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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 #6 of 57 Nelson B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014
Marmelto Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent most of our holiday on a budget, usually in motels - it's what Yorkshire folk tend to do. This February, we were racing back to Auckland on the last leg of our journey and knew we wanted to spend two days in Nelson. Being disorganised or is it spontaneous? We spent over an hour searching, two hours before... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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 March 29, 2014

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 March 23, 2014

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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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
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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

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Retiro Park Lodge 5*
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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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