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Rakiura Retreat

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156 Horseshoe Bay Road, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We chose Rakiura Retreat because it was the only place with a unit available for the whole two weeks of our visit. Turned out to be a good decision - long-term rate was very reasonable, and we were able to leave our spare bags while we were away tramping. The decor is older, but clean and tidy, comfy beds, free... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were warmly welcomed off the ferry and taken up to the Retreat. During the ride we were given a rundown on local attractions and activities, We'd booked two nights, but these were "book-ending" two additional nights on the Rakiura Track. We were very pleasantly surprised to be told that we could leave all our stuff in the unit for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival and taken to the retreat. The setting is very peaceful, the unit was clean and homily with all that we needed. We were given the free use of a vehicle for the 5 days we were there. Altho there was no manager on site, when we needed some help, a phonecall resulted in... More

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Bristol, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We chose to stay 2 nights and have the 'island experience' rather than staying 2 nights in Invercargill and taking a short day trip. We were early season visitors and the only occupants so once we were met at the ferry the courtesy car was for our sole use, though this is nothing less than essential because it is a... More

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Sydney Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

This is a modest property. Fittings tired and we felt the property was of a lesser standard than the website seemed to indicate. Two bedrooms each had two single beds squeezed in. Importantly we found that the unit we were allocated had a musty smell. Musty smells are caused by a form of mould so if you suffer from allergy... More

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Additional Information about Rakiura Retreat

Address: 156 Horseshoe Bay Road, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Stewart Island
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Rakiura Retreat Stewart Island, South Island

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