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The Ridge Luxury Country Lodge

147 Greenhollows Road, Puhoi 0951, New Zealand
The Ridge Luxury Country Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night on route further up north and the place was great. What makes it great is the views and the balcony. The rooms were very clean and there was shared use of the main part of the house if needed and to have a glass of wine. The breakfast was fresh. The wifi worked well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were not able to organise our stay to take advantage of Maralyn's weekend dinners; nevertheless she was flexible enough to offer up a simple but appetising platter complemented by local NZ wines, which we much appreciated for dinner upon arrival. Our room was elegantly styled with all the mod cons, including a large bathroom and great shower with heavenly... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The drive up is typical NZ ridge country, take it slow and wow,what views when you hit the ridge which isn't far anyway. Then you arrive and it is a friendly and great experience to be with the owners, to share the dinner and local wines in a relaxed atmosphere and to meet new people from different places. Plenty to... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I and another couple were looking for a Country Lodge [B&B] within an hours drive of Auckland's Port for a three day stay prior to our Cruise. What we found was the Ridge Luxury Country Lodge near the Village of Puhoi. On the top of a hill overlooking lush green hills and valleys with the sea in... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of spending three days at The Ridge and loved every minute of it! We asked our travel professional to recommend a comfortable place to stay in the country and they sent us to the The Ridge in Puhoi. What a treat! The rooms are lovely and very comfortable...great beds...and the view from our private balcony... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My husband & I recently stayed at The Ridge Luxury Country Lodge.The rooms were nice & the views were very good & the host friendly. The road to the lodge is a long dirt road which is very narrow, windy with steep drops. There is no lighting on the road, therefore it is not an easy drive at night. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night on our tour of New Zealand. What a lovely place and what a nice welcome and friendly nature our hosts were. The accommodation is good and the home cooked food is worth the reason to stay alone. Wished we could have stayed longer but glad we got at least one night here. Highly recommended and... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I were fortunate enought to win a night at The Ridge as part of a prize. We both travel regularly for work and again drove the familiar road to Auckland from Whangarei. We could never have guessed that just that far off our normal route we would find such a slice of heaven and a getaway from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We booked 3 nights at The Ridge as a romantic getaway and were immediately taken by the view and the lodge. Ian and Maralyn really like you to become part of their home. We were a little bit reluctant at first as the whole idea was for us to spend some time together, not so much with 'another couple'. But... More 

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Stratford upon Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Yet again, we went straight to the The Ridge at Puhoi after arriving in Auckland after our long flight from the UK. As always Ian, Maralyn and the location worked their charms and we settled straight into the holiday groove. There seems to be a magic here that defies jet-lag - we just get instant relaxation and get set to... More 

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