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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The unit was too cold and the heating was not enough. There was a white tail spider in bathroom, and shower leaked. Disappointing after nearly 2,000 kms road trip. We were not advised that it was so far out of the city, and had trouble finding the property due to the sun going down, by the time we got there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The owners are really friendly and welcoming. The lights were on in the unit, as well as the heater, which was great as it was very cold down there. The units are really nice and have everything you need. They even have a plunger and plunger coffee along with a selection of tea, instant coffee and hot chocolate. The shower... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We were returning to New Plymouth and when thinking about accommodation remembered this place and we are glad we did. The unit is great value, and fully refurbished with new carpet, kitchen, bathroom etc. Hosts are welcoming - and remembered us from more than a year ago. It is 5km from city centre but with a car that is 4... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The owner of the hotel is a couple and they are very friendly to us. We had one night stay and it's value for money. Location - a bit hard to find the entrance of the motel as the connecting small road is not easily see. It's about 10 mins drive to the city centre of New Plymouth, and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We were upgraded to a excellent refurbished suite with a full kitchen, dining table and sofa. The bed was very comfortable. New Plymouth is a short 5-10 mins drive from Ratanui and there is also a Countdown supermarket nearby. Great signage to Ratanui from the main road as well. We slept very well as the grounds were very quiet and... More 

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Somewhere in Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Stayed for one night on way to Auckland. We were given the refurbished room. It was fantastic. All amenities with a small kitchenette. Beautiful and expansive grounds with a view of Mt Egmont. New Plymouth town centre is only 5 kms away. Highly recommended and I would stay again. Wifi works outside, but not inside the room.

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Ratanuivillas, Manager at Ratanui Villas, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and got to enjoy the grounds. Apologies for the intermittent WIFi - we are currently addressing this with a 'booster'. Thanks for your comments More 

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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed over the New Years period with our two well travelled labradors, hosts were super friendly and went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable. Grounds are gorgeous and tranquil and only a 10 minute drive to New Plymouth CBD - close enough but you feel so far away from it all. Highly recommend and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Just a short drive into the city, the surrounding garden is a quiet haven. Our 1 king size bed unit was spacious enough for 2 +dog with a recent refurbish providing modern bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. The atmosphere very laid back with friendly hosts. We would stay again when in NP. The stay was over Xmas break and 5... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This accommodation was just what we needed. We liked that it was a little out of town (but only about 5 minutes drive). It was peaceful and the gardens were just lovely. Our room was just what we needed, and a cot and high chair were provided free of charge. At $110 a night for a newly refurbished room with... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We are just back from a lovely weekend in New Plymouth where we stayed at Ratanui Villas for 2 nights. After a long drive we were weary and cold, so entering our unit and finding the lights on and the room heated was just bliss. We had a one bedroom unit which was spacious and modern. Lovely couch in the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ratanui Villas offers it clients serene and tranquil accommodation. We are set in 8.5 acres of 'park-like' grounds and only 6 minutes drive to the New Plymouth city centre. Ratanui offers a range of accommodation from 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, studios and a 3 bdrm cottage. Units, except studios, have recently been refurbished and are stylish and contemporary. All have king beds, brand new kitchens and bathrooms. We are pet friendly and there is plenty of safe off street parking. A fabulous place to relax and unwind, with great views on Mt Taranaki. We really are New Plymouth's best kept secret! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratanui Villas

Address: 538 Carrington Road, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $69 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ratanui Villas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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