We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Riwaka B&Bs / inns

The Resurgence

5.0 of 5 Inn   |   574 Riwaka Valley Road, Riwaka 7198, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Resurgence to your Saves list
The Resurgence
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #1 of 1 Riwaka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014
Leonard R Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Reviews (134)
  • Photos (77)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (14)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

134 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A wonderful weekend and stay set in beautiful bush surroundings. Despite the weather enjoyed long walks through the bush including to the Resurgence and mouth of the Riwaka River. A very luxurious clean chalet, everything we needed and a good nights seep in the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in ! Loved the spectacular, windind drive through the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Turn off the highway on to a two-lane road. Head up a long, narrow, twisting gravel-paved driveway. After a 15 minute or so drive, you arrive at a private, peaceful, rural retreat amid forest and foothills. But you won't be roughing it. Your cabin is cosy and has everything you need, including freshly-baked bread for breakfast every morning. In the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a marvellous place - recently stayed a couple of nights during our month long trip to NZ and oh so wish it could have been longer. Although our stay was brief, we found it a totally relaxing experience. The accommodation was everything you could wish for with fantastic views over the valley and mountains. Clare and Peter couldn't have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent 3 nights here. Beautiful setting. The welcome was fantastic and Clare and Peter were very knowledgeable about the area. They arranged a wonderful day trip on the water with the brilliantly named Rod Stewart who was very informative and a great guide. We ate in the evening on two nights and had great food and conversation with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Clare & Peter have left no stone unturned in making this property heaven. The slight remoteness is exactly what we wanted yet 15 mins to our boat charter to Abel Tasman. From the amazing mountain & valley views to the wonderfully prepared dinners. It seems you never see anyone working but there's so much attention to detail you wonder how... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a brilliant room in the lodge for 3 nights. Peter and Clare were wonderful hosts who organised tickets for various outings. The pool was worth a pre breakfast dip! The communal dining was particularly fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for two nights having booked at the last minute. The welcome we were given by Peter and Clare was wonderful. We booked the half board option and thoroughly enjoyed both the aperitifs on the balcony meeting and talking to our fellow guests. The meal that Clare prepared was superb greatly enhanced by the dinner table conversation with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westhampton, Massachusetts, Usa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The Resugence for three nights in the bush lodge suites. The accommodations were perfect-comfortable bed, plenty of room to sit in the living areas or out on the deck, kitchens were very well appointed (including a daily loaf of Clare's homemade bread), bathroom was luxurious. Peter and Clare were very friendly and accommodating. Clare is a fantastic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Location is lovely, seems to be miles from anywhere, with a narrow windy track to get to the main house. We stayed in the main house. The room was very large and comfortable, with all the amenities you need except no aircon. I am sure most of the time they don't need it, but it happens when we were there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spent 2 days in this lodge,unforgettable. It is extreme well located,in the middle of the bush and close to a beautiful valley. The chalet is very comfortable ,in an "eco-design". We had a warm welcome from the hosts and the dinner they organized for all guests is a great moment:excellent cooking and warm atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Resurgence, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Resurgence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Resurgence

Address: 574 Riwaka Valley Road, Riwaka 7198, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Riwaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Resurgence 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your The Resurgence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Resurgence Hotel Kairuru

77 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (35)
View from room (3)
Room/suite (9)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (1)
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (43)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (15)
Room/suite (11)
Bathroom (4)
Dining (7)
Other (3)


Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted one of the world's 25 best luxury eco-lodges (National Geographic Traveler 2013), The Resurgence is set in 50 acres of tranquil wilderness with 5km of bush tracks. Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly Lodge is a perfect base for exploring the Nelson Region. Select Boutique Lodge Rooms or self-contained Bush Suites on Dinner B&B or self-contained basis. Dinner is a highlight with 4-course gourmet farm-to-table dining showcasing Nelson wine and produce. The Resurgence is the closest 5-star lodge to the Abel Tasman National Park and also offers easy day trips to Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park or Nelson art studios and wineries. Let your well-travelled hosts help you plan activities such as kayaking, hikes and birding trips to winery and art tours. This child-free, smoke free resort with pool, spa and massage therapies is accessible by road, 45 minutes from Nelson airport. Ideal for honeymoons and for active couples who enjoy good food and nature. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer