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Riwaka Retreat

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We stayed 4 nights at the Riwaka Ritz in January 2018, and Maree and Ken were fantastic hosts. The cottage was charming, very clean and had everything we needed for our family holiday. Great to get some local recommendations such as nearby beaches, and the...More

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Response from KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am pleased the Riwaka Ritz worked out for you and your family. I hope you had an amazing time crossing off all those activities. Once more I apologise for not welcoming you in person due...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Excellent cottage with plenty of room for a family. The hosts were wonderful and always checked if we had everything we needed. Provided a very extensive breakfast and were always keen to help if needs be. Very friendly and lovely people.

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Response from KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Lara for doing a review for us. You were a lovely family and we enjoyed your stay and showing you the Abel Tasman. Hopefully mum and your brother can make it out here sometime. May you have many happy travels:) Maree

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped here(in Jan 2015) for a couple nights after driving  from Franz Josef Glacier as our base to explore Nelson region. There are just a few houses so it is a relax and lovely place to stay. If you want a comfortable and quiet...More

Thank elkasydney
Response from KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for appreciating our lovely spot. We are a great base for exploring the area and really appreciate your recommendation, and for taking the time to review us. All the best. Maree

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Riwaka in early February after a hectic few weeks of travel. Estuary cottage was the ideal place to unwind, tour the area and do our washing. It is an oasis of calm on the fruit growing plain. Close to the Abel Tasman...More

Thank Kathy S
Response from KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your stay Kathy and managed to have your friends to visit. We are so appreciative of recommendations and referrals and thank you kindly for these. Maree

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The primary aim of our party of 3 adults was to return to Abel Tasman after an absence of nearly 40 years. Riwaka Retreat is ideally situated for access to Marahau, and hence water taxi services for the Abel Tasman coast track. Motueka with its...More

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Response from KiwiMaree, Owner at Riwaka RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Bill for your comprehensive review and helpful tips for other visitors. The Abel Tasman is so popular that sometimes people forget what other gems exist in our beautiful area:) Maree

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That's good Therese thanks. If no-one around Estuary Studio will be unlocked. Make yourselves comfortable and we will catch up later. Cheers Maree
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"All good.....The Studio is more modern but Rowaka Retreat is cosy"
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"We stayed in the Estuary Cottage, which was excellent for a longer stay."
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"The Studio and Cottage have great verandahs facing the sun."
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"The Cottage has two bedrooms and a beautiful deck overlooking the lemon tree and the chickens."
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