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The Vines

Certificate of Excellence
1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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Pershore, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Vines for 2 nights during our tour if the North Island. Mary and Hamish made us feel really at home. We felt utterly relaxed and spoilt with our very generous hosts. Wonderful location, beautiful rooms and great pool. Hope to revisit!

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Thank Lou G
TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

We put the weather on for you both so that was a bonus as the swimming pool was well used pool temp now 30 deg.Would love to have you to stay again. More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vines is a beautiful house set amidst vineyards and lovely views and located just 8 minutes drive from Havelock North. We were immediately made to feel at home by Mary the owner who provided excellent home made breakfasts and produced a lovely evening meal on one of the three nights of our stay. Whilst The Vines is run as... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Great you all made this your home while away and pleased you enjoyed the wedding over the road which the weather was turned on for you come back to NZ again. More 

WPG
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74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

For those who appreciate serenity in a beautiful setting, this is the place. This charming B&B is located in a working vineyard in Hawks Bay's premier wine growing region. Hamish and Mary are charming hosts whose beautiful home comes complete with a manicured regulation tennis court and good sized pool. Mary's breakfasts were gastronomical delights which varied every day. Mary... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

A Big Thank you for your stay was a great delight meeting you both Maybe we will come to Canada you catch up with you as we have not been there is on our bucket list. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Had a fantastic few days over the new year period relaxing in the vines. Great spot and Mary was great. Loved the pool and the proximity to the wineries. Easy drive to Havelock and Hastings. Definitely coming back!

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Yes Hamish and I have been swimming too and the guests are making the most of it weather has really settled.Thank you for staying at the Vines Bed/Breakfast.See you again. More 

Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Such a well thought out house with beautiful decor throughout, set in the most picturesque surround with the vineyard right on your doorstep. Mary and Hamish were so friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure that our stay was perfect. Which it was, in every way. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!

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Thank LJC321
TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay as we loved having you both .Hamish and I love meeting new people from all over the world .Today in the Bed/B Have a Family from France.Take care. More 

Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I don't do reviews, but made an exception in this case as my stay at The Vines was perfect in every way. The accommodation is beautiful, the setting among the vines with the swimming pool is from a movie, the food prepared and served by Mary was beyond anything I have ever got at a B&B, and not lastly Mary... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

You too were a delight to stay with us at the vines and food is what I love doing and meeting people is our pleasure we look forward to meeting you again with the rest of your family.We take pride with our guests and treat everyone as if we have met them before. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The cottage is set in a lovely setting right in amongst the vines. Couldn't be nicer. The cottage has everything you need for a stay away with family and friends. Really useful outdoor seating area with privacy. Good pool for swimming lengths or bombing, and was nice to go for a walk in the vines around the property. We really... More 

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Thank Hurricane08
TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you all had a great time and the pool was warm for you all as is early summer 26 degrees now is 28 degrees so we will now swim in it looking forward to seeing you all again hope your dad enjoyed his 70th birthday in the Bay. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We came to Hawkes Bay for a weekend of wine touring by bike. The owner Mary couldn't be more helpful. Having stayed in several large baches over the last few months this was definitely the best. The house has a grass tennis court and (unheated) swimming pool (still managed to swim). Kitchen and bathroom were fine. The BBQ outside was... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

As a big group all all seemed to be having fun on the tennis court and swimming pool even though it was beginning of the session look forward to seeing you again . More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Lovely location and most friendly helpful host. We stayed in the cottage so comments are for there only. It is a large place with pleasant interior but then there are lots of things ranging from quirky to very poor that should be much better for the price paid. For example quite a few essential things needing maintenance or replacement ranging... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Sorry you did not enjoy your stay you have been the only people to complain as am rated 5 star you do not get that for nothing and spring cleaning is done after every guests leave. Also have everything in there tea coffee etc so what more do you want . More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beautiful luxury accommodation with a personal touch from the welcoming hosts make this an experience to remember. Nestled behind the vines it is quiet, private and still convenient for wine tasting, golf and other activities, with Hastings just a short drive away. The sprawling grounds feature a tennis court and swimming pool with plenty of decking area to eat 'al... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Loved having you to stay and pleased you enjoyed it very much the swimming pool is starting to be uses and the tennis court is getting a lot of enjoyment on it even better grass Thank you again. More 

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