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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the Alpine Villa and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa was spacious and homely and the hot tub was definetly a treat! Quaint breakfast setting with a view of the mountains. The hosts were very welcoming and we would love to come back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A wonderful place to stay, with a warm welcome, a large well-set room, and a delicious breakfast in the morning. We arrived after dark, and the view we discovered in the morning was a delight, with no-one overlooking us. Truly beautiful and private. Thanks.

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Thank PollyCGNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

We originally found Albergo on Grab one and looked at booking for the weekend of my birthday however there wasn't a room available. The hosts very kindly agreed to give us the 3 bed stand alone unit for the same price. The unit is spacious, immaculately clean and well furnished. The views are stunning. Our only improvement would be to...

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Thank Kelly W
Seaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We planned our visit to this idyllic village for relaxation after a busy month touring the two Islands, we were not disappointed, as soon as we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome, that continued throughout our three night stay, we were made to feel at home and that was truly the case as we relaxed in the garden...

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Thank Denis B
Ban Hua Hin, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Very nice locate, beautiful garden, Spa in the room and a wonderful breakfast (one of te best in New Zealand). We planned to stay only one night but extended it to two nights, since it was possible and we liked Hammer Spring very much. The Albergo B&B was really value for money! The host was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Gertie L
Reviewed 10 November 2014

My partner and I staying in the luxury alpine villa. It was fantastic! The room was perfect and very generously proportioned, it also has a view to die for!!! We had our own spa too! I'll certainly be back - it was the perfect romantic getaway :)

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Thank Mktgtraveler
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2014

My partner and I stayed at Albergo for a second time recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lindsay and Joanne are most hospitable and so is there lovely Spaniel, Molly. The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious. The view from your room is lovely. The 3 course breakfast was delicious and there was a good choice on the menu.

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Thank Grant H
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 August 2014

My partner and I stayed a couple nights for her birthday, everything was top notch including the breakfast which was to die for, we stayed in the Alpine Villa which was warm and cozy with great views. Really friendly service and their hospitality was more than 100% which is something that is rare these days. Thanks for the stay Linz...

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed only one night and didn't want to leave. Breakfast was Delicious and what amazing company jo and Lindsay!!! Beautiful views and were made feel like we were family. If you go to hanmer this is the only place you should go!!!!

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1Thank Sarah-Beth S
Rushden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We only stayed one night but could have stayed more, we got upgraded which was super and ended up in the 3 bedroom villa I think this is bigger than some peoples homes!! The bed we choose was very comfy and warm. The accommodation was very well appointed and had everything we could have possibly needed. We walked into town...

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Lindsay and Joh... D, Owner at Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Delighted you had a nice stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Our 3 Bedroom cottage is ideal for a short or extended stay as it offers great space views and privacy, pleased you appreciated it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $230 - $344 (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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