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195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time in New Zealand and Split Apple Retreat was an amazing introductory experience to this paradise. I am constantly on travel and stay at the best hotels in the world, but this retreat is a special experience not to be missed. Lee and Pen are amazing hosts, offering a wide arrangement of activities including: kayak, meditation,... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts, Lee and Pen, have brought hospitality to a new level. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 evening stay. We began each day with a meditation session, in the plush theatre seats, wearing specially designed headphones. Pen's culinary skills are magical. She has the truly unique skill of bringing out the full favors of natural, healthy ingredients. The four year... More

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Big Sky, Montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at Ritz Carlton's in the USA, the top hotels in Paris, and Richard Branson's reserve in South Africa. But Lee's Split Apple Retreat is a whole other level of luxury. The word retreat is quite fitting as the place is situated on top of a cliff and surrounded by lush gardens and expansive views... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel a lot and have visited some of the nicest retreats and hotels in the world, however this place was something on another level! Starting with being located in the wonderfully beautiful and serene country side of New Zealand, you are warmly welcomed into a Japanese themed place of relaxation. Lee goes out of his way to make your... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Split Apple Retreat was definately the finest Lodging experience we had during our fabulous six week trip to New Zealand. Lee and Pen are such special hosts and have created such an incredibly beautiful, thoughtful environment that is focused on health and wellness with the perfect balance of indulgence. The meals and service are second to none and the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Encountering some restful "time out" in a Beautiful, exquisit location was what I wanted. Accommodation that also provided rejuvenating and healing activities was what I needed. Split Apple Retreat provided this and much more … Lee and Pens' secluded luxurious dwelling rests ……. Overlooking an incredible ocean view. The swimming pool is also a feature. The Water choices are plentiful.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We never write reviews, but had to for this place. It was such a special (and surprising) experience. Lee and Pen have created a world-class retreat. While we had looked at Split Apple online before we went, and read the fine reviews, we never expected the quality of service and surroundings we encountered. (The art alone is worth a visit.)... More

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Rome, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

From the moment we arrived at Split Apple we felt welcome, comfortable and relaxed. Lee and Pen are great hosts and are a wealth of knowledge related to health, fitness and cuisine. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with them- it was like visiting family. The physical and visual environment is beyond compare. The attention to detail in the Japanese inspired architecture... More

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights with Lee and Pen at their retreat. In this short time, we were able to leave tensions and distractions behind, focusing on meditation, relaxation, and fun! Lee and Pen are great hosts, anticipating guests' every needs and wants, providing excellent company and yet leaving guests space to be alone when desired. Pen's food... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

From the moment we were warmly welcomed into the beautiful environment Lee and Pen have so thoughtfully created we were relaxed, pampered and entertained. Leaving our shoes at the door we entered their world of space, tranquillity, and experienced a perfect balance of active choices or relaxation. The meals and facilities are total luxury and yet healthy, leaving one refreshed... 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
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Abel Tasman National Park

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