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Rippinvale Retreat

68 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs 7338, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks to Helen, John and Lily the cat for a great weekend away. They are awesome hosts, breakfasts were amazing, 6 o'clock canapés & wine a treat, and the high tea just decadent. We couldn't have been made more welcome.

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned from our honeymoon, having concluded it by staying at Helen and John's lovely accommodation which included spectacular breakfasts, and free access to their garden, bikes and spa. It was the perfect way to relax after our wedding and we are very grateful for all the extra touches that made our stay so memorable.

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

Helen and John are excellent hosts. So friendly and have the personal touch. Beautiful decadent accomodation which you don't want to leave. Bed turned down and canapes and glass of wine at 6pm. Breakfasts were exquisitely served and all homemade condiments and freshly baked bread. Thank you so much for a very special weekend. We both needed the very restful... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Grab your mouse and click the little 'x' on every tab you have open with other accommodation options in Hanmer Springs. This is hands down the best stay you can have in the town if not NZ as a whole. Helen and John are unbelievably fantastic hosts - the level of care and detail in each room is almost unreal... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our hosts were very welcoming. We were treated to lovely home baked goodies. Breakfast was amazing, set up beautifully. We had the best nights sleep on a bed so comfy we wanted to take it home. Definitely a must stay at retreat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect having never stayed at a place like this before and I must we were pleasantly surprised. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious we felt very spoiled. The rooms were lovely and the garden was beautiful. The place had a lovely relaxing feel about it and having a spa to ourselves... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a great stay in Rippinvale for a couple off nights, John and Helen were excellent hosts that made you feel welcome and pampered. Breakfasts and canapés were amazing We have recommended others to Rippinvale Retreat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just had a wonderful 3 nights at Rippinvale Retreat. My husband and I wanted somewhere peaceful and pampering for our wedding anniversary and we weren't disappointed. The earlier reviews were not wrong at all! Beautiful clean, well-appointed suite, with incredible breakfasts (and we didn't even go for the cooked option!) The pre-dinner drinks and canapés were a lovely touch and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very nice retreat for a weekend getaway. There was an exceptional level of personal service and great attention to detail, including being brought a glass of wine and canapes at 6pm each evening, plus turning down of the bed and chocolates on the pillows. The breakfasts were gourmet, everything was either homegrown or homemade and beautifully presented. Only negative comment... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have just had the most wonderful and weekend with Helen and John as our hosts at their boutique retreat. The unit was spacious and well appointed. The bed was especially comfortable. The retreat is set in a most beautiful garden with expansive grounds.The food was exquisite and extremely generous. Homemade treats, freshly baked breads, their own preserves and fruit.... More 

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Address: 68 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs 7338, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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