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Ribbonwood Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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santa barbara
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the cabin and had breakfast in the main house. Our stay was delightful. Our hosts gave us great information about the area. We had good weather and headed north in perfect sunshine. The area is interesting in that it is somewhat 'alpine' yet the flora along the roadsides is tropical. The nightly rate for the cabin is...

Thank mebrooksSantaBarbara
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved this place! We booked the cottage, which meant we were treated to two amazing sunsets each night of our stay. Even though we came in mid-May, we stayed quite warm, thanks to the ample bedding, heater and heated bathroom tiles (which we LOVED). The next day, we enjoyed breakfast and chats with the hosts, swapping travel stories and learning...

Thank Bana J
Lunderskov, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt welcome right away, were offered a delicious homebaked cake at arrival. Julie and Jo, a very special couple, went through details about our stay and called around to arrange a trip, we were planning for the following day. So helpful and caring. Excellent breakfast, vegetables from their own garden, homemade whatever could be homemade. We stayed at the...

Thank hhprivat50
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We loved staying with Julie & Jonathan, learning about New Zealand and enjoying the run of their place. We asked why they called it 'retreat,' and Jonathan quipped, 'no internet!' There was actually, but everything else was peaceful, and Julie & Jonathan couldn't have been more helpful.

Thank Yorkshirelad64
Jefferson City, Missouri
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We loved Ribbonwood. Accommodations were superb as was the view from our room. Jon and Julie were so helpful with their knowledge of the trails, birds, restaurants,etc. Breakfast arrangements couldn't be better, and Jonathan even set things up for my early morning coffee.

Thank JohnH1623
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Jonathan and Julie were amazing to stay with. They greeted us warmly with a glass of wine when we arrived and were great conversationalist to talk to about the area and their travels around the world. The breakfasts were wonderful and very filling for a day of hiking, David really enjoyed their special coffee and I loved the fresh veggies...

Thank dlcshodgson
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent three nights at Ribbonwood in the upstairs room of the main house. The room itself sleeps up to three and is large by any standards. It was impeccably clean and well laid out with plenty of storage space with a walk in robe, nice blinds to the windows, great views south towards the glacier (depending on the weather...

1Thank Jim_bris
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Ribbonwood for 2 nights while in Franz Josef and from the moment we arrived, we felt like we were home. Julie and Jo are so welcoming and friendly. We were offered drinks on arrival and then Julie took us through the local area on a map and gave us some recommendations for things to do and places...

Thank T S
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I stayed a ribbon wood for three nights and enjoy the experience immensely. Not only was the bedroom spacious and spotlessly clean but we had a veranda to ourselves, a storage cupboard for all those things that we weren't going to need immediately and a spacious well-appointed bathroom with both shower and bath. Julie and Jo, our...

Thank Caninical
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The hosts are perfect, helpful, friendly, really always ready to give you a help to find the good activity to do, a suggestion. The breakfast is a gem. Our bedroom was really large, no modern but with no fault: the real confort as in the love house of my grandparents. Really a good choice

Thank HDLBruxelles

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: €151 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribbonwood Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The separate cabin out back is fabulous.”
mebrooksSantaBarbara, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“the cottage is quiet and has it's own decks on the front and back”
dlcshodgson, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best view is upstairs on a good day but downstairs or the cottage may be better if you have mobility issues.”
  • Franz Josef late in the afternoon from Ribbonwood Retreat
Jim_bris, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is lovely.”
ClareM585, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the cottage for lovely sunset views from the large deck.”
Jay60642, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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