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Retiro Park Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   152 Teal Valley, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 57 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the best stay during our 2 weeks New Zealand vacation! There are beautiful garden, lovely alpacas, amazing pony, etc...While you go around the whole farm , you can feel the real life...I special like the furnishing of the room which bought by different countries, also you can find nice CD on the table... I really enjoy it. Robert &... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We agree with the other reviews, in that Robert and Victor are the perfect hosts. They gave us a tour of their property which is large and peaceful and we sampled the wines that they make on the premises. We only stayed one night (unfortunately) but had a great lively dinner with them full of great conversation. If you are... More

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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Retiro Park Lodge, it is the best stay in our 2 weeks trip. Every thing is beyond our exception. Beautiful garden, lovely animals - alpacas, pony, ducks, chickens... Robert and Victor are great hosts, they do care guest's needs-provide thoughtful tour tips, delicious breakfast... I felt like stay in old friends house. The location is... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robbert and Victor were absolutely amazing. We showed up and were greeted with tea on their back patio. They invited us in for wine from their own vineyard (super good) after a dinner out at one of their recommendations in Nelson. The breakfast was tailored to our own dietary restrictions and delicious both mornings. When we told them what the... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our one-night stay here was unfortunately all too brief, yet we will always remember the beauty, charm and gracious welcome we received at Retiro Park Lodge. This was our first trip to New Zealand, and we had no idea we would end up spending the evening with our hosts walking this rural farm, sipping wonderful wine, and enjoying the company... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our first trip to New Zealand include a three night stay at the lodge that was truly a wonderful experience. Our first evening was kicked off with a evening tour of the beautiful property including lessons from Victor on winemaking and full introductions to all the animals (alpacas, chickens, mini horses, etc) by Robert. It ended with their incredible hospitality... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Whilst visiting family in the Nelson area of NZ, we stayed for a few nights at Retiro Park Lodge, where the friendly welcome and attention to detail of our Hosts - Robbert & Victor - exceeded all expectations. This welcome, together with the Lodge itself a magical haven in the depths of the countryside, made our visit truly memorable and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My mom and I stayed here during our 12 days on the South Island. Being city girls, we weren't sure what to expect, but what we got exceeded any notions we may have had going in. We stayed 3 nights and after one taste of Victor's breakfast, begged him to fix us dinner for the next two nights in addition... More

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Bend, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

As we pulled into the lovely grounds and Flavia, the 4-legged welcoming committee, came to greet us, we knew we had found "home" for the next 3 nights. We felt like invited guests at a perfect country retreat. Our hosts were gracious, welcoming, charming, interesting and engaging. The rooms were warm, comfortable and sophisticated, representing lives well-lived. All our meals... More

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Retiro36, Owner at Retiro Park Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Schmitt Thank you for your kind review. Your opinions are of great help to us and future guests. We hope in your next visit to Nelson you will choose again Retiro Park Lodge. Regards. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great place to stay. We enjoyed the full experience! The propoerty is in amazing spot. Secluded area covered with gardens and trees. Animals in all corners. Hospitality provided by the hosts was first rate. They were both friendly, engaging and did anything possible to help us enjoy our stay. Food prepared was delicious. We both enjoy running and were pleased... More

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Retiro36, Owner at Retiro Park Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Henderson Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your time at Retiro Park Lodge was a pleasant one. Your opinion help us to improve our customer service and rewards our efforts of offering travellers to Nelson a memorable experience. We hope to be your hosts next time you are again in Nelson. More

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Address: 152 Teal Valley, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Retiro Park Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retiro Park Lodge offers friendly, personalyzed, memorable accommodation in an oasis of quiet country luxury: Surrounded by an extensive garden, in a 90-acre park-like property, nestled amongst hills and sitting along the river in beautiful Teal Valley, but minutes away from Nelson City’s bustle. The property rears Llamas and Alpacas that roam freely in the paddocks surrounding the lodge and also has its own producing vineyard, olive and almond groves. Our Bed and Breakfast is a destination on its own and the perfect base to explore the region’s most sought after attractions: it is within easy reach for day excursions from “The Abel Tasman”, “Kahurangi” and “Nelson Lakes” National Parks and “The Marlborough Sounds” and its wine growing region. ... more   less 
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