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St Andrews Escape

172 St Andrews Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand (Formerly Ngatahi Lodge)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a belgian couple and travel a lot. Our stay was more than perfect ! Everything is done with realy good taste. The peacefull huge garden, our room, the quality breakfasts, we all enjoyed it very much ! Thank you John, you are a wonderfull host. You also gave us very intresting answers to our questions about New Zealand... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the accommodation very comfortable. A nice hot-pool in beautiful stretched out gardens. The location is great in the middle of orchards and very close to wineries and the beach. Our hosts were very friendly and did everything to make our stay even more enjoyable.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in Dec 13. St Andrews is in a beautiful and quiet location, set at the end of a long private road with wonderful gardens and a large pond, surrounded by fields and vines. Our particular room was a little cramped (we booked only a day or 2 before arriving and so... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

From the very moment you pass through the gates, you are drawn into the oasis, that is St Andrews Escape, hidden amongst winding bike lanes, and seas of fragrant fruit of Havelock North boasts this tranquil, but sophisticated hide away, wrapped in a garden that inspires a sense of calm and adventure. Achitechilly appointed, rooms and structures blend in harmony... More

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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I don't like to use that word 'inspirational' too often but I can't think of another word that expresses. Driving through the entrance takes you into another world with orchards, a winding river dotted with ducks, and layers of gardens you can get lost in. Every corner you turn takes you to another secret spot with its own character. I... More

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Berlin, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a lovely estate that provides a good base for local activities as well as providing tranquility and relaxation. The rooms are clean and provide sufficient space; the garden is beautiful and has lots of interesting nooks and crannies. We certainly enjoyed the sunset with a glass of wine in the jacuzzi as well as lounging in the sun... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

After visiting friends staying at St Andrew's Escape we immediately knew it was the place for us. We booked for one night, stayed for three; very reluctantly we had to leave on the fourth. As with almost all other reviewers, we would have loved to have extended our stay and will be back. The rooms are clean, modern and the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our ideal hotel set up with an excellent balance between meeting people and our having own privacy. Exceptional on all ratings. Clean, stylish, amazing gardens, glorious hot tub in the garden with outdoor showers. John is an amazing host with a great vision for St Andrews Escape. Hope this doesn't become too popular that I can't get another booking.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We booked one night here and straight away wished it was for longer. The gardens are beautiful and ornate, and the facilities luxurious. The host was very welcoming and flexible about our ETA changing. So much hard work and energy has gone into making this place comfortable and relaxing- I highly recommend it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Needing some time away after a few rough months, St Andrews Escape was a welcome haven of warmth and peace over the cold wet midwinter weekend. When we arrived late in the afternoon the king-sized bedroom was as warm and welcoming as our host. The guest lounge was a wonderfully comfortable place to sit and read, enjoy some of the... More

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Address: 172 St Andrews Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand (Formerly Ngatahi Lodge)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty lodging in Havelock North
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Andrews Escape is set in a large country garden embraced by the Karamu Stream. We are a short drive from the Art Deco cities of Napier and Hastings and only minutes from charming Havelock North village. Quality Bed and breakfast rooms and a large guest lounge surround the courtyard, plus there is a self contained Cottage. Bikes and kayaks available for guest use. ... more   less 
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