Karamu Valley Lodge

Feedback from our Guests


Kris Rooney
Heather and Paul did everything possible to facilitate our two night stay and to make us comfortable on arrival. The rooms were beautifully and tastefully appointed and spotlessly clean and the bathroom was fantastic. Heather is a charming, kind and gracious host with an exceptional knack for welcoming you into the space but very sensitive to her guests' space and privacy. We loved the rural setting and the peace and it was a convenient and easy drive to Hamilton and other nearby attractions. All in all a lovely experience and much more comfortable and relaxing than far more expensive hotel stays.

The setting was beautiful and restful and provided everything we needed. Heather and Paul have a lovely way with guests. Personally, I loved being able to get a pet 'fix" and appreciated the sharing of Paul and Heather's animals. They were also very conscious of checking whether you were a pet person which is something some animal lovers often don't do and were at the ready to keep them away from you if that was the case.

I don't think any reasonable person could find a fault in this listing.


Francois Roughol
Splendid host in a beautiful location, we found Heather's place fantastic through and through. Small warning to anyone who would be looking for a spacious bathroom, this place does not have one. Heather more than makes up for it with her delightful hospitality however.


Pasarin Chaisuparakul
We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable holiday than we had at Karamu Valley Lodge. Both of the guest rooms and apartment units were very comfortable with cosy decorations. The hosts are so friendly, helpful and nice. Heather is so grateful enough to bring our children exploring the areas. Our daughter, who's very into horses and ponies, really had her best time with Heather. She even cried on the day we left the lodge. We are looking forward to coming back and spending more nights at Karamu Valley Lodge very soon. Thanks Paul and Heather for being the part of our lovely holidays.


Amy Degg
We had a fantastic time at the Karamu Valley Lodge. The location is beautiful and only 20 minutes away from Hamilton. The accommodation we stayed in was the apartment which has a very comfortable master bedroom along with open plan kitchen/diner /lounge. There were 2 additional single beds adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a cute cabin located on the property which we will request next time, it sleeps 2. The property has plenty of places to explore including a walk down to the stream.


Elizabeth Cox
Hi Heather and Paul;
I just wanted to thank you both for our wonderful stay at your beautiful lodge. We so enjoyed our visit. (We wish it could have been longer!) You have such a beautiful place and beautiful pets! Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. Thank you also for your gifts (5 beautiful shells :)). We hope you are both well.
Take care and I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Betsy:)