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Wharekauhau Country Estate

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Absolutely amazing place, stunning location and the service was incredible. You really were made to feel at home. We stayed 2 nights, but wished it was 7! Just settled in and enjoyed the wonderful surrounds and chatting with the very knowledgable staff. This was a lodge 'Kiwi' style, where all the staff create this wonderfully relaxed environment where you are... More

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Maryland
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I have to agree that the place is just stunning, comfortable, elegant, and wonderful. But one hates being gouged as well. I could go on and on about the beauty of the estate, the perfect comfort of the elegant rooms and and the lodge itself, the marvelous cuisine, the friendly and efficient staff, but it was all ruined by the... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have to say, I have never experienced anything like it. What makes this place great is not just the peaceful, outstanding, beautiful estate but the beautiful staff that goes with it. My husband and I were privileged to have stayed three wonderful nights and we were sad to leave. Our villa was stunning, the quad tour was freaking awesome... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We loved it! The property definitely exceeded our expectations - it is much better than it looks on the website. The rooms/villas were very spacious, luxurious,relaxing and all had spectacular views. The farm tour is well worth doing, as it gives you the chance to see some beautiful parts of the property. The lodge itself is lovely and the staff... More

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New Zealand
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30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed a birthday treat weekend here a few months ago ( sorry for late review ! ) Richard, Greg & the team were superb assisted by a friendly,knowledgeable team. Whilst booking in your car is whisked away & parked.The Villas were spotlessly clean, warm & beautifully appointed with great vistas looking out to the East Coast - would be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I have just spent a week at this extraordinary Lodge about 2 hours from Wellington. It's a lush green working farm sprawling across a headland looking out to sea. The cabins (hardly the right word - more like a luxurious one bedroom house) are beautifully presented and every little detail is there - from a bathtub with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing time here last year! Richard and his team was fantastic. We were really well looked after. The service is amazing without it being overbearing. The food rivals the best restaurants in the world. We are looking forward to our return trip in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Fantastic luxury lodge - what a brilliant location! The best service we have ever received, this is what hospitality is all about! Thank you to the staff for making our break away so lovely - we will be back! Next stay will be for longer to make sure we can do everything on offer!

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Wharekauhau Country Estate Hotel
Wharekauhau Country Estate Featherston
Address: Western Lake Road, Palliser Bay, RD3 Featherston, Featherston, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wairarapa > Featherston
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Featherston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Wharekauhau Country Estate 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anything is possible whether it be an insight into farming in New Zealand, a tour of the lodge'€™s historic coastline, or even something as simple as enjoying a walk through the 5,500 acre haven that is Wharekauhau. ... more   less 
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anything is possible whether it be an insight into farming in New Zealand, a tour of the lodge'€™s historic coastline, or even something as simple as enjoying a walk through the 5,500 acre haven that is Wharekauhau. ... more   less 
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