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Hurunui River Retreat

560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The moment we arrived for our 1 night stay in the Tussock cottage, it was luxury! The impeccable presented cottage oozed 5 Star – the decor, setting, furnishings, linen, the supplied breakfast (home made muesli and apricots were amazing) and the divine platter that Tina prepared for us. The best 20 hours away in a long time for us to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the cottages and had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. Tina (owner and chef) cooked dinner for us one night and it was great. This is a very restful, quiet, retreat that certainly helped recharge our batteries. Its close to Hanmer Springs and the Waipara vineyards.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

It's taken a few months to write this review, what a little treasure these cottages are. The hosts are so hospitable and the breakfasts left for in the cottage was amazing, beautiful yoghurt, muesli, farm fresh eggs. I cannot wait to go back to this wee slice of paradise

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Thank 468vickyb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited with old friends for a good catch up. Serene and magnificent setting and perfectly well appointed cottages. We were able to relax straight away and enjoyed Tina and Grant's wonderful hospitality and food! A special time. Will be back. Thank you Tina and Grant.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our Book Group of 7 shared the 2 well equipped villas for a weekend and had a wonderful relaxing time. Fabulous views with fresh snow on the hills (and a sprinkling on the ground). Breakfast was included with delicious farm fresh eggs, muesli, yoghurt, toast, compotes. A highlight was a fabulous dinner cooked by Tina at her house comprising beetroot... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed 2 fantastic nights, Great facilities and very comfortable and completely private, had an issue with GP sending my other half down a logging track but otherwise a perfect weekend away. Perfect for romantic getaways, cant recommend enough!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were "at home" The magnificent vista,excellent hospitality and gourmet food and very comfortable accomodation. Fantastic Only disappointment was the predicted snow did not eventuate! Can imagine summertime just as tranquil and special. Thank you

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed in one of the villas over a long weekend. They are wonderfully maintained, clean and comfortable providing the perfect base to relax and unwind. Booking was easy and the welcome upon arrival was friendly and helpful... looking forward to going back.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These villas are stunning - immaculately clean, stylish, well appointed and very comfortable. Breakfast was included - simple but delicious - juice, yoghurt, homemade muesli, compote, and toast with jam and marmalade. We rented both villas for our extended family to attend a nearby wedding. Tina and Grant were kind enough to supply two extra cot beds, as local accommodation... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights,arriving just 1 week after the new owners Tina and Grant had taken over. Everything was immaculate and we were made really welcome. Spacious very comfortable, and the perfect sunmet escape! Already planning to return.

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