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“We had wonderful days at a lovely cottage”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Riwaka Retreat

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Riwaka Retreat
Ranked #6 of 23 Motueka B&B and Inns
Geleen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
“We had wonderful days at a lovely cottage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had wonderful days in Motueka. The cottage was superb! It was very clean and spacy. The cottage is perfectly located as gateway on the road to the Abel Tasman Park.

The owners were very friendly and helpful. We just had a perfect stay in this part of NZ!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank rjorissen
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thanks you two you were a pleasure to have stay.
We are pleased you enjoyed Riwaka Retreat and appreciate you taking the time to review us.
regards Maree
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lidingo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had wonderful days exploring the very best of Abel Tasman under supervison of our very knowledgeable and friendy hosts. The lodging was very comfortable and well equiped and had nice sorroundings. Stores and swimming within few minutes drive.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Hi from Maree
It was lovely having you three stay with us and being able to show you our beautiful Abel Tasman as well. Ken enjoyed his day with you all on the Kiwi Bach to Anchorage Guided Walk. Thank you for taking the time to review us - it is much appreciated.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

As part of our trip around some of the South Island, we lucked out opting for Riwaka Retreat – perfect base for exploring the area, or just vegging out, as we were sorely tempted to do. We’ve already recommended to friends of ours who are heading to Abel Tasman that this place is on the must-stay list.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank waikatonz
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you recommending Riwaka Retreat to others. The weather here has been truly beautiful - let's hope it continues that way over the holiday season.

Regards Maree
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I and my wife had a GREAT holiday here.
It is very near from Abel Tasman park and has a wonderful scenary.
We stayed in studio room which is cosy, clean and beautiful.
Maree and Ken did their best to give us a good advice for Abel Tasman Tracking.
It was REALLY AWESOME. more than AWESOME!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KyuJinKim
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Hi Jin

Thank you for taking the time to review Riwaka Retreat.
We hope you are both well and still enjoying New Zealand.
Thanks for all the good work you both helped us with during
your stay - it was much appreciated. Maree
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Maree and Greg made us very comfortable in their beautiful retreat. Our comfy log cabin was well equiped and had a verandah looking over the pretty garden. We enjoyed 'eating in', using the BBQ facilities the first night and the local fish and chip shop the second. Each evening Maree provided baskets full of everything we needed to make our own breakfasts. Our main reason for visiting the area was to walk part of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, and Greg proved a welcome escort, providing us with information about the plants and birds along the way. We had the added bonus of a fabulous lunch at the family's delightful bach in one of the secluded bays. Greg had organised one of the local water taxis to pick us up from this bay and take us further along the coast where we walked another section of the track. Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of useful advice and guidance, not least the need for sun cream and insect repellent!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John and Maggie S
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Wachtberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in the Studio which is set in a secluded and pretty garden. The studio is well furnished and equipped and immaculate throughout. We were given a warm and friendly welcome and would recommend Riwaka Retreat as a very good value-for-money place to stay for a visit to Abel Tasman park.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Thank Christopher W
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great good fortune to have found this place. We came late at night and they accomodated us anyway, gracio usly. The entrance to our room/cabin was perfumed with the smell of jasmine flowers, growing profusely on the arbor we walked under to get to the room...very lovely. that gives you an idea of the spirit of the place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka Retreat, responded to this review, February 26, 2012
Thank you Bob for taking the time to review Riwaka Retreat.

Thank goodness you found us at such a late hour. Having you both spend a night on the beach was not an option for us!

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Estuary Studio and yes the jasmine is in full bloom right now!

Maree Owner/operator
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Additional Information about Riwaka Retreat

Property: Riwaka Retreat
Address: 55 School Road, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Number of rooms: 4
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Riwaka Retreat Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman

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