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Ranui Retreat Bed and Breakfast

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27 Woolshed Road | 8DRD, Totara, Oamaru 9492, New Zealand
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Ranui Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 18 Oamaru B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! Having not booked ahead, we could not find any accommodation in Oamaru and we were lucky enough to find this little gem just a few minutes out of town. Very quiet location with lovely gardens and amazing hosts. Ken and Sheryl were delightful and we felt right at home. The spread for brekky was awesome! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Stayed again at Ranui Retreat, this time for 5 nights. We keep going back. Sheryl and Ken give such a warm welcome and are great fun. And Sheryl's cooking is sublime. A great place to stay to look around Oamaru and to explore the surrounding coast or country. The Pondings at nearby Bourton on the Waitaki River are a great... More

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

"Can a second visit ever live up to the promise and excitement of the first? It can. It DID! The accommodations at Ranui Retreat are every bit as lovely as we remembered and our hosts Sheryl and Ken as generous and friendly as well. The surprise this time was joining them for a potluck supper with some of their friends... More

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Banff National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

Our second trip to this B & B and well worth it. Excellent furnishings and a very warm greeting that made us quite at home in NZ. Their tour of their upcoming olive oil harvest made our stay very personable. They made sure to let us know of the best restaurant nearby for our dining requests.

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Carnforth UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

You are made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive at Ranui Retreat.Sheryl and Ken are very friendly and work hard to make their guests happy.I have stayed twice and feel as though I am treated as one of the family.The decor and effacts are interesting and quirky and there is a large garden which is pleasant to stroll... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

We wish country and quiet B&B, not city center. By rent car, it is easy to access.

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

Be prepared for a gorgeous experience. Sheryl and Ken are artists, and their work adorns their house and gardens. Ken's mosaics are visible on the bathroom tiled floor and garden paths. Sheryl's amazing fabric art is exquisite, from the comforter cover on the bed to wall decorations, lampshades, and pillows in the living room. Breakfast was delicious, with homemade preserves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

We re-visit Ranui Retreat each time we're in NZ and for several nights, which says a lot. The self-contained room has a fantastic bedspread made by Sheryl. Ken and Sheryl are fun hosts and Sheryl's cooking superb, so consider the DBB option. Steam Punk Exhibition in Oamaru was amazing.

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Letchworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

We received a wonderful welcome, were made to feel very much at home, and were shown to our very comfortable and beautifully colour co-ordinated "lavender room." There was a queen size bed with a wonderful hand made bedspread and many other artefacts made by the owners. We were able to roam the lovely gardens, and really felt as if we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

A lovely home in rural setting, 10 kms from Oamaru, perhaps the most under-rated city we visited in New Zealand with its beautiful Victorian gleaming white stone buildings. Our room with private bath was spacious and comfortable. Our hosts were charming and offered us good advice. We will always remember the antics of the tiny blue penguins..

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Address: 27 Woolshed Road | 8DRD, Totara, Oamaru 9492, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

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