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St Andrews Escape

172 St Andrews Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand (Formerly Ngatahi Lodge)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A true "escape"! Just minutes from the center of the village of Havelock North, yet completely private and serene. John has done a wonderful job of creating a little piece of paradise - wandering trails through the beautiful gardens, hidden little spots to enjoy the view and a glass of wine, the outdoor Jacuzzi tub tucked away at the back... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place with a well designed garden full of interesting plants and bird life. John was such a helpful and interesting host, nothing was too much trouble, very relaxed breakfast in the garden and large well maintained rooms. Would love to stay there again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two words sum up St Andrews Escape, tranquil and idyllic and two words sum up John, the host, warm and gracious. The rooms are warm, modern and comfortable. They complemented by a spacious communal lounge area which also has outdoor space, a real fire and bbq. This is all set in extensive grounds that allow you to find peaceful out... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful peaceful setting, a very relaxing place to stay. John is an exceptional host and breakfast was excellent. We look forward to returning in the near future with a group of friends to enjoy this outstanding Lodge.

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Steeple Bumpstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to stay. Comfortable rooms, each one with a theme, delightful gardens with lots of secluded spots and interesting features. We enjoyed cooking on the barbecue and then sitting round the outdoor fire. Breakfasts served in the big guest lounge/dining room were delicious. John was happy to chat about the garden, travels etc and to give... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have just spent 4 nights in Te Whare self contained cottage on this beautiful property. The lodge itself is essentially a B&B and it looked fabulous but we are more of the self contained type And the retro decorated cottage suited us perfectly. It was in a great location very close to Havelock North. Thank you... More 

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Siglo XX, Potosi, Bolivia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The first thing i noticed was the unbelievable amount of hard work that has gone into this beautiful property....there are charming magical gardens everywhere! then i met John the owner, he was such a delightful man! warm, friendly, helpful, refined and down to earth! john greeted us and showed us around the property. There was much to see as this... More 

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

Gosh - such generous comments. It's so satisfying to have guests enjoy and appreciate our efforts. Thank you. More 

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

What a beautiful location, so quiet and you wake each morning to birds chirping in the treetops. The accommodation is A+ and every single detail has been thought of. John's breakfasts consisting of a variety of cereals and fresh fruits to freshly baked breads is an absolute delight! And to make it even nicer the owners are genuine lovely accommodating... More 

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

Thank you so much for a lovely review. We love the birds too - glad they didn't wake you too early! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Spent four nights while holidaying in the area - what a perfect spot to be based. Room was well appointed and spotlessly clean. The shared lounge and dining area was such a good idea. The breakfast was delicious - a great start to the day; a glass of wine by the outside fireplace the perfect end!

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

Thanks so much for the lovely review. it's very rewarding to hear you enjoyed our slice of paradise as much as we do! More 

Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a perfect combo of well executed ideas. Tastefully individually appointed rooms with views both sides, sun and shade. Lovely to feel a sense of having your own space while enjoying the conviviality of the shared lounge and dining. We enjoyed a self catered BBQ meal alfresco with the colourful chandelier and a blazing fire. Several opportunities to soak in... More 

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

Great to hear you made the most of all the corners of our garden including the spa at night. Hope to host you again. More 

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Address: 172 St Andrews Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand (Formerly Ngatahi Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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