"We had the most amazing stay here the night before my wedding and then the night of. Sue was so accommodating, friendly and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed.

The daily breakfasts were fabulous with so much variety. Not to mention the beautiful setting which made for perfect photos! Thank you so much for having us! X x"

Kristy Hamlett April 2017

"Amazing place. Perfect for the night before and night of our wedding! It was beautiful inside and out and it was the perfect location for the girls to relax and get ready before the big event!

The use of the car for the wedding was also amazing!

Sue and Colin are wonderful hosts and would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay at Willowdene!"

Tom Kennerley January 2017


"Once again Sue and Collin welcomed my girls, my new husband and I into Willowdene as if we were family.

An absolutely stunning venue with absolutely stunning hosts. Don't even get me started on the breakfast!! Devine! Fresh, tasty and made with care.

You both are amazing people- thank you,"

Eve Nicholas and new hubby Greg December 2016

"Having to be away from home for 10 to 12 weeks a year, I experience a wide range of accommodation. I prefer Bed and Breakfasts, as they tend to be quieter and more comfortable. The best Bed and Breakfast I have experienced is Willowdene in Bethlehem, Tauranga. Sue and Colin are delightful hosts. The rooms are spacious, light and airy and the beds are divine. Sue's breakfasts are worth the visit by themselves. She also provides evening meals upon request. All in all, Willowdene cannot be bettered."

Mark Woolford