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Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads

54 Harambee Road RD1 Onerahi, Whangarei 0192 New Zealand
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#3 of 27 Specialty lodging in Whangarei
Welcome. Ara Roa Unique Accommodation is a collection of very distinctive accommodation retreats located along the Whangarei Heads glorious east coast, near the city of Whangarei, Northland. Private and secluded, contemporary, individual and professionally maintained retreats in Northland. Our opinion, and that of many of our guests, is that travelers wishing to explore less exploited destinations will find the best of Northland here. Our range of self-contained and serviced properties suit many different purposes such as family vacations, a romantic hideaway or a business, team building location. Not to mention a fantastic honeymoon option. Utilise as a clean and stylish base from which to explore the region, or simply rest and re-charge in your wonderful surroundings.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Board games / puzzles
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Danish
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Saint_Veritas wrote a review Jun 2020
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A slice of Heaven was carved out in this corner of the world. Ara Roa boasts a tranquility that any weary traveller would long for. It was by far one of the most peaceful holidays we ever had. Our only wish was that it could have been longer. Three days went by fast, and we really didn't want to leave. All dreams must come to an end. The views are magnificient, the Te Huia accomodation was perfect, private, super clean, with charming hosts. - They thought of everything to ensure a supreme experience, with a lot of details about hiking trails and other features about the surrounding area. The recommended places to dine are all fantastic places. We tried to book our reservation at Top Sail but it booked up fast - it would pay to reserve your table well in advance. Overall, Ara Roa exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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behanm wrote a review Mar 2020
Madison, Wisconsin39 contributions21 helpful votes
As a place to stay, Ara Roa satisfies the most sophisticated of palates. First of all the location — a high hilltop surrounded that offers a limitless view of the land and the ocean. The building is elegant and extremely comfortable. This is an exceptionally beautiful property… and it’s all yours. You feel that the world has receded and you are virtually alone. A truly complete modern kitchen makes anything you desire to prepare possible. And if you don’t want to cook, the local supermarket in Parua Bay, a 15-minute drive, has pretty much anything you might want, from fresh to frozen to packaged. There’s a liquor store beside it, and two wonderful coffee shops. One of these will surprise you with its delicious breakfast and lunch offerings (New Day Café), the other with its coffee and pastries (Smith and Local).
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Robyn W wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Have just spent a week at the Whara, which is one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. The house itself is spacious, and equipped with pretty much everything you will ever need - if you enjoy cooking (we do), there is a fully equipped kitchen, and if you don't, there is a a chef available. The wifi is nice and quick, I didn't stream anything, so can't comment on this, but I did download some pdfs and it was fine. There is also a superb sound system, which being great music buffs we enjoyed using.There are plenty of places to sit, both in and ourside, the house gets sun all day so you can always find somewhere sunny to sit. I have left the most important things to last - the first is the location and grounds. The property is very private and secluded and the views are spectacular. The attached photos were taken from the bottom of the garden and I sat there every morning to read and enjoy the view. There is a path down to the sea - sensible shoes are a must - and for the adventurous there are sea kayaks and snorkelling gear available. (And I almost forgot - there are fishing rods as well). Finally and most important of all, Paul and Susanne (the owners) are fantastic hosts. Our handful of minor queries were all replied to very quickly. We are hoping to return in the future - that in itself is probably the biggest recommendation I can give.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Araroa1, Manager at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for such a kind review. It is indeed a special place and we are so glad that you enjoyed your extended stay. It was our pleasure to host you. We do hope you can make it back some time for another relaxing holiday. All the best. Paul and Susanne.
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VJEZ wrote a review Jan 2020
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Before we arrived at Te Kahu we knew two things: Paul and Susanne (the owners) were very accommodating and the pictures sure looked nice. Well, Paul and Susanne are very nice and accommodating but the pictures don't do justice to the scenery and understated luxury of the home. We all stood mouth agape when we entered the front door. All the rooms are beautifully appointed, lovely bathrooms have eco-friendly supplies that smell divine, and the floor-to-ceiling accordion windows let the breezes flow through the house and seamlessly blend indoors and outdoors. We loved our stay and all wished we had had more time to spend at Te Kahu.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Araroa1, Manager at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. It is a lovely house, with a very relaxing vibe. And you are right, it is very difficult to capture in pictures what it is really like. Thank you for staying and we hope to see you again some day. Kind regards, Paul and Susanne
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Kobie T wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of 4 stayed at the Cliffhouse over New Years Eve. The location is truly breathtaking and the house and living area is designed to take advantage of the amazing coastline view. The house is really well appointed and maintained and could easily accommodate a much larger family, we took advantage of the space and layout to enjoy lots of downtime and relaxation. We also loved walking around the property on the tracks. Close enough to some small towns for provisions, good coffee and meals (The house compendium was great in providing recommendations) The Cliffhouse offers a dinner catering service - the dinner was restaurant quality and very generous in portion size. We had enough for leftovers the following day. Was fabulous to eat in and not have to cook! The other homes on the property look amazing too.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Araroa1, Manager at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Hi Kobie and family Thanks for staying and taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the Cliff House and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Love your pictures! Cheers Paul and Susanne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads
Which popular attractions are close to Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Nearby attractions include Bream Head Coast Walks (2.5 miles) and Mount Manaia Track (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
Is parking available at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Conveniently located restaurants include New Day Cafe, THE DECK, and Tahi Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Danish.
Does Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.