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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights in this relaxing b&b, and we had a really amazing stay! The garden room -the one that we chose- was simply lovely, quiet and with a deck over the garden to relax and enjoy the biscuits that Karen prepared. In the morning the breakfast was gorgeous, with a lot of fresh fruits and everyday something different...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the River Retreat in Haruru. Karen and Kerry were so welcoming and hospitable, the facilities were amazing and if we had our time again we'd stay longer without a second thought. We will definitely endeavour to be back and recommend this to any and everyone.

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your review. Kerry and I really appreciate your input and want to continue to make River Retreat somewhere you can come and relax as well as being a centre point for you travels during your stay in the Bay of Island.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karen & Kerry have created the perfect setting for a break from the stresses of daily life. 10 minutes from the Bay of Islands, River Retreat is a piece of paradise. The apartments are luxuriously appointed, backing onto magnificent gardens, river and lush bushland. Karen's breakfasts are to die for and she just continues to surprise guests with various treats...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Ritaria, we are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us at River Retreat.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful few days we have had with Karen and Kerry. Beautiful location, amazing rooms, great breakfast and what a welcome. The little extras in the room are just such a wonderful touch. I would be back every year if only I lived here. Couldn't recommend more highly. Thanks Lucy x

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lucy it was a real pleasure meeting you both hope you continue to enjoy your stay in New Zealand, and to see you again sometime in the future.

Melbourne
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had 2 nights at this wonderful BnB. It may not be in the middle of Paihia, but makes up for that in so many ways. Lovely private fully equipped room with private access and private outdoor patio overlooking beautiful lawn and gardens - did I mention private? Magnificent bottle of red wine in our room upon arrival - and...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Kerry and I really appreciate you taking the time. We do try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible if we achieve that then we have done what we set out to do. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best b&b I have ever stayed in. Ever. The attention to detail shown by the hosts and the incomparable setting makes this place second to none. I stayed at the river retreat a few weeks ago with my husband during our NZ trip and this b&b alone was one of the true highlights! The rooms are spacious...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Julian and Mina Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us at river Retreat, it was like having one of our family staying. Kerry and I look forward to seeing you again Regards Karen

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were welcomed very warmly by Karen, the host of the retreat and were stunned by the view from the main deck which overlooks a river and fields. The gardens are beautiful and full of native trees and plants. It was winter when we visited so the grounds were too wet to walk on but still looked lovely. Karen showed...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Tricia Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, understand why this is 5 stars. Fabulous hosts, friendly and helpful. Karen and Kerry are wonderful cooks and enjoy a glass of wine or two😜. The rooms are luxurious, with comfy a bed, silky sheets and great pillows(so important). We loved over looking the garden and river, cooking our own bbq on our deck, enjoying a glass wine....

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

HI Sammy I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, come again soon

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The hosts were very friendly and the accommodation was small but modern and it had delightful chocolates and biscuits. The garden was awesome and very well maintained. The breakfast was beautiful.Hopefully come again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We spent two nights at this amazing retreat in a room facing the river It was a beautifully appointed room deserving of its 5 star status - comfy bed, nice wardrobe for a slightly longer stay, roomy shower and bathroom, and a lovely deck. The gardens are stunning and well looked after. Breakfast is provided as part of the room...

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JanTurnbull, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magical riverside setting, private and tranquil. 10 minutes to beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Address: 838 Puketona Road, Paihia 0204, New Zealand (Formerly RiverRun Retreat)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 7,782 - ₹ 9,557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — River Retreat Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are three private villas but ask for the one facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles TriciaH516, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Limited rooms available and I imagine all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Manyon, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“River room”
 of 5 bubbles Sooji173, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Book if you have your own transport to and from the town of Paihia”
 of 5 bubbles W6021JAdavidh, 23 Dec 2013 | Read review
“One room has a view over the river the other is more private. Both are fitted out the same.”
 of 5 bubbles lasatu, 6 Mar 2013 | Read review
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