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Heartsong Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Pictures don't do it justice...”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

My husband and I spent the weekend on Waiheke eating fabulous meals, and drinking excellent wines. That said, the best part was 'coming home' to Heartsong and enjoying the tranquil setting and warm hospitality. Trisha really made you feel at home, and was a wonderful host. We stayed in the Nikau suite, and saw the other rooms and all were equally intimate, making for a very romantic getaway and recharge. We'll be back...

PS enjoying a relaxing hour at sunset at the boat shed is a must.

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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Expectations - we had none. Open minded, peaceful, spiritual, luxurious. The detail, the comfort were beyond what we imagined a retreat would be. Trish was the perfect hostess, informative, very holistic in her approach and we felt her passion for life. She imparted some of this to us to which we are very great full. We came away very relaxed and content - well nourished in mind body and sole.
Thank you Trish, we will be back in the summer.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Sumpremely enjoyable location, accomodation and hospitality

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

If you want to stay in a quiet corner of paradise with the loveliest hosts in the world, this one's for you! The accommodation is luxurious, with loving care given to the smallest details. And best of all are your hosts Trisha and Robin - warm, welcoming and just delightful!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Waiheke Island is its own world, moving at its own pace and in its own way. It is perfectly Kiwi. It works on the values of trust, honesty and gentle regard. Heartsong Retreat is a jewel within a remarkable island community. Rob and Trish's creation is exquisite. The accommodation demonstrates great attention to detail, spoiling its inhabitants with facilities and furnishings which clearly display their creators' taste for beauty, function and quality. The Cottage and its environment are a true class act. Heaven was sitting on the open veranda having breakfast in the warm morning sunshine, surrounded by the sights and sounds of a superb garden, with the faint lapping of the waves on the beach only a stone throw away. Paradise found.

Room Tip: The Cottage is a fabulous first choice, but all the other choices also impress.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Heartsong surpassed our expectations!! From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed with the offer of a lovely cup of tea/ coffee and home-made biscuits. Our accommodation (the Cabana) was extremely comfortable, quiet and relaxing with its lovely bush setting, but still afforded us a view over the lovely sheltered Bay. We enjoyed the wonderful, relaxing spa amid the bush and birdsong - the temperature was perfect. Trish and Robin are the perfect hosts, genuinely warm and friendly who obviously enjoy sharing their wonderful home with all their guests. The breakfast was delicious with many home-made treats and I really appreciated the extra effort Trish made to accommodate my dietary requirements (gluten free). We will definitely be back and highly recommend this special place to anyone seeking an escape from the rat race..

Room Tip: The Cabana is the smallest of the rooms. Really suited us as we did not have much luggage and we ar...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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North Bondi, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

I came as a stranger, I left as a friend... and that is only due to the lovely owners...add the beauty and taste of the accomodation, the hot spa in the rainforest under the stars, a healthy yummy breakfast and the PEACE.....( I started swimming as quietly as possible nmot to disturb teh peace of teh area!), the closeness to the natural park an dteh Waiheke community and vinyards... just everything is paradise. Highly recommended. Treat yourself or your loved one.

Room Tip: Al rooms are very charming and beautiful in their own way...Cottage and Cabana have probably most pr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Heartsong Retreat
Address: 8 Omiha Road | Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Heartsong Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stunning property with private beach access, Heartsong Retreat is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Walk down the private path to the beach and a heritage boatshed is the perfect place to relax and read or watch the sunset. Guests have free access to the dinghy and kayaks. Accommodation options include a gorgeous cottage set in private gardens,a self-contained Cabana/studio and the comfortable Kereru and Nikau rooms with private external access. A generous and delicious continental breakfast is provided. ... more   less 
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