Rooms & Facilites Overview
Pujjis was the first Wellness Retreat in New Zealand to be awarded the prestigious 4+ Star Qualmark rating. In awarding this rating Tourism New Zealand's Standards Authority not only recognises the high-standard of our retreat facilities, but also our broader Wellness offering, of which our facilities are just one part. Most importantly, our guests frequently tell us that our retreat is uniquely personal, relaxed and provides a special place to retore their health and wellness.
Our guest rooms
All our guest rooms are situated on the second floor of our retreat, with their own unique feel and perspective. Your care and comfort is at the heart of all choices made while furnishing our rooms.
Miracles happen on the massage table. After my several bodywork sessions, my joints were realigned and gained greater mobility. This resolved a longstanding foot pain and enabled the correct muscles to function. Not only was the physical body transformed, but so was the emotional. It was as if Arvind could massage my heart and release old trapped pain. Now all of me has more balance.
The atmosphere and the environment made it easy for me to cocoon myself and focus solely on my purpose, which was to cleanse my body. I got fresh juices, fresh food, fresh air and fresh ideas. I felt safe and comfortable in this home that allowed me to share conversations that I don't usually get in my life.
Jennelle FentyCalgary, Canada
A spacious room filled with light and the sound of the gently flowing river below. A luxurious and inspiring space, with ample room to lounge in. This room has an ensuite with a bath.
A west facing, serene and tranquil room with a magical view of the river below and native bush all around. A restful space, ideal for a retreat, focused on mindfulness and self-reflection. This room has an ensuite.
A cozy, east facing room, with an ensuite, evokes a feeling of introspection and contemplation. The energising warmth of the morning sun, the mountain views and the deep stillness evoke a state of mind for gaining deep insights.
All of the facilities mentioned below are to enhance your wellness experience with us. With only three guest rooms there's always enough space and time for you to make the most of these facilities.
The week we spent at Pujjis was outstanding. The meals were beautifully cooked and so much though went into them. The bedroom was so spacious, light and relaxing. He bed and pillows were amazingly comfortable. Our sessions with Arvind were different to any I’ve ever experienced, which is why I am feeling like I have learnt the most wonderful skills. Thank you Arvind for teaching me how to listen. The bodywork sessions I had released such a tight shoulder and with my newfound skills on how to move my body in a way that is more gentle- no pain has returned.
Kelly BraddockWellington, New Zealand
This was just what we needed as an “out of touch” couple. The restful atmosphere, the ambiance of the place was second to none. I felt safe and cocooned the whole way through. A wonderful mentor, guide and friend. I go away refreshed and sure we can make this work for us. Many thanks for being there and providing this safe haven in a wonderful part of New Zealand. The pool of water rushing past completed the setting- It felt like it is washing all the hurt and pain away as we talked, or slept or ate. And the meals were delicious
Marion ConeTe Muku, New Zealand
Nestled in the southern corner of the retreat and embraced by the gently flowing Maitai River this sacred space provides the ideal environment for some of the movement oriented Bodywork as well as the Heart Matters sessions. This room is also available for you to enjoy, when not in use for these purposes.
The Guest Lounge
This is where we come together for our social time and interaction with each other. Heated in the winter with a cozy wood burner and opening up to the wide deck space in summer makes it a relaxing place all year round. Comfortable furnishings contribute to making you feel at ease. The home theater with a wide projector screen provides opportunities to sit back and be entertained by films of interest to you in the evenings. There is also a library of wellness related as well as light reading books available for you to enjoy.
The Golden Room
This is where you will experience your individual bodywork session with Arvind. The golden theme runs through this room to honour Arvind’s connection to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, the city of his ancestors.
The Dining Space
Our meal times are when we all come together around a large table by sunny bay windows, overlooking the garden. These are special times for exchange and interaction between everyone at the retreat.
Our ozone treated spa is ideally located on the deck with magnificent views of the river. The spa is available at all times for your enjoyment.
A sauna experience in our Finnish sauna overlooking the river is an integral part of your Detox and Fasting experience. Otherwise the sauna is available anytime by request.
We have a wireless broadband access for you to access your emails.
All around our retreat there are special spots for you to sit and enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding you. The riverside, the garden, the hammock on the deck, all offer their unique views for you to appreciate.
The Riverside Walkway
Starting from our retreat you will enjoy our beautiful Riverside Walkway down the Maitai Valley as your gentle daily exercise. The serene environment and the abundant native birdlife on this walk will refresh your mind and uplift your spirit.