after a long drive, i was a little apprehensive about what we were going to get. however, after a great meal in their fair priced restaurant, & a great sleep in the peacful surroundings, we were ready to relax for a couple of days.
the grounds are beautiful, however the tracks were not for the unprepared(i.e good hiking shoes). they are great walking tracks, classic kiwiana style.
the views from the bedrooms were amazing, & set up in such a way, you could wash in the luxurious shower & look out over the valley, or close the wall off for privacy.
even the restaurant had amazing views of auckland city. the food served was wonderful, & although they were short of 1 meal after an unexpected influx, they were quick to remedy the issue for dinner the following night. i was happy with the price of the meals, but i eat out very often, & i know what to expect. they were of a high quality, well presented, & tasted great too. they were not over priced, & neither was the drinks menu. in addition to this, i have never in my life had a cooked breakfast at a restaurant for so cheap!
the only thing i would like to have changed, would be availability of a water cooler, or somewhere onsite to purchase bottled water or drinks, during the day.
having worked in customer service for 20+ years & spent some of that in the hospitality industry, i can say, i was very impressed with the service given by all the staff.
- Also Known As:
- Auckland`s Waitakere Estate Hotel Waiatarua
- Auckland`s Waitakere Estate Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aucklands Waitakere Estate is set in a stunning rainforest setting only 30 kilometres from Auckland City and the Airport. The property is a 17 room 4 star boutique hotel with restaurant and lounge bar facilities. The hotel's ridge top setting provides magnificent views of the surrounding rainforest and of Auckland City. There are extensive bush walking options on-site and in the surrounding Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park. The spectacular West Coast beaches are also neraby. ... more less
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