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“Beauty, adventure a genuine fairy tale....” 5 of 5 stars
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Heartsong Retreat
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand   |  
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“Beauty, adventure a genuine fairy tale....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Would stay here again and again and again....
My wife and I stayed there for our wedding night, it was the cherry on top of a wonderful weekend....
With old world charm and new world promises, thank you so much to the owners for having us and looking after us...

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The 'cabana' I stayed in was really cute and cosy. I loved having the cooking facilities. And the car park right next to the room was fantastic. But I think the thing I most appreciated was the AMAZING friendly hospitality of Trish. Nothing was too much for her. She opened her home and heart and I felt so warmly welcomed and accommodated. Thanks Trish!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We visited heartsong for a couple of nights for our honeymoon, it was the perfect place to unwind surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was very private and the cottage was beautiful, we hired a car which was organised by the retreat owner which gave us even more independence-i would recommend this as the taxi trips into town will cost alot more. It was hard to find anything negative, maybe a more interesting breakfast? but thats being picky it was lovely, would defiantly stay again and recommend to any couple needing a couple of nights alone!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We have just come back from our Honeymoon at Heartsong. As soon as we arrived we knew that we had made the perfect choice. We were greeted by Trisha who is welcoming and extremely knowledgable about what the island has to offer. We were made to feel at home, as she showed us around the property, which has a really relaxing vibe. We fell in love with the surroundings and couldn't wait to explore. We stayed in the Cottage, which is beautifully furnished with everything you need, great for a romantic or cosy night in. Trisha spoilt us with a fantastic breakfast every morning. We were able to totally relax and we left feeling fully refreshed. We Fully recommend Heartsong as a destination for any occasion. We can't wait to go back!!!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've just come from two nights at Heartsong for our wedding anniversary. We wanted somewhere special, not just a standard holiday house or B and B. We wanted a real treat and Heartsong was perfect.

We were given a choice of the Cabana and the Nikau room on arrival (we chose Nikau) and later had a massge (booked by Trisha) in the Cottage, and all three were wonderful. Lovingly and exceptionally furnished with everything you need.

The breakfasts were a great way to start the day. We kayaked across Rocky Bay and did a couple of local bush walks. The spa in the midst of tropical bush was great. It was nice to be out of the way of the hustle and bustle in a really lovely, peaceful setting and yet close enough to drive just 10-15 mins to fantastic local vineyards and beaches.

Trisha and Rob were wonderful hosts. Friendly, interested and so helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We have just returned home from an absolutely amazing long weekend in Waiheke, staying at Heartsong retreat.

We fell in love with this place which is set in the most beautiful location and Trisha and Robin were the most amazing hosts.

I must make a special mention of the breakfast which is one of the best we've ever had. The croissants were still warm from the oven, the jams were homemade as was the muesli, and not forgetting the freshly squeezed grapefruit huice and the rubarb and apples which were freshly picked from the garden!!

We highly recommend Heartsong Retreat if you want to get away from it all in a stunning location, totally relax and be well and truly looked after!! BLISS!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Heartsong was a truely relaxing and beautiful experience. Trisha and Robin are warm and personable, not to mention generous to share their gorgeous part of the world.
Our cottage was cute, clean and beautifully furnished with everything we needed.
The onsite spa, boatshed and beach are secluded and peaceful. The home made breakfast was a speciail highlight, delicious!

We agreed it was one of the most romantic places we've been, after a year of extensive travel.
Highly recommend a visit to heartsong for as long as possible.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Heartsong Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning property with private beach access, Heartsong Retreat is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. A heated spa pool nestled in the bush provides the ideal place to soak under a canopy of stars. A private boatshed is the ideal place to watch the sun go down and guests have free access to the dinghy and kayaks. Accommodation options include a gorgeous cottage set in private gardens,a self-contained cabana/studio and the comfortable Kereru and Nikau rooms with private access. A generous and delicious continental breakfast is provided. ... more   less 
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