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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds breathtaking, the facilities are great, the food fantastic, the cottages implacable, however, the real highlight, is the human touch that We won't forget- kudos to Richard and his team. We felt special and fortunate to have included Wharekauhau as part of our our voyage. NZ is an addictive candy of a country and well worth the long travel,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night at Wharekauhau for our 40th Wedding anniversary. The staff were all fantastic, very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The beds and pillows were very very comfortable.We had lunch and dinner which was absolutely delicious.I would definitely recommend a stay here because it was beautiful.

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Thank Nurse1955
Wellington
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good lord, where does one start with this place? From the outstanding service, location and accommodation to the beautiful swimming pool and grounds. This place is worth the serious cash outlay. If you have ever wondered how the super wealthy holiday, just experience this place for one night. That said, a couple of minor errors. The wine waiter missed our... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We drove to Wharekauhau country estate from Plimmerton over the weekend lately to have a celebratory 5 course degustation lunch for our 35th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The journey on the western side of the lake was narrow in some parts and of course it was rather twisty going across the Rimutakas. It took us about 1 1/2... More 

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Thank 20Carol13
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had friends fly in from melbourne to join us for my birthday weekend here. The staff anticipated all of our needs before we did and did so with enthusiasm and excitement. They loved surprising and delighting us and seemed to get as much enjoyment out of our delight as we did. Food and wine were excellent. They were amazing... More 

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Australia
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51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fabulous place, we were so well looked after it was unbelievable. Every member of the team went out of their way to make this stay very special. We had so many surprises laid on we lost count. The main Lodge is a very warm inviting environment, and the smaller lodges, just a minute or two walk away, are spacious and... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

After a lovely scenic drive from Wellington (apart from the slightly frightening final descent down across the river) we made our first faux pas even before we had properly arrived; we parked our car in the car park ourselves rather than let the staff park it for us! The lady on the front door quickly caught up with us in... More 

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Thank Jensepense
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Came for a 3 day stay post rugby, this never a happy experience if you are an Australian! What a wonderful way to recover from the rugby and a hectic routine! 3 days of being spoilt in a beautiful setting, on a sheep station looking over the ocean and nearby mountains! Easy drive to Martinborough and its wineries with Pinot... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the day spa services, excellent massage! The food is stunning, the wine selection is impressive, the service outstanding and all in the most spectacular private setting. Love the fire in the room, cosy :) We'll be back again and again!

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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

was pleasure to be here, nice lodge with a lot of history and great view. food from chef Marc soper was great and work of art. overall experience was great. cant wait to visit there again soon. to pamper my self.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Anything is possible whether it be an insight into farming in New Zealand, a tour of the lodge'€™s historic coastline, or even something as simple as enjoying a walk through the 5,500 acre haven that is Wharekauhau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wharekauhau Country Estate

Address: Western Lake Road | Palliser Bay, RD3, Featherston 5773, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Featherston
Price Range: €722 - €1,548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Wharekauhau Country Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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