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North Island

Mairenui Rural Retreat

Ruahine Road Rd 54, 4774 New Zealand
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Free parking
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Ruahine Road Rd 54, 4774 New Zealand
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Palmerston North Airport37 miSee all flights
Wanganui Airport46 miSee all flights
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Arrived from Tauranga late on a stormy afternoon to a warm welcome and shown our already heated, with all facilities, room looking out on pasture, cattle and waving bushland. Drinks at 7-30 and a beautiful dinner accompanied by stimulating conversation with host and hostess Sue and David Sweet. We have done travel plus plus and must recomend Sue and David's "Rural Retreat" as one of the most comfortable facilities experienced, We will certainly hope we will be seeing more of Sue and Daid's Mairenui Rural Retreat
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We stopped here for a night on our way to Wellington. It made for a magical evening with our 3 kids. We saw the sheep getting sheered, met the new foals, and fed Flossy the sheep. David gave us a tour in his vintage land rover around the area. Sue made us a beautiful breakfast in the morning and we had a wonderful time chatting with them about the history of the farm and their own travel experiences. This was a special experience for all 5 of us!
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I stopped over for 1 night and chose to have the optional dinner. It was beautiful and the conversations with David and Sue were interesting and they made us feel at home. The breakfast was amazing and so was the tour of the farm. The sheep and horses were nice and so was the dog.
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Wonderful place to stop in in the NZ countryside. The hosts are charming and the accommodation to a good standard. We had the older house to ourselves (1895 built) with a bedroom and en-suite. Ther house has other rooms plus lounge and kitchen as well, but we dined with our hosts. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. The views around the property are awesome.
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Spent 3 nights here, a real rustic rural retreat. Great room with good beds and facilities. Generous and welcoming hosts Sue and David. Good breakfasts and fantastic 3 course meal for dinner, and of course good wines. Great to share travel stories with Sue and David. Thoroughly recommended
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$88 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mairenui Rural Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mairenui Rural Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Manawatu Scenic Route (5.0 miles).
Is parking available at Mairenui Rural Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.