Utterly the best place to get lost ever – The Round Tent in Raglan.
We had no particular reason or excuse to go away for the weekend, except for it was our first child free weekend in 2 months that happened to coincide with availability at The Round Tent (serendipitous indeed).
Set about 10km out of Raglan this amazing glamping experience will set you back about the same amount as a night in an Auckland hotel but leave you more refreshed than a night in the city ever could.
With a rural outlook over farm and a river (complete with ducks and sheep wandering past every hour or so) from the moment you arrive everything feels almost too perfect to be true.
Incredibly private we didn’t see anyone the entire time and we felt instantly at home.
We wanted to make the most of our stay and not worry about driving home after a few drinks so we bought our own wine and food and cooked some steak and prawns on the bbq and sat there sipping Moet while we watched the sun set. Just to set the record straight here sipping Moet is not usually something we do (although I could get used to it!) – I won a bottle at work and it seemed the perfect occasion to have it – it totally was.
Everything has been thought of – from the wonderfully funky and eclectic mix of furniture, to the wide range of DVD’s, serving platters and games. There was literally nothing else we could have asked for.
The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on (I would love to know where they get those pillows!) and the air conditioning kept the tent (or I should say yurt) at a comfortable temperature all night.
Forget the best glamping experience around, The Round Tent is the best accommodation around the Auckland region. Hands down. Loads of room for two they even have bunk beds for little ones but if you can get them baby sat instead I would thoroughly recommend going that way instead.
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Just wanted to say thank you so much for our stay Saturday night - you really have the most amazing place there.
We were really lucky with the weather Saturday and got to enjoy the sun on the deck in the afternoon, and then woke up to the sound of rain on the tent in the morning which was lovely, which then cleared for us over brunch in Raglan!
We can't wait to come back. Thanks again,
What a special place you have! We absolutely loved our stay! Thank you very much! Definitely going to recommend it to my family and friends! Thanks again!
I am just writing to tell you how much my partner and I enjoyed our stay at the tent. It was a great atmosphere. I will definitely be recommending it to others and we hope to come for a second, longer stay over the summer. Many thanks,
The Round Tent is utterly incredible!
My partner and I were immediately drawn to the place, and have since been pondering the possibility of a yurt of our own. What a wonderful dwelling.
The facilities are all great, so you can stock up and hunker down without needing to leave this amazing sanctuary.
Lovely little outdoor fire with complementary marsh mellows! Outdoor bath was definitely a highlight.
The only downside was that we only stayed for one night. We will definitely be back again.
Even in the middle of winter and a rain storm this was a magical stay. Only regret it wasn't longer. Was super warm and so glamorous but felt like home. Loads of lovely touches including marshmallows for toasting on the open fire, the outside bath and the hammock. A lovely rural setting overlooking a river with peaceful wildlife yet minutes to Raglan for a amazing breakfast ! Can't wait for a summer stay!
Janette Douglas — 5 star
We found this location only a few days before our stay and Jacqui was great at approving the reservation quickly and being super flexible on our arrival time. We book The Round Tent as a surprise for the friends we were traveling with and it was one of the highlights of our trip! The tent is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. We spent the evening enjoying dinner, drinks and company at the campfire under the stars. There was more than enough space for all of us. Although you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere in this relaxing retreat in the morning we made it into Raglan in about 10 minutes. I would highly recommend this location if you are looking of a unique experience.
"Thank you for such a gorgeous place to stay.
So tastefully decorated, warm & welcoming.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & definitely didn't want to leave. Just a pitty it rained & we didn't get to light the fire.
We will definitely be back and recommend the round tent to all our friends. It's awesome.
Holly Gillies — 5 star
Such a wonderful and unique place to stay, everything is so well thought out and the place is beautifully decorated - loved the outdoor bath and fireplace, and toasted marshmallows under the night sky. Will definitely be back!
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Kelley Eady Loveridge — 5 star
Stayed over Queens Birthday weekend - a fantastic time had by all! Loved the Raglan vibe and 'The Round Tent' was an absolute treat - so warm and cosy with the heat pump. Loved the outside bath and marshmallows over the open fire.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or ideal for a young family adventure.
Looking forward to returning
Go on... book your stay!
Kelly Spiers — 5 star
Lib Chisholm — 5 star
Lib Chisholm A very special place...Such a unique retreat, perfect for the ultimate getaway Xxxxx
Hayley Hamilton — 5 star
Sleeping under canvas but with the luxury and style of an exclusive apartment. The attention to detail made this a truely beautiful experience.,the perfect place for a romantic weekend.!
Laura Welch — 5 star
Steph Chisholm — 5 star
A really special place. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique getaway!
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