural beauty of New Zealand's Lake District, experience the local history and traditional Maori culture, marvel at our geothermal landscapes or mountain bike some of our internationally acclaimed trails, Rotorua has a lot to offer.

Once upon a time, our apartment was the hospitality floor of a trading bank, sitting empty and unloved. Two boys (us) managed to secure a lease for the entire top floor, (there are stairs to climb) and turned the large space into the place we now call home. Our next adventure is to open our home up to you, and invite you to enjoy our friendly and relaxed hospitality.

"The Cave" is an interior room with no external windows. The room is a comfortable size, but smaller than our other guest room (see our other listing https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/11799282 for couples). This room has been designed for the solo travellers, and priced accordingly.

We provide a simple breakfast of toast, cereals and fruit each morning, and served between 7.30am and 8.30am. If this time does not suit you, there are a number of great cafes within walking distance that offer all day breakfasts.

Simplicity sets the tone, a queen bed made up with good linens for a peaceful nights rest. The bathroom facilities are shared, well maintained and spotlessly clean.

Relax and make yourself at home.

Tama & Graeme

Guest access
Check-in time is between 4.00pm and 8.00pm by prior arrangement only. Unarranged arrivals outside these times will attract a $50 surcharge payable upon arrival.

We fit "check ins" into our work schedules, so we need to agree on a time to meet in advance.

Please contact us the day prior to your arrival to re-confirm your check in time. Due to the design of the building, we are unable to offer "self check in". This means that we need to be home to let you into the building from the street and check you in.

Check in process:
The day PRIOR to arrival
Contact Tama on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), or through the AirBnB portal.
Agree on an arrival time with Tama that you will be arriving the next day.
Tama or Graeme will make themselves available to meet you at that time as agreed.

On the day of ARRIVAL
When you arrive at Starbucks Coffee, ring Tama on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) to advise that you have arrived. (If we are expecting you at this time, we will be close by).
We will meet you downstairs outside Starbucks and show you how to get to the apartment.

Please do not use the Stuart Wilson & Associates entrance as they get upset, our separate entrance is around the corner on Hinemoa Street.

Once checked in, we will issue you with a key to the building, and an access code to the apartment.

If for any reason the above phone number is not being answered, our home number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or ring +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Other things to note
Shared bathroom facilities
Stairs to climb to reach our apartment

Check-in time is between 4.00pm and 8.00pm.
Check out time is 10.00am

Please contact us the day prior to your arrival to re-confirm your check in time, and we will be able to advise the check in process, and organise ourselves to be home when you arrive.

Unarranged arrivals outside these times will attract a $50 surcharge payable upon arrival.

We do not offer cooking or laundry facilities. There are two very good laundromats in the next block over.

We ask that you relax, make yourself comfortable and that you treat our home like it is your own. We only have one real rule... "we show consideration and respect to each other".
Kia ora

We are two guys… Tama and Graeme, and we look forward to welcoming you into our home. Our apartment is in the centre of town on the top floor above Starbucks Coffee. The bus station and Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is an easy 450m walk from our home.

Tours for Hobbiton, Wai-o-tapu, Mitai Maori Village and Hells gate depart 150m from our home daily. The world famous Polynesia…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
Hair dryer
Essentials
TV
Iron
Paid parking off premises
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Our apartment is conveniently situated in the centre of Rotorua City above Starbucks Coffee. We overlook the Thursday evening Night Markets, and the Sunday morning Farmers Market.

Popular attractions in the area include:
Starbucks Coffee – downstairs
Peterpans Adventure Travel – 180m
Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre – 450m
Polynesian Spa – 600m
Supermarket – 700m
Rotorua Museum – 800m
Rotorua Lakefront 850m
Kuirau Park – 1.1km
Te Puia – 3.2km
The Redwoods – 3.5km
Our apartment is conveniently situated in the centre of Rotorua City above Starbucks Coffee. We overlook the Thursday evening Night Markets, and the Sunday morning Farmers Market.

Popular attractions…

Hosted by Tama

Joined in March 2016
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During your stay
Both Graeme and I work full-time, but love to host and make new friends. Your room offers complete privacy, but if you are feeling sociable, you are welcome to join us in our open plan living, dining and kitchen area. We will follow your lead.
Both Graeme and I work full-time, but love to host and make new friends. Your room offers complete privacy, but if you are feeling sociable, you are welcome to join us in our open…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy