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Manawa Ridge

267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review for some time now but have been busy trying to adjust to reality after our holiday to New Zealand! We travelled all over New Zealand stopping in the most luxurious places. However, when we stayed at Manawa Ridge and was greeted by Will and Carla nothing else even came close or really... More 

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked into this hotel by our agents after the hotel where we were due to stay double booked. However we were very happy with the change. Although in a different location to our previous booking the hosts were extremely welcoming, helpful and attentive. It is a small hotel (3 rooms) and we had it to ourselves for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed at Manawa Ridge for the final stop on our honeymoon. From the time started our search for a special place to stay in NZ, Willem was so very accommodating and helpful. We felt very much at home before we even arrived. Manawa Ridge is an outstanding place - the location, the views, the rooms and lodge itself is... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had the great pleasure of spending a number of nights in this special home. The welcome we received can only be described as being welcomed into a family members home. Willem came out with us for the day on a Harley and we laughed and just shared an amazing day. Carla produced restaurant quality food only matched by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have stayed at Manawa Ridge 3 times now with Carla & Willem, it is just the best place in every way. We have stayed in all three suites and they all have there own special feel and space but all equally as nice. Carla & Willem are amazing hosts, the food is fabulous, their home that they share with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The hosts, the location, the view, the rooms, the whole property are truly exceptional. At the end of a 2 week trip in New Zealand we spent 3 nights here and it was a wonderful experience. Carla and Willem have put their heart & soul into this place and it shows. Had the best food in New Zealand here the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The 5 of us spent Christmas eve and Christmas day at Manawa Ridge. It was a fantastic experience! The couple owning the place was very friendly and always ready to help. We had dinner on both evenings there too. Delicious! Our children, who are 6, 10 and 13 absolutely loved the place. We also met two other couples on the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed the weekend at Manawa Ridge to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I honestly couldn't think of a more perfect place. Carla and Willem made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge is beautiful, with an outstanding attention to detail, from the private gardens and spa baths, to the shared dining and lounge... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a simply wonderful stay at the magnificent Manawa Ridge.From the moment we arrived we were treated to great food,lovely wines and great company.The accomodation is amazing as is the story of Manawa's construction.Best of all our hosts were so friendly,warm and interesting people.Willem and Carla thank you so much for giving us such a memorable stay.We look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Manawa sits on top of a ridge with stunning views all round but what makes it such a special place is the extraordinarily warm welcome from Willem and Carla.We laughed a lot,drank delightful wines,eat delicious food and shared experiences with other guests.We entered as strangers and left as friends.I can't think of a higher accolade to two superb hosts.

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