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.

Ribbonwood Retreat

26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Ribbonwood Retreat
Traveler photos (32)
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Franz Josef
Check In Check Out
Show available hotels
View All

You might also like these Franz Josef B&Bs / inns

Write a Review

151 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    132
    12
    6
    1
    0
See reviews for
36
97
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (28)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (151)
  • Mar-May only
    (46)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (9)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (21)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (75)
All months
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
44 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even before entering the property, we already felt welcome. From the deco, to check in, to the breakfast there were so many personal touches from Jo. (Jo even made his own bread to serve us the next day) Bed was very comfortable and we had good sleep. We had a good stay and would definitely recommend this place to our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the cottage and had a fabulous time. The evening drinks on the decking was truly magical. Watching the birds and overlooking the mountains. Great location to head off for walks and far enough out of Franz to avoid the noise of the helicopters. Jonathon was a great host and served a mean breakfast. Very friendly and helpful.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We just arrived after the hailstorm. Jonathan had been gardening and was as surprised as us it seems! We staid in the cottage, and we were the first guests of the season. The "no shoe policy" suited us just fine, coming from Sweden and all...but get thick socks for the cold floor if you are coming early in the season.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed in Ribbonwood in January 2014 and still think about what a great time we had there. Jonathan and Julie made us at home before we even landed in New Zealand, setting up our glacier flight and providing lots of information about what to do. On arrival, in pouring rain, they escorted us in and then helped us find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had read so many wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor about Ribbonwood Retreat so we were looking forward to our stay and it certainly didn't disappoint, in fact was one of the best B&Bs we stayed in whilst we were in NZ. When we arrived we were made to feel so welcome, felt like a real home away from home... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DownUnder
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We spent one night at Ribbonwood en route to Wanaka. The B&B is in a beautiful setting with views towards the glacier. Jonathan was very hospitable and slices of Julie's fruit cake on arrival was a nice touch. As we were the only guests we were offered the cottage behind the main house. This was a good choice. It has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

out of three nights in franz josef, we spent first night in a hotel and remaining 2 in ribbonwood retreat. the difference in hospitality was quite stark. jo and julie treat you as good as their own family members. breakfast was really good, they made special arrangement for my vegetarian in -laws. all in all i suggest you try to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
shipley derbyshire
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
47 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We loved this stayJo and Julie made us so welcome and were full of good advice.This included the Okarito Coast and Forest.One of the best places we visited in NZ.Only a short drive away Rooms here are lovely .We stayed in the cottage which is a delight.Excellent amenities and very clean.Lots of interesting details and the garden setting is charming.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southwell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
43 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We were offered an upgrade to the cottage as were were the only guests staying. Cottage is an understatement as it is a beautifully equipped cabin with contemporary design and superb views towards the setting sun. Jo and Julie were very helpful and great to talk to and breakfast was taken in the main house and was excellent. Just to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent several nights here in the house (ground floor rooms). Excellent facilities.....great location....top hosts. We felt completely comfortable amd had our own space when we needed it. Breafasts were really good (have the pancakes).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ribbonwood Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ribbonwood Retreat

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

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (32)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay