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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A chilled out 'eco' lodge with decent showers, large kitchen and nice terrace overlooking the beautiful setting. Rooms are in old train carriages, fun experience but pretty crowded in our 6-bed dorm to fit bags etc in.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room we stayed in was a train carriage which was great until we came back to our room after dark and it was crawling with bugs - cockroaches and such. It also had no plugs to charge phones/cameras and no heating or aircon. You also had to pay $10 for 24 hours of wifi, bit of a rip off....

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Huge thumbs up for the management at Solscape. Rated the coldest and wettest weekend of the NZ winter, we had a power cut in our unit. In the Cold, wet and dark, we contacted the night manager Phil. He was there within 10 min and even though the power cut was out of their control, due to the stormy weather,...

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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Well, it's minimalist, has eco-aims and quirky places to stay in. The downside is that it was damn freezing overnight in the old rail truck with a broken heater, the eco-sewage system reed beds outside the door created the sort of smell I'd rather flush away, and it's a damn long walk to the toilet in the middle of the...

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Campbell, California
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was the 2nd time I stayed here and sadly, probably the last. Great location and a quick drive down to the wave which is the real attraction, but I forgot about the volunteers until I arrived again. There are a lot of volunteer around the place who clean kitchens and scrub toilets for free accommodations. Free labor for the...

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Quirky. Toilets wasted a lot of water for a "eco" friendly place, and guests did not follow recycling rules. Filled with happy, international 20-somethings. Staff not all that knowledgeable about earthbag buildings on property. Uncomfortable bed in cute rail car.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My experience at Solscape was therapeutic! I am a Washington DC Native living in Hamilton, and I needed to get away to clear my mind and work on a paper for my studies. The views are beautiful, and accommodation was lovely. When I talked with the receptionist on the phone, I expressed that I would like to have a room...

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to stay at Solscape by a Kiwi friend - the spectacular view and friendly reception staff all lived up to my high expectations. Unfortunately, everything else at Solscape fell flat during my stay. The cafe is closed in off season, so come prepared with your own food. The kitchen was large and well stocked, but was overrun...

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1Thank Blair E
Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Recommend this hostel highly. From arriving the reception was warm and helpful. The main communal area contains a cafe and a sweeping covered in deck to view the sea and to enjoy the stunning sunsets. A plethora of accommodation choices to suit everyone from railway cabooses to tipis and Belle tents. Close to surf spots but will need own transport...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I think you pay more for the name here than anything else, we stayed in a caboose, found half bodies of insects and a dollar coin in our bed, so obviously the bed sheets hadn't been changed. Shared facilities not nice at all, for $80 a night you'd not expect to find cracked and stained toilet bowls. We would stay...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Diverse eco accommodations from beautifully simplistic to luxurious with options to suit all budgets - each lightening our ecological footprint. Our self-contained options offer a comfortable stay with private facilities for couples, families or small groups. For those happy to share facilities take your pick from recycled railway cabooses and earth domes or experience glamping in our Tipi Forest Retreat set in native bush. The Te Ao Whanga Eco Camp provides a limited number of tent and van sites with solar heated showers and an indoor-outdoor kitchen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solscape

Address: 611 Wainui Road, Raglan 3297, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Price Range: RM178 - RM252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Solscape Hotel Raglan
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“Go somewhere else, unless you want a cold ex-railway wagon or bunk house”
 of 5 bubbles Viragored, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi and other amenities at main area, 5 minutes walk away. Closed over winter.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinEsme, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go to the tepee forest.”
 of 5 bubbles Simon_B651, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Look elsewhere unless you want to camp. Choose the cheapest option. Paying more doesn't get you much.”
 of 5 bubbles pilotkm, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The family motel was a great chill out place for friends or family.”
 of 5 bubbles 138wendyw, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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