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Retiro Park Lodge

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152 Teal Valley, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We apologize to Robert & Victor for this delayed review but it is nevertheless heartfelt. We spent our favorite 3 nights in NZ at the Lodge during our 5 week trip to both islands in Jan. 2015. These are 2 of the most hospitable gents you will ever meet. They were more than generous with their time in socializing, providing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Down a narrow road lies the sweetest little lodge. This place was truly amazing. The outside was fantastic -- beautiful gardens, a wonderful tree house, and a good-sized herd of llamas and alpacas. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. It definitely felt like staying at a friend's house, a friend with better taste than I have! And the breakfast... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We arrived after 8 PM for our one-night stay. Robbert came out to the driveway to welcome us, showed us to our room, and then gave us our space for the duration of the evening. Our room was huge; it had a large bed, a sitting area, and the biggest bathroom I've ever seen. The fixtures in the bathroom were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I spent one night at the Retiro Park Lodge in the beginning of February 2015 and were blown away - by the house and surroundings, which are absolutely stunning, the great hospitality and the food. I had communicated a bit with Victor via e-mail before our arrival, since we were in New Zealand on our honeymoon. I... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

By the time we rolled up into the Retiro Park Lodge, after several days in New Zealand already, I had had quite a bit of beautiful scenery. I yearned for something more than that, something that would set our trip to New Zealand apart. Victor and Robbert managed to provide such gracious hospitality, elegant accommodations, and good company that our... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Retiro Park Lodge for one night.We found the hosts Robbert and Victor fantastic hosts.Nothing was a problem. The room we stayed in was immaculate as was everything else. Breakfast was superb.The fresh fruit was just that-fresh. Outside the grounds were very well kept. This would rate as the best B&B we have ever stayed... More 

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St leonards, Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Retiro Park Lodge was the first destination on our visit to the South Island. We had read the previous reviews and this appeared to be "up our street". Firstly, it was situated in a quiet but beautiful location, about 15 minutes from Nelson. This beauty was enhanced by the immaculate grounds (thanks to Robert) and the size of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is not often I would give a holiday experience a 5 star rating, but Retiro Park Lodge exceeded our expectations and gave us a holiday to remember! The property itself is exceptional with well-established gardens, a gaggle of beautiful friendly animals and elegant accommodation. Our hosts (Robbert & Victor) were the ultimate… welcoming, funny, kind and generous and easily... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am struggling to find one single word to describe our stay, so just to name a few would be outstanding,relaxing,perfect getaway,amazing. My husband and I stayed here valentines weekend for our wedding anniversary and knew it would be a great stay as soon as we arrived we were greeted at our car by Robert (one of the hosts) If... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Everything about Retiro Park Lodge is excellent. From the superb accommodation and delicious breakfast to the peaceful and tranquil setting amongst the vines, Llamas, Alpacas and ponies. The hosts Robbert, Victor and their whole menagerie of animals made us feel so welcome and at home. This is a truly superb and upmarket 'home stay' where one feels that one arrives... More 

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