I was recently invited to experience Sakura, a bed and breakfast and health spa tucked among the rolling green hills of the Waikato district just outside of Cambridge, New Zealand. The official opening will be in August 2016 but here is your preview of the sumptuous interiors of this wonderful retreat, lovingly built and decorated by owners, Lloyd and Gwen.
There is an overwhelming feeling of light and space when you first enter Sakura. It is open and spacious yet warm and comfortable.
The Gourmet Kitchen
Make yourself a cup of tea and sit in wonder at the forest scenery just outside. Sunrises and sunsets are glorious here so you may catch one of those as well.
You will have a difficult time picking your favourite bedroom. Each is opulent and luxurious in its own right. See what you think.
The beds are superb quality and I personally vouch for their comfort. The linens are all from Designer, Bianca Lorenne and they are magnificent.
The Cherry Blossom Room
The Forest Room
As well as being lovely, the forest room has the added benefit of facilities for physically challenged guests.
The Silver Birch Room (BOHO)
This serene room has the added benefit of overlooking the lily pond adding to its peaceful, spiritual feel.
The Lily Room
Whilst the rooms are bright and airy, they can also be made dark for that extra long sleep in. This is verified by the fact that my Teen was able to sleep until lunchtime!
The Lotus Room
This was my room and I can attest to the best sleep I've had in years. The bed was extremely comfortable. There were no surprising noises (in Oz you are startled into consciousness at dawn by a cacophony of laughing Kookaburras and screeching Cockatoos).
I love all of the rooms. Which room is your favourite??
I hope you will get to pay a visit soon. You can keep up to date with what is going on at Sakura by following their Facebook page.
You may be interested in other related posts such as a visit to Hobbiton which is very close to Sakura and a must do on your visit; Cambridge, the closest town; Sakura's yoga retreat; the glorious Blue Springs which are also close to Sakura.
Sakura - Yoga Retreat and Health Spa
Cambridge - Not What We Expected!
Hobbiton Movie Set - A Definite New Zealand Must Do
Blue Spring - Te Waihou Walkway
Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au.
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