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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place, not a retreat in the 'luxury' style, but in a 'quirky/hippy/zen' style, though the spa villa was extremely spacious and very well kitted out. The owners/hosts are very nice, approachable and caring. It is quite a quirky retreat with breakfast being pre-ordered and the time pre-booked so only 2 sets of guests are in the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Alpine Spa Villa. It was well equipped and really comfortable - even an outside hot tub and sophisticated home cinema projection in the bedroom. We were made very welcome by the very friendly owners - and we each had an excellent massage. It is well located with about a 15 minute walk to the centre.

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had an excellent stay at Vibrant Living Retreat. I learned a lot too about very many different things. I feel like I grew mentally. The talks we had were great. The yoga was perfect. I watched several interesting videos regarding different aspects of health which were very helpful. I stayed in the Villa which was huge and had a...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went with a group of girlfriends. All the favourites, pools, massages and facials, food and wine, yoga and cooked breakfast. Friendly hosts and great venue. Recommend to do with your girlfriends. Lovely calm place and love to come back again.

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Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Loved the whole package, massage, yoga, breakfast accomodation and staff. I was my first experience to have this type of massage and first time to do a yoga class, both of which i found very rejuvinating with a visit to the hot pools as part of the package it was the perfect weekend for a recharge.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We have decided to come to vibrant living retreat and spa after 7 weeks of adventerous touring through NZ. It is the last day of our honeymoon in NZ. We booked massage for two and stayed in the villa. Mary Jo is a very kind person and We immediately felt welcome. I like the ambiance here, calm, peaceful and very...

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Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Amazing place and wonderful hosts. Wonderful place to relax and rest. Massages and yoga a fantastic treat. Great place to go to treat yourself with a groups of friends. I will definitely be going back.

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Thank jacmik74
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

On the positive, the massages were great and the therapists really knew their stuff for massages. However the overall environment, breakfast provided etc was very expensive for the quality of what was received. I would not return.

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Mary Jo H, Owner at Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa, responded to this review

Hello Charles, we are very fascinated and shocked to read your review. We find it hard to believe that you reviewed your Villa spa escape package stay with us this way in Hanmer Springs ! ! ! Myself and my husband Steve wish you well on your life journey and hope you find what you are looking for that you...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Owners lovely people. However overpriced unfortunately and we don't mind paying good money. Package deals well above price. Breakfast lovely but once again for what we paid we could have stayed elsewhere and had breakfast, accommodation and probably $200 to spend on a dinner. Yes it is a retreat and different but not to the extent that they are charging...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was truly a unique experience from the art and atmosphere to the service and treatment after. I thoroughly enjoyed my massage, however I was left ungrounded and feeling disconnected, unfocused and not in tune with reality. I highly recommend this as the only place to go in Hanmer for a calming massage and stay, even if pricy. It's a...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place where magic happens .! Legendary 3-course delicious and nutritious breakfasts! This contemporary lodge is embraced by peace, views, & all day sun. The courtyard with lavenders & soothing waterfall is a unique feature. You can enjoy Vibrant Living Retreat famous 3 course breakfast, freshly made smoothies, healthier cooked breakfasts, homemade breads, offering over 10 great choices. Choose from super-king lodge suites or Spa Suite, 3 bedroom Peaceful cottage, Alpine Villa or go self-contained. Other facilities and activities in-lodge is our Day Spa Mountain View Massage and Yoga classes.Vibrant Living Retreat is the perfect place to come to unwind, relax , explore and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa

Address: 88 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand (Formerly Albergo Hanmer Lodge & Alpine Villas)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $233 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vibrant Living Retreat & Day Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“If you can stay in the Villa, its very private and a huge space with lovely warm bed.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenH8038RO, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Had four poster bed,loved it”
 of 5 bubbles Flinger64, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room was lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles 221sharono, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“book the villa if you can afford it !!!”
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 of 5 bubbles charliespurs, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It is a quiet area so it depend what size you need. We were two persons so we had the smallest room but it was good and you have a big bathroom and a little part of the garden as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 647gertiel, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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