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Sue C

An absolute must-do in Hawke's Bay

Review of Mangapapa Hotel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 Apr 2021
We celebrated Mother's Day early with a High Tea this afternoon. From the setting to the service to the food, it exceeded our expectations (which were high). It was a special occasion price, but certainly value for money. Really looking forward to trying breakfast and dinner.
Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 1 May 2021
Dear Sue,

Wow, thank you so much for your recommendation 'absolute must-do in Hawke's Bay'. We definitely feel our high teas are special and worth taking time out to enjoy on a visit to the bay. Our chefs bake and create fresh, every sweet treat and savoury item everyday and a lot of work goes into making the guest experience extra special.
We can't wait to welcome you back to enjoy our accommodation, and other restaurant services like our breakfast and fine dining dinners. Definitely recommend our five course set menu with wine pairing!
See you again soon.

With thanks,
The Mangapapa Team
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    Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

    We were given a voucher to dine at Mangapapa and we had never been so we were really looking forward to the experience. We booked for the 3 course chef suprise meal however we actually had 6 in total. So great value for money.
    The venue is breath taking and you certainly can't fault the service.
    The restaurant itself is lovely. The tables are well spaced out but given its so quiet you can easily hear the only other couples conversatio and obviously they could hear ours...this was fine once more people arrived. Our only complaint was the very dirty chairs. Huge stains on the ones at our table.
    The meal was absolutely divine from start to finish. We loved that they source all their produce locally as well.
    The crispy skinned snapper that we for our entree was delicious. The sauce that it was teamed with was so rich and full of flavour.
    The main was definitely our favourife. The beef cheek just melted in your mouth and the jus was so good! If they sold it I would have brought bucket loads!!
    All in all a beautiful evening. We definitely would like to go back for the winter menu.

    Date of stay: April 2021
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Mangapapa Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Mangapapa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

    Dear Lisa,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. The beef cheek is definitely delicious and we always want to give value for your money so it is great to read that you think this. We offer a peaceful elegant space to dine and its great to see you enjoyed this.
    We do apologise for the stained chair, this has been immediately addressed and we are correcting the situation. We hope to see you again in the future so we can improve your experience with us and provide another beautiful evening enjoying our delicious winter menu.

    With thanks,
    The Mangapapa Team

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    Reviewed 4 April 2021

    Hubby and I celebrated our Anniversary here yesterday and were not disappointed. From the friendly greeting on arrival to outstanding degustation dinner and breakfast the following morning. We enjoyed champagne on arrival out on the terrace plus a wine tasting before dinner. The food was amazing and thoughtfully presented.
    Our room was large elegant and very clean. Super comfy bed and pillows with a turn down service at night.
    The Garden and grounds are a pleasure to walk around with the added bonus of having a Spa, Sauna, Gym and seasonal Swimming Pool.
    The staff are extremely friendly and professional and we would not hesitate to come here again for either the food, accommodation or both. Keep up the good work Mangapapa.

    Date of stay: April 2021
    Thank mobobs1623
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    Mangapapa Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Mangapapa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

    Dear Mobobs1623,

    Thank you for your five star review of our hotel and Happy Anniversary again. Fifty years is fantastic and we are so happy to hear we could make the celebrations special. Plus it is so wonderful to read how you have enjoyed every aspect of what we have to offer, including the rooms, restaurant, gardens, spa and service. We hope to see you again soon.

    With thanks
    The Mangapapa Team

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    Reviewed 29 March 2021

    We drove in along a tree line driveway to the reception where we were greeted and shown to our suite. The young woman who guided us was able to tell us a lot about the beautiful property.
    Our suite was glamourous and comfortable. We dined out in Napier but we found we had received a special turn down service on our return which was a lovely surprise.
    Breakfast in the morning was a very pleasant experience with food that was beautifully presented, served by friendly staff.
    We would love to enjoy Mangapapa Hotel again in the future.

    Date of stay: March 2021
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    Mangapapa Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Mangapapa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

    Dear Verniris,

    Yes we do love the entrance to our hotel with its gorgeous trees and the homestead just ahead ready to greet you. The property has great history for Hawke's Bay and the team take great pride in showing guests this. We are so pleased you also enjoyed our special turn down service that we do for every guest to ensure they are looked after from morning until sleep.
    We cant wait to welcome your return, please ensure you contact our team directly when booking as we love to tailor your booking to you personally as much as possible.

    See you again
    The Mangapapa Team

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    Reviewed 23 March 2021

    Mangapapa Hotel provides luxury accommodation and dining at a still affordable price point. Everything about our stay was warm and comfortable, we could not have asked for anything better. The staff, our room, and our dining experience was all superb.

    Date of stay: March 2021
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    Mangapapa Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Mangapapa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

    Dear Roam744918,

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and your five star rating. As a team, we are so pleased to see we offered value for money and provided a great service to you. We hope to see you return to the hotel soon.

    Kind regards
    The Mangapapa Team

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    Reviewed 1 March 2021

    We stayed for two wonderful nights at Mangapapa and were not disappointed. The staff were so helpful, the surrounds amazing and my goodness the food was to die for. Our room was so spacious and private. Overall top marks team. We will be back.

    Room tip: The Lady Wattie annex was lovely.
    Date of stay: February 2021
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    Mangapapa Hotel, General Manager at Mangapapa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2021

    Thank you for your wonderful review. It was great hosting you at Mangapapa Hotel and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Josie, Mangapapa Hotel

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