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Retiro Park Lodge

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152 Teal Valley, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last three nights of our NZ trip we stayed at Retiro Park - and disregarding NZ magnificent nature this was the best place on our journey. It started with a very warm welcome. In a moment we found ourselves at a friends place not at a commercial B&B. The room was big,clean and wonderful decorated. Every little peace was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Retiro Park Lodge a couple of weeks before Christmas. Our first night on the South Island after crossing the Straits. Our boat arrived late afternoon and the day before I suddenly realised I hadn't thought about dinner. A quick e-mail to Robbert and he offered up lamb, with mussels as a starter - what more could you... More 

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Udine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed with them for three nights. In our three-week long trip in New Zealand, this was probably the best and most memorable place we had a pleasure to stay. Not to mention the premises itself with all the animals and well tended valley, the hosts Robert and Victor, (and cannot forget beautiful Flavia!) made all the difference! We had... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Retiro was elegant, peaceful, clean and thoughtfully put together. Most importantly for us, it felt like a home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens, the food, the wine and the farm and had the best rest and the best laughs of our trip. Thank you Robbert and Victor for making our stay such a special experience. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have stayed at many B&B throughout my travel life, and this is by far the best B&B I have stayed at. The room is very spacious and clean. There are Alpacas outside our patio. Breakfast room is stunning. Robbert was super friendly. He made us different breakfast each day. He gave us a lot of ideas of the town... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Retiro Park Lodge. As we arrived quite late from Picton and it is about 15 mins drive in to Nelson, we had booked for an evening meal which was delicious. Robert, the owner, was very hospitable and ate with us and provided 2 good wines to go with the meal. He also served an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was probably the best place we stayed in on the South Island. The setting is stunning, and the accommodation (The Barn) was perfect. The house and Barn are beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of artifacts from all over the world. Robbert and Flavia (the 16 year old Weimaraner) welcomed us on arrival and after settling in with good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A lovely old house set in stunning gardens and rolling farmlands. We enjoyed the donkeys, alpacas, lamas, ducks, chickens, together with Flavia and Becky. Brekkies was v good, served in a separate flower lined conservatory, quite unique. Robbert was a great host, such fun, had such an interesting life, felt like we were saying goodbye to an old friend when... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Robert and Victor are just amazing! Gracious, hospitable and ......oh, so funny! We arrived later in the evening and my husband, bless him, had made all the arrangements to go to Retiro Park Lodge. After arriving off the ferry from Wellington, we had a bit of a drive and needless to say we had missed dinner. My husband had sent... More 

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Thank IDgraves
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We had the most wonderful time at Retiro Park Lodge. Not only were the surroundings beautiful and the facilities top notch, the hosts were like old friends from the moment we met. Their attention to detail and the true joy they have in providing this exceptional experience are second to none. We would highly recommend this as a perfect place... More 

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