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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Ranked #1 of 2 Te Awanga B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Geelong, Australia
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114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Divine luxury”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed a night at the luxurious Farm at Cape Kidnapers after a stunning day on the golf course followed by lunch in the sun at the club house. We had a lodge suite which was heavenly with gorgeous views and every amenity provided. The Lodge is farmhouse style with soaring beams and and very rustic feel. Pre dinner drinks by the roaring fire was a welcome start and, as we were celebrating an anniversary, we had private dining in the snug. The food, wine and service were exceptional. There a plenty of things to do around the lodge other than golf. Breakfast was a treat in an outdoor room. Would love, love, love to go back....

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear billy0063,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

Thank you also for choosing to stay at the Cape for your special anniversary evening. I am pleased that you enjoyed your round of golf, your amazing accommodation and the main lodge, and the cuisine. I hope the special evening in the snug provides you fantastic anniversary memories for years to come.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

I knew when I arrived in the cover of dark to a glass of wine, cozy leather chair and roaring fireplace that I was going to enjoy every moment of my weekend at the Farm.

The Lodge itself has a beautiful, rustic farmhouse feel about it but the spectacular scenery and impeccable service is what makes The Farm so special.

For anyone visiting the Farm for the first time, I would highly recommend organising a Horse Trek with Dzidra. It's an unforgettable experience and the best way to take in the beauty of Cape Kidnappers!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank maddisonsullivan
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear maddisonsullivan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am pleased to that you enjoyed the lodge and its décor, and the amazing vistas. I am also pleased that you were able to experience a ride with Dzidra and her fantastic horses. A trek over the property on these gentle beasts is certainly an amazing memory to take away.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Taormina (Me)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A splendid location,beautifully appointed suites and staff whose ease of communication and welcome perfectly blended highest American -style standards and attention to detail with a gentle antipodean style made this a perfect destination in New Zealand - in fact throughout the globe. Kidnappers boasts a superb golf course but also many well thought out walking trails and a world class spa. The dining experience was outstanding with well prepared regional dishes and an excellent wine list. Sommelier Paul won my vote as 'best in Class'! I look forward to my next visit and also to visiting the sister property in Queenstown NZ.

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank Daphne O
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear Ob18,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am thrilled to read your comments and that you enjoyed your accommodation, the wine list and cuisine, in addition to the golf course and walking trails on the property. I am however humbled by your comments in regard to the staff who looked after you, in particular Paul. We strive to be the best at what we do, and comments such as these let us know we are on the right track.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Cape Kidnappers is one the most spectacular golf course in the world.
The resort also is outstanding.
The cuisine, the rooms, the service and the view all worth the detour.
A must for all golfers!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lucgbenoit
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Lucgbenoit,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am pleased to read another favourable review of our properties as you travel through New Zealand. It is wonderful to hear you played the course at Cape and rate it so highly. I am also thrilled to read that you enjoyed the resort and those breath-taking views.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

You enter The Farm at Cape Kidnappers through a very ordinary farm gate and proceed up a long meadering and picturesque private road which becomes spectacular as you reach your destination, a wonderful lodge full of treasures with a view out over the golf links to the Pacific Ocean. Our party shared drinks in the immeasurably stylish lounge, full of ambience and interesting artworks, Frizzell paintings, Ralph Loren leather chairs. We were ushered onto the terrace for lunch; the service was impeccable, the wine list excellent and the food beautifully prepared and presented. We lingered over coffee, after which we were taken on a tour of the building; A stunning cellar, interesting lounge areas and outstanding decor. Definitely one for the bucket list.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear ResAdventurer

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am pleased to read your review, and impressed with the details you capture. We take great pride in providing a luxury environment for our guests and understand the importance of great art. I am further pleased to know that you enjoyed the cuisine, the service, and the stunning views form the lodge.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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Nice, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you are after a few days of pure secluded indulgence ,Cape Kidnappers is for you. Well appointed rooms ,wonderful ambience,excellent cuisine and views to die for! I wished i had stayed longer.
It has a world class Golf course and walks that will both challenge and delight you.
The Spa is also well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Kathy2908,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am thrilled to read of your enjoyment of the lodge, and further am pleased that you took advantage of so many of the activities on site. I am pleased you enjoyed your accommodation, the cuisine, those amazing vistas, and the challenge of the golf course.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband and I visited the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in April 2014, and every aspect of our stay was just wonderful. As others have mentioned, the accommodations, food and wine are top-notch. What we particularly enjoyed was the range of activities offered, which provided us with an opportunity to really appreciate the amazing views and the Farm setting. We went quad biking and horseback riding, and both were fantastic. Dzidra was our guide for the horseback riding, and despite both my husband and I being complete beginners, she was beyond patient and kind. We were able to see so much of the property that I don't think we otherwise would. Quad biking was a completely different type of adventure, and just as fun! Overall, the Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a lovely place to escape to -- only wish it were closer to our part of the world!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank OW80
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Robertson J, Owner at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear OW80,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience from The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

I am delighted to read your praise of the lodge, the cuisine, and your accommodation. I am also pleased to read of your enjoyment of both horseback riding and the quad bike adventure. They are certainly very different ways to see the property, and each fantastic in its own right.

Thank you again for choosing The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards
Jay Robertson
Managing Director/Owner
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 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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