"Very cosy and wonderful place to stay! Good location, not far from Hobbiton and Matamata, but at the same time it’s quiet and comfortable. All rooms are very clean, full of small details and beautiful paintings! The owners of hotel are very friendly and nice people. I would like to mention the best breakfast that we had in New Zealand- was baked croissants, that Mr. Bruce made! The whole place is full of peace and nature tranquility. P.S. there are three beautiful alpacas living in the backyard, to make this place look even more magical! Highly recommend to stay in this hotel!"
Ruslana, August 2019
"Rated ***** My husband and I stayed one (1) night en route to Hobbiton in Matamata the next day. Driving down through the Waikato from Auckland, nature has been generous to the spectacular landscapes here. As we turned into the Arthouse Bed & Breakfast, we were met by a warm and friendly welcome by both the hosts, Denise and Bruce. Moving through into their home we knew that our hosts wanted guests to know who they were, they were unique individuals, their way of life, their home and their area all made the visit very special. Our charming room was reflected in the Art surrounds, I guess Denise and Bruce wanted to credit the brilliance of this artist. We retired for the evening, laying there listening to the sound of nothingness, until, we could smell the croissant drift, that signature dish, so famous by Bruce alerting us breakfast was ready. We were definitely spoilt for choice, a feast for the eyes and a certain delight for the palate. Croissants, fresh fruit, breads, cold meats, muesli soaked overnight in apple juice, soft boiled eggs etc etc all served in front of the picturesque lush surroundings. Thank you both for your hospitality, my husband loved every moment of our stay."
April & Alex, AU October 2019
"Denise and Bruce are phenomenal hosts. The room was clean and spacious with lovely decor and colors. They greet you so warmly and the breakfast is divine. The location was perfect- we easily navigated with phone GPS to their location after visiting Hobbiton, and they are located very near to dining and the center of Matamata, as well as centrally convenient to your next sightseeing destination. You will love the art and natural backdrop views from patio. Thank you Bruce, Denise, and of course Madonna, Cleo, and Frida Kahlo (the gorgeous alpacas!)."
Amanda & Rob Sep 2019
"What an amazing B & B this is. Bruce & Denise couldn’t be nicer or more attentive. It’s spotless & all the decor has been carefully put together for both a lovely colour pallet & the best quality. Underground floor heating is such a pleasant addition. The linens are high quality & the little touches such as chocolates on the beds & fresh cookies & don’t get me started on Bruce’s freshly made, hot croissants in the morning. I simply couldn’t fault this delightful experience."
Becca & David, August 2019
"Our experience was AMAZING! Definitely a place worth it to stay one extra day just to relax and enjoy the magnificent nature around. Denise and Bruce take care of all details to make you feel welcomed and was a pleasure getting to know them. We booked the property because would be easier to get to Hobbinton, but I would highly recommend 1 extra night to relax and enjoy the incredible atmosphere. We loved it! Ps:the breakfast has an awesome croissant :) I wish I could give a score higher than 10 - because it was really a unique experience."
Cristine, April 2019