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Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat
Reviewed 17 February 2012

A perfect romantic getaway for valentines. We were looking for somewhere to get away to enjoy each others company and this was brilliant. Our hosts left us alone to do our own thing but were available when we needed them. Dinner was delicious and Petra had made contact with us prior to make sure there was nothing we would prefer not to have. We were able to have dinner away from other guests which suited us perfectly. The outdoor bath at night in the light rain was bliss!

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed at the lodge for three days. We knew it was going to be good when we saw the handwritten welcome note on a board outside the entrance. We were warmly greeted by Petra, who showed us to our suite. There are only three suites here. We chose the Kauri Suite, which was extremely comfortable. We were lucky enough to be the only guests staying at the time so we received 100% attention from Petra and Reinhard - they are superb hosts. Each morning after a tasty breakfast we discussed dinner options with Reinhard, who never failed to deliver top-quality food - and plenty of it!

The property is about 5km out of Whangamata, up a gravel road. It has beautiful grounds, well maintained by Reinhard. There are bush walks, or you can simply lie down on your deck and enjoy the surroundings.

The cleanliness standard is high; if we had any improvement suggestion, it would be that larger towels would benefit the offering.

This is a unique place - don't expect a "luxury international 5 star hotel" they are all too common. This is a completely different offer, but equally as good in it's own way.

We'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

A BIG THANKYOU to Petra & Reinhard for the wonderful anniversary treat at their special lodge. The suite was awesome, the dinner was superb, the glow worms were sparkling and the bath was a lot of fun. We enjoyed every minute of it and it was great to listen to the many amazing stories from the interesting lives of our hosts. We have been visitng Bushland Park Lodge for many years now and it never ceases to amaze us with how much passion and attention to detail Petra & Reinhard plan and prepare everything - from the bubble bath by the pond to the specially cut grappa glasses from Italy. Reinhard keeps exploring new recipes in the kitchen and came up with a beautifully created 5 course menu for our special evening - simply superb!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Bushland Park Lodge is a great B&B, in a quite location, close to good walks and surrounded by lush sub-tropical forest.

We truly enjoyed our stay. The house is warm and very welcoming, and they’re helpful hosts, with a lot of local knowledge, and recommendations for good walks to take and things to do. We loved Reinhard’s excellent cooking and Petra wonderful hospitality. We felt very comfortable.
Thanks Petra & Reinhard.

Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Beautiful scenary, AMAZING food, and lovely hosts!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

Our November wedding was a dream at Bushland Park Lodge. Petra's amazing attention to detail ensured that planning was no drama and both Petra and Reinhard ensured that every little detail was looked after. We were married on the lawn in front of a beautiful flowering cabbage tree, with the stunning twin kauri trees overlooking us nearby, making a beautiful backdrop for our photos. Our guests were blown away with the beautiful surroundings, delicious food catered by Reinhard, and the fairytale like setting in the marquee as the night set in. We were super impressed by the devine outdoor bath, enjoying champagne and candlelight at midnight was a lovely unique experience that I will never forget. The Kauri suite was beautiful and comfortable, and breakfast possibly the best I have tasted! Thank-you Petra and Reinhard, Bushland Park was the perfect wedding venue.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

I had a wonderful retreat from the rat race of the big city and stayed at Bushland Park Lodge. nor being sure quite what to expect and was plesantly suprised.
Petra and Reinhard are two of the most delightful people I have met. They are the perfect hosts and respected my need for peace and quiet as well as making feel totally welcome.
Reinhard's food is sensational! Cooked with total professionalism and very generous portions.
This place oozes with warmth, charm and personality with special surprises such as the glow worms and the outside bath which is a must do - even in the rain.
I will definately be returning when I next need to re charge.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat

Address: 444 Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata 3691, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whangamata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Whangamata
Price Range: £400 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat in Whangamata created its own speciality for a high quality and very personal hosting. The owners "Petra & Reinhard" love to share their passion with their guests for fine dining, glass-art & pure nature with New Zealand "bush & beach". Exclusively only 3 fortunate couples experience this very unique place in the Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand with a variety of attractive features: A private glow-worm grotto just 3 minutes from your dining table. Outdoors, close to the lily pond and with total privacy a "Double Slipper Bath" to gaze at the Milky Way stars with Champagne & Candles. Your "private Chef" offers high class cuisine in the Lodge's dining wine cellar; often on his own created art glass dinnerware. Bush walks to the famous Wentworth Falls start at the doorstep, and glorious white-sand beaches are only a few minutes' drive away. Two golf courses close by. Bushland Park Lodge is not just a stop along the way, but a destination in its own right. ... more   less 
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