Reviews and Awards










10.0 Rated by Guests





"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

"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

"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

"Bruce and Denise were very welcoming on our arrival to their beautiful property overlooking farmland, grazing dairy cows and the spectacular Kaimai ranges and it is just a few minutes drive from Matamata. They were very helpful in providing information about where to visit and Bruce kindly helped with maps and directions. Breakfast was had in the bright dining nook overlooking the ranges with a lovely choice of breakfast options including warm fresh croissants, Bircher muesli, fruits, meats and cheeses. Our room was spotless and very comfortable with tea, coffee and cookies available. Our bathroom had heated flooring which made it more cosy when getting ready for the day's activities. The was a lovely room available to guests where you could sit and make yourself a tea or coffee and read or play board games or just relax looking out to the owner's alpacas grazing. There was a large range of art to admire within Bruce and Denise's home. A must see if you're in the area is Hobbiton approximately 1/2 hour from ArtHouse B&B."

Vicki, April 2019

"The home was even more beautiful than the photos and being in the country made it a quiet, restful stay. I loved all the art and how the room colors were matched to enhance them. The breakfast was delicious. The location was very convenient to Hobbiton."

Julie, March 2019