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    Ribbonwood Retreat

    26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 23 January 2015

    Thank you Julie and Jo. We cannot wait to come and stay in your delightful Retreat again. Thank you for sharing your home and your time and knowledge and making sure we really enjoyed ourselves. Not sure what else to wax lyrical about first, the...More

    1  Thank Jill R
    Reviewed 16 January 2015

    We stayed only one night in Ribbonwood, but it was a special one! During the only breakfast in Ribbonwood we kept on asking questions and Jonathan told us EVERYTHING about preserving the unique nature of New Zealand and the work he has done in this...More

    1  Thank Reisemeyer2015
    Reviewed 12 January 2015

    As said so many times earlier by other reviewers, we too had a fabulous time at the cottage. the location is just apt for a quiet time out. The hosts, John and Julie make you feel at home. Awesome food connoisseurs they are, served us...More

    1  Thank EffortlessTraveller
    Reviewed 6 January 2015

    We stayed at this beautiful cottage and had a wonderful time! The hosts Jan and Julie were the most gracious hosts with a treasure trove of information for first time travellers into NZ. The crepes that Julie served us for breakfast were delicious and was...More

    Thank yarla2015
    Reviewed 15 December 2014

    Even before entering the property, we already felt welcome. From the deco, to check in, to the breakfast there were so many personal touches from Jo. (Jo even made his own bread to serve us the next day) Bed was very comfortable and we had...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Refrigerator in room
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    • US$181 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    Room Tips
    "The separate cabin out back is fabulous."
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    "the cottage is quiet and has it's own decks on the front and back"
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    "Best view is upstairs on a good day but downstairs or the cottage may be better if you have mobility issues."
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    "The cottage is lovely."
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