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The Falls Retreat

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25 Waitawheta Rd | Karangahake Gorge, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended The Falls Retreat by Bartercard as we originally wanted to stay in the Coromandels region. I hadnt previously come across the falls retreat but after there recommendation performed some additional research and noticed that the had The Bistro Restaurant and we love good food and win so this got us across the line. Upon arriving we sat... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Found this gem on Trip Advisor. Quaint Rose Cottage and lovely quiet bush setting. The meal at the Bistro was our best in NZ this trip. Brad is a great chef! Hot breakfast was delicious also. Emma and Brad made us feel very welcome and I would not hesitate to recommend both lodging and the restaurant especially to overseas guests... More

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Tromso, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have havnt stayed overnight but only visitet the restaurant. The restaurant is extremly good, the food is proberly some of the best i ever tasted and by fare the best in NZ. We can only recommends this place to all.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Well placed for cyclists on the Hauraki Trail, this cosy cottage has a very comfortable bed and good lounge area. Ideal for an overnight stop and the nearby bistro is excellent. Emma is a friendly hostess

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed at Rose Cottage for a birthday weekend treat - and treat it is. Emma & Brad have created an amazing vibe - the cottage is very sweet and has everything you could possibly need (including friendly cat). The surroundings are blissfully peaceful - with quick access to the falls at the bottom of the drive - and 200m... More

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

Hardly dare write a review in case we can't book again in future as too busy! We loved Rose cottage - Beautiful setting, friendly hosts, wonderful bistro a v short walk away! cosy and warm with the wood burner, clean and luxurious without feeling that you need to worry about the children. The is plenty of space for the children... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed two nights at the Falls Retreat. It was a great weekend away. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed. Restaurant on-site had great food with plenty to choose from. The walks were brilliant; the paths were in good condition and the views beautiful. A choice if you are looking to rest and re-charge the batteries.

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We were greeted with a warm welcome and freshly baked bread from Emma. She took time to explain the walks and cycling available around. The location is great with the falls at the bottom of the road. The bistro served delicious wood oven pizza's and the chunky chips were gorgeous - compliments to Brad. Cute cottage with large bedroom upstairs.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed for just one night, on a cycling tour. The cottage was spacious, very clean and had every comfort we needed. As it was middle of winter we were impressed with the warmth. Two heaters and a wonderful potbelly stove with kindling and wood were great. The owners were brilliantly helpful, even greeted with hot home baked bread. The... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I’m joining the other very positive reviews – the forest, nearby falls , nearby restaurant and the cottage itself, all were great and not expensive. If you look for accommodation in that area, it’s great choice

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Address: 25 Waitawheta Rd | Karangahake Gorge, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Waihi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to this peaceful haven in the Karangahake Gorge and experience fantastic walks, trout fishing, stunning scenery and great food and wine. 2 charming, self contained cottages in a beautiful setting along the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway with amazing views of Owharoa Falls. Both cottages are 1 bedroom (queen size bed) with kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroom and rollaway beds are also available to accommodate extra guests /children.A basket of breakfast provisions is included in our rates with cooked breakfast and evening meals available on request (extra charge)A warm welcome awaits you at this slice of paradise! ... more   less 

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