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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

10/10! John and Helen were so lovely and welcoming. The food was out of this world amazing. We couldn't have dreamt of a better mid week get away. The suite was so cosy and clean, with everything we needed. The spa was lovely, tucked away under the stars, we ended up not even going to the pools! Great location too,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John & Helen were the best hosts. Visiting from Australia we were appreciative of the helpful ideas on where to go and local customs. The food was excellent what we couldn't eat Helen helpfully packaged up so we could take it with us when we moved on. Loved the cat, made us feel like home. Accommodation was immaculate, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend anyone to stay here. John and Helen are wonderful hosts and made us both feel so welcome. The suite was immaculate with the most comfortable beds and lovely views of the garden. One of the big selling points would be, as mentioned above, the homemade breakfasts. Bread, croissants, jams all fresh from the kitchen next door, accompanied... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rippinvale retreat was easy to find and was located nice stroll into town with amazing food and very gracious and talented hosts. A lovely romantic getaway. Comfortable room with lovely garden views. Thank you.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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