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Ribbonwood Retreat

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26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The couple running the place are very kind and friendly. They make great breakfast and try to accommodate varying dietary requests (if possible (if supplies on hand)). They made my breakfast separately which was nice of them. We all enjoyed our accommodation and absolutely loved the sunset view. Being a few minutes drive away from Franz Josef township means you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really welcoming host, who was full of useful advice and suggestions. Superb breakfast and a very comfortable bed. Also an easy place to find. A great stoppibng point on the way to the Glaciers. Highly recommended

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed in Julie and Jonathan's separate cottage for two nights on a two week trip through NZ and it was a nothing short of a wonderful experience. The facility is clean and tastefully decorated; the setting is beautiful, rustic and quiet; there is easy access to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier towns, with plenty of (surprisingly decent! including an... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We spent two very comfortable nights at Ribbonwood Retreat. We had the charming cottage for our little family. We found Jo and Julie to be very welcoming, helpful hosts. If you're looking for a luxury b&b - this isn't for you. But if you want to come home to a very clean, comfortable and well thought out place - this... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed at Ribbonwood Retreat in Jan 2015. Julie and Jo were wonderful and welcoming. The accommodations were fabulous with all the comforts of home. We stayed in the private cottage as well as the upstairs rooms. My children loved running through the fields. Julie and Jo are so knowledgeable about the area and were a great help to us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Julie and Jo were exceptional hosts and took wonderful care of us. We were two couples who had the cottage and upstairs bedroom. --The cottage was a wonderful self catering and private dwelling. We picked up dinner one night from town and came back and had a delightful dinner sitting on the large patio watching a great sunset. --The upstairs... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Julie and Jo made us so welcome and looked after us so well that we were more than tempted not to go home. We had to promise ourselves a new bed just like the one we had here. We stayed two nights in their luxurious and beautifully situated cabin. January 17th and 18th 2015 I wish I had made notes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We recently spent three glorious nights at this excellent B&B. We stayed in the cottage which was extremely private and quiet. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom had a great shower and underfloor heating. Sitting on the back deck of the cottage admiring the country view was very relaxing. Julie and Jo were wonderful hosts. Right from... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed two nights in the Baumann Glacier Room in February, which was really wonderful, quite comfortable and private. Our own deck had glorious views and the hosts and owners, jo and Julie were very welcoming. We learned a lot about kiwis nad the local area and they were more than happy to have a chat and answer our myriad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We recently had the good fortune of spending two nights at Ribbonwood Retreat , while holidaying in New Zealand, It is a lovely place nestled in the picturesque region of Franz Joseph. Our room was very clean, airy, well equipped & more than that it had a lovely view of the surrounding valley, the national park and of the Fox... More 

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