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Ribbonwood Retreat

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26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Ribbonwood Retreat
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Julie and Joe are exceptional hosts and run a beautiful, peaceful B&B just north of Franz Josef so it is away from the helicopter noise that can be heard in town. They are full of local knowledge and ideas for visits, willing to book activities and do their utmost to make your stay the best it can possibly be. The... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights . We had a warm welcome from Julie and Joe. Home made cake and tea at the ready. Rooms were nice with a private entrance and seating outside. Very location was near a lovely village and was plenty to do. We would recommend this stop to any group big... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful B&B. If availalble, try to get the cottage. It's very private in a setting looking out at the glacier. Breakfast is fresh with lots of homemade goodies. Joe And Julie are very welcoming and have great suggestions on where to hike to see the best views. Be sure to check this out when you are in Franz Joseph.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent B & B, great fresh food, superb hosts. Jo and Julie were attentive, helpful, and provided great recommendations for where to hike. We enjoyed wandering in their gardens and discussing how to grow various fruits and vegetables. The rooms were lovely!! Well kept, pretty and provided great views of the surrounding countryside!! Enjoyed staying with Jo and Julie immensely... More 

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Welwyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the sign saying 'I'm in the garden' by the front door, the genuine and thoughtful welcome by Julie and Joe with tea and cake, to the immaculate accommodation, nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple. The location is near Frans Josef Village, which is very touristy and you hear the incessant noise of helicopters taking off to... More 

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Leimen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really excellent stay with extremely kind, helpful, fabulous hosts! The hospitality of Julie and Jonathan was outstanding, their breakfast always fresh with delicious homemade produce. Our well-equipped cottage and the spacious garden in a quiet area provided peaceful views and - at the same time - birds we hadn't seen (and heard!) before. Julie and Jonathan go... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family, two grandparents, two parents and 4 grandchildren were treated as family at this Bed and Breakfast. Excellent food, try the pizza, beautiful views and many birds to see. Relaxing gardens to read in and share a glass of wine. Advice on what to see and when to go adds to your enjoyment. Sharing stories and life experiences with... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food both breakfast and the dinner Jo cooked was fresh and healthy! Everything was so good and delicious. We loved the bed and slept well in peaceful rural surroundings. Near but far from the village which can be noisy and busy.We felt at home with our hosts and comfortable.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

从奥克兰一路开车到这里,住过几家b&b, 这家夫妇非常好,房间干净,整洁,很温馨。家里有个很大的花园,每天的早餐都可以吃到自己果园里的自制果酱。开车五分钟就可以到达城中心,交通便利。房东可以帮忙预订直升机看冰川。房东曾经去过中国,很家里还有很多中国的小摆设。 We enjoyed the hospitality of our hosts who have been to China so know what we want as guests. A big garden with homemade produce for breakfast which was delicious. Five minutes to drive to the town so convenient also in a quiet area with birds. The host helped with all our holiday planning.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a bit late with this review but not because we have forgotten our couple of nights at Ribbonwood. We were first time travellers in NZ and this was one of our favourite stops. So much to see in the area and a great host in Jonathan who was so interesting to talk to. We had the room at the... More 

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Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4

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