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    Maraehako Bay Retreat

    State Highway 35 | Waihau Bay, Opotiki 3199, New Zealand
    Lowest prices for your stay
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (30)
    Room & Suite (9)
    Pool & Beach (4)
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good13%
    • Average0%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible13%
    Travellers talk about
    “the kitchen” (3 reviews)
    “km” (2 reviews)
    “modest” (2 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    5 Nov6 Nov
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviews (15)
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    1 - 5 of 15 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    I did not enjoy my stay in this hostel. We stayed here with the Stray Bus company, which I have really enjoyed so far, but I did not like this particular hostel, and most of my fellow travellers felt the same. The blankets we got...More

    Thank Lynn F
    Response from MaraehakoRetreat, Manager at Maraehako Bay RetreatResponded 4 days ago

    I remember you couple that come with stray, all I herd was moans on your holiday from the other travelers, for my Retreat it is keep very clean when gest arrive I show them arround the Retreat and yes it is very tidy , the...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Very bad experience at Maraehako bay retreat. We called the owner to warn him that we were going to arrive at 9.pm instead of 8.30pm as planned in our booking. So 30min late, on a 8 hours trip during this day. The answer was unacceptable...More

    Thank Alexis S
    Response from MaraehakoRetreat, Manager at Maraehako Bay RetreatResponded 18 August 2017

    I'm sorry the place did not meet your expectations during your stay. Like you mentioned in your comment, we did have a member of the staff up to check you in, but I'm sorry that you felt uncomfortable at the time. We will take your...More

    Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

    The location here can't be beaten. It's secluded and beautiful, and I felt myself beginning to relax before I'd even stepped out of the car. Clean, comfortable facilities and amazing location. Incredible ambience. Awesome outdoor fire. Lying in bed, you can hear the waves breaking...More

    Thank novicekiwitraveller
    Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

    Love this place. Beautiful and peaceful, Awesome for the kids. But can get noisey over Xmas-new year period, with campers aloud to light firecrackers near tents is abit dangerous. But otherwise Friendly staff. A must stay!! Toilets may get abit dirty at busy peak season...More

    Thank matesnz
    Reviewed 15 January 2017

    A very relaxing and friendly place in an extremely quiet location. The view was the best view I've ever had when staying somewhere. I will definitely be going back. It was basic but clean, had everything we needed. The cats gorgeous, and very cheeky as...More

    Thank HJH1968
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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Things to do
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa
    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Bay of Plenty Region >
    • Opotiki
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    Traveller (30)
    Room & Suite (9)
    Pool & Beach (4)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (17)
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    "If you like the sea ask for sea view"
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    "If less agile, ask if the manager's daughter's room is available. It is a very nice room and next to..."
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    "Avoid the 6 bed dorm under the house"
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    "I think would all be great. Very small but a comfy bed was all you really need."
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