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195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nestled on a wooded hillside overlooking a stunning bay and Abel Tasman NP, the beautiful lodge was designed around Lee's collection of antique Asian art, and exudes a sense of serenity. All three suites are large and thoughtfully appointed, with large decks and baths. Pen is the chef, and the food is simply amazing...very fresh and healthy, and beautifully served.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From our initial enquiry 2 months prior to our visit, to the minute we were driven to Nelson Airport after our 7-night stay in late December 2014, the owners of Split Apple Retreat, Lee and Pen, focused unwaveringly on our comfort, happiness, health, satisfaction and pleasure. The thing that first attracted me to this incredible 6-star hotel-come luxury wellness retreat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say that we were blown away by Split Apple Retreat is an understatement! We are not "spa" or "wellness and nutrition advice" seekers, and in fact, did not know this was one of their strengths until our arrival. The beauty of this place is, however, just that... it meets the needs of those seeking those qualities, or for those... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Split Apple is the most amazing place i have ever stayed, the service, rooms, food, views, in fact everything is 5 star plus. The owners Pen and Lee are the perfect hosts, there to satisfy your every need but never obvious about it, everything just happens. They make you feel like you own the place and what a place. Dinner... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Staying at Split Apple Retreat is one of those life changing experiences that is above and beyond words. The hospitality that Lee & Pen offer is second to none. The luxurious retreat, the delectable food and the inspiring and magical surroundings combine to create an exceptional experience. Many thanks for the everlasting memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

It is indeed very difficult to 'pen' a description of this experience. The gracious and fascinating patrons, Pen and Lee have created an accommodation, culinary and health focussed experience in mesmerizing surroundings. Hypnotic and rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed with Lee, Pen, and their team for three days over Christmas. It was fantastic. They truly make you feel like a guest in their home and we had a wonderful time there. Pen is an imaginative and thoughtful chef and every meal we had was better than the last. If you like healthy, delicious food ( and lots... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The combination of the setting of Abel Tasman National Park and the world class food you get makes for a truly unique and luxurious experience. On top of that the hospitality you get from the owners is just wonderful. This is a very special retreat and an unforgettable experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Some people have a way of doing everything right. Lee and Pen have created an experience that feels like a breath of fresh air. The food, the view, the attention to detail is evident every step of the way. Anyone that has the privilege of staying here should most certainly also stay longer...Just magnificent.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Simply one of the top half dozen hotels in the world and we are two guys that spend 3-4 months a year travelling to some of the most distant and exotic places around the planet. The place is difficult to fault. Attention to detail was exquisite, from the choice of museum quality art work, the care in designing the building:... More 

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Address: 195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 3

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