The Double bedroom contains a double bed and if required a single bed if there are 3 people.The name of the room was named after a haka or war dance our very own national icons the All Blacks rugby team performed during the 2011 Rugby World when the room first went up on this (website hidden) be prepared to be bored to tears by our rugby mad father best advice "love the All Blacks" and pretend your interested haha...
All amenities are available, along with a shared bathroom. For your convenience. Linen and towels are provided. Wireless is available there is no sky TV only free view. The kitchen is available for cooking so feel free to use it and we supply tea,coffee and juice.
If you have any special requests, please do not hesitate to ask.
Smoking is permitted outside.
The outlook of the house is onto a beautiful park reserve, which borders onto a trout stream. There is also a lovely scenic walk to Lake Rotorua. If you are lucky, you might even run into Temuera Morrison, one of our fav sons and actors!
We are located close to Gondalas and many tourists attractions.We also have an extensive range of pamphlets and books on many of these attractions.If it is a maori experience you'd like we can arrange for you to see an unique hangi and concert. We are a young maori family and is Connor, 20, who is letting out his room to help pay for all his top level NZ sporting comittments . All of our other children have left home although you might get to meet our two grandchildren who sometimes visit.He is currently studying Sports and Leisure at Waikato University and often comes back to (website hidden) most correspondence is now with Mum Heni.
We are enriched in Maori history and mum is a guide at our local museum so a personal tour is on offer if she isnt working and are able to offer any advice on the history of Rotorua. We find this unique and many visitors enjoy this intimacy with our culture.
We are also close to the bus stops to all major attractions please note though last bus from town is 6pm if coming into Rotorua by bus and the city is a 5 minute drive 30 minute walk.
If you are on your own we also offer a single room called Kapa O Pango 2 you can see it on our other listings.Just to finish off can we point out we are not a 5 star hotel just a typical family home and everythings not perfect and we cant please everyone but we have had some personal comments not many and weve taken on board but then thinking well you know are they serious ok some maybe..We are only human
Check in is 4pm and checkout 11am unless prior arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
We value peoples privacy and realise they are travelling and maybe be tired so after a brief Kia Ora(hello) we let them chill.
We have a big reserve behind us with great walks and 5 mins to Lake Rotorua.
We have local bus stops nearby.Please note last bus from town is 6pm Mon-Sat.Sunday 4pm.
Maori tradition is no shoes worn inside other then that we are pretty relaxed and laid back.
Tradition requires no shoes on inside..Dog is an outside dog is not allowed inside she was an abandoned abused dog we recently adopted from the SPCA.
The house is located just a walking distance from the lake. Pity as we arrived at their home quite late and we can't do much sight-seeing nearby. We were welcome by Connor's Mom who is so humble and make us feel at home immediately. We thoroughly enjoy our brief stay in their house. It is truly a Maori hospitality and we wish Connor's all the best in his Hockey career with New Zealand.
Heni was a very welcoming host and her house is located in a good place close to downtown.
She kindly gave us discounts for the museum and a hangi & concert evening and was very open to telling us about Maori culture. A lovely host family.
Hi, thanks so much for making us feel so welcome during our brief stay in Rotorua (and putting up with our late arrival and slow departure the next day!). You were a mine of useful information, have a very warm personality, interesting stories to share, and we had a wonderful time. The walk through the park by the hospital was interesting, and we especially loved walking along the lake from behind the museum and seeing all the thermal activity there.
Especially as a New Zealander myself, revisiting my home country, I can say that it was far more interesting experiencing Rotorua with you than it ever has been in the past when I've passed through with family and stayed at motels… Always nice to feel like you know a local.
Absolutely loved the cafe you recommended (Third something) - absolutely the best ginger crunch I've ever had, and I had been craving that since I arrived. Kevin said it was the best coffee he'd ever had too.
It was nice getting to know you and your family a little and we wish you all the best at university, and good luck to Connor with his sports activities.
Very welcoming stay at the Herewini household. Lovely peaceful location and really felt like we could treat the place as our home.
We were able to meet most of the family as they were all around for christmas.
Room was comfortable and fine for the three of us. Would happily recommend staying here for a different experience in rotorua away from the tourist areas.
They were awesome an awesome couple! Def would recommend :)
We have a wonderful stay with Heni and family. The hosts provided great information on area attractions and Maori customs. It was a relaxing environment and we felt like family instead of guests. The room was comfortable and they provided free wifi.
Didn't get to stay at Connors place which is a real shame as looked fab and wanted so much to stay with Maori traditional people and learn about their culture unfortunately 2 places booked and didn't receive booking confirmation in time so was charged for the room
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20 years of age and attending Waikato Uni in 2014 second year studying Bachelor of Sports Sciences.I am the youngest of three boys Mike 25 and Jury 21 .I have a neice Amaia-Rose 3 and Nephew Darrien 7 who you may get to meet as (website hidden) from February 2013 mum and dad will be the main contact and i will be popping backwards and forwards from Hamilton.I still have a dream of one day making our national hockey team the Blacksticks and so letting out my room has been a great way of achieving this and helping mum and dad.Play top level hockeyNZ U18 rep and NZ 21 and NZ Maori as well and played basketball at all age group levels.Love all sports.