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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Family wedding great location, beautiful catering, excellent for smaller number if u all want to stay on site. Nice location for visiting the location also. Only concern was the communal showers tend to get floor wide water everywhere but excellent showers. Definitely going back. Awesome retreat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Wow Adele and Gary are amazing hosts and this is the best venue for an amazing event. We were here for a wedding and holy - it was the best time had by all involved. Can't recommend it enough. Recommend a swim in the river!

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Thank Amanda R
Carterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We stayed one night in what was called the Luxury cabin which is a bit of a misnomer. It was good, clean basic accommodation with a comfortable bed and nice linen. The setting is beautiful and there are great views from the deck. As a couple travelling solo our only complaint was that anyone staying in the budget container rooms...

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2Thank xmascarol2015
Mosgiel, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

We came as guests for a wedding. It rained and we went from plan A to C The hosts were so accommodating with any of the requests that were made. I cannot say enough of how friendly and helpful all the staff was. Also the food and catering was fantastic. Overall it was their service that stood out the most.

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Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Our family has been to RiverRidge Retreat many times to 'get away' and to recharge. This is the most spectacular place we've been to, natures very own paradise! So tranquil & peaceful - plenty of open spaces for the kids, we love wandering around the Retreat just taking in the beauty of it all. The accommodation was perfect for our...

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1Thank Mamawolf123
Te Anau New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2013

I stayed at the River Ridge Retreat a couple weeks ago whilst travelling the Southern Scenic Route. The place was spectacular. I loved the relaxing and scenic natural surroundings. The facilities were great. Although I travelled solo, the place also does things like weddings and conferences. The stay was magnificent and I will stay again when I’m in the area.

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Thank MarcK881
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Me and my boyfriend visited the Catlins for a short weekend break and loved our stay at RiverRidge retreat. Adele and Gary were very hospitable and the studio room we stayed in was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. They were even kind enough to send on some belongings we left behind. A perfect and beautiful place to stay...

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1Thank Caroline P
County Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Me and my family stayed here just after Christmas 2012 and we all had a very enjoyable stay. We only had the one night but I would definately stay here again in a heartbeat if I venture back to the Catlins. Adele and Gary went above and beyond and they are such lovely people. It is so tranquil and peaceful...

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2Thank cawley
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013

I stayed in the self contained Queen studio which had the most comfortable bed - an absolute luxury after travelling. The room was really warm and inviting and I loved that I could have make a cup of coffee in my room in the mornings. River Ridge is a great place to unwind and take in the Catlins scenery. Also...

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

What a great place hidden in the middle of the Catlins - just a beautifully peaceful spot with views out onto the landscape from your room - lie in bed and watch nature at it's best. Cosy warm rooms, big open showers so great if you're in a wheelchair - everything is easy access. Big very very comfy bed and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A top quality facility in a spacious natural setting in the Catlins. Located on beautifully groomed grounds beside the Catlins River, the RiverRidge Retreat resonates peace and tranquility. An ideal setting for your wedding, conference, festival, retreat, social event, or simply a great base to stay and explore the beautiful Catlins area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catlins River Ridge Retreat

Address: 348 Catlins Valley Road, Owaka 9586, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Price Range: $71 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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