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Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waiatarua
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel really is secretly stashed away on the outskirts of Auckland. Upon our arrival, my wife and I were given a warm and genuine welcome by the fantastic receptionist, Maddie! We were then shown around and given some excellent advice about the local area. The staff were all friendly and genuine, the rooms were spacious, clean and had brilliant views of the rainforest surroundings. A very reasonable rate for a room, 149 NZD. This was another fantastic experience!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you for your comments, we do have a great secluded spot in the rainforest only 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland and the Airports. Our friendly team are all part of the friendly kiwi hospitality we endeavor to provide for all of our guests.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful one night stay which was absolutely amazing at the Waitakere Estate which is situated in the rain forest of the Waitakere Ranges. We secured a deal which included bed and breakfast and was just what two very stressed friends needed. The room was really lovely overlooking the swimming pool with a balcony facing towards the wonderful night views of the city, it was very clean and very comfortable. Dinner was just such a wonderful experience, food was first class and the professionalism of the chef Atesh and his presentation was second to none. Both Atesh and Reshi the waiter were just so attentive to every detail of our choice of menu. The restaurant has the view of the twinkling lights of the city and the Sky Tower. Breakfast was also superb and wonderfully presented. From our arrival to departure all staff were extremely friendly, helpful and could not do enough for us as their guests.
Such a fabulous setting with lovely walks through the rain forest. Would love to return in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 which was has lovely views from 2 windows onto the rain forest just fabulous
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed our beautiful part of the world. We do strive to provide our guests with great service and fine cuisine from our award winning Chefs. Our website is the best place to keep an eye on for special deals and packages for our guests.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is not your typical Hotel - Excellent Exclusive Luxury –and not too far from the busy city. Auckland Waitakere Estate Hotel in the Waitakere Ranges lived up to all their advertising stated. It was just the place to unwind and in our case celebrate a Wedding Anniversary. The hotel is surrounded by native bush - out of the way and overlooks Auckland City. The ambience is fantastic - What really stood out for us was the professionalism of the staff and the whole experience. From the time of our arrival the staff fussed over us. As we looked out at the twinkling lights of Auckland City from the restaurant we thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful meal and superb wine.
The morning breakfast was also superb. Auckland Waitakere Estate is well worth the trip. We would certainly recommend this Hotel and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

We are glad you enjoyed the celebration of your special occasion at Auckland's Waitakere Estate. The Hotel is in a stunning and peaceful location only 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland. We are pleased you recognised our staff efforts and will pass on your comments to them. We look forward to hosting you for another special occasion.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We have have just returned home from a wonderful High Tea this afternoon. My Mum asked for a high tea experience for her 'significant' birthday. My brother decided that this would be the place. None of us had ever been here before. Our youngest daughter, age 10, has multiple food allergies and I was concerned about what she would be able to eat when I first looked at the menu online. I phoned the reception and Madeleine was most helpful, saying the Head Chef would be able to cater for her food needs. A few days later, he phoned me directly and we spoke about what he could make for her. Together we came up with a menu just for her. Today, my daughter felt part of the celebration. All her food was presented as high tea as well, and she gave everything a go. She wanted to thank the Chefs personally for her special High Tea. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to have the celebration at a place where we didn't have to worry about an anaphylactic reaction and that she could try out foods that she hadn't eaten before. We really liked the personal touch on the birthday plates as well.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

We do appreciate your feedback and acknowledgements of the contribution of our staff to ensure your High tea at Auckland's Waitakere Estate was a great celebration and success.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have just come back from a lovely night away at the Waitakere Estate. We were lucky enough to secure a special deal which included dinner and Breakfast. We received first class service from all the staff we came in contact with. Had an excellent dinner Saturday night and breakfast was great this morning. The grounds are very well kept and nice walks around the perimeter, with views of the rain forest all around. Plan to come back again when the weather warms up

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed our beautiful surroundings at Auckland's Waitakere Estate.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We loved the location of this hotel. It was set in beautiful New Zealand bush with stunning views over the city. It was lovely and quiet there, the perfect place to relax. Staff were helpful and friendly and there were a few lovely little extra touches. We booked a room and breakfast package and loved the food. We also dined in the restaurant for dinner and enjoyed our meal. We received a discount which made it good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Manager at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for your comments, we do appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed our piece of paradise.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Really nice place to stay for a conference. Restaurant was good breakfast lunch and dinner. Enjoyed some really good meals here. Love the lobby bar. Really nice feel to it. Great walking trails in the rain forest. Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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AucklandsWaitakereEs, Owner at Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you for your comments. Auckland's Waitakere Estate is in a spectacular rainforest location in close proximity to Auckland City.

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Additional Information about Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate

Address: 573 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Auckland 0650, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Waiatarua
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waiatarua
Price Range: £79 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the heart of luxury at Auckland’s Waitakere Estate and retreat to the peaceful surroundings and breathtaking scenery of the native rainforest, only thirty minutes from Auckland. Escape the everyday and experience the magic of this spectacular rainforest retreat, featuring sweeping views that overlook the lush forest and native bush, on to Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Great in every season, Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate offers luxury accommodation and premier facilities within easy reach of the city. We have something for everyone, whether it’s relaxing amidst our beautiful grounds and gardens, exploring the magnificent open spaces of the Waitakere Ranges, or tempting yourself with a superb meal or high tea at our stylish restaurant. No matter your agenda or interests, our friendly welcoming staff will delight and indulge you, ensuring that your holiday is a truly authentic New Zealand Experience. Book today and immerse yourself in this elegant rain forest setting. ... more   less 
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