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Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads

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Sydney
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed in Aria, which was annexed to the owners house. A compact but very smart and well appointed home, with a very comfortable queen bed in one bedroom, and twin beds in the second, and a lovely big bathroom with huge bath looking out over the view. The manager, Paul, provided a travel cot and high chair for our...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Wonderful place to stay just outside of Whangarei, with amazing views and a modern comfortable feel, fully equipped with everything you could wish for, and a fabulous spa bath with a balcony view of native bush. Very friendly hosts, easy to deal with via email for bookings. There aren't enough superlatives, just go!

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Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2012

My family and i spent 2 days at the "Guest House". But it is as if we were only staying for i day because we came late. :( The "Guest House" was comfortable,well equiped and modern. I also saw the friendliest host,Paul. Early in the morning, we can hear the sheepdogs chasing the sheep into the pen. The view outside...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 14 May 2012

You think that nothing could amaze you anymore, not that much. And then by chance you are led to this place… My friends and I spent five unforgettable days at the Ara Roa Guest House. The location itself is breathtakingly beautiful - hard to describe because I believe neither words nor pictures would do it justice. The Guest House is...

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Araroa1, Owner at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Wow! Thankyou for all your glowing words. So glad you enjoyed your stay and the Guest House setting - hope to see you again some time.

Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I spent 10 days at the “Guesthouse” – and it exceeded all my expectations. The accommodation is extremely comfortable, quiet and tasteful, the views from the decks are breathtaking. Set in beautiful scenery, with a great view of the sea and Whangarai Peninsula, the only thing you can hear are Kiwis (the Birds!), cows and your heartbeat, which tells you,...

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auckland
Reviewed 18 October 2011

We have traveled all over the world including in 5 star accommodation. We love New Zealand (where we live) and it never ceases to astound us. The Guest House is so well appointed, inside and out. We wanted for nothing. It is self catering, private and still has mod-cons to make you feel like you are luxuriating in paradise. The...

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Araroa1, Owner at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback and sharing the suggestion of creating a booklet featuring more local artwork. Always great to get ideas on how we can improve. And to see a kiwi - how lucky was that! I'm really stoked you managed to see it. See you again soon, Take care. Cheers, Susanne

Auckland
Reviewed 18 September 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Guest House for two nights - and wished it could have been for more. This is one of the best appointed places we've ever stayed at, although self-catering all the added extras are provided - very thoughtful and tasteful - and the views are to die for! A perfect place for some...

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Araroa1, Owner at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our place. Pleased you had such a nice break. Hope to see you here again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I am a kiwi who has travelled all over the world staying in some fabulous accommodation. Ara Roa is a truly unique experience. We loved it and I highly recommend it.

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Araroa1, Owner at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you back up here sooner rather than later! I will contact you when the olive picking is happening which will be sometime around April/May. We'll book you in for the looong Italian Lunch :-) Kind regards, Susanne

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2011

I stayed in the studio at Ara Roa for 6 months whilst working in Whangarei. The apartment was beautifully presented with everything I needed for my stay. Everything was provided even for long term rental. Very comfortable furnishings with a double bed for myself and bunk beds for my friends to stay in when they visited. Waking up to the...

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Araroa1, Owner at Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads, responded to this review

Thank you for those positive words about our Studio, the Whangarei Heads area and your time at Ara Roa. We sure hope you will come back again soon and if you do, we will make sure to get you out for another great horse ride on that fantastic beach we just happen to have "in our backyard"!!

Folsom
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed at the guest house at Ara Roa for 3 nights and used it as a base for diving at Poor Knights Island.The 2 bedroom 1 bath house was well laid out with the bedrooms on opposite sides of the living area providing privacy if 2 couples were to stay there The bedrooms were of generous size with very...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome. Ara Roa Unique Accommodation is a collection of very distinctive accommodation properties located along the Whangarei Heads glorious east coast, near the city of Whangarei, Northland. Private and secluded, contemporary and professionally maintained luxury retreats in Northland. Our opinion, and that of many of our guests, is that travelers wishing to explore less exploited destinations will find the best of Northland here. Our range of self contained and serviced properties suit many different purposes such as family vacations, romantic hideaway or can be a luxury business or honeymoon retreat. Utilise as a clean and stylish base from which to explore the region, or simply rest and re-charge in your wonderful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ara Roa Accommodation - Whangarei Heads

Address: 54 Harambee Road | RD1 Onerahi, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: €233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Be prepared to stay longer that you initially anticipated, this place is simply brilliant!!”
Puhoi, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Great views from all bedrooms. Sunny and quiet but for the ocean and the birds.”
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“The drive to the house is unsealed and the Olsens will meet you at their house further down the hill and escort you up if you arrive in the dark. Both double rooms have excellent views.”
CoffeeQueen2014, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The two double rooms are separated by the living and kitchen area giving couples privacy. The outdoor areas ares sheltered and the house gets all day sun.”
merlinnz, 18 Oct 2011 | Read review
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