Like the curates egg this resort is good in parts. We arrived on the public bus, No2 from the ferry and were put off ay the gate. There is a slight incline initially and then on turning the corner to follow the Reception signs the road rises steeply, very steeply, into the clouds. It is a pretty exhausting climb with baggage! Reception is in a temporary area due to redevelopment and difficult to find behind builders vans etc.
On finding it the receptionist was very pleasant and helpful. She directed us to our accommodation, in the furthest downhill unit from reception!!
The unit was reasonably clean but with pots of cobwebs both inside and around the sitting area outside, underneath the bed had not seen the light of day for a while! However the plus side was this unit was reasonably close to the bus stop. (Buses run on 'Island Time' governed very mush by ferry arrivals.)
Breakfast was delivered in the afternoon for the following day, two slices of bread wrapped in glad wrap, two yoghurts, two small pkts of cereal . individual jam s and butter, 1 of each per person and a small milk. Not going to ruin the diet!!!
Apart from sleeping did not use the facilities at all, being somewhat past the first flush of youth and the pool being at the top of the resort we tended to stay where we were!
Suggest the resort identifies steep gradients on web site to alert older travellers not in a vehicle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An island of spectacular beauty, Waiheke is renowned for its award winning vineyards, unique art, stylish cafes, and stunning beaches. Waiheke Island Resort and Conference Centre is the island’s foremost accommodation venue. Only 35 minutes from Auckland, this unique resort is set in subtropical gardens overlooking Palm Beach with a beautiful ocean vista.Our facilities, relaxing atmosphere, commitment to quality and outstanding customer service have made Waiheke Island Resort a popular retreat for both business, and leisure. ... more less
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