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“Happy Birthday Celebration” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Vines
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Happy Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Thank you Mary and Hamish for a truly memorable weekend every aspect of our stay was stunning the setting overlooking the Pool the Tennis court and the Doves nesting on the Dove cote.
Then the evening with outstanding food wines and a roaring fire with the most perfect mine hosts
What more could you want than the most comfortable bed .
And of course a return visit very soon...........

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Pleased your birthday was a great surprise for you they had gone to a lot of trouble to keep it a surprise for you and of course we turned on the weather for you all see you again soon.
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The vines is a great location, has great food and the welcome is very friendly. A great place to relax and unwind. Set amongst some lovely vineyards, we will be visiting again towards the end of the year, highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Austintanyafred
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Well what can I say for you was a stunning weekend weather great watching you have a game of
tennis then have a go on the bikes now that was a laugh.
Look forward to seeing you back
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My family and I absolutely loved our time at "The Vines". The property is beautiful and Mary is a fabulous host. Mary really does do above and beyond, from the homemade chocolate chippie biscuits on arrival to the muffins to go - she is a super star host :) We would highly recommend The Vines to others whether is be for a family holiday or a relaxing get away. We will defiantly be back again next year.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank 65ShareeC
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Loved having you all to stay for horse of the year look forward to seeing you all next year.
and a pleasure to meet all your family thank you.
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Mary and Hamish are hosts that enjoy what they do...and it shows. From cozy chats over wine and cheese in the evenings, to spontaneous invitations to watch the grapes in their estate being harvested in the dawn, Mary and Hamish are so sincere about making their guests comfortable and making sure our needs are met. Located in the heart of the Triangle of wineries, the Vines was peaceful but also a good base for exploring the nearby vineyards. Thank you for making our 2 night stay in hawkes bay so memorable!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
A big thank you and yes you did have a amazing time here in New Zealand pleased you stayed
in the Hawkes Bay you got to see first hand the picking of the vintage harvest up close .
We will meet again.Take care and keep having fun
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Mary you were outstanding, you went above and beyond our expectations. We went to Hastings from new Plymouth for a hens party to do the on yer bike winery tour what a Blast! Mary your homes are beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Excellent location, and wonderful food. highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Great to see you all having fun.
All you girls made this happed for the bride and the weather was great .Pleased you all had a fun weekend.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We have just spent three glorious days with Mary and Hamish in Hawkes Bay. The setting is fabulous, in the middle of a vineyard with easy access to the many wonderful wineries in the area. Lunch at Elephant Hills was very special.
Anyone can provide comfort, cleanliness and good service but hospitality with out pretence of the like we received at The Vines from Mary and Hamish is a rare find. The food is excellent but the atmosphere is casual and you still feel you can dress up for the occasion if you wish.
Thanks for a memorable time.
Mike

  • Stayed March 2014
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the vines we will meet again perhaps when we come to
Scotland I said you arrive as strangers and leave as friends and that did happen for Hamish and my self .Take care and travel safe.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just had the most fantastic few days staying with Mary and Hamish at the Vines. The setting is wonderful and the hospitality endless. Mary is a brilliant cook and the legendary muffins are to die for. In fact,I've got a bit of a "muffin top" myself now after eating so many of them!!! Mary and Hamish we love you and we look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon.

Dorothy.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dorothy878
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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Hope the muffins go down well for you back home pleased you enjoyed the wineries here in the
Hawkes Bay and the weather played a great part see you soon and enjoy the rest of your trip through out New Zealand as you will be back to the cold weather.
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Property: The Vines
Address: 1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Hawke's Bay Region
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Self Contained Cottage and Boutique Bed and Breakfast... Relax and enjoy the tranquil setting of our 30 acre vineyard in the Hawkes Bay. Tickle the taste buds and visit a large range of wineries. Treat yourself to a round of golf or shopping in Hawkes Bay. Relax around the swimming pool or tennis court and enjoy the outdoor living. Picnic hampers/catering available upon request. Breakfast is included as part of the tariff in "The B and B" rooms only. Short drive to Hastings, Havelock North and Napier. Some of the Hawkes Bays leading wineries and venues are nearby. Cycle to Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus Winery, Te Awa vinyard, Trinity Hill and Sileni Estate. ... more   less 

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