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Thistle Do Retreat - Thistle Do | Sparkling Clean, Wifi & Walk to Lake

Rotorua apartment with kitchenette and balcony

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Exceptionally friendly hosts with a lot of interesting knowledge. Nice little property…

    Aug 1, 2020

  • Lovely little granny flat out the side of the house with a pretty garden and access to…

    Oct 3, 2020

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  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave

What’s around

  • In Kawaha Point
  • Skyline Rotorua - 27 min walk
  • Volcanic Hills Winery - 29 min walk
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 30 min walk
  • Mitai Maori Village - 31 min walk
  • Ogo - 35 min walk

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About this apartment

**We provide Full Refunds in the event of a COVID related travel restriction**


Thistle Do is the perfect spot for your Rotorua visit! This lovely detached studio annex is located close to all the attractions, backing onto a picturesque stream within a 2 min walk of the lake. Freshly decorated with a new bathroom.



This location could not be better for those out to sample all the attractions and adventures of Rotorua, or a comfortable haven for those travelling for work. Situated on the banks of the Waiowhiro stream you are just two minutes walk to Lake Rotorua a great spot for trout fishing, kayaking, swimming or paddleboarding.



Hop on your bike, or in the car, and you can be at the Skyline Skyrides, Wine tasting or Luging. Also nearby are the Mitai Maori experience, Rainbow and Fairy Springs Wildlife Centre, Agroventures and the Zorb. Everything is within a short drive - if you can drag yourself away from the lakefront!



Thistle Do has been furnished with great attention to detail, with a high-quality mattress, linens, tv and a small well equipped kitchenette. Everything has been provided to ensure your comfort. A secluded spot in the beautiful garden is all set up for you to relax with a glass of wine and a good book. All the amenities of a first-class motel, but with the added appeal of warmth, charm and an unbeatable location.



Free unlimited Wi-Fi and off street parking. Boat parking and a secure area for bikes available on request.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Kawaha Point
  • Skyline Rotorua - 27 min walk
  • Volcanic Hills Winery - 29 min walk
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park - 30 min walk
  • Mitai Maori Village - 31 min walk
  • Ogo - 35 min walk
  • Rotorua Hospital - 44 min walk
  • St. Faith's Anglican Church - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Kuirau Park - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 51 min drive
  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 16 min drive
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Speaks: English

The apartment

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom

Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV

Outside

  • Garden
  • Balcony

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Also known as

  • AP-2586-listing-14

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Terrace kitchen (2.5 mi), Brew (2.7 mi), and Picnic Cafe (2.7 mi).
  • Thistle Do Retreat - Thistle Do | Sparkling Clean, Wifi & Walk to Lake has a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Handy location to sites and short drive to town.

    Handy location to sites and short drive to town. Near super markets a takeaways.

    Andrew J., Other trip, Sep 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Everything we needed.

    Everything we needed. Very clean, warm and comfortable for a winter stay.

    Mary G., Other trip, Sep 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a great place to stay if you’re visiting Rotorua, Maryanne and Karl are super lovely and the ro

    Such a great place to stay if you’re visiting Rotorua, Maryanne and Karl are super lovely and the room was perfect! Very close to everything and a beautiful location by the lake. Highly recommend! :)

    Kata G., Other trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thistle Do was lovely and cosy to stay at.

    Thistle Do was lovely and cosy to stay at. We loved the electric blankets and also the little nibbles that were left for us in the fridge! It's a very comfortable place and a quick drive to the main town area.

    Marissa B., Other trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thistle Do

    Very comfy small studio that is quite adequate for short stays. Lovely caring hosts. Quiet and peaceful location, with a beautiful short walk to the lake. Would recommend!

    janice s., Other trip, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was beautiful, nice spot

    Location was beautiful, nice spot. Not too far of a walk from the lake, nice quiet area. Unit was very tidy and warm. Ticked all the boxes. Thanks again! Will definitely be back

    Deaven T., Other trip, Sep 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Small but perfectly formed, with the loveliest owners.

    Thistle Do Retreat is exactly as it looks in the photos. It is compact but is comfortable and was spotlessly clean, especially the bathroom. The owners are the most lovely couple and we were very warmly welcomed and made to feel special guests. They kindly allowed us use of their lockable garage, which was much appreciated for our bikes. Undercover parking provided for our car. We felt safe and told to knock on their door should we need anything. The kitchenette is more of a well equipped kitchen cupboard, including microwave, kettle & toaster, with a fridge underneath a small worktop. Everything was in excellent order, and with some lovely treats left by the owners. Used crockery is washed by the owners and returned. The window has a flyscreen (yes!) and a fan is provided. A couple of minutes down the road is a bike track directly into the CBD - a short ride and very handy after Eat Street! We think Thistle Do is good value for money, even without us making use of the river access through the property. We stayed 3 nights and would happily stay again between 1 and 3 nights. Recommended for 1-2 guests who want to be out and about enjoying Rotorua rather than sitting in their accomodation all day.

    Rebecca W., Other trip, Jan 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Warm and peaceful

    Really enjoyed our stay here - it was freezing outside but we were toasty warm. Hosts were friendly and helpful, and we had everything we needed to relax for a few days. Just right!

    Dee M., Other trip, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly and helpful

    Easy access. Nice clean and quiet. Owners were friendly and accommodating.

    Paul B., Other trip, May 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely spot for a getaway in Rotorua.

    Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere Best two nights sleep I’ve had for a while. Lovely hosts and it had everything I needed. Thanks

    Vivien C., Other trip, Aug 6, 2021

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