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Rippinvale Retreat

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an absolutely lovely stay at Rippinvale Retreat. We were treated to canapés and red wine every night and the most delicious breakfast with amazing home made conserves, bread and much more. We would highly recommend a stay, it was very clean, quiet and peaceful and the room was delightful.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked Rippinvale Retreat as a special break for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, from start to finish it was a perfect stay, everything we could have hoped for. Rippinvale is truely a special place made even more so by the wonderful hospitality of hosts Helen and John who really went the extra mile making us feel so welcome. We arrived... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting within easy walking distance to the village. Well furnished, private room. Highlight for us was the delicious food; canapés, mulled wine and the most delicious gourmet breakfast. Thanks for a lovely stay!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Having not been well earlier this week, we hesitated as to whether to still go away: so glad we did. Helen and John treat you like friends - the lovely caring kind. Picking up on my malaise, Helen provided lemon drops and lemon and mint water - so thoughtful. This is not your regular B&B, your room is actually a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Recently we took a long overdue and much needed R & R visit to Hanmer Springs, where we stayed at Ripponvale Retreat - what a delightful experience that was. We were accorded a very warm welcome by both Helen & John who, without being in our face, couldn't seem to do enough for us. Our Unit was warm, very clean... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had not just a bedroom, but a sitting room with dining corner and tea and coffe making facilities. Wonderfully furnished with a cosy feeling. The breakfasts were out of this world! The hosts were charming and very helpfu when we needed some information etc. We would always recommend Rippinvale Retreat. And it was handy to the little town and... More 

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Thank lizcooch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We had a very relaxing stay. The rooms were cosy, comfortable and stylish, with a lovely private courtyard in a beautiful country retreat setting. Hot tub under the stars and away from the busy spring attraction was most welcome. Helen is a fabulous cook. She really spoilt me and my mum for our mother's day get-away!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A lovely peaceful retreat. The warmth and hospitality provided by Helen and John was just what we needed. Warning...you may not need lunch after the wonderful gourmet 'continental' breakfast. The full cooked breakfast must be a wonder to behold! It was very pleasant and relaxing to be able to wander the grounds, sit wherever one pleased and just generally enjoy... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Everything you would expect and more (...and a little bit more!) We have spent a lot of time travelling to various parts of the earth staying in an array of accommodation. It is safe to say that Rippinvale is by far the best. Helen and John were very accommodating to our late arrival. Upon entering the suite we were greeted... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

What a joy to find a seperate suite which was not only private but also well appointed. I travel regularly overseas and found this 'Gem' amongst some of the best I have stayed in. Helen's cuisine is second to none, not only in the flavour but also presentation and lovely to find some of the produce was from the absolutely... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very special New Zealand experience, offering fine boutique accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Our suites are private and semi contained set in a private courtyard. Tariff includes pre dinner wine and canapes,fabulous gourmet breakfast of the finest locally grown ans seasonal produce and full evening turn down with Port and chocolates.Use of all facillities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rippinvale Retreat

Address: 68 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs 7338, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $209 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rippinvale Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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