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Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Ranked #1 of 3 Te Awanga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Big Island, Hawaii
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75 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Worldclass location, service, property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

What a stunning property in a privileged location. An oasis with easy access to some of the best wine and wineries in the world, a demanding but beautiful golf course, lovely walks from the property from a few minutes to a full day past sheep-strewn hills, plunging cliffs, and a rare gannet colony.

And the rooms! In a month long trip full of luxury hotels, the Cape Kidnappers room was one of my favorites. Cozy, luxurious, and with lovely framed photos and art. Fantastic bed. Nice little pool and hot tub with great views.

Unfortunately we had bad weather the day we played golf and only made it through 10 holes, but it was enough to appreciate the spectacular but very tough course. Service at the entire property is excellent. No request is too much. After a long day of touring wineries we came back with loads of bottles that we baically just dropped at the front desk and they had packaged and shipped to us at our home in Hawaii for a very reasonable cost. We were so spoiled we assumed some of the other places we stayed at later could do the same only to be told 'no!'

It's hard to say which hotel, this one or the sister property, Kauri Cliffs, was better, they both have their strong points and both are not-to-be-missed. I prefered the golf course at Kauri Cliffs, but the food was better at Cape Kidnappers. The rooms at both were great. The spa at Kauri Cliffs was much nicer. Both had fantastic walks on property. Cape Kidnappers gets a slight edge in location being near to Napier and all the wineries.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I have stayed in some magnificent properties around the World, but, for us, the allure of the Farm at Cape Kidnappers does it for us every time. Splendid views, meticulous service, divine food, heavenly Spa treatments, world class events ...the list just goes on. Why even consider travelling abroad when Heaven is right on our doorstep right here in beautiful Hawke's Bay? Don't just take my word for it - try it once and you too will become an addict. I can't wait for my next fix! After more than 7 or 8 visits it just gets better and better.

Room Tip: All rooms are stunning
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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117 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

My husband and I were in desperate need of a good break and I wanted him to be able to do something that he enjoys - golfing! I am not a golfer myself, but I was attracted to Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs for the stylish look of the two properties - I love my luxury travel and good wine/food, therefore thought it would be a good balance. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a beautiful property - it gave me some wonderful ideas for interiors when we renovate our home in the future. Food and service was exceptional and I was very happy to be the buggy driver for my husband and make sure he keeps the gold score correctly. It was a fairly quiet time of year, which we loved, felt like we owned the place. Massage/spa was exceptional as well. We went quad biking and also a trip to see the gannets - the perfect balance between relaxing, eating, sport and adventure and nature. It is not cheap, but it was worth every penny and would love to return. Oh and by the way....according to my husband the golfing was exceptional and judging by his scores he wants to return!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

We visited in March 2010, and recently our family agreed upon if we had one meal left on earth, we would want to revisit The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Every meal was amazing--truly a "foodie's" Heaven.
My daughter and I did a kiwi walk with a conservationist and we found to kiwi birds, which we held (most NZ'ers have never seen these prehistoric nocturnal birds). This was our most expensive vacation to date, but we would visit again in a heartbeat. My son and I did some quad biking, which was quite fun with the great scenery and rare birds that nest in the area. Our reason for visiting was for the golf for my husband, which he loved!

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatSchulz
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Sea Island, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

When we showed a picture taken from our balcony at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers to friends and family, they all thought it was a postcard. The beauty of the farm landscape as it cascades to the sea is magnificent. This is just the beginning of one's experience - the natural beauty that surrounds you. As we drove up the private drive to the facilities we knew we were in for something special, but the understated elegance of the lodge, dining area and rooms was over the top. The well manicured and uniquely designed golf course was challenging with breath taking views on every hole. Top shelf in every area ... especially the food and wines, and the people who are there to insure your experience is one that will never be forgotten.

Room Tip: Every room is perfection
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gailmking
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melbourne-australia
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

We stayed at Cape Kidnappers as part of my wife wining her works medelion club. There was about 40 of us and we were treated like royalty. Nothing was too hard or too much effort. The rooms were fantastic with balconys that overlooked the magnificent views of the sea. All meals were included as to a round of golf and what a golf course that is. More photos than hitting balls but the back 9 was great especially the 16th hole. Word of caution, take plenty of balls for the course is unforgiven to hacks like me. I lost 3 balls just on this hole alone!!! Between 2 of us, we lost 18 balls but found just as many. Lots of activities like quad bikes - bike riding - bush walking and of course golf at the worlds 41st best course. It took 30mins by taxi from Napier airport and I heard it cost $90 one way for a taxi ride into the city. The food was excellent and make sure you have a Steak sandwiches for lunch. The farm is great and the round room was great for finishing off the night with a baileys. You wont be dissappionted if you do decide to go hear but make sure you save your pennies, its not cheap!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank morris-travella
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

I escorted an incentive group to this wonderful Resort and was overwhelmed at the service, food, and especially the staff. I have never in my 20 years as a Conference Director, been to a venue that took control and assisted everyone with any need or want they had. The BBQ on Thursday was just what everyone wanted as they had been travelled most of the day and this relaxing meal setup a wonderful serene atmosphere for the weekend.
The Gala Dinner on Saturday was outstanding and Chef TIM and his team creating a degustation menu that was boasting local NZ produce and the presentation on the evening was fantastic.
Loved the fresh homemade chocolate fudge cookies every night !!!!
I would recommend this Hotel to everyone who wanted to be spoilt in the most luxurious way.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joy068
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Property: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Address: 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Te Awanga
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Te Awanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Farm at Cape Kidnappers 5*
Number of rooms: 28
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