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55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
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Riwaka Retreat
Ranked #6 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were met by a lovely man. Nothing was too much trouble. Our stay was quiet and comfortable. Lovely surroundings. Clean and tidy with all that we needed for a relaxing time. Thank you. See you again some day.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We try and make sure our guests are comfortable and are thrilled that we succeeded in your case. We would be pleased to see you back again. Maree More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a warm welcome in more ways than one. We left an extremely cold, damp unit prior to arriving at Riwaka Retreat and were very grateful of the Hospitality and warmth. Our Studio unit was well appointed and spotless plus the grapes were to die for. The whole of Motueka/Riwaka/Kaiteriteri and beyond is a delight to visit, fresh fruit of... More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Barb and Merv and your kind words. We loved having you stay with us again and look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Keep well. Maree More

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

beautiful clean cottage with all the facilities including a washing machine and full cooker. wifi available too, a bonus! Very welcoming hosts who were able to accommodate an extra guest in our party with no problem. good to access the stunningly beautiful Abel Tasman park. certainly a highlight of our trip to new Zealand. The estuary looks a bit bleak... More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Kate. It was lovely to meet your family and it's always nice to know that our cottage is enjoyed and appreciated. The new season is nearly upon us and the Abel Tasman National Park is still proving to be a New Zealand highlight for our guests. Maree More

San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Very nice grounds and great host. The room is basic, but clean and quiet (we did not see the cottage but the folks staying there seemed to love it and come back every year). The location is a bit out of town, but since the town is nothing to rave about, being a bit outside was actually a plus. We... More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We are pleased we could assist you so late in the day. The restaurant at our local Riwaka Hotel is certainly quality and has been recognised with several awards to this affect. We hope you enjoyed your kayaking and maybe will see you again one day on your travels. Maree More

Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We loved our stay in the cottage at Riwaka Retreat Motueka. The owners Maree and Ken are wonderful hosts. They helped us with transportation all the time, and provide invaluable advice for activities at the Abel Tasman park and the area around. Ken is an excellent guide. Kaiteriteri beach is a short drive away and worthwhile a visit.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and your kind words. We both loved meeting your family. Ken enjoyed his day showing you the Abel Tasman and was most impressed with your young folk. Maybe we might see them again one day! All the best. Maree More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We had a wonderful time enjoying the space, seclusion and views of the countryside. The cottage was spacious, clean and well maintained with an excellent outside area and BBQ. The owners were helpful and friendly with great local knowledge of the surrounding area. We will definitely be back. Would recommend to anyone.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Phil, it is appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your visit again next January. We will try and have less wind for better boating this time, though can't do much about the fishing. Ken got two good kahawhai with a lure off the back of a water... More

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had found the Riwaka Retreat via TripAdvisor and the previous reviews were spot on! We had a family cottage with two spacious bedrooms and a nice living and dining area. Everything was clean and well maintained and they even had some toys for our kids to play with. We didn't get the try the BBQ on the patio, but... More

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

What a wonderful heading you have given us! We like to think we are affordable accommodation for families and are pleased you thought this too. It's great that you enjoyed your stay and your trip into the beautiful Abel Tasman - your children are quite delightful. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your comments... More

Geleen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We had wonderful days in Motueka. The cottage was superb! It was very clean and spacy. The cottage is perfectly located as gateway on the road to the Abel Tasman Park. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We just had a perfect stay in this part of NZ!!

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks you two you were a pleasure to have stay. We are pleased you enjoyed Riwaka Retreat and appreciate you taking the time to review us. regards Maree More

Lidingo, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had wonderful days exploring the very best of Abel Tasman under supervison of our very knowledgeable and friendy hosts. The lodging was very comfortable and well equiped and had nice sorroundings. Stores and swimming within few minutes drive.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Hi from Maree It was lovely having you three stay with us and being able to show you our beautiful Abel Tasman as well. Ken enjoyed his day with you all on the Kiwi Bach to Anchorage Guided Walk. Thank you for taking the time to review us - it is much appreciated. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

As part of our trip around some of the South Island, we lucked out opting for Riwaka Retreat – perfect base for exploring the area, or just vegging out, as we were sorely tempted to do. We’ve already recommended to friends of ours who are heading to Abel Tasman that this place is on the must-stay list.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you recommending Riwaka Retreat to others. The weather here has been truly beautiful - let's hope it continues that way over the holiday season. Regards Maree More

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Address: 55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Riwaka Retreat Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman

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