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Waitakere Estate

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New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I thought I would treat my wife to a night away, looking through grab one there was a six course degustation meal and room. We have stayed here before for a friends wedding and thought It would be nice to come back. As usual...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waitakere Estate has a unique location high on a ridge in the Waitakere Ranges - surrounded by prime podocarp rain forest (amazing stands of kauri and rimu) yet with panoramic views to Auckland City and beyond (Rangitoto Is and the Coromandel Peninsula can be seen...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank max r
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Over priced,and under delivered. The cakes and scones where dry and some the favour did not go together. One of our party had to go into the kitchen to ask for some hot water Limited savourysMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephen256
AucklandsWaitakereEs, Guest Relations Manager at Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our restaurant. I am very sorry that the experience was not as expected. I am reviewing the menu offerings and quality with our team and would like to reassure you that improvements have been...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Very relaxing with 6 course deguststation dinner. Rooms and beds comfortable Very pleasant staff Reasonable priced

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S1959XQjohnh
Reviewed December 1, 2018

My wife & I stayed one night for a birthday celebration, & I must say we could find no fault. I must say our first impression was not great, as they are having alterations, but from check in onwards, all was great. The check in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We are Kiwis who live in Auckland and booked this for a special occasion. The website is very enticing and sets the level of expectation quite high so we were pretty disappointed when we arrived to find that the hotel was in the middle of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ruby T
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We’ve had training for a couple of days and overnight stay at Waitakere Estate last month. Good food - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Views are stunning - nice scenic drive to and from the venue.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlejaNZro
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Located in Scenic Drive, getting there was a bit of a mission due to the winding and narrowing road through the forest. The place was a bit dated and very rustic - does not appeal to me. Food was okay but not exceptional.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlejaNZro
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed in our date night. Room with a garden was completely non existent... Room absolutely stunk of mould which was obviously hidden with a chemical smell of bleach spreyed on carpets... So strong all night and stench over powering. On the upside the food...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bencjsmumma
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive into the Waitakeres and the long winding driveway built up the mystery for our first visit to the estate. Unfortunately they are undergoing a build of a new wing right now so the grounds are in a bit of chaos. However the buildings...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BenjaminL3149
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Response from Julie G | Reviewed this property |
They certainly won't be disappointed, apart from what I have already written, what I forgot to say was , that customer service is excellent as is the food.
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