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Split Apple Retreat

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5.0 of 5
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195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two wonderful days at the Split Apple. I echo every sentiment expressed in these reviews. Lee is a terrific host with a great sense of humor. Pen is a fabulous chef and the quality of the nutritious food is unparalleled. We even threatened to stow Pen away in our bags and take her home with... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend three nights at Split Apple a couple of weeks ago - and we had an absolutely super stay. Lee and Pen have created something very special, which is quite unlike anywhere we have stayed before. Split Apple quite beautifully expresses their belief that wellness comes from a combination of healthy living and healthy eating............ More 

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Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in Jan 2016. We are high-end travel foodies based in London who love small ultra-luxury boutique hotels in remarkable places with exceptional food. We have been lucky enough to stay at many places around Split Apple's price bracket and our expectations were understandable high. Split Apple was, without doubt, the best place we have ever stayed.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights over Christmas 2015. Split Apple is a remarkably special place. If you visit Able Tasman, you’re missing out if you don’t spend some time with Lee and Pen at Split Apple. Food— Pen and her crew create incredible gourmet meals, founded in science-based wellness. What’s amazing is that—if you didn’t know it—you wouldn’t even know the meals... More 

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Thank Neil C
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dr Lee and his wife Pen have created a spot extraordinaire! The home that they designed and now share with guests is beautiful, relaxing and comfortable with views that are truly awesome. Pen is a fabulous chef. Her meals are healthy, beautiful for the eye and the palate. It is a long way to travel (from New York area) but... More 

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Thank erf621
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lee & Pen have created one of the best boutique hotels of the world, snuggled in the hills overlooking Sandy Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park. Suffused with oriental flavours in it’s museum quality art, its precise so carefully thought out fittings and exquisite food, so subtle and yet complex, so fulfilling and yet not overfilling. An magnificent hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous views , food exceptional - Pen produces delicious meals against the background of a healthy life style . Intimate atmosphere in a Japanese style home A surprise and gem . Fabulous trips in the surrounding area were organised by Lee . Interesting meditation technique Not to be missed

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Thank Ira R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We just finished two month long vacation going to the best spa's across India and Asia. We live in New York and like a high level of service and very healthy food (gluten,diary and egg free). Stayed at several COMO, Aman and Oberio Hotels. I have to stay that Split Apple is a cut above the rest. It's a bespoke... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you can imagine staying at an Asian museum which is actually a luxury resort with spectacular views and Michelin quality cuisine this is it! Lee and Pen, the owners, are wonderful hosts with hands on personal attention to every detail. They are truly caring people who want you to relax, tune in to your health and enjoy the wine... More 

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Thank Lynne G
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Lee and Pen have created an incredible experience! An unique accomodation with a mesmerizing view, outstanding healthy cusine and incredible personnal touch. Add to this an impressive art collection and you have have a place that you will remember the rest of your life.

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