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A special place to celebrate a special birthday.
Beautiful tranquil setting with good facilities. The rooms were lovely and you have full use of all rooms in the lodge. Our private dinner in one of these special rooms was the highlight. Thanks to Nigel and the team. We felt it was a reasonable price for such a lovely place. A good place to go for lunch if you are in the neighbourhood. We wished we had longer!😁
Excellent Service. Fantastic Views. Underfloor heating.
Booked the Long Winter Weekend package (amazing value btw). It rained for most of it and there were power outages, spotty wifi, but it was a wonderful place to just chill out, in our beautiful room, or lounging by the FANTASTIC indoor pool. The 4-course dinners were a shade shy of excellent for me but everything else makes up for it. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Drinks & canapes by the fireplace. Breakfast buffet. Welcome bottle of champagne and mini-bar included in package! We even got a gift of a box of chocolates because it was our wedding anniversary. A PERFECT place to spend that special occasion just 1.5 hours out of Wellington CBD.
After changing our accomodation 3 times due to COVID we finally arrived at Wharekauhau Lodge . We had high hopes from pictures and reviews and they were exceeded by far . First of all on arrival we were met out front where our luggage was taken and delivered to our room and our car was taken away and parked , then we were taken into the beautiful lounge with open fireplace and given a welcome drink. We then went to our room which was beautiful , comfy sofas, fireplace, raked ceilings, walk in robe and plush bedding with a view out to ocean.We thought it was going well until we went to happy hour and made new friends sitting around the fire and talking . But the best was yet to come with the food which was amazing . A talented bunch of chefs in the kitchen and great service made it a memorable experience. Breakfast also amazing with your your choice from great menu with house made bread,fresh squeezed juice, local, honey and the eggs were from resident chickens. All staff were amazing so hard to single anyone out but we were mainly looked after by Victoria who was amazing 🙌 I could go on all day but I think I have said enough. We loved loved loved this place . 🥰
A stunning property run by very charming and capable staff. We were very much looking forward to staying here and had high expectations having researched it online. However expectations were totally exceeded and I could not fault this place in anyway. We would recommend this place to anyone wanting to create some very special memories
Inspiring family time.
Do you feel the need to explore a special corner of New Zealand within the warm embrace of luxury? This is definitely the place for us. Richard and the team have a special ability to make a guest feel very much at home in the awe inspiring scenery of Cape Palliser. After a decade and a half, we returned to Wharekauhau Lodge with some trepidation that our 11 and 13-year-old children would also appreciate the unique family package on offer. From the moment we arrived Jackie, Grant and Adrien made us feel very welcome. The astonishingly dining delights from Shane and the team were truly sublime and every dish was a sensory experience. So much so that we’ve created ‘foodie’ monsters of our children who now appreciate the best quality food. Victoria injected a warm and fun start to our day with luxurious breakfasts and tips for making the most of the day. The awe-inspiring farm tour with Shona in their lovely Landrover Discoveries and quad-bikes gave a fabulous experience across the rugged landscape with spectacular views of the Cape. A wander through the protected bush and feeding the eels only added to the intimacy. From a snooze in the sun to the clay pigeon shooting under the charming guidance of Peter this was the best lodge experience ever. If the team are still running the family package next year we’ll definitely see you there.
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