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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have just stayed two nights and Feel unable to say enough wonderful things about Rippenvale Retreat. Helen and John were the most gracious hosts and made us feel incredibly welcome from the moment we arrived. Our suite was impeccable. The breakfasts brought to our room were homemade and simply delicious as were the canapés and wine we had in the...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything that all the other reviews have posted is absolutely true. Thanks Helen and John for the SO very tasty continental breakfasts, wine and canapes and for sharing Lilly the cat who curled up on my husband's lap and stayed there for a while!! Peaceful and quiet, lovely grounds to walk around in. Absolute bliss. Don't miss the Animal Park...

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Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough great things about Rippenvale Retreat. Helen and John were the most gracious hosts, we had the most lovely breakfasts delivered to our room every day, our room was impeccable and the entire place was just so charming and wonderful we're already planning for the next time we can return. The beautiful property is an easy walk...

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Thank Angela B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed at Rippinvale Retreat for 2 nights and got a lot more than we expected. Helen and John brought us a delicious homemade breakfast in our room each morning and a glass of wine and nibbles each afternoon. The outdoor spa was an extra treat with great views. Our self contained accommodation was superb, clean and very comfortable. We...

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Thank Sharyn G
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Arrived from Lake Tepapo and were warmly greeted by Helen. Stayed here for one night ,wish it could have been longer. Enjoyed the garden and Bubble Bees. Its an easy walk into town for dinner or near by hot pools. Its obvious that Helen is running the accommodation with sustainability in mind and we really appreciated this . You wont...

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Thank Mcleans56
Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2016

thank you so much for your relaxed approach to making jay and I feel very well looked after on our weekend away with you the food was amazing we couldn't have asked for a better place to go and relax in we will be back. :)

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Thank miriamjlaw
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took a much needed weekend getaway and decided to stay at Rippinvale Retreat on the recommendation of a friend. We had high expectations already and Helen and John more than exceeded them, from the wine and nibbles each afternoon to the incredible breakfast's Helen provided. Thank you again. Abby and I can't wait for our next visit.

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Thank Vanu H
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The friendly atmosphere and superb service was amazing. Helen and John are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We definitely got the relaxation that we needed. Especially lying in the Jacuzzi with a multitude of birds around us. Breath taking!!

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Kaiapoi
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was our first time staying at Rippenvale celebrating a birthday. Such a wonderful location with amazing hosts. Lived up to all our expectations. Attention to detail is so thoughtfully done. Flowers on the table and in the bedroom. Beautiful bubbles and canapes before going out to dinner, arriving home to Port and chocolate !! Felt very spoilt. The breakfast...

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Thank NZTravellerKaiapoi
Tauranga
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Rippinvale is run to perfection and nothing is too much trouble for Helen and John. Immaculate grounds that cry 'Peace and relax', when you arrive. The uniqueness comes from the fact that you have your own spacious 'apartment' and while attached to the house, it is totally separate. Even more unique is the fact that a substantial and gourmet homemade...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very special New Zealand experience, offering fine boutique accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Our suites are private and semi contained set in a private courtyard. Tariff includes pre dinner wine and canapes,fabulous gourmet breakfast of the finest locally grown ans seasonal produce and full evening turn down with Port and chocolates.Use of all facillities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rippinvale Retreat

Address: 68 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $296 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rippinvale Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are only two suites and both are private.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaL831, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any! They are both great”
 of 5 bubbles SamanthaM719, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ribbon wood Suite”
 of 5 bubbles Hostee99, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms which are identical and each with a private outside eating area , and access to a hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles Rtvet, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms are superb”
 of 5 bubbles ozhelen63, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
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