Four oldies left Auckland on 8 May 2014. Headed for 4 days at Taradale via Mt Maunganui/Opotiki/ Gisborne, taking side trips on way. Our intent was to take in
Hawkes Bay sights etc. Arrived Asure Colonial Motor Lodge, to very pleasant greeting
from Sarah, shown to our Unit (#15), all facilities were pointed out. Unit clean tidy
and well presented. Spa adjacent to Unit and used to advantage. Next day visited
Havelock North and area 'Arataki Honey' worth visit. Magnificent views from Top
Lookout 'Mata Peak'. Sought a coffee from Te Mata Cheeses which one of the couples
had visited previously, sorry now not operational a real loss, needs to start up again
when visited previously had a great range of cheeses. One winery visited and on to
'Silky Oak Café and Chocolate Factory' for lunch and purchases of Factory Products.
Next day semi rest sought a winery advertising in brochures that had lunch facilities,
to find this facility had not been operating for some six years. Recommended that we
try 'The Filter Room' great choice. Next day north of Napier Esk Valley area. Lunch
at 'Crab Farm Winery' Mussel meal to die for. Thank you to Sarah, Mark and the
pleasant staff for our very comfortable stay. Thank you for the extras that you provided
with out hesitation. Would recommend your facilities to all.
Carol & Doug M
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Highly Recommended on Trip Advisor: Ideally located in award winning park-like grounds just mins to Napier's Art Deco Capital. Walking distance to local cafes, shops and wineries (Mission Estate, Church Rd Winery) * All rooms have been recently refurbished are spacious, fully self contained with contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. * Many on-site facilities including: Heated Swimming Pool, Private Spa Pool, Outdoor BBQ Areas, Games room (Pool-table/Table tennis/PS3), SKY Digi LCD TVs, Air Con/Heat pump,Playground, Restaurant & Bar adjacent etc...* Did we mention local friendly hosts?!! ... more less
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