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Mairenui Rural Retreat

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Free Parking
Tennis Court
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Full view
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Palmerston North Airport37 mi
Wanganui Airport46 mi
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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 host
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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 r
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Do not be discouraged by the 10 km drive, off the Highway 1 thinking that it will lead you to nowhere!!! Surprise, surprise!!! You will find yourself welcomed by a marvellous couple, David and Sue. We arrived there unexpectedly at 7pm and Sue prepared for us a hearty meal and gav
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Response from SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat
Responded Feb 4, 2017
Thanks a million Maria! It was a surprise for us too! We really enjoyed meeting you & discovering about your country. Travel safely! Sue & David
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I spent two iChat's at Mairenui in January 2017. I was in the Manuatu to fish, and the guide recommended it. What a terrific find. David and Susan are gracious hosts on a wonderful property high up in the region. Sue's dinners feature homemade entrees and desserts, the latter
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Response from SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat
Responded Feb 4, 2017
Thank you so much for your super review! We did enjoy having you to stay and hope that maybe we'll see you again one day. Best wishes, Sue & David
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This was possibly the highlight of my holiday coming here, we only stayed one night and i didn't want to leave the next morning, the house has so much character and was warm and cosy, loved that it had a record player and some really cool records to listen to, What an awesome pl
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Our private villa and lawn
The shower and bathroom
The downstairs toilet
the garden pond....
View from Bed
"Three choices of accommodation. I like the Villa"
"Had the front bedroom with a view down the valley. Recommend it"
"I stayed in two different rooms. Both were great"
$93 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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