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Reviewed 27 January 2015

We have stayed at Manawa Ridge 3 times now with Carla & Willem, it is just the best place in every way. We have stayed in all three suites and they all have there own special feel and space but all equally as nice. Carla & Willem are amazing hosts, the food is fabulous, their home that they share with...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

The hosts, the location, the view, the rooms, the whole property are truly exceptional. At the end of a 2 week trip in New Zealand we spent 3 nights here and it was a wonderful experience. Carla and Willem have put their heart & soul into this place and it shows. Had the best food in New Zealand here the...

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Thank Julie1958594
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

The 5 of us spent Christmas eve and Christmas day at Manawa Ridge. It was a fantastic experience! The couple owning the place was very friendly and always ready to help. We had dinner on both evenings there too. Delicious! Our children, who are 6, 10 and 13 absolutely loved the place. We also met two other couples on the...

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Thank Dubois1969
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We stayed the weekend at Manawa Ridge to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and I honestly couldn't think of a more perfect place. Carla and Willem made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge is beautiful, with an outstanding attention to detail, from the private gardens and spa baths, to the shared dining and lounge...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had a simply wonderful stay at the magnificent Manawa Ridge.From the moment we arrived we were treated to great food,lovely wines and great company.The accomodation is amazing as is the story of Manawa's construction.Best of all our hosts were so friendly,warm and interesting people.Willem and Carla thank you so much for giving us such a memorable stay.We look forward...

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london
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Manawa sits on top of a ridge with stunning views all round but what makes it such a special place is the extraordinarily warm welcome from Willem and Carla.We laughed a lot,drank delightful wines,eat delicious food and shared experiences with other guests.We entered as strangers and left as friends.I can't think of a higher accolade to two superb hosts.

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Eye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Having spent 2 years planning our wedding in New Zealand we wanted to find somewhere really special for our honeymoon night - Carla & Willem - and Manawa Ridge was everything we dreamt of and more. The location of Manawa Ridge is amazing - the structure overall is incredible - and our room (The Shire Suite) was unique - all...

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This was our first lodge stay in New Zealand and we didn't really know what to expect. I can echo all the plaudits below. What I wasn't expecting was the warmth & friendliness of Willem & Carla who are very open & welcoming people. They made both the evening dinners and the breakfasts a gastronomic and social delight.

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Thank Cathy S
Paris, France
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I don't even know where to begin. Scrolling a bit down the review page, you will soon realize that Willem & Carla have built something truly outstanding that everybody agrees on. We had the Rivendell suite, which is awesome in every way and features the largest bed we have ever slept on (bigger than California King Size !). We never...

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Mrs and I travelled up to Waihi from Palmy via Taupo. Finding the lodge is easy enough, we used a combination of google maps and the well placed road signs. Once we got to the lodge, it was stunning. Beautiful buildings, layout and a great (unoccupied beach) about 20 minutes walk down hill. We stayed in Rivendale, with 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”
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
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“All 3 rooms are unique!!!”
BeatB93, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
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