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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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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed one night in the cabin at Ribbonwood Retreat. The cabin was spacious, clean and light-filled. We really liked the deck. The hosts were friendly and even delivered us breakfast the night before since we had a really early departure the following morning.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at this property a few weeks ago. We stayed in the cabin and would highly recommend this accommodation. Large, clean, wood paneled, it fits in perfectly with the environment. Deck in the rear looks out to the glaciers. Julie and Jonathan were wonderful hosts; we felt they were our friends after the 2... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a wonderful place to stay and the most wonderful people to make the experience even better!! We only stayed one night in Ribbonwood because of time restrictions travelling on the coast but really wished that we had had made the time to stop for longer. The place itself is beautiful and the bedrooms are lovely with plenty of... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our stay with Jonathan and Julie near Franz Josef. We had plenty of room and wonderful views from our magnificent rustic cottage. The breakfasts were superb and the hosts friendly and helpful. The location outside of town was very peaceful and convenient. The nearby hiking and restaurants make this a perfect base for exploring the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We changed our plans and booked a couple of nights at Ribbonwood much to our good fortune. Hosts Jonathan and Julie were most friendly and accommodating and provided valuable local knowledge including things to do and see, restaurants, and favored stops on our drive to Queenstown. 1st breakfast was prepared primarily by Julie and consisted of crepes with ingredients from... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can not say enough good things about Ribbonwood and hosts Julie and Jonathan. We really do feel like they are wonderful friends whom we had known for years. The B&B is beautiful and spacious with incredible views of the glaciers. It's close enough to town to be accessible and yet just far enough away to enjoy the quiet of their... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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