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Rippinvale Retreat

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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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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to spoil ourselves with an upmarket weekend away in Hanmer. Rippinvale didn't disappoint! We were greeted warmly by our hosts and there was home baking on arrival. At 6pm we were served a glass of wine and homemade canapés and of course a chocolate on our pillow at night. The breakfasts were also all homemade... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience, we felt so pampered and looked after by the awesome hosts John & Helen. The breakfasts were amazing, the fresh baked bread, the croissants.....wished we could have stayed longer and definitely want to go back. Helen...semolina!!!!! can't wait!! Thank you so much x

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Dunedin, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This retreat is truly one of a kind in New Zealand! My partner and I had the most fantastic weekend away staying in this resort. Helen and John were the best of hosts and I would say, provided the BEST breakfast I have ever had. Helen sure knows that the details do make the difference. I would highly recommend Rippenvale... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My partner and I stayed here recently for a weekend and I could not fault anything. The service was incredible they looked after every need. It was the perfect place to have our babymoon. The food alone I would return for, we were so impressed with the amazing breakfast. I even fell in love with the cloud like bed. I... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Would loved to have stayed longer but 2 days were all we had. Wonderful hosts including the cat that came to say hello every morning. Nice not to have to think about making breakfast let alone making fresh bread. The canapés and wine were also a lovely touch which made you feel special. Would definitely recommend it. Our only advice... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Helen and John are SO welcoming and friendly. Extremely comfortable suite. Loved the canapes and wine at 6pm and so nice to come back after dinner and find the heating on and the bedside lights on. The breakfasts were AMAZING. Home made bread & croissants and the best bacon and mushroom crepe I have ever tasted. Lily the cat adopted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place to stay!! John and Helen are such lovely people that made myself and my partner feel so welcome. Breakfast was Devine! Much nicer than going out for breakfast. Couches are a little dated but didn't matter as everything else was perfect. They have a friendly cat who comes in and out as well which was lovely! Would definitely... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful B&B in Hanmer Springs. We were looking for a quiet getaway to relax and unwind. The hosts Helen and John were lovely and accommodated our every need. The room was modern and very comfortable and the bed felt like you were sleeping on a cloud. The breakfast was absolutely amazing! Delicious home made breads and pastries are definitely best... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 April 19, 2015

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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