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Wharekauhau Country Estate

5.0 of 5 Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (six adults, ages 27-72) was traveling around New Zealand via cruise ship. We happen to be Foley Food and Wine Society members and big fans of the Foley wines and properties. We emailed Richard, the lodge manager, to see if we could come by while our ship was docked in Wellington for the day. Richard could not have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what an outstanding stay I just had. faultless on every level. tireless and unobtrusive service and care down to the most subtle detail. food awesome, service amazing, the lodge itself is beyond brilliant oh and the massage from Amelie was most definitely the best I have had. I wanted to stay on, and on. the pricing is as you would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 amazing nights here and can't rate it highly enough. The food was amazing, Richard and Flynn were great hosts and Alex the 'wine guy' awesome. Great views and wonderful suites, we are already planning our return trip!

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Park City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I spent three wonderful days here on our 35 day trip through New Zealand. From the moment we arrived we were in awe of the magnificent country estate. We were warmly greeted by Richard Rooney, the Lodge Manager, who arranged to have our car parked, and our bags delivered to our cottage. After a welcome drink, we... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

From the time of arrival to the moment we left, the staff were outstanding. Even the chef Mark took time to explain each element of the menu and where they sourced the ingredients. The room was cosy and beautifully furnished. The fire was wonderful especially as the weather was not at it's best. Nothing was too much trouble and the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A stunning location with excellent facilities and attention to detail that makes you feel really special. From arrival when our car was whisked away and luggage delivered to our cottage, we knew we were in for a treat. A personal introduction to the executive chef (Mark) and a check that our 6-year old was OK with the menu - a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed just one night last weekend with our two children. The weather was not good, so we couldn't do much walking around the property, so we took advantage of being lazy and relaxing and reading in our cosy warm villa with a fire and such comfortable furnishings. The kids had a swim in the lovely warm indoor pool. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was our second stay at Wharekauhau Lodge and yet again the luxurious accommodation, excellent service, delicious cuisine and breathtaking scenery did not disappoint. Truly a home away from home. Will certainly love to return again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in a villa with a spectacular views overlooking the ocean. The room was well appointed with everything necessary for a luxury stay. There is not much to do in this remote part of Featherstone so it's a relaxing place to get away from city and stress. The narrow winding road takes you through typical kiwi... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Passion, purposeful and well executed architecture set to show this dimension of New Zealand coastal farming to the best possible. Interior design that is generous, natural, pleasing, comfortable, light and oh so spacious. Our cottage ranked among the best we have stayed in. The warmth on this winter evening was charming. The 'Wine Guy' and his approach was disarming, unpretentious... More 

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Address: Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Featherston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Wharekauhau Country Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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