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We stayed with Ann and Ross for a few nights in one of the B&B rooms. It was a marvellous stay - good old fashioned Kiwi hospitality. It is an older place with decor to match, but clean, warm and homely. Continental breakfast was a...More
This b'n'b was located a short drive from the Waitomo caves and right on the highway, so it was easy to find. The rooms definitely had a bit of a musty smell, and the pillows/linen could use an update, but they were otherwise clean. There...More
Ann was a superstar host. Very warm and friendly and always accommodating. We enjoyed the breakfast, especially the ostrich omlette ($5 for 2ppl). The highlight of course was getting to see and pet all the animals on her farm.
Ostrich, emu, alpaca, llama, cows, sheep,...More
Thank Tony T
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 24 May 2017
Your company brightened my day.....all the best of good fortune with your own B&B one day! Thank-you for taking the time to review.
We dropped by this dessert dead place around noon and couldn't find a soul in there. Rang the bell and knocked on the door. No one came out. As I'm driving away a lady half dressed come out and waved us hello. I stopped and...More
Thank Yessy B
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 21 May 2017
1. Note to self...
Put a "No Vacancy" or "Closed" sign up anytime I might take advantage of a "morning off" (1st in about 8 months) with no bookings ahead for the day. My check-in time is 2pm as is normal, so was caught on...More
This is an adventure/experience stay. Ann and Ross have Ostriches, emus and a multitude of miniature animals. They themselves (Ann and Ross)are very interesting, engaging and full of fun! We stayed in the house and the rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. It felt cozy...More
Thank linda a
Response from waitomobigbird, Owner at Waitomo Big Bird Bed & BreakfastResponded 16 April 2017
Thank you for your enthusiasm for that which we offer. I do enjoy our "outside family" entertaining our guests - they give so much to the pro-animal people!!