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“Can't recommend Lavender Hill highly enough...” 5 of 5 stars
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59 Church Bay Road | Church Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Waiheke Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“Can't recommend Lavender Hill highly enough...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was proposed to by my partner at Lavender Hill on an amazing overnight surprise getaway. He had been liaising with Tracey who had helped him coordinate all of his finer details including a decoy story! We were collected from the ferry terminal and delivered back to our cosy suite where the fire was already on waiting for our arrival.
We stayed in the Lavender Suite which was absolutely gorgeous and the attention to detail with decor and final touches made for such an lovely experience. Breakfast in the morning was amazing and so plentiful neither of us could finish our meals. The grounds are beautiful with stunning views.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had a beautiful queens' birthday weekend getaway at Lavendar Hill. Tracey was a superb host helping with the accommodation and all the arrangements for the surprise proposal. thoroughly enjoy the spectacular views from the top of lavender hill. both the delicious hot breakfast menu and the 5:30 pm drinks by the fireplace at the main house were a perfect touch a wonderful few days at lavender hill. will definitely come back and recommend to All!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed at Lavender Hill for one night over the Queen's Birthday long weekend. The suites (in a farmhouse off the main house) were beautiful, rustic and super comfortable with some pretty stunning surroundings. The best part was the hospitality - Tracey goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and relaxed. Just an example was the invitation to the main house in the evening for a few glasses of wine and a chat with the other guests. We'll definitely be back again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Just a perfect relaxing long weekend. The venue was perfect, with great views. We were well looked after and would love to go back again. It's a shame that it's up for sale, wish I had enough to by it myself.
Everything was just great, including the wine before dining out at night and the lifts to the venues.
Thanks for making our trip away so enjoyable.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We decided to book Lavendar Hill for the night of our wedding but we also used it as a spot for my husband and i to have a secret meeting with photos before our ceremony at Mudbrick later that day. And what a spectacular day it was. Bronwyn pulled out all the stops regarding my last minute wishes to arrange some lunch for my family and bridal party whilst we were there. All the small details made it all the more magical.
The room we stayed in was so beautiful and comfortable and breakfast was to die for - it really felt like we were somewhere in Italy and we couldn't have wished for anywhere and anything more perfect. A world class venue with a touch of kiwi warmth. Highly recommend anyone visiting or having their wedding on Waiheke to spend a night (or more!) here. Not be missed and we cannot wait to go back for our anniversary!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife treated me for my birthday surprise last year having just returned from a 4 week holiday in Toscana, Italy and we could not believe the quality warmth of hospitality, a little experience of luxury only a 40 minute ferry ride from our home in Auckland. We've had the good fortune for travel both business and leisure and have stayed in some wonderful boutique accommodation in chateaus in France and private villas in Italy and frankly it doesn't compare to the level of quality, homeliness and five star plus boutique accommodation of Lavender Hill. Everything you would expect and more of this style accommodation from L'Occitane spa products, stunning views and delightful breakfasts. We have been back several times since our first visit simply because nothing compares to the experience of Lavender Hill.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at Lavender Hill the night of our wedding in March 2014 which was held at Mudbrick Vineyard just up the road. At first I was hesitant about spending so much for less than 12 hours here (we had to leave in the morning to get back to Auckland), but I'm so glad we booked Lavender.

Firstly, this place is very luxurious, the fittings and linens etc. are all top notch, and there's a touch of italian glamour here. We found the high ceilings in the Olive suite made the room reall airy and feel bigger than it was. We spread out, made ourselves at home, and loved cracking a bottle of red as husband and wife, chatting into the early hours reminiscing about the wedding.

Breakfast was DIVINE, and we eat out a lot in Auckland. I would rate the food good enough that I would want to go back and eat it, if it were open regularly as a breakfast restaurant. We sat out in bare feet looking over the beautiful water and islands of the gulf pinching ourselves at what a beautiful spot it was.

Overall, I am really pleased with our choice, and even though we've stayed other places, both hubby and I have said we want to go back to Lavender to celebrate special occasions.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Address: 59 Church Bay Road | Church Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavender Hill is a very special and romantic setting overlooking Mudbrick and Cable Bay vineyards and our own olive grove, creating an atmosphere of total tranquility. From the moment you arrive at Lavender Hill you leave the rest of the world behind. Your senses awaken to the ultimate in relaxation and romance. ... more   less 

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