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 Guest Comments

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"Beautiful place! Well done and thank you for having us! We were pleased to have stayed here as part of our honeymoon. Blessings". (Mike & Sone)

"What a beautiful suite (Lake Hakanoa), so restful. Loved breakfast in the gazebo. Congratulations on your renovations of this gorgeous old building. The walls could tell a few tales!" (Paul & Rebecca)

"Romantic surprise from hubby - was not disappointed. Wonderful meal, excellent spa!" (Mike & Colleen)

"Great place to stay, enjoyed like anything, had a very great time." (Jimmy & Panjita)

"Absolutely gorgeous, very romantic, we just loved the peace and quiet and no phones or traffic noise. Everything beautifully presented. Thank you so much. xx" (John & Jo)

"Amazing weekend, amazing building - beautiful relaxing stay, very romantic dinner - wonderful hosts. Thank you very much, we will definitely be back." (Paul & Karin)

"Loved the bath, the privacy, the private dinner, everything!" (Carolyn & Walter)

"Absolutely stunning rooms and romantic environment. Thanks so much for being such welcoming wonderful hosts." (Vanessa & Anthony)

"Wonderful night. Room decorated beautifully. Lovely people. We believe your romantic dinner compares to our favourite Hamilton restaurant for flavour and 'yummyness'. Top class. Just drop the portion size a little :). Thanks." (Jarrod & Saranne)

"Our third time here for our anniversary (12th), and again, just a wonderful time of peace, quiet and relaxation. Will be seeing you same time next year! God bless you both, Eliza & Jerry".

"What a lovely, private retreat! We had a fabulous time, we loved our romantic dinner for 2 in the dining room". (Claire & Murray).

"Thanks so much for the wonderful stay. The surroundings are beautiful, the ambiance special and peaceful - the ideal environment for a romantic getaway". (Ray & Wendy)

"What a beautiful scene - thank you for letting us experience something magical. We had fun! Thank you for your hospitality." (Amar & Seshui)

"What a lovely Romantic weekend. Quiet, peaceful, meal/dinner was excellent and romantic. Thanks Jo & Brent, we will tell others.  All the best for the future." (Merv & Sue)

"Wow! What a romantic place to stay, all the little heart things made this short but lovely stay unforgettable, and we will be back, but for longer. Good luck for the future, this place will take off with word of mouth!" (Arron & Raylene)

"Thank you so much for a very comfortable and congenial stay in wonderful surroundings. We have really enjoyed getting to know you and hope and pray that this haven that you have created, will be of help to many people's lives. We will definitely stay again if we are back in the area. Thanks for being great hosts!" (Nigel & Jenny)

"Thank you very much for your warm hospitality and for making our stay enjoyable and relaxing. It was a fantastic start to our honeymoon." (Julia & Blair)

"Awesome stay, and awesome bath & shower! It's lovely, we loved it. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We'll definitely be recommending it to our friends!" (Pete & Voloy)

"What a fabulous place to celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. Luxurious, romantic and peaceful. We love your vision and courage to pursue it, whatever it costs. May God bless you a hundredfold and beyond your wildest dreams as you champion great marriages and sow into the lives of so many families and future generations. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!! (Ian & Annette)

"Thank you so much for a special start to our honeymoon. Your hospitality was outstanding. God bless" (Angelene & Ian)

"Great place to stay! Loved the views, spa, bed! Awesome service. Brent & Jo were very friendly, thanks. Will definitely be back again". (Jim & Anne)

"Dear Brent & Jo, this place is so very special, each room has been done with such love & care & the little things here make it so much more. This is such an awesome place to stay & get away & just enjoy being together. We will be back very soon! Thank you so very much, you both have made our stay so special. With blessings, Michelle & Maitland. PS Everyone we know will know about you and this place!

"Peaceful and serene! Thanks for an elegant and romantic getaway! Another honeymoon!" (Wendy & Brian)

"Thank you very much for your hospitality. The room was amazing and the attention to detail remarkable. We will only have good things to tell others." (Donovan & Surietha)

"Thank you very much Brent & Jo for your hospitality and kindness shown over the weekend. It made our 11th anniversary very pleasant. Enjoyed the sauna, and the excellent view out from the deck! Perfect place for couples to getaway and recharge those batteries. May the Lord bless you and continue to keep you well within His service. God bless." (Jerry & Eliza)

"Thank you, it was the perfect place to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Very relaxing and romantic. You've done an amazing job here, it's a beautiful getaway." (Nick & Therese)

"Absolutely beautiful place, love the peace and quiet, great way to get away from our busy lives for the weekend. Loved relaxing in the spa bath. Will be back to see completions and try out another suite. Thanks!" (Debbie & Wayne)

"Thank you for a great place 'setting' to stay. After 31 years of marriage it was great to be able to leave the outside world behind and concentrate on "Us". Here's to another 31 years of the Up's and Down's, the In's and Out's, being together is the BEST. Thanks for the rejuvenation!" (Ian & Joan)

"Thank you for the wonderful experience. We wish we could have stayed for longer! Beautifully restored rooms and view over the lake. It gives me a new appreciation for Huntly after working here for 3 years. Best wishes for the rest of the project - we'll be back!" (Janine & Mike)

"Wow! The work you have done here is amazing - obviously a labour of love. Thank you for the privacy you gave us; it was exactly what we needed. God will bless this place more and more, His hand is very visible already. God bless you and your vision!" (Rod & Lynn)

"Thanks for the relaxed break and wonderful honeymoon atmosphere. We enjoyed our time in this lovely place of yours. Hope to see you again soon! (Michael & Giselle)

"Thank you so much for a wonderful night. Your attention to detail has blown us away. We can't wait to spread the good word back in Auckland about Huntly's best kept secret! We look forward to coming back and seeing this creation unfold." (Robyn & Wayne)

"Brent & Jo, you are wonderful hosts, this beautiful getaway is a credit to you both, it has left us both refreshed and alive and has left us with wonderful memories to cherish. All the best for you both." (Mick & Tina)

"Very much enjoyed your creation - the facilities and your personal touches. Thank you for the generosity and your friendly service. An exciting place to visit and to have a relaxing holiday. Kia Manuia". (Tupae)

"Really loved it, bed was amazing, loved the spa and shower!! So nice, lovely and peaceful!!" (Amy & Paul)

"What a wonderful place! Peaceful and relaxing, very romantic. Love the little touches that you give to the rooms. Thank you for a relaxing weekend." (Richard & Evette)

"Awesome, Romantic getaway. A wonderful setting with beautiful suites, can't wait to come back!" (Dave & Rochelle)

"God's gift to us - thank you for your beautiful atmosphere, the luxury of being pampered, and the space to 'be' with each other." (Clare & Wayne)

"A truly amazing Romantic Getaways! Spent our 1-year anniversary here and it was incredible! Ken & I are definitely coming back soon! Thank you, Jo & Brent." (Libbie & Kenny)

"Brent & Jo, a wonderful vision setting the scene for total relaxation and comfort.  Your friendly warm professional imago sessions have been invaluable.  Will be recommending your centre.  Thank you." (D&T).

"This was a great end to our wedding day! Thanks heaps for the photo's. The "service" was awesome. You guys are great. We'll definitely tell our friends who are getting married about Romantic Getaways! Thanks again." (C&W).

"We couldn't have found a better place to stay. It has been the ultimate ending to our wedding day, and a fabulous introduction to marriage. Thank so much for all the little extras - we appreciated them and all you've done for us. This place is definitely your God-given vision.  Good luck and God bless.” (M&S).

"Thanks for a wonderful weekend we couldn't have picked a better place for our honeymoon.  Good luck for the rest of your project. We will definitely be back." (T&K).

"Beautiful and luxurious suite just right for our special weekend relaxation! Kind and warm welcome from Jo & Brent made us feel comfortable, thank you both of you. Handy location from Auckland.  I can't wait to see the completion of all suites - I'm going to stay in every one of them!" (B&S).

"This place was an awesome room to come to for our honeymoon night - lovely relaxed feeling, beautiful bath, shower and the bed is terrific!  Loved it - just what we needed to rest with after a long wedding day. Thanks." (Tina & Bruce).

"Thank you both Brent & Jo - having our beautiful wedding here, the set out was lovely, and a beautiful place to have the photos done, having the honeymoon here too was just amazing. It was lovely having it all in one place." (Mike & Lisa)

"An awesome honeymoon retreat. We loved everything about the place. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality. Would definitely recommend as a great honeymoon retreat." (Joanne & Glen).