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Riwaka Retreat

55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Riwaka Retreat
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Rating summary
  • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Riwaka Retreat was a lovely place to stay. We had 4 nights there with our 2 children and it was very comfortable and clean with everything we needed. It's in a very quiet peaceful setting and very handy to all surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend and would stay there again if we are up that way.

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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review

How super to meet your family. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would gladly welcome you all back for another visit. Thank you for reviewing us and your positive comments. Maree More 

Bali
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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 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 via mobile

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 

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