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Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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“Brilliant weekend getaway”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our wonderful children gave us this weekend to celebrate our Silver Wedding anniversary. It was a fabulous treat in a stunning location. Beautiful grounds and a lovely lodge with a choice of three gorgeous suites to stay in. Dinner was sumptuous with personal touches and great presentation in their lovely dining area, Petra and Reinhardt made us feel very welcome and at home, they are interesting people, good conversationalists and nothing was too much effort. There's lots to see and do in the area with super beaches and bush walks close by. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All the suites are lovely. The Presidential one we had allowed me to catch the early morning sun on...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Petra and Reinhardt made us feel at home on arrival. Our bedroom suite was luxurious with very comfortable beds. Karen is a vegetarian and was catered for superbly for all three nights and breakfasts. Even the canopes were specially served for her.I had a foodie's delight and the matching wines were excellent. The slipper garden bath was a real experience not to be missed. Thank you Petra and Reinhardt for your advise on excursions in the area, which included the walk to the waterfall and visits to hot water beach and cathedral cove. All very enjoyable. We would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Together with some friends we greatly enjoyed the lodge and hospitality of Petra and Reinhard during new year. It were some amazing days with walks through thick rain-forest, dolphin-watching and relaxing in their sauna - during the evening the chef surprised us with exzellent food. We want to thank our hosts and look forward to coming again to Bushland Park Lodge.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bad Kissingen, Germany
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

The ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature.
Comfortable accommodation in pure nature with an individual and perfect service.
Reinhard and Petra are perfect hosts and have made our 5 days stay a wonderful experience.
We have been also impressed of the excellent dinners, which Reinhard has prepared for us - every day a very nice surprise.
And for hobby hobby-cooks a very good place to learn about exceptional recipes.
The dot-on-the-i has been our bath in the twin bath-tub, open air under the stars of New Zealand.
Go and stay there, you will love it!
Jürgen S,, Germany

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Bushland Park Lodge and resort with Petra and Reinhard, the perfect hosts. Our every need was catered for whilst respecting our privacy. The five course meal was amazing and topped off with wines to compliment each course. We finished off the night with a romantic bath together with bubbles and champagne.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Delightful blend of quaint amenities, quality food served on stunning glassware made by Petra and Reinhard, a serene environment and privacy for those special occasions. Glow worms, the bush and Wentworth Falls combined with the outdoor bath by candlelight adding that extra element making the overall experience magical. The ideal place to relax and rejuvenate!

Room Tip: We loved the Kauri room and were the only couple there, perhaps the Garden suite would be better if...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were fortunate enough to be hosted by Petra and Reinhard for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
On arriving, there was a warm welcome from Petra and a personalised message on their blackboard, not to mention our very own carpark (who needs expensive valets when you have this!).
After a walk around the lovely property and then further up the road to the falls we sat down to a absolutely delightful meal. Again, more personalised treatment, great conversation and excellent hosts - what more could we want. But the night didn't end there, a visit to see the gloworms, although not many due to the time of year, but enough to be happy with, and then our very own relaxing outdoor bath....wow....couldn't ask for more.
A great breakfast and picnic the next day, and for dinner, a lesson in Paella, including a lesson in drinking tequila shots!
Everything was to our liking, and Petra, Reinhard and Jen were fabulous hosts, we couldn't have asked for more. If you couldn't be relaxed in this environment, you couldn't be relaxed anywhere.
Thank you so much for making our weekend so special.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat

Property: Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat
Address: 444 Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata 3691, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whangamata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Whangamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat in Whangamata created its own speciality for a high quality and very personal hosting. The owners "Petra & Reinhard" love to share their passion with their guests for fine dining, glass-art & pure nature with New Zealand "bush & beach". Exclusively only 3 fortunate couples experience this very unique place in the Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand with a variety of attractive features: A private glow-worm grotto just 3 minutes from your dining table. Outdoors, close to the lily pond and with total privacy a "Double Slipper Bath" to gaze at the Milky Way stars with Champagne & Candles. Your "private Chef" offers high class cuisine in the Lodge's dining wine cellar; often on his own created art glass dinnerware. Bush walks to the famous Wentworth Falls start at the doorstep, and glorious white-sand beaches are only a few minutes' drive away. Two golf courses close by. Bushland Park Lodge is not just a stop along the way, but a destination in its own right. ... more   less 
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