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Ridge Country Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Overview of Ridge Country Retreat

Ridge Country Retreat

3.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available
  • Bar
300 ROCKY CUTTING ROAD RD 5, 300, Waitao, Bay of Plenty Region, 3179

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKaiate Falls6 min drive
  • Popular LocationRangataua Bay8 min drive
  • Popular LocationLooking Glass Garden8 min drive
  • AirportTauranga (TRG)19 min drive

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About this area


Ridge Country Retreat is located in Waitao. Kaiate Falls and Rangataua Bay reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Looking Glass Garden and Tenpin Tauranga. Tauranga South Bowling Club and Waimarino Adventure Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Kaiate Falls - 6 min drive
  • Rangataua Bay - 8 min drive
  • Looking Glass Garden - 8 min drive
  • ASB Baypark - 15 min drive
  • Waipu Bay - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Tauranga (TRG) - 19 min drive


  • Gana Cafe - 13 min drive
  • Bluebiyou restaurant - 13 min drive
  • Thai Thani restaurant - 13 min drive
  • Rain restaurant and Bar - 14 min drive
  • The Caffeine Bar - 16 min drive

About this property

Ridge Country Retreat

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and self parking. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All 10 rooms boast private spa tubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies. Guests will also find separate baths and showers.
Ridge Country Retreat offers 10 forms of accommodation with private hot tubs. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Yoga classes

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Room amenities


  • Separate bathtub and shower

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Private hot tub

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Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Ridge Country Retreat Hotel Waitao
Ridge Country Retreat Hotel
Ridge Country Retreat Waitao
Ridge Country Retreat
Ridge Country Retreat Hotel
Ridge Country Retreat Waitao
Ridge Country Retreat Hotel Waitao

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 19%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Ridge Country Retreat Review
It was in the back of beyond however there was no shielding the neighbouring property which resembled a rubbish tip. When you went in and out of your room every-time it was an eye sore. The rooms were spacious however the bedding was dirty and stained. The continental breakfast supplied in the room was generous and good. The property however was lacking in character and all the finishing touches which would make a difference. They were in the process of changing the exterior colour of the buildings but would have been better of providing screening from the neighbours. It has potential but however I would not recommend the premises to friends. There was no privacy at all. For $300 per night it was a let down.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome retreat
I totally recommend this place as a welcome relief from busy schedules. The size and quality of the room was exceptional. Also amazing was the expansive views. True value for money and totally relaxing. I recommend you also organise a full body massage followed by a glass of bubbly to cap the experience off!

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very disappointing.... hardly luxury.
Billed as Luxury accommodation we had high expectations. How disappointing to find a dirty pool ( excuses given) , no air conditioning in the room, more excuses about outside bath not working, unkempt lawns and gardens and having to look at broken furniture and cleaning gear every time we walked down the entrance way. Staff not friendly- had to ask the Manager to turn down his music on the first night so we could get to sleep.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful resort, great experience!
We had such a wonderful time here, so peaceful and a great location. The room was lovely and private, the pool and outdoor area were a nice treat and a great way to relax. Definitely staying here again!! (Only bad thing I could say is we didn't have a fan in the room and it was really humid that day, but minor inconvenience!)

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Remote and noisy
Not sure why you would work on construction when you have guestings staying in the room above?! 'Retreat' doesn't evoke waking to hammering and power tools each morning. The room, bed and bathroom were large. The deck with bush views would have been nice if it was private and quiet. Arrived after the office shut (had called) and never saw any staff so never actually checked in or out. All in all pretty disappointing to drive out so far but have no tranquility or service.