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Riwaka Retreat

55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My week long stay was invigorating but also gave me the opportunity to 'recharge the batteries'. Hosts, Maree and Ken were warm, welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed my guided walk into the Abel Tasman. Ken kept the group well informed on the history and fauna of the region. The cycle track is at the end of the drive and I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four nights here and would definitely come here again if we were in the area again. Very clean, neat, and modern. I would bring our bikes next time, as the place is in a lovely rural area, and is not far from the start of the bike path along the Motueka Waterfront. Riwaka was central to all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've just stayed 3 nights here, and loved it. Maree & Ken were great hosts; and our studio unit was very private and peaceful. Ken took us on our own guided walks into Abel Tasman National Park; and we barbecued dinner each night - by far the best option, there's a couple of good supermarkets in Riwaka. Thanks Maree &... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Studio was a lovely place to stay so close to Abel Tasman and other beautiful places. Very peaceful and comfortable and well appointed. Private parking and good laundry facilities a major bonus. Thanks Maree and Ken - keep it up!

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both. I am pleased you enjoyed our Riwaka Retreat and hope that your time in New Zealand was a memorable one. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Perhaps we will see you back here again one day. Regards Maree More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage and had a very nice time. The cottage has all you need including private parking. It is situated very secluded and with a lovely garden. Feels abit as coming home after a long journey. It provides an excellent starting point to explore Abel Tasman parc. For diner we can recommend the local hotel around the... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor and for recommending our local hotel. Cheers Maree and Ken. More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed in the cottage and had a very nice time. Maree and Ken are a lovely hospitable couple. The cottage has all you need including private parking. It is situated very secluded and with a lovely garden. Feels a bit like coming home after a long journey. It provides an excellent starting point to explore Abel Tasman park and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thanks for a relaxing stay at your retreat, we booked the Estuary Cottage as it was the only one with a full kitchen, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Great location, helpful hosts and and great amenities. The only recommendation I have would be for the little fridge to be replaced with a larger fridge, as the bar-size fridge... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you we have taken on board your comments regarding the size of the fridge. Cheers Maree More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Riwaka retreat was a fantastic spot. We received a warm welcome from our hosts, and a lot of local tips. Unfortunately we were in one of the cabins with a shared wall, and our neighbours had their TV on quite loudly most of the evenings and in the mornings. I don't think the rooms are actually that noisy, we... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Wow Kevin I am so sorry to hear about the noise issue you experienced. Our units are known for their peace and quiet. You had an elderly couple(80s) in the unit next door and I would have expected things to be 'extra quiet'. Your unit doesn't share a wall with Estuary Cottage but has a 11/2metre gap between them(storeroom). Their... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Riwaka retreat was a real find. Maree and Ken were great hosts and very easy company. Great spot to be close to many local attractions i.e. the Abel Tasman, Mapua and to Golden Bay. We loved the variety of experiences that were on our doorstep.. cycling part of the great taste trail, swimming in Little Kaiteriteri ( 5 minutes away),... More 

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

I hope you are managing to get plenty of cycling in before winter arrives Alex. We are so lucky to live where we do with wonderful weather and all the fantastic outdoor activities available. Thank you for taking the time to review us and your positive comments. Maybe we will see you down this way again one day. All the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Riwaka Retreat had very nice comfortable rooms set in a gorgeous country setting. The owners were super helpful in getting us acquianted with the area and setting up trips into Abel Tasman National Park. They made our lives easy and enjoyable. It was a beautiful place to stay and we will be back!

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us - it is really appreciated. It was great to meet your boys and show you all our beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. We would love to have you all visit us again. Take care. Maree More 

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