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Wharekauhau Country Estate

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Main Lodge


 
 
 
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Main Lodge - Wharekauhau Country Estate. Copyright Wharekauhau Country Estate.

As you wander into the grand lodge, the first point that catches the eye is the awe inspiring view over Palliser Bay, framed perfectly from every vantage point.

Each room in the main lodge has a different feel, from large open lounges to smaller, cozier areas such as the Palliser Room, or the Drawing Room. The antique furniture and over-sized fireplaces throughout the lodge capture the grandeur of yesteryear.



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Google Reviews



About Google Reviews: recently Google has converted their review system to require reviewers to have a proper, identifiable Google+ profile. This is a good thing, as it tends to cut down on bad reviews, both from people unwilling to stand behind their comments and fake positive reviews from the businesses themselves. Old, pre-Google+ reviews are still in the system, and will appear below as written by "A Google User". More info from Google is here.


Review date:   December 2, 2017 1:51AM
 
Review:   November stay 2017. Rodent infested in bed room. I seen rodents running in room. Moved bed and furniture found rodent dropping and stains. Months supplies and dust half inch thick. They moved me to another room same thing. The gap under bed room doors one inch thick I seen a mouse run under the doors. There in bedroom and there sure in the kitchen. I will not return. All that money a night and they can not understand traveling people want a clean room. Is that asking to much. I have pics to but I am not only one. I hope they change they destroyed my vacation.
 
Author:   David Coleman
 
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Review date:   November 17, 2017 4:59AM
 
Review:   Very friendly and immaculate service! Great spot!
 
Author:   Frini Karayanidis
 
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Review date:   March 29, 2017 6:06AM
 
Review:   Whether you're relaxing with a crackling fire and watching the sea, sharing laughter and wine in the sunny kitchen, or riding an ATV across the black sand beach, your stay will be a memorable one. When you're here, you're family.
 
Author:   Oliver Petri
 
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Review date:   July 17, 2017 7:05PM
 
Review:   Amazing service and amazing location
 
Author:   Sophie Australie
 
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Review date:   May 16, 2017 11:11PM
 
Review:   Beautiful place but quite a hike to get there
 
Author:   Michelle Stratford
 
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