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Manawa Ridge

267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 6 Waihi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
WHM2014 Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Having spent 2 years planning our wedding in New Zealand we wanted to find somewhere really special for our honeymoon night - Carla & Willem - and Manawa Ridge was everything we dreamt of and more. The location of Manawa Ridge is amazing - the structure overall is incredible - and our room (The Shire Suite) was unique - all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This was our first lodge stay in New Zealand and we didn't really know what to expect. I can echo all the plaudits below. What I wasn't expecting was the warmth & friendliness of Willem & Carla who are very open & welcoming people. They made both the evening dinners and the breakfasts a gastronomic and social delight.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I don't even know where to begin. Scrolling a bit down the review page, you will soon realize that Willem & Carla have built something truly outstanding that everybody agrees on. We had the Rivendell suite, which is awesome in every way and features the largest bed we have ever slept on (bigger than California King Size !). We never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Mrs and I travelled up to Waihi from Palmy via Taupo. Finding the lodge is easy enough, we used a combination of google maps and the well placed road signs. Once we got to the lodge, it was stunning. Beautiful buildings, layout and a great (unoccupied beach) about 20 minutes walk down hill. We stayed in Rivendale, with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Everything has already been said - this place is wonderful. We stayed for 4 nights in the Rivendell room (the other rooms are lovely too) and enjoyed the peace, privacy and luxury. Rooms have their own private garden with outside spa bath. Most impressive was the fascinating building and artworks all around, as well as the care, consideration and sensitivity... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After searching for a luxury lodge near Waihi Beach, Manawa Ridge did not disappoint. Nestled in the hills above the Coromandel Coast, this place is the true image of relaxation. The lodge is amazingly built making it feel luxurious yet homely, and the rooms are spacious with huge beds, fantastic bathrooms, and the best part - an outdoor natural pebble-lined... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Manawa Ridge is truly a unique, captivating place, nestled in the beautiful hills at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula. I can only echo the plentiful compliments paid to Willem and Carla by the other reviewers on the site, and attest to the utterly wonderful hospitality of the hosts. The story of the creation of this magnificent property, which is... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Willem and Carla followed their dream when they built this little piece of heaven for us to visit. Truly inspirational. We left refreshed and relaxed after two nights looking at superb views, listening to magical bird song and being cared for very moment ... Wonderful food too. Will recommend this to everyone.

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Address: 267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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