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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spending February 13th at Ribbonwood, and waking up to wonderful homemade crepes, made our one night in Franz Josef really special. Jo and Julie are the warmest of hosts, we weren't graced with good weather, so we got to know each other over a cuppa and homemade cake. Not only did they book supper for us.... they shared our delight...

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time spent at this beautifully furnished peaceful B&B was most enjoyable and too short! We stayed 2 nights in a very comfortable room in the main house which was almost like a separate wing. We had our own entrance which opened onto a private deck where we enjoyed a glass of wine under the stars. Mountain views are all...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Ribbonwood Retreat and loved it! The hosts were tremendous, warm and welcoming. The B&B is in a quiet location just 5 minutes out of town; it is spotless and has everything you could possibly need. Julie and Joe were very helpful with their suggestions as to what to visit after considering our interests and...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Ribbonwood B&B for just one very comfortable night. We had our own beautifully decorated cottage with a king size bed and en suite bathroom. We went over to the main house for a wonderful home cooked breakfast in the morning. Julie made her specialty- a fresh fruit filled crepe and that was in addition to the home...

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1Thank Feephee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is spotless (they have a no shoes policy) and very comfortable, the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were great with produce from their garden. We would stay there again

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights with Judy and John that welcomed my wife, myself and our three children in a warm way. We stayed at their two very comfortable rooms upstairs with beautifull views. Breakfast was prepared at our children will and was very enjoyable.They were also very helpfull on providing insights for the rest of our trip.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 enjoyable nights at Ribbonwood on our recent trip to NZ making use of the upstairs Wahio Suite (2 rooms and a bathroom - accomodating 1 King , 1 Queen and a single). Having not stayed in a B&B previously, this setup worked well for our family requirements. Our hosts Julie and Jo couldn't have been more welcoming...

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1Thank SteveAOzzie
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special place to stay with a VERY good breakfast and fantastic view. The hosts are down to earth Kiwis and know how to make you feel welcome and obviously love spoiling the guests! I give it a 100% rating unreservedly.

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1Thank Kieron V
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this lovely B&B during our tour of New Zealand's South Island in October 2016. Our hosts, Julie and Jonathan gave us a warm welcome with drinks and home made cake and made us feel at home right away. They are great hosts - charming, entertaining and full of information and good advice about the area, its flora...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ribbonwood. Very comfy bed, lots of brochures and menus for local restaurants etc. We went to Alice Mays for dinner which was an easy choice to make with all the menus in our room. We really loved the large glass sliding door to the private deck off our room...was noce to lay in bed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: €188 - €241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribbonwood Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The cottage is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ClareM585, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the cottage for lovely sunset views from the large deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Jay60642, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage”
 of 5 bubbles MARKTG, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The separate "cottage" is spacious, well equiped, spectacular views and a lovely flow onto the private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles gengbers65, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very comfortable beds and all the amenities you need for a pleasant stay.”
 of 5 bubbles U2667MGdianaw, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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