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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Absolutely beautiful location in a gorgeous garden at the foot of the mountains, with superb care from lovely hosts. Don't bother looking anywhere else, this is the best. Everything about Rippinvale was delightful. The rooms were sweet, clean, comfortable, and snug. The garden was well-tended and beautiful, with lots of lovely little nooks as well as a spa, tennis court,...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Many thanks to our hosts for a lovely, relaxing weekend. Fresh and wonderfully presented food and a nice long visit from Lily the cat. Recommend this for a weekend! Offer of transport to local restaurant a very welcome gesture and I am sure would be appreciated by lots of guests.

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Thank Dinorelli
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Hamner Springs was our first stop of our South Island trip to celebrate our anniversary and what a great start! Having not slept on our overnight flight we were glad to have chosen to stay at Rippinvale retreat for some much needed r&r. There are only two large rooms, which meant plenty of privacy and the bed was very comfortable....

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Thank Boryna T
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We were over the top impressed with our stay here. We drove up and felt like we were visiting old friends or family. Breakfast and pre-dinner wine and canapes were amazing. Lovely gardens (even in the middle of drought), nights were super quiet, and most of all exceptional service. Helen and John were fantastic. We definitely plan to arrange another...

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Thank HoldenAtHeart
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning getaway spot. Couldn't say enough positives if I tried. It felt like we were staying with long lost family. Very relaxing and oh so pampered. Make it your goal to stay here at least once!

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Thank AzraelAngel
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We loved staying at Rippenvale, the accomodation is fabulous, the breakfasts are amazing! All the little extras like fresh baking & a cup of tea waiting when we returned from the hot pools made our stay special. Helen & John are the ultimate hosts, friendly & helpful, never intrusive. Helen is obviously a wizz in the kitchen, her home made...

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Thank GlenandHelen
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2015

A wonderful gift that just couldn't be bettered in any way. The setting was fabulous and our own little slice of heaven really felt like our own. Helen and John treated us as very special guests and by the time we left we felt like 'family' and didn't want to say goodbye! The food was absolutely delicious, and the homemade...

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Thank ESML888
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We have been touring New Zealand for the past four years having chosen to escape the `uk winters! During that time we have stayed at around 20 boutique B & B homes including this wonderful residence on three occasions. Most recently we spent 5 nights there and as always the hospitality afforded to us by Helen & John was superb....

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Thank Hugh G
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Thank you Helen & John for a stunning weekend. The food was sensational and the accommodation was perfect, our trip away was a real retreat from our buzy day to day lives. You made it a very special time for us.

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Thank Kerron65
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Thanks to Helen, John and Lily the cat for a great weekend away. They are awesome hosts, breakfasts were amazing, 6 o'clock canapés & wine a treat, and the high tea just decadent. We couldn't have been made more welcome.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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: $287 - $343 (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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