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The Ridge Luxury Country Lodge

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2011

This was a return visit for us and we were very happy to see that the excellent standard has been maintained. Ian, Maralyn (and Charlie) welcomed us, and our English relative, with genuine warmth. On each of our three nights we enjoyed dinner with our hosts, super food and excellent local wines. Charming rooms, lovely views, clean and comfortable but...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2011

We were looking for a relaxing two days before we moved up to the Bay of Islands. Well, we certainly found the ideal spot. This is a fabulous country lodge run superbly well by the owners Ian and Maralyn. Maralyn beautifully presents the food and Ian is an excellent raconteur and host at the evening dinner. The rooms are delightful...

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Thank BobAnnie12
new zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We needed a get away. Just for one night. Out of Auckland, but with a bit of luxury. We found it. Maralyn greeted us - a warm lady who made us feel at home immediately. It was a lovely welcome and we had coffee on the deck overlooking the lovely native garden. Charlie also popped out to say hi as...

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Thank alibnz
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 23 December 2010

Up on a ridge over Puhoi and well worth the little drive - luxurious comfort (sheepskin rug for your bare toes in the morning upon arising), spacious and beautiful bath and gorgeous bush view complete with birdlife outside. Maralyn and Ian were the compleat hosts - mustn't forget Charley (recuperating from surgery when we were there, but very much the...

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Thank ProfToo
Auckland
Reviewed 23 November 2010

The Ridge is a lovely place to stay. The food Maralyn makes and the hospitality from both Maralyn and Ian made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. This is our first time staying at a luxury lodge and we will definately be doing it again.

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Thank Kiwibunch
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2010

Everything was just fantastic, great food, quality was inpecable.Ian, Maralyn and Charlie are beyond host, they become instant family. The warmth, all round service and hospitality was just wow and amazing.

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Thank Caz1811027
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2010

The weather was cold wet and horrible, but Maralyn and Ian gave us a very warm welcome and made our stay delightful. The food and wine (lots of it) were excellent. The setting... Well, what can I say... it's New Zealand.... beautiful.

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Thank Millst0ne
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2010

The Ridge has a beautiful location. Though it is a little off the beaten track, it is all the better for it. The hosts were great, and breakfast was perfect! We throughly enjoyed all the amazing range of food and relaxing chatting to Ian and Maralyn. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. The personalised cards were a very...

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Thank Chocomonstaar
Los Angeles
Reviewed 10 April 2010

For the most part, we tend to keep to ourselves when we travel, doing our own thing and mingling with others only on our terms. So staying at a place where you dine not only with other guests but with the owners -- well, this was a change. And, in this case, a most welcome one. Maralyn and Ian are...

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nj
Reviewed 9 April 2010

What is most memorable for us about staying at The Ridge is the way guests are welcomed and treated--really as if you were long lost friends, instead of paying guests. The lodge is high up, at the end of a dirt road outside of Puhoi so that it has beautiful views. Our room was a bit small, but all of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ridge offers a very relaxed & homely atmosphere with Maralyn preparing great food for our informal dinners. Set high on a ridge with panoramic views over 100s of acres of natural bush and out to sea, The Ridge is just 30 minutes north of Auckland City in the historic village of Puhoi which is part of the Matakana Coast Wine Country, vineyards, beaches, galleries, markets, museums we have lots for you to do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ridge Luxury Country Lodge

Address: 147 Greenhollows Road, Puhoi 0951, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Puhoi
Price Range: $512 - $771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All three rooms have exactly the same impressive mountain views. We stayed in the Wenderholm Suite, the furtherest away from the house.”
 of 5 bubbles NomadinSydney, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Only has 3 rooms and all have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 69nigeld, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Three rooms all the same size and views”
 of 5 bubbles markj791, 21 Feb 2014 | Read review
“There are only three and all are great.”
 of 5 bubbles carrolb2014, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The three rooms are away form the rest of the house and you also use the downstairs lounge with TV and open fire. No TV in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles hmdanes, 11 Jul 2011 | Read review
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