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Westport, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the whole package, massage, yoga, breakfast accomodation and staff. I was my first experience to have this type of massage and first time to do a yoga class, both of which i found very rejuvinating with a visit to the hot pools as part of the package it was the perfect weekend for a recharge.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have decided to come to vibrant living retreat and spa after 7 weeks of adventerous touring through NZ. It is the last day of our honeymoon in NZ. We booked massage for two and stayed in the villa. Mary Jo is a very kind person and We immediately felt welcome. I like the ambiance here, calm, peaceful and very... More 

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Westport, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place and wonderful hosts. Wonderful place to relax and rest. Massages and yoga a fantastic treat. Great place to go to treat yourself with a groups of friends. I will definitely be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive, the massages were great and the therapists really knew their stuff for massages. However the overall environment, breakfast provided etc was very expensive for the quality of what was received. I would not return.

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Mary Jo H, Owner at Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa, responded to this review

Hello Charles, we are very fascinated and shocked to read your review. We find it hard to believe that you reviewed your Villa spa escape package stay with us this way in Hanmer Springs ! ! ! Myself and my husband Steve wish you well on your life journey and hope you find what you are looking for that you... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Owners lovely people. However overpriced unfortunately and we don't mind paying good money. Package deals well above price. Breakfast lovely but once again for what we paid we could have stayed elsewhere and had breakfast, accommodation and probably $200 to spend on a dinner. Yes it is a retreat and different but not to the extent that they are charging... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was truly a unique experience from the art and atmosphere to the service and treatment after. I thoroughly enjoyed my massage, however I was left ungrounded and feeling disconnected, unfocused and not in tune with reality. I highly recommend this as the only place to go in Hanmer for a calming massage and stay, even if pricy. It's a... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My girlfriend and I got a spa and massage package from Vibrant Living Retreat after being told a visit to Hanmer Springs would be a fantastic end to our trip. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating from start to finish. Our room had everything we needed for our 1 night stay and both the bathroom and bedroom were a great... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I absolutely love the ambiance and environment the Vibrant Living team has created! It is relaxing and calm. You know they're there to help make your experience wonderfully blissful!! You feel like you're in a world all it's own yet only minutes from the center of Hanmer Springs! Beautiful vistas and amazing food too!! Can't wait to go back!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at vibrant living. The hosts were very friendly and inviting. The room was comfortable and calming. The breakfast both days were so yummy and well cooked. My massage was awesome and relaxing. We will certainly come and stay again thank you for the experiencd

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Westport, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Perfect Palace Cottage was the perfect place for our family get together. The cottage itself is well set up and appointed with all the comforts of home setting us up for the "best" of stays. It made it even more perfect that we were allowed to bring our furry family members on holiday with us. It was topped again... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place where magic happens .! Legendary 3-course delicious and nutritious breakfasts! This contemporary lodge is embraced by peace, views, & all day sun. The courtyard with lavenders & soothing waterfall is a unique feature. You can enjoy Vibrant Living Retreat famous 3 course breakfast, freshly made smoothies, healthier cooked breakfasts, homemade breads, offering over 10 great choices. Choose from super-king lodge suites or Spa Suite, 3 bedroom Peaceful cottage, Alpine Villa or go self-contained. Other facilities and activities in-lodge is our Day Spa Mountain View Massage and Yoga classes.Vibrant Living Retreat is the perfect place to come to unwind, relax , explore and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa

Address: 88 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand (Formerly Albergo Hanmer Lodge & Alpine Villas)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: €151 - €255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The room was lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles 221sharono, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“book the villa if you can afford it !!!”
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“It is a quiet area so it depend what size you need. We were two persons so we had the smallest room but it was good and you have a big bathroom and a little part of the garden as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 647gertiel, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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