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Rippinvale Retreat

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68 Rippingale Rd, Hanmer Springs 7338, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Rippenvale retreat goes beyond expectation with their sincere hospitality. The room is cozy clean pleasant and welcoming. Helen is an artist who has a true talent in design landscaping of their property as well as a true gourmet cook. The breakfast was far beyond our expectation and very delicious. Both Helen and John were helpful and kind in addressing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a nice wee place, very comfortable with very easy access to town - just a 15 minute walk. Fantastic hospitality by Helen and John who greeted us the moment we arrived and were happy to leave us to it, while also happy to have a chat and offer suggestions about what to do at Hamner Springs. Awesome spa pool,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helen and John made us very welcome from the moment we arrived with wine and home made canopies served in the garden at 6 and a fantastic and delicious home made breakfast in our rooms every morning. Their attention to detail was unbelievable and they made the whole visit fantastic . Not to put too fine a point on it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an experience it was at this beautiful place. I can't rave about it enough, from the moment you arrive you are greeted with a smile and the hospitality is amazing. Our favourites were the beautiful home cooked breakfast delivered to your room, freshly baked canapés and wine at 6 pm each night and the delightful homemade coconut slice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful location on the edge of town with lovely gardens; plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views or read on the shady swing seat. Breakfasts were delicious, full of homemade goodies and each of the three mornings were different. We also enjoyed the pre dinner drink and nibbles. The suites are designed with their own sitting areas... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stayed with Helen and her family on the 29.12.15. What wonderful hosts, beautiful accomodation and the breakfasts are superb! The property is located on the outskirts of Hamner Springs, in the South Island of New Zealand. The property has beautiful gardens and the room/suite is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay here... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The photos of this B and B look really good and the reality is even better! Quality furnishings, immaculate throughout and lovely bathroom. We had a warm welcome from the hosts and enjoyed their huge garden. The location is very quiet though walking distance into Hanmer. Breakfast served in the room was a delight. Beautifully presented and garnished with garden... More 

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Thank Andrea K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Rippinvale, and was the perfect place for our honeymoon. The property is stunning, and a huge tribute to the owners who put in a lot of hard work for the guests to enjoy. We were totally spoiled, and enjoyed all the pampering the came with our Romantic Retreat package. Will definitely be coming back... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I got to spend two days in Hanmer Springs at Rippinvale Retreat - and it was outstanding! It was certainly away from the hustle and bustle, yet still very close to the Main Street and attractions; the grounds are well taken care of and beautiful, and the hospitality is second to none. I'll be back for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a quiet do nothing weekend. The owners are lovely, location superb semi rural with fantastic gardens. The breakfast is outstanding and Helen made a big effort to cater for my wife who requires Gluten Free. The polenta porridge was awesome! For me the fresh baked bread and pastries were great also. This property is not in town... More 

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