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“Retreat with a great view”
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Riverhills
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Retreat with a great view”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great place to stay whether you are shopping, on business or sightseeing. Clean and classy with very hospitable hosts. Healthy breakfast with plunger coffee. I thoroughly recommend this as a bed and breakfast with xtra's like the small gym, bikes to ride along the riverbank and a huge movie screen.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very comfortable room and bed. Lovely lounge/breakfast area. Hosts Marie and Ken made us feel welcome, happily talked about the artworks adorning the walls and gave us insights into their own skilled craft work. A most enjoyable stay.

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Taranaki
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

A night in this B&B was like spending a night with old friends. Marie and Ken are just so welcoming , so attentive , so informative and above all interesting and genuinely interested in their guests. Their home is superb, with lots of extra touches that help towards a most comfortable stay. The provision of a huge lounge overlooking the river for the guest use only and without a TV is a real bonus. The piano was in tune and available for guest use. Each bedroom has Sky TV and free wifi. The tea and coffee were in a small kitchenette which makes it easy to make coffee without disturbing anyone sleeping. We took up the offer of the free bikes and had a delightful early morning bike ride along the riverbank walkway right opposite the B&B. An excellent kiwi breakfast was served at a time that suited us. Only negative was that we spent only one night here. But we will definitely be repeat guests here.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Segonzac, France
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed only 1 night, but the place is very nice. The room was very clean and you won't miss anything if you stay there. Take time to enjoy Marie's cookies, a tea and a movie ! And also enjoy the river view...
Our hosts, Marie and Ken gave us some good advices for our trip around NZ.
It will stay our best b&b from NZ !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just Fantastic! Ken & Marie are brilliant hosts, very friendly and welcoming, even accomodating our late arrival. The house is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need ....we had the best nights sleep in a lovely comfortable bed! We were spoilt with Marie's home made cookies and enjoyed a great breakfast. The only negative was that we couldn't stay longer. Would love to go back.

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New Zealand
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

@ riverhills offers rooms separate from the owners living area which we prefer. The shared lounge is lovely and doesn't feel like somewhere not to be at ease. The breakfast was elegantly set out, substantial and even porridge could be requested. Both Ken and Marie are well travelled and easy conversationalists.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great hospitality and lovely accommodation. Enjoyed meeting Ken & Marie who are friendly, attentive and welcoming. The home is newly renovated and Ken & Marie have put a lot of effort into providing a b&b that is comfortable; clean and modern. Loved the home baked cookies! Will definitely be back :)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Riverhills
Address: 41 Dittmer Drive | Awapuni, Palmerston North 4412, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Palmerston North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Palmerston North
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverhills 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable Bed and Breakfast right on the riverbank offering outstanding accommodation in a private wing. Quiet, with off street parking, free WiFi and light breakfast. Ranked #1 for customer reviews in New Zealand in 2015. Spectacular morning sunrise and views of the Southern skies. ... more   less 
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