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We stayed two nights at Ribbonwood retreat.
The hosts were certainly trying to be friendly. The house was impeccably clean. The room spacious. The view from our room was grand - at least the last morning, when there were no clouds.
And yet the place was not convincing : the house has no charm, the breakfast was barely adequate, no information was given.
We paid here the same amount (or even more !) as we paid in other places that were far more luxurious, offered great breakfasts and hosts were giving tips, advise and suggestions.
Jo's stories on kiwi's were the best part of our stay here. Not enough to balance the whole.
Sorry to say : if this room was offered for half the price it would get a much higher score from me.
(And if you stay in this neighborhood do go and make that walk in Okarito but make sure you know what the tides are and be aware of spring tides !)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Ribbonwood B & B - a haven for nature lovers. Sleep deeply, breathing fresh clean air! Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. ... more less
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