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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

5.0 of 5 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently we had Sunday lunch at the Lodge Dinning Area at Cape Kidnappers. We were visiting from overseas and were invited by a relative who lives in the area, to enjoy Cape Kidnappers for the afternoon. I understand that Cape Kidnappers only recently opened up their dinning room for non in-residence guests to enjoy lunch. I have to say as... More 

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, the accommodation and the facilities are almost faultless but the whole experience is rather let down by the staff, especially those in the restaurant who tended to utter facile impersonal comments like 'awesome', and 'perfect' after we had responded to their questions on our day or the food. it was almost as if they had been programmed with... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear RARoberts1958 Thank you for making time to give us your feedback on your recent stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. We are delighted to hear that you loved our suites and the spectacular views across the farm to the ocean. Being a small lodge with just 28 suites, we pride ourselves on providing personal service for our guests.... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a visit. The farm exceeds all expectations - from the incredible rooms with views that go forever, to the fabulous food, service, and amenities. We stayed 3 nights and wish we had 3 more at least! Top experiences - hiking the wildflower trail on property (along with tons of other amazing hikes), sporting clays, golf, fly fishing, touring the... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear ltt2015 Warm greetings from Cape Kidnappers! Many thanks for sharing your recent experience at Cape Kidnappers. You are absolutely correct with your views on the Kiwi Experience and Horse Riding being on property must do's! We are so glad you enjoyed these activities and the lodge offering. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers with a group of 50 rather discerning travelers in November. The weather was quite chilly in early spring, but the breathtaking views that greeted us every day were worth it. We were fortunate to stay in one of the Owner's Cottages that looked out across the farm fields toward the ocean beyond.... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear Terri S Warm greetings from Cape Kidnappers! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Cape Kidnappers. It certainly sounds like you took full advantage of all of the facilities and activities on offer here which is great to hear. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just left this beautiful spot after 4 nights and I'll start with the good points. The location and views are awesome, a beautiful spot, lovely suite, amazing food and service. All the staff were amazing, including Joe the sommelier who really added to our trip immensely, Kylie at the spa and of course Jay, who did his best... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear Gertie73, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. I am pleased that you enjoyed the location and views, your accommodation, and the dining experience. I am however disappointed that we let ourselves down on items such as the DVD player and the mini bar. I am relieved that we... More 

Dubai
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147 reviews 147 reviews
39 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed three nights at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in late December. We stayed in a Ridge Suite, paying 1,250 NZD per person per night (plus a 200 NZD per-person/per-night holiday surcharge), plus 15% goods and services tax (about 1,125 USD / 925 Euro per person per night). This fee includes breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, and dinner... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear drjandthemissus, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. It was wonderful to read your detailed account of your visit in particular your enjoyment of your accommodation, the dining experience, and the panoramic views over the farm and out to sea. I am also pleased that you enjoyed a wide... More 

Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cape Kidnappers is one of the most beautiful places on earth, the rooms are incredible, the food is great, the surroundings are breath taking and excursions are fantastic. This is a great place to take kids to, we went there with our 6 and 8 yer old and 7 week baby and all was easy and everyone was hapy and... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear WPF 1900, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your accommodations, the cuisine, and the amazing vistas & surrounds. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the various activities and excursions on offer including the horse trek. I am further pleased... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Had a very enjoyable 3 day stay, organised trips excellent and efficiently timed, stunning views. There were some things that could be done better, mostly not an issue on its own but accumulated made the stay excellent but not superb. A couple of examples - Drinks, serious omission: This is the only significant issue. The hotel needs to create a... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback from your stay. We have taken your comments on board. Being a relatively small lodge with just 22 suites, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers enjoy the opportunity to have conversations with guests on their likes and dislikes in order to provide something truly individual and... More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You can't get much better than staying at a Julian Robertson resort in New Zealand. This is our second visit but this time with another couple. The views, cabins, food, wine, golf course and staff are all excellent. We met Jay Robertson on our first day at the lodge and had a great chat with him. It is really interesting... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear Gary C, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. I am pleased to read your comments and in particular how you enjoyed your accommodation, the dining experience, and your interactions with both myself and the team. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your time on the awesome and... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a fabulous place! The food is delicious, the buildings and scenery are stunning, and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. From the moment we arrived, we were very well looked after and pampered. The excellent service that we enjoyed allowed us to relax completely. The rooms are large and well-appointed, with little pantries stocked with tasty snacks and... More 

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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review

Dear Emily M, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. It is such a pleasure to read your high praise of the cuisine, your accommodation, and your interactions with our staff. I also appreciate that you noticed the details in the design of the lodge, both with the privacy of... More 

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Address: 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Te Awanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Farm at Cape Kidnappers 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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