The Sounds Retreat places you 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from Waitohi Recreational Reserve and 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from Nelson Square. The 5-star accommodation includes a private spa tub, free minibar items, and a furnished patio. On the waterfront, the guesthouse is also within a 30-minute drive of Edwin Fox.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 9 AM.


The soundproofed accommodation features a furnished patio and space to spread out with a dining area. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 48-inch a plasma TV with satellite channels and first-run movies. Tempur-Pedic beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a private spa tub, a washer/dryer, and free minibar items.

Property features

Guests staying at The Sounds Retreat enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this adults-only guesthouse include free use of bicycles, a library, and express check-in.


  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour fitness center

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a spa tub, The Sounds Retreat features a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This luxury guesthouse also offers spa services, a library, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in November 2015.

The Sounds Retreat has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 1 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at The Sounds Retreat are accessible via exterior corridors and offer private spa tubs and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to furnished patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas and include sofa beds. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 48-inch plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels, first-run movies, and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, espresso makers, and free minibar items. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads and hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Furnished patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • First-run movies 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Private spa tub 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8 AM and 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 25

Check-in time ends at 10 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of NZD 50 per pet, per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Minimum guest age is 12

Only service animals are allowed

Caters to adults only

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: NZD 50 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 100 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the guesthouse prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. One child 1 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official classification for accommodations in New Zealand. This Guest & Hosted property has been awarded the Qualmark® Luxury Lodge classification, and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

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