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1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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The Vines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the second time I have stayed at The Vines and I have to say it is the most memorable place to stay. Not only is it beautifully furnished with the most decadent quality furnishing but is topped by the hospitality of Mary and Hamish., The food that Mary serves surpasses what I have had served in the top... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you all enjoyed your stay a second time and was relaxing for your meeting yes very quite and peacefull see you again.Thank you again More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not often that a host is so welcoming and keen to go "above and beyond". Also, a bonus! The accommodation itself was top notch, our bed was super comfortable, and dozens of wineries are on the doorstep.... also Mary can really cook! My girlfriend and I stayed for two relaxing days and had a great time. Our hosts were... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Hi The weather was not the best but you did get a swim and do the vineyards and enjoy many wines which was the place to stay take care and hope to see you again. More 

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

Another great stay at "The Vines" cottage. We enjoyed our stay so much the last year we stayed for two weeks over the holidays this year. The wonderful Mary and Hamish went out of their way to make us feel at home. Mary's scrumptious breakfast on our last day was a real treat. We are hoping to return next year!... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

We loved having you all again to stay hope you get for the big trip to France to see all your family and the kids will love it. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What amazing hosts Mary and Hamish are with nothing left to chance!! From the moment we were greeted at the door by an exceptionally enthusiastic and welcoming, Mary,to the morning we left with both farewelling us, with a promise we would be back, we felt as if we were the only people they wanted to have staying with them for... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

So pleased your stay was one to remember and looking forward to your next stay Great seeing you swim lengths of the pool first thing in the morning.Then at night a great game of tennis you played. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wow, what an amazing experience - Mary and Hamish have gone way above our expectations. They are a fabulous and most welcoming couple. Our stay was just perfect, relaxed and the food beautifully presented and scrumptious. A highlight was relaxing by the pool - quiet and serene. Would highly recommend this luxury accommodation - just fabulous. Until next time ...!

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

What a stunning weekend you had here weather great and loved you enjoyed the swimming pool and tennis games you played see you again thanks for staying More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had the most enjoyable stay at the Vines in the nights following our wedding and would definitely recommend a booking here. Our room was beautiful and private, and the setting was perfect for some relaxation. Mary's hospitality was beyond generous, and she was available and wanting to cater to any requests that we may have to ensure that we... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your first nights of married life Look forward to seeing you back for your first anniversary More 

Carterton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a lovely place but we had a small room with a double not queen bed with a bathroom some distance away through the kitchen. We enjoyed the pool and ambiance but check the cost of meals and wine before you commit.

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Sorry you never said anything about pricing I thought you both went away happy. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mary's hospitality towards us and our 6 month old baby was generous and comprehensive; we were looked after splendidly in terms of comfort, availability of amenities and wonderful cooking. Would recommend for those planning a luxury Hawkes Bay food and wine weekend.

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Was great meeting you both and a pleasure having such a cute and very good baby keep up the good work.See you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Thank u so much for the lovely stay. We only met Mary u made us a lovely dinner as well as a lovely breakfast. We loved ur dog beauty she was amazing. Thank u so much. We had a lovely time, hope to see u again.

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your stay.The sheep have moved on to longer grass the grape vines are growing and now come the frosts so the winmills are going 24/7see you again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I could not well speak English, be heard. But Mary was very kind. So I was relax very. Beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine&wine. I was able to very good trip thanks to Mary!

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you stay was one to remember also pleased you got back safe and sound. More 

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Address: 1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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