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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We where surprised to be gifted a weekend Yoga Retreat for our birthdays from our children. The the owner and manager was friendly and welcoming telling us everything that we needed to know. The chief was very personable informing us about the food he had prepared for us, and by the the food was excellent. We went for a walk... More 

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Thank Warrick P
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a yoga retreat, very relaxing environment. Lovely outdoor pool, spa, another spa in our room right by a window that opens out to an amazing view. Food was awesome , management very down to earth and yoga instructor was very capable and patient. The only part I didn't enjoy was having to leave.

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1 Thank james h
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

My first impression driving into Ridge Country Retreat for our yoga retreat was excellent. The landscaping and gardens were beautiful and looked well cared for. It felt a little bit special and my anticipation started to grow. We arrived close to 5pm as the sun was setting and were greeted by David. I wouldn't call him a smooth operator but... More 

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2 Thank Julie L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Possibly one of the worst places I have ever visited. Has the potential to be 5 star, however the place is so run down and nothing like the photos. The outside pool is constantly full of bugs as the plants are so overgrown. There are deck chairs but no shade. Umbrella stands are there but no umbrellas?? Wasps and ants... More 

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1 Thank Susie C
Relaxing4U, Owner at Ridge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Well, where do I start? It's a shame you have nothing nice to say about RCR. My best response is to direct browsers to previous reviews, in the hope that they can see for themselves that yours is highly prejudiced and stems from a personal problem you and some in your group have with me. Others in your group clearly... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the retreat and felt so rejuvenated afterwards. The teenagers loved the pool and spa and we had fun exploring the gorgeous gardens and grounds. The rain didn't get in the way of any activities. The villas were amazing! Loads of space and lots of special treats like fluffy robes and high quality cotton... More 

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2 Thank Jayne S
Auckland, New Zealand
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We went for the weekend to Tauranga but we wanted to stay in the country. I booked at this gorgeous country lodge and we were blown away. We had a room with a view of the valley down below. It was stunning. The rooms were spacious and the bathroom was huge. I enjoyed a glass of wine in the spa... More 

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Thank Wanda F
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was a stunning location. Beautiful spacious rooms, nicely furnished. We were in a hurry and arrived late, so didn't have the opportunity to fully enjoy. This would be a lovely place for a longer stay. It was a pleasant surprise to have a breakfast basket with fresh fruit and bread. We probably would have given it 5 stars if... More 

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Thank Daren W
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Lovely view from large, comfortable room. Blissfully quiet. Thoughtfully put together accommodation. Tasty breakfast delivered to room - loved the place.. The garden is an inspiration and made me ink I need to do more at home !

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1 Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

A continental breakfast was supplied, home made muesli, fresh cut fruit salad, sour dough bread, yoghurt, and milk. With only a 20 minute drive from Tauranga you are greeted with very peaceful country view. Beautiful place to escape concrete jungle. Sat in the outdoor spa, looking at a beautiful view and lost track of time. Side note: The bathroom supplies... More 

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1 Thank WonderIust
Hong Kong
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

First off, I'd like to point out that Ridge Country Retreat isn't, at least in my opinion, really a "hotel" or "motel"-type accommodation. It's nestled off the beaten track and when you arrive, it certainly feels more like a private home or, as the name, suggests, retreat. There are no big signs off the rural road, and just a simple... More 

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Relaxing4U, Owner at Ridge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and recommendation. As you say, Ridge Country Retreat is not a shiny glitzy hotel, but more rustic with a touch of luxury bed and breakfast. The lodge has five suites, a beauty suite, a huge lounge, commercial kitchen and dining area. It occupies an area in excess of 700 square metres. It is about... More 

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Amenities

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Ridge Country Retreat

Address: 300 Rocky Cutting Rd, RD 5 | Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Tauranga
Price Range: $211 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ridge Country Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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#3 Spa Hotel in Tauranga
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tauranga
#13 Luxury Hotel in Tauranga
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