We were visiting a sick relative in Waihi so the trip was not really a holiday. However The Falls Retreat made it as good as it could have been. I booked the Rose Cottage on Wotif after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. But they didn't prepare me for just how gorgeous the area is & how perfect the cottage is. It is decorated in such a lovely & homely way. We loved the very cute & comfy bedroom upstairs (the linen smelt so nice!) & the fireplace downstairs. & then there were all the little extra things eg. the rose on the table, the pinecones & kindling for the fire, the great selection of dvds & books. Booking on Wotif included a cooked breakfast (bacon & eggs) delivered to our door. The waterfalls right nearby are breathtaking. If you happen to pass through Waihi, this is definitely the place to stay. Thank you Emma!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to this peaceful haven in the Karangahake Gorge and experience fantastic walks, trout fishing, stunning scenery and great food and wine. 2 charming, self contained cottages in a beautiful setting along the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway with amazing views of Owharoa Falls. Both cottages are 1 bedroom (queen size bed) with kitchen facilities and ensuite bathroom and rollaway beds are also available to accommodate extra guests /children.A basket of breakfast provisions is included in our rates with cooked breakfast and evening meals available on request (extra charge)A warm welcome awaits you at this slice of paradise! ... more less