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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wharekauhau is one of those rare perfect lodges. Our merry group of road cyclists just spent 4 nights and we could not have asked for a better stay. The property covers all the basics very well, with breathtaking views over New Zealand's Palliser Bay, gorgeous interiors and well appointed suites. But the real impression was made by the by the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a delight to spend a night at Wharekauhau! Cottage was just beautiful and the view was second to none. The staff were very friendly and we felt like home. The meals were sumptuous! A must do if you are a Wellingtonian or visiting Wairarapa!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. We visited here with 2 other couples for a lovely night out. Our cottages were totally magic. Luxurious fittings, plush bed, everything was special. The food was top notch. Breakfast, lunch, canapes and dinner were included and everything was great. The library/Billiards room was a fun place to play pool and hang out and the... More 

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Westhampton, Massachusetts, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed two nights at this elegant, indescribably beautiful kiwi lodge. There aren't enough superlatives to describe our experience. The rooms are well-appointed and very comfortable with views that are breathtaking. The culinary experience was exquisite... Delicious, creative, personalized, and photogenic. The staff are accommodating, friendly and personable. The setting is spectacular. I wish we could have stayed for a... 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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