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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had both the Waiho rooms on the second floor of the main house which was very comfortable, clean, private and had spectacular views. Jon and Julie were very knowledgable with the area and gave us great recommendations of activities and places to eat in town. Not to mention their breakfasts were superb, using lots of ingredients from their garden.... More 

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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stayed one evening at the Ribbonwood Retreat, while traveling south on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Accommodations were clean and certainly updated (the private bathroom is quite large and luxurious). Our stay was in a room adjacent to the attractive main home of owners Julie and Jonathan, who welcomed us in for a late... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

At the end of February we spent a delightful couple of days in the cottage at Ribbonwood. Considering that one of the days was a massive rain storm, to say that it was “delightful” tells you the warmth of our hosts, Julie and Jo, and the comfort of the cottage. Julie gave us a wonderful suggestion - the West Coast... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Stayed with Julie and Jonathan in March by accident as there had been a mix up with our accommodation in Franz Josef. Fortunately for me they could accommodate me for one night. I had a ground floor double room which was one whole area of their lovely home including a patio off the bedroom. Julie and Jonathan were so kind... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Awesome B&B. This home is a home that clearly Jonathon and his partner take pride. The bedrooms are very comfortable, exceptionally clean and the bed was so comfy. I would stay again no Q answered. It is on the main road just outside of Franz so the location is convenient and easy to find. The view looks out over the... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We arrived at Ribbonwood Retreat on a cloudy day in March and were greeted by Julie who immediately warmed us up with hot coffee, tea and homemade bread. There were 3 of us in our party and we were given the entire upstairs with a huge master bedroom, a spacious second bedroom and a spacious and bright bathroom. The sitting... More 

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Bristol, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

From the initial greeting to the long goodby, Julie and Jo are excellent hosts. Not only did they make us feel welcome in their lovely, spacious home and cottage, but they made sure our local adventures were excellent. Sampling their jams and berries, they take pride in their gardens and serve up an wonderful breakfast. This stay was a highlight... More 

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Pilar, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We spend two beatiful days in Ribbonwood. The house is lovely, the breakfast amazing..!!, the garden, the rooms.....but everything is little to human quality of the hosts. They opened the doors of his home. In the same way , we will open the doors of our home if you decide to travel to Argentina . Thanks Julie .. !! Thank... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are planning a visit to Franz Josef Glacier, you must book a stay at RibbonWood Retreat with Julie & Jonathan. A perfect quiet location just outside Franz Josef Glacier, the accommodations were very nice and comfortable, and the highlight was the breakfast visit with Julie and Jonathan. They made us feel at home and loaded us with information... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My husband and I booked with Ribbonwood Retreat as a stop-over as we made our way up the West Coast to Nelson. The accommodations were charming with a comfortable cottage/studio with spacious ceilings and a beautiful view of countryside to the West. Julie and Jonathan were consummate hosts, meeting us on our arrival to help orient us for our stay,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Ribbonwood B & B - a haven for nature lovers. Sleep deeply, breathing fresh clean air! Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $200 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribbonwood Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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