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Mairenui Rural Retreat

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Do not be discouraged by the 10 km drive, off the Highway 1 thinking that it will lead you to nowhere!!! Surprise, surprise!!! You will find yourself welcomed by a marvellous couple, David and Sue. We arrived there unexpectedly at 7pm and Sue prepared for us a hearty meal and gave us a very cosy bedroom and a fully equipped...

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SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks a million Maria! It was a surprise for us too! We really enjoyed meeting you & discovering about your country. Travel safely! Sue & David

Reviewed 20 January 2017

I spent two iChat's at Mairenui in January 2017. I was in the Manuatu to fish, and the guide recommended it. What a terrific find. David and Susan are gracious hosts on a wonderful property high up in the region. Sue's dinners feature homemade entrees and desserts, the latter featuring fruits grown in the garden. David offers lovely wines paired...

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SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your super review! We did enjoy having you to stay and hope that maybe we'll see you again one day. Best wishes, Sue & David

Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was possibly the highlight of my holiday coming here, we only stayed one night and i didn't want to leave the next morning, the house has so much character and was warm and cosy, loved that it had a record player and some really cool records to listen to, What an awesome place to come and stay, i'll definately...

Thank Nikki L
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

People who prefer nature to busy cities will enjoy alot. Plenty of outdoors activities even pétanque ... Sue is a wonderful cook, she likes french food, good cheese etc ... and David always offers some good wine during dinner . Just love The place ❗️❗️❗️ Sue And David are my friends since my First stay at Mairenui, 1997 I guess...

Thank Martine M
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Was awe by the interior of the Villa upon checking in. Comes with around 4 rooms which can sleep up to 10 people easily. I was drowned by the rustic and serenity of the 100 years old Villa and the surrounding. Despite isolated from the outside world, the villa is well equipped with kitchenette and heater. Throughout our stay, we...

Thank Ray X
Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed at Mairenui Villa for 3 nights to get away and have a "nothing to do at all" break. The Villa was just the break we needed. It was beautiful and idyllic. Sue greeted us on arrival and walked us through the restored Villa. My husband and I had a lovely few days sitting on the verandah gazing across...

Thank mikencass
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at Mairenui for a night, and we remember it fondly. We were a couple, so we stayed in the suite attached to the main homestead where David & Sue live. The place is a huge farm, with horses, sheep, dogs, and gardens that they've maintained for decades, with care that reflects in the beautiful landscape. We were treated...

Thank RamblingRahul
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Our third visit in 10 years and made to feel like old friends! Relaxed and informal, yet the food has to be the best in the north island, with lively company and conversation. With their natural hospitality, we will have to try one of David and Sue's French adventures one day.

Thank bob h
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Not to imply we weren't planning to enjoy ourselves, but this was our first visit to Mairenui and we were unprepared for how idyllic and well-appointed our two night stay in the Villa would be. Arriving in almost total dark just before 6 on Friday evening, we found the lights on and wood stove blazing. Comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen (on...

Thank William_Muirhead
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I and two friends recently visited, it was my third visit and their first. I had tried to describe the lovely feeling of being at one with nature at this lovely tranquil spot. They are now aware of the special qualities of this place. We stayed each time in the Villa, a rustic, unpretentious time capsule. A glitzy five star...

Thank Carol C

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mairenui Rural Retreat

Address: Ruahine Road | RD 54, 4774, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island
Price Range: €84 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Three choices of accommodation. I like the Villa”
carolc430, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Had the front bedroom with a view down the valley. Recommend it”
peteri1, 4 Dec 2012 | Read review
“I stayed in two different rooms. Both were great”
RickM881, 17 Dec 2011 | Read review
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