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Rippinvale Retreat

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68 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs 7338, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was the most sublime location. Extremely quiet and private. The hosts were fabulous as were the Devine breakfast. Such a shame the spa bubbles were not working at the time of our visit. A little way out of the town centre not far at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been spreading the word about Rippinvale Retreat to everyone we have come in contact with since arriving home. Set in very private manicured gardens complete with petanque, tennis court and outdoor spa, this retreat provided us with a much needed relaxing break. Each suite has it's own little private garden courtyard. John was there to great us with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful, peaceful and private setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The hosts were lovely, made us so welcome and fed us so very well with their delicious breakfast - which was outstanding. The gardens were lovely to wander around and to play a game of petanque and tennis. Sadly the spa wasn't fully operational,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful location in a gorgeous garden at the foot of the mountains, with superb care from lovely hosts. Don't bother looking anywhere else, this is the best. Everything about Rippinvale was delightful. The rooms were sweet, clean, comfortable, and snug. The garden was well-tended and beautiful, with lots of lovely little nooks as well as a spa, tennis court,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many thanks to our hosts for a lovely, relaxing weekend. Fresh and wonderfully presented food and a nice long visit from Lily the cat. Recommend this for a weekend! Offer of transport to local restaurant a very welcome gesture and I am sure would be appreciated by lots of guests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Hamner Springs was our first stop of our South Island trip to celebrate our anniversary and what a great start! Having not slept on our overnight flight we were glad to have chosen to stay at Rippinvale retreat for some much needed r&r. There are only two large rooms, which meant plenty of privacy and the bed was very comfortable.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were over the top impressed with our stay here. We drove up and felt like we were visiting old friends or family. Breakfast and pre-dinner wine and canapes were amazing. Lovely gardens (even in the middle of drought), nights were super quiet, and most of all exceptional service. Helen and John were fantastic. We definitely plan to arrange another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning getaway spot. Couldn't say enough positives if I tried. It felt like we were staying with long lost family. Very relaxing and oh so pampered. Make it your goal to stay here at least once!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We loved staying at Rippenvale, the accomodation is fabulous, the breakfasts are amazing! All the little extras like fresh baking & a cup of tea waiting when we returned from the hot pools made our stay special. Helen & John are the ultimate hosts, friendly & helpful, never intrusive. Helen is obviously a wizz in the kitchen, her home made... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A wonderful gift that just couldn't be bettered in any way. The setting was fabulous and our own little slice of heaven really felt like our own. Helen and John treated us as very special guests and by the time we left we felt like 'family' and didn't want to say goodbye! The food was absolutely delicious, and the homemade... More 

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