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Manawa Ridge

267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, 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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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to start a holiday in New Zealand with a warm welcome and delicious home cooking of top restaurant quality. This beautiful home shared by its generous hosts has exquisitely decorated rooms full of unique treasures, the views are stunning and hot tubs to indulge in real relaxation. Dutch hospitality at its best in a beautiful location of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well where to start! There is the 360 degree view which is a stunning mix of beautiful valleys and ocean. The fantastic coastal walk where we saw a lone seal ( rare for the area apparently) The incredible building and amazing furniture. The 3 uniquely decorated rooms that all have something different to offer. The excellent food we had for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was at Manawa Retreat (and that is exactly what it is) for only one evening and a morning. I was accommodated in a large room with tasteful furnishings, a large "waterfall" shower and a spa bath outside. The bed was extra-large and comfortable with soft linen. I did not really want to leave my room. But the friendly hosts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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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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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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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