MOKOIA DOWNS ESTATE
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Welcome to Mokoia Downs Estate
Boutique Rotorua B&B in an Idyllic Rural Retreat
We offer our guests warm hospitality and comfort in an idyllic setting. From afternoon tea and home-baking served from finest bone china on your arrival, to a complimentary drink served in beautiful Waterford crystal glasses each evening, we want you to feel at home from the moment that you arrive at Mokoia Downs B&B. A short drive from all of Rotorua's main attractions, we are far away enough to provide an ideal, sulphur-free contrast to the bustling city centre.
Since 1999 Rotorua has won the accolade of being New Zealand's most beautiful city on no less than 6 occasions, the most recent of which was in 2010.
During our own extensive traveling we found time and time again that our experience was greatly enhanced as a result of the unstinting commitment and enthusiasm of our hosts. Our own experiences have not only inspired us but also given us a greater understanding of your needs and, above all, a determination to provide you with a level of hospitality and service that will help to make your visit to Rotorua a memorable one. We have an extensive knowledge of the local area and will be delighted to offer assistance to help you plan your itinerary during your stay with us.
Enjoy a complimentary drink in the conservatory from our "Anglers Arms" bar
Pool & Entertainment Area
Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility
Vintage Europa petrol pump
Mokoia Downs Estate
64, Mokoia Road
Rotorua 3097, New Zealand
The country lodge is 35 years old and has been extensively renovated and extended in harmony with its surrounding environment. It has all the facilities that the discerning traveller would expect in a high quality B&B, and an ambience perfectly suited for leisure and relaxation. Enjoy the original landscape paintings, admire the hand-carved Balinese figures, or relax with a complimentary drink and browse the extensive book, film and music libraries.
Your hosts Mick and Teresa decided to establish this boutique Rotorua B&B after visiting New Zealand nearly a decade ago and falling in love with the country, its culture and way of life. We were attracted to Rotorua in particular as it is a picturesque, vibrant and unique provincial city situated in the heart of majestic countryside featuring stunningly beautiful lakes and forests and spectacular geo-thermal landscapes.
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Idyllic Rotorua retreat with high quality accommodation and rare heritage artifacts
Secluded and enchantingly peaceful park-like grounds, with small scenic lake
Warm, unobtrusive hospitality
Sumptuous breakfasts, afternoon tea with home baking, and complimentary evening drink from bar
Pool and outdoor entertainment / BBQ area
Indoor and outdoor play areas for children
Informed guidance with itinerary planning
Close to lake, city and all main attractions
A perfect base for those big Rotorua events in running, biking and on the water, with off-road parking and secure garage storage for bikes and boats
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tripadvisor 2013 Travellers' Choice Winner
At the end of a day's activities, why not relax with a complimentary pre-dinner drink of your choice from "The Anglers Arms", where rumour has it that tall tales have once in a while been told about the size of fish caught, waterfalls rafted or mountains climbed! The atmospheric bar has a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and is a great place to gather and unwind before heading out for a lovely meal.
After breakfast, if you have time before
setting off on activities, why not pour
another coffee, browse the library and
settle back with a great book. Then, a
little later, you can go on a stroll around
the estate. Amongst the antique
machinery and vintage artifacts that are
dotted around Mokoia Downs, you will find
clues to how farmers of yesteryear from as
far apart as Ireland and New Zealand broke
the land and created a living and a way of
life. If you are interested in this, or in the
history of the Rotorua area, then Teresa, who
has qualified as a guide at the city
museum, will be delighted to share her
knowledge with you.
Relax in our Outdoor Swimming Pool
and Entertainment Area
On warm summer days guests can cool
down in our outdoor swimming pool, stretch
out on a sun-lounger, or cook a BBQ whilst
enjoying a drink in the shade to the
accompaniment of native birdsong.
Whether your preference is for a quiet holiday based mainly in an idyllic retreat, or a more active one exploring Rotorua and central North Island, Mokoia Down Estate provides the perfect setting in which to base yourselves whilst you escape from the treadmill of life and enjoy a holiday that will linger long in the memory.
Enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink from our unique "Anglers Arms" bar
Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility for Guest Use
Another distinctive and highly unusual feature of Mokoia Downs is an indoor, multi-purpose facility originally built as a Dance Studio for the talented children of the previous owners. With purpose-built flooring and a floor to ceiling mirror along one wall the studio can be used for Dance, or for general exercise workouts. The Studio also has a Home Cinema system with large screen, perfect for watching movies, or for enjoying big sporting occasions such as the Rugby World Cup. Because of its excellent acoustics the facility can be used as a recording or rehearsal studio (a local group has recorded a CD in it), and it is an ideal, safe indoor play area for small children.
The facility also has an outdoor patio area looking out on to our lake and the countryside beyond, and in summer this is the perfect place to linger and enjoy a drink in the late afternoon or evening sun after a busy day's activities.
Mokoia Downs B&B
A rural idyll of charm and character
For enquiries please E Mail
Breakfast at Mokoia Downs
Breakfast at Mokoia Downs is a sumptuous yet relaxed and leisurely affair. It is served either inside in the main dining area, or outside on the large deck looking out on to gardens, farmland and the small lake which wraps around the lower half of the estate.
As you wake up to the sound of
morning birdsong and the aroma of home-baked bread and freshly made coffee, we will be
preparing the following delights to get your day off to the best possible start:
Freshly made smoothies using only the finest seasonal fruit
Home-made muesli, fresh-fruit salad and home-made yoghurt
Fresh home-baked bread
A hot "meal of the day" from the hob or continental style selection
Tea or freshly brewed coffee with toast and a variety of jams and marmalades
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Tel: 07 3322930
"Wonderful oasis of tranquility" "A little slice of paradise"
"The food was exceptional"
Mokia Downs Estate is a boutique Rotorua B&B situated on 5 acres of beautiful farmland with small scenic lake, yet only a few minutes walk from Lake Rotorua and just over 10 minutes drive from the city centre. The small country estate is in a secluded and enchantingly peaceful setting, and offers a hideaway that is peaceful and relaxing, yet ideally positioned for exploring Rotorua and the surrounding area.