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The Sounds Retreat
Ranked #2 of 5 Anakiwa B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a warm welcome by the owners Anne and Tony! Grateful that we found this awesome place where we spent a great time with our kids - enjoying the cordial hospitality, excellent food and wine (Tony is an incredible cook & sommelier), the amazing view, the jacuzzi and terrace. Unbelievable beauty! Situated close to the start of the Queen Charlotte Trail, not far from the wine region of Marlborough and surrounded by a peaceful, untouched nature. With the help of Anne we found much more to do than we expected: we had a nice, little challenging bike ride on the trail (the bikes are provided for free), some very nice recommendations for lunch, a session in the house-own gym and a relaxing massage on the terrace. We loved it. Auf Wiedersehen, Anne & Tony!

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Thank you for such a fantastic review! We're so pleased you had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. And thanks for being our first TripAdvisor reviewer!

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Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Sounds Retreat

Address: 215 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Anakiwa
Price Range: $579 - $832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sounds Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the stunning Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island, The Sounds Retreat is a spectacular paradise showcasing nature and luxury living at its finest. With a focus on unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this award-winning private lodge is an ideal way to vacation in a most marvellous destination. Located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track. Spend plenty of time outdoors discovering the incredible Marlborough Sounds terrain, hiking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking around placid waters, private fishing trip or venturing on a local wine tasting excursion. Whether you are looking to relax and opt for an art gallery crawl and trip to the spa, or you are seeking adrenaline-filled adventure and choose quad biking, zip lining, horseback riding, or eco tours - this destination has something for every interest and pursuit. With just a single bedroom suite, your time here is a private escape, and every amenity and facility is yours to enjoy in blissful exclusivity. The open-plan suite has private access or can be entered through the main property, and features picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks with private hot tub. All the thoughtful touches you could imagine are present and accounted for, including turndown service, heated bathroom flooring, heated cabana with stocked bar fridge, espresso maker, plasma television, iPod dock with iPod, and complimentary wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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