We arrived to a warm welcome and a cool iced tea at Te Waonui. It is right in town but feels a world away. It is a fairly large property but has been carefully designed to fit well into the environment. Our room was at the back of the hotel facing the rain forest. I think most of the rooms are designed to look into rain forest and thus privacy, but ours certainly filled that bill. The room was very nice, but it is just a room with a nice bath, bar area, desk area, and lanai with table and chairs (privacy screen from the neighbors). There was a welcoming split of champagne, brownies, cookies, and kiwis - nice welcome, indeed!
We had the 5-course degustation dinner and ate early and did not encounter crowds. The food was very good and the service attentive. There was a huge buffet breakfast the next day, with lots of good choices: eggs, potato cakes, bacon/sausage, salmon, fruit, pastries, cereals, juices, blood pudding sausage!
Hotel was nice enough to allow us a late check-out after we returned from a help-hike (reviewed separately).
We were quite pleased with our stay at Te WaonuiMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking