My best advice to anyone in a camper van would be: don't bother. (we were in a little one, heaven help anyone in something bigger). The whole, beautiful, eco site is fabulous. Turn up in a van, though and you can , effectively, sleep in the car park. Pretty frosty (cool?)reception at reception, walked around to get a feeling for the place, to be met by scowls from the "regulars". We had booked, we knew what to expect from reviews on here, but if you want paying guests they have to be able to reach you - and for most of us on a holiday that is for a limited time- that means a vehicle. We were drifting around the North Island and stayed at another, low impact eco site - that really ringed the changes - the difference between eco tourist friendly and hippie haven. (I grew up in one in the seventies , which is where Solscape is stuck). Sorry , Solscape. Not good enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YHA Raglan, Solscape makes for a relaxing retreat overlooking the surf. Diverse eco accommodations from beautifully simplistic to luxurious with options to suit all budgets - each lightening our ecological footprint. Our self-contained options offer a comfortable stay with private facilities for couples, families or small groups. For those happy to share facilities take your pick from recycled railway cabooses and earth domes or experience glamping in our Tipi Forest Retreat set in native bush. The Te Ao Whanga Eco Camp provides a limited number of tent and van sites with solar heated showers and an indoor-outdoor kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Solscape Hotel Raglan