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3 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
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3 bedrooms, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

Guest reviews

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
4 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Free airport shuttle


Explore the area

Popular LocationTe Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute3 min drive
Popular LocationWhakarewarewa Thermal Reserve3 min drive
Popular LocationWhakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village6 min drive
AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)16 min drive

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  • House, 3 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 3714 sq ft
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • City view
    • Sleeps 9
    More detailsHouse, 3 Bedrooms

About this property

Tihi Retreat

5-star, family-friendly aparthotel near Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
This smoke-free aparthotel features a bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. Free self-service breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. The apartment has 3 bedrooms and offers free WiFi and an iPad. A kitchen comes with a fridge and an oven, and guests will also find upscale touches, such as a fireplace and a deep soaking tub. Housekeeping is available on request.
This aparthotel offers 4 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and iPads. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 65-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels and Netflix. Accommodation at this 5-star aparthotel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Rotorua aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Property amenities


  • 5 hot springs
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Hot springs open from 6:00 AM to midnight


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Stair gate
  • High chair
  • Children's games


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Toaster oven
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cleaning supplies


  • Free self-service breakfast available daily 4:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Couples dining


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Select Comfort bed
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Library
  • Sitting area


  • 65-inch smart TV with cable service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • iPad

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry detergent


  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Golf pro shop
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free local calls

Location highlights

  • Near the boardwalk
  • Next to a golf course
  • Near the airport
  • In the city centre
  • In the mountains
  • In the suburbs

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf buggy
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessons on site


  • 4 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 2014
  • Traditional architecture



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve high chair

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Hot springs access available from 6:00 AM to midnight
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Tihi Retreat Aparthotel Rotorua
Tihi Retreat Aparthotel
Tihi Retreat Rotorua
Tihi Retreat

About this area


Located in Rotorua, this aparthotel is in the city centre and near the boardwalk. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest and Government Gardens. Consider Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance for a night out or Skyline Rotorua if you're travelling with kids. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including hot springs.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute - 3 min drive
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 3 min drive
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Rotorua International Stadium - 5 min drive
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 16 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tihi Retreat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tihi Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tihi Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Tihi Retreat?
As of Aug 13, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tihi Retreat on Aug 16, 2020 start from CA $871, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Rotorua aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest. Government Gardens is 3.7 mi (6 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Tihi Retreat

4 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best views in Rotorua

Immaculate 5 star home in Rotorua! Amazing views, wish we could have stayed longer.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing house with amazing views

This is a beautiful house on top of a hill overlooking Lake Rotorua. Amazing views. We enjoyed this house immensely and wish we had stayed there longer. It's important to note though that this is a house and not a hotel. So you have to coordinate your arrival with the owner to give you the garage door opener to get in. There is also therefore no maid service or restaurants. We didn't have an issue with this as it was cleaner than a hotel when we arrived and we don't typically need maid service often. But you should know this before booking if it bothers you. It's a really wonderful house with such wonderful views, we didn't want to leave the house. Also very quiet for a good night's sleep.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
Breathtaking views backed up with absolute luxury

One night in paradise. The Tihi Retreat is very well appointed. The beds are super comfortable, seperate en suites for three of the rooms, every detail thought about and covered. Kitchen fully serviced. Fruit on the bench, cans of cold drinks in the fridge, a decent coffee machine. Totally not one complaint. We will be returning and hopefully stay for a week. This is by far the best place in all of Rotorua. 360 degree views. Woke to the feeling: I'm the King of the Castle :) Spectacular. Thank you :) :)

Pros: Everything - beds, kitchen, lounges, music, books, views, showers, ensuites, (did I mention the showers?) , lighting, comfort, birds, etc etc

Cons: Absolutely nothing

Location: High on the hill above Rotorua. Looks our across the city, over the lake and to the hills beyond.

5.0 out of 5 Excellent
Perfect Everything

This place was absolutely amazing. Perfect location, awesome view. Love the audio system, tastefully furnished, this is one of the most beautiful house we stayed. Thank you to our host, Steve.

Pros: Love the audio system, the view from the house was spectacular!

Cons: Everything's perfect.

Location: Location is good, near most attractions is Rotorua