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St Andrews Escape

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172 St Andrews Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand (Formerly Ngatahi Lodge)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

The owners of St Andrews Escape have put their hearts and souls into creating the magical gardens and tranquil settings. Jon works tirelessly to ensure guests have the most relaxing and memorable experience possible. Jon's attention to detail is first class, the furnishings and decorations are gorgeous. The little things he does, like placing an umbrella by the cabin door... More 

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Dexter2002, Owner at St Andrews Escape, responded to this review

It was great to meet you both and give you such an enjoyable stay. John's wine tours are good aren't they? He's generous with his time! I'd love to host you again and maybe get you out on the cycle trails on our bikes :-) More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stayed at this beautiful spot for 2 nights with another couple along our travels on the north island. I have been a sales director of hotels for over 20 years and I have to say that I just loved this spot! I would rate it a 5 star B&B! The rooms were lovely and comfortable, although the bathrooms could... More 

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Dexter2002, Owner at St Andrews Escape, responded to this review

Thank you for such a flattering review and recommendation to others. It is wonderful to know we provide a place that you enjoyed so much. Love to see you again. More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We booked St Andrew's escape for our wedding party and a few family members over Easter weekend 2015. John and Henk at St Andrew's had come highly recommended by our aunty, a fairly regular guest of theirs. Needless to say our experience was wonderful. Nestled so close to both Havelock North and Hastings town centres, it was tremendously convenient whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked to stay near to Te Mata without realising we were on the doorstep of the fantastic Art Deco weekend in Napier. What a three night stay we had at the St Andrews Escape! John,the host, thinks of everything to make your stay memorable! The bedrooms are small but stylish with excellent showers. The gardens are wonderful, with numerous... More 

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Dexter2002, Owner at St Andrews Escape, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed some time in the garden as well as the time you spent exploring the area. Also that you so enjoyed the shared breakfast experience - it makes a holiday more personal I think. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I am not sure I fully appreciated the warmth of the hospitality I received during my stay in February and the extra comforts provided until I booked into another 5 star today for which I am paying double the price. Our every comfort was taken care of . The little extras mean so much , the chocolates , tea varieties... More 

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We love hosting guests and hope to give a warm welcome. It is great to hear we succeeded in giving you such a pleasant stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'm so pleased we chose this place over a hotel/lodge closer to town. It was truly a delightful place to stay and made the long drive from Auckland well worth it. With only a small number of rooms available, each were tasteful decorated and comfortably set out. The shared kitchen/living/outdoor areas were really well set-up as your home away from... More 

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Dexter2002, Owner at St Andrews Escape, responded to this review

It is very rewarding to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting some pictures of the garden for others to enjoy! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Although nestled in the countryside, the urban centers with wonderful restaurants are just a stone's throw away. The best of both worlds. Add to that, John's hospitality, superb breakfasts and very comfortable and stylish accommodation and you have a winning combination. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were fortunate to find any accommodation in the area due to the annual celebration at Napier which was about 30 minutes drive away. Fortunately there had be a late cancelation and we were offered the Te Whare cottage. Our host, John, was very attentive to our needs and made contact with us a number of times before our arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights to visit vineyards in Hawke's Bay and Te Mata Peak, but would have been happy to spend all of our time in St Andrews Escape. It is set in a beautiful, quiet location surrounded by lovely gardens and orchards. We were made to feel very welcome by John the owner and given a tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Can not say enough about John's hospitality and attention to detail. The room was very clean, modern and very comfortable. Being among the well maintained, expertly planned and beautiful gardens/pond/creek surrounding the property was truly an escape! John's warm homemade breakfast treats and great muesli, yogurt, juice, etc. were great. Really appreciated his suggestions on things to see and places... More 

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