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Glattfelden, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 December 2015

There are already so many excellent reviews so it is realy difficult for us to find the right words. We will do this with Tina Turner: Carla and Willem ARE SIMPLY THE BEST in all categories. We stayed there from 9th to 12th December 2015 and it was a great start to our 2 months trip in NZ. Martina, Beat,...

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Dear Martina,Beat, Christian and Michel. Thank you So Much for your heartwarming words. It's guests like you all who make us so very "Happy" to do what we are doing!! It was just one Great Enjoyment !! to have you all here at our little Hide-Away. We would love to meet again in the future and we wish you Love,...

Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderfully decorated rooms. The lovelies hosts you will ever meet. Excellent cooking and scenery. If you are looking for a place to retried, relax and be spoiled in every way, that's the place to be. The house is there little paradise which they built by them self and you feel that in every way.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed as a family for 3 nights, having two rooms with enormous custom-made beds. All the rooms are decorated very artsy and unique, with art made by Carla herself. She and her husband Willem built the house themselves which took them 7 years! Building it all by themselves, they built it how anyone would if its being made for...

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The best place to start a holiday in New Zealand with a warm welcome and delicious home cooking of top restaurant quality. This beautiful home shared by its generous hosts has exquisitely decorated rooms full of unique treasures, the views are stunning and hot tubs to indulge in real relaxation. Dutch hospitality at its best in a beautiful location of...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Well where to start! There is the 360 degree view which is a stunning mix of beautiful valleys and ocean. The fantastic coastal walk where we saw a lone seal ( rare for the area apparently) The incredible building and amazing furniture. The 3 uniquely decorated rooms that all have something different to offer. The excellent food we had for...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I was at Manawa Retreat (and that is exactly what it is) for only one evening and a morning. I was accommodated in a large room with tasteful furnishings, a large "waterfall" shower and a spa bath outside. The bed was extra-large and comfortable with soft linen. I did not really want to leave my room. But the friendly hosts,...

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review for some time now but have been busy trying to adjust to reality after our holiday to New Zealand! We travelled all over New Zealand stopping in the most luxurious places. However, when we stayed at Manawa Ridge and was greeted by Will and Carla nothing else even came close or really...

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North Yorkshire
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were booked into this hotel by our agents after the hotel where we were due to stay double booked. However we were very happy with the change. Although in a different location to our previous booking the hosts were extremely welcoming, helpful and attentive. It is a small hotel (3 rooms) and we had it to ourselves for our...

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1Thank Alchrisuk
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We stayed at Manawa Ridge for the final stop on our honeymoon. From the time started our search for a special place to stay in NZ, Willem was so very accommodating and helpful. We felt very much at home before we even arrived. Manawa Ridge is an outstanding place - the location, the views, the rooms and lodge itself is...

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We had the great pleasure of spending a number of nights in this special home. The welcome we received can only be described as being welcomed into a family members home. Willem came out with us for the day on a Harley and we laughed and just shared an amazing day. Carla produced restaurant quality food only matched by a...

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Address: 267 Ngatitangata Road, Waihi 3681, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Hotel Class:3 star — Manawa Ridge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Rivendell has slightly better views from the spa bath and has a skylight for stargazing”
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“All the rooms are different and individual, I am sure Carla and Willem will show you all options and let you change.”
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“All 3 rooms are unique!!!”
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“All rooms are great”
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