About Us

Our names are Marianne and René and we are the proud owners of B&B Blossom Cottage, a thriving accommodation business in Rotorua, a city known for its mountain biking, kiwis, geysers, thermal activity and fascinating Maori culture. We are fluent in Dutch and English and due to our fascination with different cultures, extensively explored and travelled, by backpack, by motorbike and in an untrustworthy old car, through many countries and continents of the world, including Europe, Japan, Africa, Australia and not to forget, our own stunning country, New Zealand, which we travelled from North to South. René, a 'people's person' and a real character, is Dutch and Marianne is a Rotorua born and bred Kiwi who, with her knowledge and stories of secret, childhood haunts and hidden gems in this fascinating corner of New Zealand, will ensure that your visit to Rotorua will be unforgettable.