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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wellington
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A truly amazing experience, from the great food Carla makes to the fantastic experience in the back of Willems jeep driving through the paddock between the deer and the bulls. From the nice music that instantly relaxes you on arrival to the utterly stunning views. The lodge is superb and makes you feel at home and bathing in luxury at...

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

An amazing experience for family. Located high in a hill overlooking the sea and hills around. Built out of wood and by the owners Willem and Carla. Manawa Ridge is a huge lodge with; fantastic facilities, out-door baths, a tower and an imaginative and very effective design. Two friendly dogs live there and come to greet you. The two owners...

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Norway
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Manawa ridge came highly recommended from a fellow traveler on TA, and we decided to stay for three nights at the beginning of your holiday on the North Island. Our expectations were high, but we were not disappointed! The B&B/farm sits on the hilltop overlooking farmland and the ocean. The view was truly amazing. The lovely hosts Willem and Carla...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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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“All the rooms are different and individual, I am sure Carla and Willem will show you all options and let you change.”
 of 5 bubbles TDS1960, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Check out their website - three amazing options”
 of 5 bubbles energre, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All 3 rooms are unique!!!”
 of 5 bubbles BeatB93, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles bes5, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few rooms and all different in decor.”
 of 5 bubbles MartinC237, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
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