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Reviewed November 28, 2009

We stayed 1 night in this hotel with 3 people. We stayed in a backpackers room with a private bathroom. Everything was very clean. The room and the bathroom were small but very clean and cosy. There's a restaurant and bar near the hotel but we went to the city center which is very close to the hotel

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Caroline_Pieter
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

A friend and I stayed here as part of the Contiki group. With Contiki we request twin-share in hopes to obtain better rooms.

The twin-share at the Retreat was ridiculous. The rooms (not sure if they are rooms), were more like glass boxes! The only thing that keeps people from looking in were curtains, I kid you not. There was a TV stand but no TV, no phone, it was very plain. The beds were uncomfortable too and the walls were so thin you could hear conversations from neighbouring rooms.

The bathroom was more like a hallway. One end being the shower that doesn't work properly, and the other end is the toilet. The sink was in the middle, and was so incredibly tiny and not that clean.

While the rooms were pathetic, the staff however were very friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank JustHer
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Reviewed November 24, 2009

We had a standard twin ensuite cell. No room to literally swing a cat. Disgustingly overpriced. Beds too soft and sagged in the middle. We really enjoyed listening to everyones conversatons through the walls and roof... NOT. The shared kitchen area was dirty and the internet room stank and was littered with rubbish. Could not wait to leave.

  • Stayed: November 2009
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Thank Traveltragic9
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

We stayed in an en suite double for one night and it was a really basic room with a somewhat "bare minimum" feel to it. Small room and tiny bathroom with a broken sliding bathroom door, tiny sink (got myself all wet brushing my teeth). The bed was really soft and somewhat sunken in the middle, and as other reviewers mentioned, walls are very thin and can be loud if you have noisy neighbors. Our room seemed older than the pictures on the website, and it was quite inexpensive compared to some of the other options, so I suppose you get what you pay for. Disappointing compared to some of our other lodging in Te Anau and Queenstown, but fine for just a one-night stopover. Probably would not stay in that room again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank sscheung77
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

Splashed out on a tree hut as a treat during our trip around NZ. Well worth it. Lovely log style cabin. Clean, comfortable and the best two nights sleep we have had. Along with this, it is located just off the main street and has all the facilities you need. We had a private spa pool to un-wind after our glacier walk and the food is excellent and affordable from the on site bar/restaurant. We even got vouchers that made the bill even more affordable. To end the night, they put on some simple but fun entertainment that gets all residents having fun together.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank ross0009
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