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MERCURY RIDGE

745 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591 New Zealand
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Mercury Ridge offers elegant boutique Coromandel accommodation with enviable views across picturesque Cooks Beach and Mercury Bay. The charming, modern mediterranean villa is nestled in an elevated, north-facing position encased by an orchard, vineyard and native reserve. Here, you’ll experience a peaceful and relaxing stay among nature with achingly beautiful scenery at every turn. Mercury Ridge is located enviably in one of the most scenic, convenient and peaceful parts of the Coromandel Peninsula. It is only a few minutes’ walk to the charming township of Cooks Beach or a short, 15-minute drive to the famous Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove, some of New Zealand’s most recognisable attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Complimentary welcome drink
Canoeing offsite
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English
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EvdWRotterdam wrote a review 9 Apr
Rotterdam248 contributions97 helpful votes
We loved the beautiful location and atmosphere in this quiet, small scale, and high quality lodge. The owners are super helpful and friendly, the views overlooking the bay are superb, and the breakfast is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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SSBasketball wrote a review Mar 2024
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We just spent six weeks in New Zealand. Mercury Ridge tied for our favorite amongst 16 hosts. The host is an incredible chef. The breakfasts are off the charts and his recommendations for restaurants was perfect. We did have a car at this location and used it, but a lot of activities are within walking distance. The host went out of his way to ensure that every detail of our stay was exactly to our liking. I would highly recommend Mercury Ridge.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: It is at the top of the hill so be prepared for the one-lane road or walk. We walked it several...
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent wrote a review Mar 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom2427 contributions400 helpful votes
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What a fabulous place! We loved our stay at Mercury Ridge. Everything was perfect - the room, the views, and the hospitality. I really couldn’t find anything negative to say. Tom does a fabulous job with breakfast every morning. The eggs Benedict on potato rosti were fabulous! We also loved the complimentary goodies in the room, including chocolates, crisis, biscuits and a range of cold drinks, plus the usual tea and coffee. The views over Cooks beach bay are jaw-dropping and we loved watching the sunrise and sunset each day. This is truly a special place - just go!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon G wrote a review Feb 2024
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions10 helpful votes
Fabulous location in the hills overlooking Cooks Beach. We were in the Bosun suite which was large and very comfortable - Nespresso machine much appreciated. Breakfast lovely and eaten sitting outside on the verandah. Tom our host very helpful - had spades for going to hot water beach. Tip, aim to get there about 2hours 30mins ahead of low tide so you have pick of places to dig, gets crowded later even when as we did outside school holisays
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Julie G wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic and spotlessly clean accommodation with amazing views. Jo organised our booking for a lovely lunch and wine tasting at the winery next door. Tom greeted us on arrival and answered our questions about the local area. A breakfast with a wide choice was prepared and served by Tom and his dad John. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay and can’t recommend Mercury Ridge highly enough.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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practicepacker wrote a review Nov 2023
United Kingdom136 contributions73 helpful votes
I was travelling with family and we stayed in the East Wing and adjacent Lodge Suite. This gave us our own separate 2 bedroom apartment, with a separate entrance. The kitchenette in the East Wing was well appointed, and Tom graciously offered us the use of additional equipment from the Lodge's main kitchen if we needed it. On arrival, we were met with a wonderful Charcuterie Board & a welcome glass of wine after a long drive down from North of Auckland (SH25A was still closed at this point). Tom's breakfasts were great. All the produce was fresh and cooked to order. The views over Cooks Beach were amazing. Toms's local knowledge was invaluable for advising us on where to go and what to do. I cannot recommend Mercury Ridge highly enough for a luxurious stay in the Coromandel.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Howard G wrote a review Mar 2023
Bushey, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on a 5 week tour of NZ and our recent stay at Mercury Ridge wull be remembered as an experience of the highest calibre. The B & B, if it can be called that, has been decorated magnificently. No stone has been left unturned in providing an exceptional experience. From the moment we arrived, we were bowled over by every aspect of the property. This is an outstanding property with magnificent views over the bay. The room itself was very tastefully decorated including a free standing bath. Tom was a magnificent host. On arrival, we were greeted with a wine and cheese platter, the mini bar was on a complimentary basis and was topped up daily, breakfasts were of the highest quality and Tom was always available to help book trips or advise on what to do. Thank you Tom for making our stay as one of our highlights of our trip
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Date of stay: March 2023
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TinaLLea wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand134 contributions75 helpful votes
Arriving onto the property we were pleasantly surprised by not only the great location but the amazing property itself. It overlooks Cooks Beach, beside a boutique winery and a short walk to the best beach in the area. We had the top floor master suite that had complete privacy and expansive windows and deck overlooking the bay. The bed was very comfortable and the small touches like beach towels and complimentary mini bar was a great added touch. Tom our host made us feel welcome and comfortable as we enjoyed the use of the whole homestead - he can also whip up a very delish breakfast. We would highly recommend a getaway here.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mary R wrote a review Feb 2019
Midhurst, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time here. The location and views are stunning and the property is beautifully done. The host was very friendly and thoughtful. We will definitely be back if we can. It is well worth it.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Runar N wrote a review Jan 2019
Drobak, Norway855 contributions285 helpful votes
A great place with a fantastic view over the bay and surroundings. And Rick, the owner and host, is the best host you can think of. Only a few rooms make this feeling you are visiting his home, and a nice breakfast is also served each day. They even served us a great Christmas dinner which we ate together with Rick and his son. A great stay we always will remember
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Date of stay: December 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$729 - $904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitiangaCooks Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about MERCURY RIDGE
Which popular attractions are close to MERCURY RIDGE?
Nearby attractions include Hahei Beach Walk (4.5 km), Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (2.7 km), and Cathedral Cove Walk (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at MERCURY RIDGE?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at MERCURY RIDGE?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at MERCURY RIDGE?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at MERCURY RIDGE?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MERCURY RIDGE?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purangi Winery Pizzeria, Blue Ginger, and Kaizen At Go Vino.
Does MERCURY RIDGE offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Does MERCURY RIDGE have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.