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611 Wainui Road, Raglan 3297, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Solscape after a friend mentioned it. We explored the web site to look at options. We wanted a wee bit of luxuary but were curious about the Eco side of the business so chose the Eco-bach. We secured a winter deal pay 2 stay 3 this made it viable for us. We had everything we needed for 3... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather quirky but nice Bunked here for 1 night whilst touring the area. (Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls are well worth a look if you are in the area.) Great location and views. Facilities pretty much what you would expect. Had a three bed Caboose all to my own. $27 for a night with YHA membership Would agree with the comment on... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Online we had booked a Tipi tent site. When we arrived and checked in we recieved a suprise. The receptionist had told us we had just booked a tent site. What were we to do? We had no tent and no items to sleep in; fortunately for some reason we had our sleeping bags. Amazingly Solscape had a garage and... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have to say I was a little hesitant about staying here do to it's quirky look on line. When we arrived the view sucked me in and the idea of a cruisey laid back atmosphere was really what I was searching for. Check in was simple and the cost was was pretty adequate for the location and type of... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hillside accommodation arranged in separate cabooses (train carriages), offering yoga and surf lessons. Unfortunately the surf was a bit big for novices when we went, so we just spent the night there and left the next day. I imagine it would be a beautiful place to chill out in the summer months but it was a bit cold in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent one night here with our campervan. We arrived mid-cyclone Lucy ( March 2014) but still absolutely loved the place. Decent enough facilities, staff very helpful and a nice little restaurant. Not too far from town either. Despite the weather, the view in the morning was spectacular as it began to clear, and would definitely return. Recommend both for... More

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed there only for 1 night, but we are definetely going back. We slept in one of the train carriages on top of the hill and it was so cozy. Bathrooms and kitchen were so close and the views at all times were impressive!!! Very helpful and professional staff. My husband even took a surf lesson with them. Great... More

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Auckland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was looking forward to a couple of days of relaxation, and had booked the small earth dome. The room had not been cleaned when I arrived, admittedly they got housekeeping on to this quickly. The construction doesn't seem to be the best, the dome smells musty and it looks like it may not be weather tight. Relaxation was not... More

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SolscapeEcoRetreat, General Manager at Solscape, responded to this review

Thank you for suggesting a new mattress and seating, which we are pleased to say have now been provided, along with a new lock for the large Earth Dome. We have also fixed the unexpected glitch in the water supply, and are surprised to hear of the wandering kettles - we apologize for your discomfort. Once we received your feedback... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Booked the Overlander at Solscape for a relaxing beach holiday. I like the concept of the eco friendly accommodation but feel you are paying too much for the novelty at $120 a night for the Overlander. The Overlander has admittedly got a fairly spacious lounge/kitchen but is quite old and feels run down instead of quaint and the shower and... More

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SolscapeEcoRetreat, General Manager at Solscape, responded to this review

We apologize that we did not clearly understand your requirements, as we would have suggested one of our more secluded options. We have also updated our descriptions to clarify each accommodation’s unique features. Part of the charm of the Overlander experience is to stay in an authentic NZ rail carriage, and yes the original bathroom facilities are “cosy” in comparison... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A place that you go for the view and the atmosphere! This is a "hostel" but with very mixed ages. We stayed in a little caboose in back and after the shock of how little it was, I was sad to part with it after 2 nights. Quite a large surfar hippie crowd which was very charming. Delicious banana pancakes... More

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Address: 611 Wainui Road, Raglan 3297, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
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Number of rooms: 32
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