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A Place to Be Retreat

A Place to Be Retreat
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Rotowhenua Road, Napier
64 6 844 6333
When you or your group want a peaceful, private and flexible place set amongst trees and within 10kms of an airport, CBD and highway come to the beautiful Hawke's Bay. A Place To Be Retreat has elegant spacious suites each with a queen bed, ensuite bathroom and patio door. Enjoy the magnificent deck with daybeds and dining tables or follow the paths around 2.3 hectares of trees and pond to find your special spot. A spacious light-filled room is used for meetings (up to 40) and the luxurious yurt is used for yoga, meditation and creative or healing work. Healthy delicious (mostly organic) meals are prepared by our professional chef. 
Services include transport, massage, coaching and business services.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce


Main building has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large meeting, dining, kitchen and deck areas. Large Yurt (75sqm) and baby yurt (healing and shower room) Parking Outdoor paths, pond, trees, sitting areas

Total Capacity



Free-view TV VCR Phone & WIFI

Tariff Includes



From Napier/Hasting expressway turn west on Prebensen Drive. Turn north on Puketitri Road. Turn east on Rotowhenua Road.
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