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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Willem and Carla have created a fabulous lodge on the top of a ridge from which you can see for miles. The trouble was that for two nights the rain didn't stop falling, 4 inches the first night and 6 the next! We weren't washed away but it did prevent us from using the jacuzzi. The food and wine were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

My husband and I went there for our 23rd anniversary this weekend and we loved it! The setting shows the very underrated beauty the North Island has to offer with 360 views that include rolling hills, the sea and pristine beaches. The accommodation is first class, absolutely gorgeous and decorated with excellent taste, but far from being pretentious! It makes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had three nights at Manawa Ridge. We had a wonderful time. Whilst the accommodation is somewhat rustic the hosts Willem and Cara make the experience magical. You feel as you are visiting them at home. They are the perfect hosts. Food was all home cooked and delicious. There are only three suites and dining is family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Our two night stay at Manawa Ridge was an incredible way to start our two week trip to New Zealand and Australia. The other reviews have captured all the details that make Carla and Willem's retreat truly unique - we felt like we were staying with our closest friends. The warm and generous spirits of Carla and Willem set Manawa... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

When travelling the Coromandel Peninsula there are very few, and they are far between, luxury hotels to stay in. All of them are a bit out of the way, including Manama Ridge, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and meeting and befriending Willem and Carla our hosts. Willem and Carla literally built Manawa Ridge themselves, from scratch, and it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We started our three week journey through New Zealand with a two night stay at Manawa Ridge. We could not have been more happy and satisfied by our (Dutch) hosts, the accommodation and the location. The Lodge is situated on top of a hill with a magnificent view over the surrounding landscape (beautiful hills and valleys) on one side and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Just had an amazing night of luxury at the incredible Manawa Lodge - a truly awesome experience; spectacular setting and room, including outdoor spa bath. Delicious food & wine, breathtaking views, and wonderful hospitality - would thoroughly recommend. Thank you Willem & Carla -- fabulous hosts!

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Glattfelden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

There are already so many excellent reviews so it is realy difficult for us to find the right words. We will do this with Tina Turner: Carla and Willem ARE SIMPLY THE BEST in all categories. We stayed there from 9th to 12th December 2015 and it was a great start to our 2 months trip in NZ. Martina, Beat,... More 

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manawaridge, Owner at Manawa Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Martina,Beat, Christian and Michel. Thank you So Much for your heartwarming words. It's guests like you all who make us so very "Happy" to do what we are doing!! It was just one Great Enjoyment !! to have you all here at our little Hide-Away. We would love to meet again in the future and we wish you Love,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Wonderfully decorated rooms. The lovelies hosts you will ever meet. Excellent cooking and scenery. If you are looking for a place to retried, relax and be spoiled in every way, that's the place to be. The house is there little paradise which they built by them self and you feel that in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed as a family for 3 nights, having two rooms with enormous custom-made beds. All the rooms are decorated very artsy and unique, with art made by Carla herself. She and her husband Willem built the house themselves which took them 7 years! Building it all by themselves, they built it how anyone would if its being made for... More 

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Additional Information about Manawa Ridge

Address: 267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Hotel Class:5 star — Manawa Ridge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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