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Whangaimoana Garden Retreat

559 Whangaimoana | Cape Palliser Road, Featherston, New Zealand
Whangaimoana Garden Retreat
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Levin, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our overnight stay after spending the day at the Martinborough Fair. We were treated to afternoon tea on arrival, yummy homemade lemon loaf ( we were given a copy of the recipe on request) and I suspect ( as I was to polite to ask) delicious homemade chutney on the crackers. The fire was lit in our lounge area and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Had a wonderful couple of days at this wooden castle, which is well placed to explore the Palliser Bay area! Hosts were charming and welcoming in "grandparental" way. We stayed in the main house and room was very comfortable, with the kids loving the trips to feed the "chucks" and playing football and cricket on the lawn.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our large-ish family group stayed at Whangaimoana for a few nights between Christmas and New Year. We stayed in the house as the cottage was already booked. However, we preferred the house (mansion!) as we had a whole wing & more to ourselves. Alastair & Jacqui Sutherland we really wonderful hosts, especially at such a busy time of the year.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If, like us, you don't go for B&B because of the "living in someone's house aspect" and the possible need to be sociable with the hosts over breakfast - do not hesitate about staying in the wing of this house - its just wonderful !! As the self-contained cottage was not available when we were in the region we decided... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Excellent get away. The brekkie is generous and tasty, the host is great, and the fireplace gets crackin. You can visit the local pig, chickens, ducks, and donkeys on the walk around the grounds. There is also a bath tub good for soaking and some very hot water.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Best B&B I've visited! Highly recommended for everyone. Mrs Sutherland is the most splendid host. Generous serving of cooked breakfast and afternoon tea. Great garden to enjoy a peaceful morning/evening walk with little pig and bossy donkeys as company. Open fire with plenty of fire wood in the lounge is the most enticing way of spending a romantic evening. Location... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Located about 10min drive away from Lake Ferry. Beautiful house/mansion. Well looked after by the host (lovely couple). Lovely and massive garden. Great place to be if you want to get away from the city.

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

NZ$140 for the best B&B I've experienced, in a stunning, old country mansion, a huge lounge, bedroom & bathroom to ourselves & the hostess kindly doing an afternoon tea with cake - included in cost. The hostess was entertaining & came and lit the fire in our lounge evening & morning. Breakfast was great. Room was wonderful. Great place to... More 

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