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Manawa Ridge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Pershore
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Everything has already been said - this place is wonderful. We stayed for 4 nights in the Rivendell room (the other rooms are lovely too) and enjoyed the peace, privacy and luxury. Rooms have their own private garden with outside spa bath. Most impressive was the fascinating building and artworks all around, as well as the care, consideration and sensitivity...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2014

After searching for a luxury lodge near Waihi Beach, Manawa Ridge did not disappoint. Nestled in the hills above the Coromandel Coast, this place is the true image of relaxation. The lodge is amazingly built making it feel luxurious yet homely, and the rooms are spacious with huge beds, fantastic bathrooms, and the best part - an outdoor natural pebble-lined...

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Thank Andy H
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Manawa Ridge is truly a unique, captivating place, nestled in the beautiful hills at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula. I can only echo the plentiful compliments paid to Willem and Carla by the other reviewers on the site, and attest to the utterly wonderful hospitality of the hosts. The story of the creation of this magnificent property, which is...

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Thank Deborah P
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Willem and Carla followed their dream when they built this little piece of heaven for us to visit. Truly inspirational. We left refreshed and relaxed after two nights looking at superb views, listening to magical bird song and being cared for very moment ... Wonderful food too. Will recommend this to everyone.

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Thank Gill A
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Willem and Carla were kind enough to donate a weekend at their lodge to the charity So They Can (please look it up). We were lucky enough to be the highest bidder. We couldn't have had a more fantastic weekend. We were in the Rivendell suite which was beautiful. The whole lodge is a work of art and one of...

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Thank kiwiv
Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you are trying to find an amazing place to stay, you will not go wrong by staying at Manawa Ridge. Willem and Carla were awesome hosts and made us feel right at home. The meals were delicious, the scenery and views were breathtaking and the whole place had such a nice, authentic, homely, romantic feel. (i could use more...

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Thank Jed B
New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We recently had the pleasure of staying with Willem & Carla at Manawa Lodge for two nights. We stayed in the Shire's Suite which had a small open fire, under floor heating, a huge big comfy bed, and a lovely spa pool which was bliss.The spa pool was completely private and offered a stunning view up the Coromandel Peninsula. Willem...

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Thank balnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2013

This place is just magical, incredibly built with the owners own hands, it is one of the most spectacular and luxurious places I've ever been to. The hosts Willem and Carla are so nice and friendly, they are amazing cooks and the food is better than restaurant quality! You could stay in the private spa (also built by them) for...

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Thank ReinaAl
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We booked Manawa Ridge for two nights and stayed for three and it could have been longer. That says it all. Willem and Carla, absolutely wonderful hosts, have built a truly unique experience. From the delightful, super-comfortable Santa-Fe style house they built with their own hands, to the delicious meals, the awe-inspiring views from their hilltop eyrie, the romantic rooms,...

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Geilo, Norway
Reviewed 13 April 2013

As we arrived at Manawa Ridge we were welcomed by the owners: Carla and Willem. A lovely couple with so much dedication to their work! I can`t really believe that it is possible to have a lifestyle where you constantly open up your home to strangers. Their hospitality is one of a kind. They spoiled us with delicious food made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Manawa Ridge

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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rivendell has slightly better views from the spa bath and has a skylight for stargazing”
MikePatx, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are different and individual, I am sure Carla and Willem will show you all options and let you change.”
TDS1960, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Check out their website - three amazing options”
energre, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are unique!!!”
BeatB93, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
bes5, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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