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Mairenui Rural Retreat

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Suva, Central, Fiji
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We stayed just one night at the villa with our two young children aged 2 and 5. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here - the house is beautiful, interesting and it is lovely and different to stay somewhere so historic. It was amply stocked with linen and towels and the kitchen had everything you could need. There was even...

Thank Joanne C
Cavaillon, France
Reviewed 5 September 2014

May 2014 we, an elderly French couple, spent 2 nights at Sue and David 's homestead and we loved every minute of our time there. Acommodation itself was comfortable and charming; food was excellent - Sue is an expert cook and David makes sure to provide the right wines; but what makes it even more of a treasured memory is...

Thank Mahe84300
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2014

A fantastic (and unique) experience with very gracious hosts. Fine dining with a strong continental theme - better than most restaurants and far more personal. Ideal for a short private holiday, or as in our case, a business retreat. I cannot recommend Mairenui highly enough.

Thank MPC14
Greenmeadows, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We had a great time! See you again. Highly recommended. We stayed in the retreat but walked to the other places. All good. Dinner was most enjoyable. The retreat is the most interesting and unusual building. Most of all we were made very welcome

Thank Lisa M
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Wonderful place to stay with excellent dinner - delicious food and wine - yummy breakfast, comfortable bed, and great company from the hosts David and Sue. 4wd tour of the farm was great fun! We came away feeling very spoilt.

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 2 April 2013

A wonderful place to take yourselves, some good friends, some kids and an intent to relax! Beautiful 360 degree rural views, relaxing activities like croquet, pool, feeding the animals, and cooking in the welcoming kitchen. We have been 3x with various families, and always come away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Wonderful hosts, just a slice of peace and beauty.

Thank aimeew291
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We've just returned from a lovely Easter break staying in the villa. The kids loved being surrounded by the farm and animals, we had a great swim in the river just ten minutes up the road, many games of croquet, walks, and all in all a brilliant time. The villa is a friendly old house with beautiful views, and lots...

Thank kirstinm638
Reviewed 30 January 2013

We enjoyed 2 nights at Mairenui, staying in The Retreat on the occassion of our honeymoon. We loved the complete peace and quiet and privacy of this special house. The view from the bedroom was hard to pull ourselves away from. We also enjoyed a few hours down at the river with the private swimming holes. This is the perfect...

Thank Mieke1wellington
SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat, responded to this review

We were so pleased you spent time at the Retreat, and we're glad it gave you a chance to unwind. Hope we see you again!

South Molton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2013

This farmstay is in a stunning, peaceful location. My husband and I spent two nights in the villa and wished we could have stayed longer. The villa is very well equipped with everything you need and more, aswell as a gas bbq. It has real character and is incredibly good value for money. We really enjoyed the tranquility of this...

Thank Swansea_Girl_1
SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! It's so nice to have people appreciate the special qualities of our old villa. Would love to have you back if you ever make it to NZ again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Our 2 night stay at this beautiful rural retreat off the beaten tourist track was a highlight for our visitors from Canada. Perfect place to unwind, take a walk and read a book. Wonderful dinner with Sue and David who are generous and informative hosts that soon feel like friends. Will return whenever we can.

Thank Katherine W
SweetSueNZ, Owner at Mairenui Rural Retreat, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to share Mairenui with you & your family from Canada. We'll look forward to having you to stay again - another dinner, another evening of conversation!

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Additional Information about Mairenui Rural Retreat

Address: Ruahine Road | RD 54, 4774, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island
Price Range: $129 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Three choices of accommodation. I like the Villa”
carolc430, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Had the front bedroom with a view down the valley. Recommend it”
peteri1, 4 Dec 2012 | Read review
“I stayed in two different rooms. Both were great”
RickM881, 17 Dec 2011 | Read review
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