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152 Teal Valley Road, Nelson 7071 New Zealand
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#2 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Retiro Park Lodge offers friendly, personalyzed, memorable accommodation in an oasis of quiet country luxury: Surrounded by an extensive garden, in a 90-acre park-like property, nestled amongst hills and sitting along the river in beautiful Teal Valley, but minutes away from Nelson City’s bustle. The property rears Llamas and Alpacas that roam freely in the paddocks surrounding the lodge and also has its own producing vineyard, olive and almond groves. Our Bed and Breakfast is a destination on its own and the perfect base to explore the region’s most sought after attractions: it is within easy reach for day excursions from “The Abel Tasman”, “Kahurangi” and “Nelson Lakes” National Parks and “The Marlborough Sounds” and its wine growing region.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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LARRY R wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand399 contributions137 helpful votes
We only stayed one night on our way through Nelson. That was a mistake as we did not take full advantage of the lodge and all that it offers. Robert and Victor were excellent hosts. We stayed in the barn, a roomy self-contained building close to the house. It was warm and quiet and well equipped. We enjoyed a walk through the farm visiting miniature horses, and alpaca. It was an easy drive into Nelson for dinner. We were served a splendid breakfast (cooked by ‘the staff’ (Victor!)) with great variety of offerings. After breakfast and great conversation with them both (sometimes with both at the same time!) Victor showed us his own wine making system which uses their own grapes. We sampled some of his wine and were very impressed! We would love to stay again if in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Charles H wrote a review Mar 2020
Solana Beach, California1 contribution
Robert and Victor are great hosts. If you are looking for an unique experience, this is it. Fabulous breakfast accommodating my many food allergies without skipping a beat! Great conversations, helpful information, interesting property with animals and vineyard to enjoy at your leisure on their trails. A treat for the senses! Lee and Chuck Hawley
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Steffen A wrote a review Jan 2020
Doha, Qatar20 contributions12 helpful votes
We visited Roberts and Victors beautiful Retiro lodge around Christmas and have been overwhelmed with great friendship and luxurious treatment. We choose the beautifully located barn next to the main house and enjoyed two days of extraordinary hospitality in a very Tastefully decorated cabin 20 minutes out of Nelson. Take a walk through the wine hills of Retiro and meet the alpacas or take a break underneath a tree to find some rest from your hectic trip. So peaceful. In the past 40 years Robert & Vic have managed to create a true treasure chest out of nothing and we can highly recommend to stay more than just a day or two. And please enjoy Victor’s brilliant breakfast and Roberts humorous anecdotes. What a character! When we come back to New Zealand we will definitely meet again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
AnnQ wrote a review Jan 2020
Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Such lovely peaceful surroundings just 15 mins from Nelson. Add the quality produce from the farm for breakfast. Plus a lovely welcome from our knowledgeable hosts. How could you not enjoy a holiday here? Thanks for our memorable stay Robert and Victor, we’d love to come back some day.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Peggy Van Dorp wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
From the moment of driving up to the property, we knew it was going to be a special experience. Our friendly hosts welcomed us and give us a tour of our perfectly appointed accommodations. The attention to detail was impressive and appreciated. A delicious breakfast in the conservatory was wonderful! I only wished we had more time to stay longer, but we can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: January 2020
$187 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Retiro Park Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Retiro Park Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Miyazu Japanese Garden (4.3 miles), Cable Bay Shooting Adventures (2.7 miles), and Cable Bay Walkway (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Retiro Park Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Retiro Park Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Retiro Park Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Retiro Park Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Retiro Park Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Retiro Park Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Retiro Park Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rai Valley Cottage (9.6 miles).