Your hosts at Silver Fern Rotorua Accommodation & Spa


accommodation in RotoruaAllan & Shirley

Allan and Shirley purchased the Silver Fern in February 2009 after successful careers in the manufacturing and banking sectors in the Wairarapa. They saw a need in  for high quality motel accommodation in Rotorua, that delivered fantastic kiwi customer service, and looked after their guests well. To achieve this in the first year of ownership the property went under extensive renovation with new room fit outs, paint, furniture, and a rebrand from Silver Fern Motor Inn to Silver Fern Accommodation and Spa.

Allan and Shirley are well travelled and love hearing about where their guests are from, where they are going or where they have been. In their time off they enjoy playing golf, love spending time at their beach house in Whitianga where they test their fishing skills on a regular basis, or spending time with their family who are spread throughout New Zealand.

Allan and Shirley and Paul and Carole look forward to welcoming you to the Silver Fern while you stay in Rotorua, and hope you have a fantastic experience while you are here.



Paul and Carole

Accommodation in RotoruaPaul and Carole emigrated to New Zealand  from the U.K. in early 2005 with many years experience in the hospitality industry. Initially they decided to take a break from hospitality but it wasn’t long before the call of the industry drew them back in and they were managing a large motel near Auckland airport.

After several successful years in Auckland they moved their home to the Taupo area. Allan and Shirley built a relationship with Paul and Carole over tea and ginger crunch and thought they would be perfect hosts to join them at the Silver Fern.

Paul and Carole have been helping out at the Silver Fern for 18 months and the partnership is going from strength to strength. Paul and Carole love helping guests and hearing travel stories from around the globe, and look forward to seeing you at the Silver Fern.


To read more about staying at the Silver Fern, take a look at why we think you should stay here, and read guest feedback and testimonials here.