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Driftwood Retreat and Eco-Tours

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Overview
749 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Kitchenette
Laundry Service
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My favourite accommodation during a 4 week trip around the South Island. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and are rightly proud of the beautiful location they have and large area of wetland habitat guests can explore. The lodge itself was absolutely stunning inside....More

Thank Pete M
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 4 October 2018

Hello Peter, it is so lovely to hear from you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and yes do return again. There is so much to do in Marlborough, we are an unexplored gem of New Zealand. Cheers Will and Rose

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We booked this tour thru Tours by Locals instead of booking a tour with the cruise ship. Good idea! Our guide was John Martin and he showed us beautiful places. First stop was Upton Oaks Garden, a private garden shown only by appointment. Sue has...More

Thank Peachie H
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 12 January 2018

Hello Susan, great to hear you enjoyed your experience in Marlborough. Sue's garden is truely amazing even on a wet day. John enjoyed showing you around our beautiful province, hope you come again, Cheers Will

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stayed for three nights in Rose's and Will's new "Tree House" accommodation. We had a very warm welcome and courteous service. It is a quiet, very generous and tidy accommodation on the second floor with a very spatial view into tree tops and over...More

Thank Wisi W
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your review Wisi, we are pleased that you will be beck with us on your return trip after touring the South Island. Enjoy your travels and we will see you again soon. Cheers Will

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Where we stayed in Blenheim suggested a day out kayaking and seeing Royal Spoonbills and other birds. As we've never attempted this before we were rather apprehensive as neither of us are strong swimmers. However as the water was only waist deep we decided to...More

Thank llherr
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for touring with us, kind regards Will

Reviewed 17 February 2017

The owners, Will and Rose, are committed to ensuring their guests are comfortable and happy and will see the natural sites they hoped to see, in my case, the local flora and fauna and, especially, the Royal Spoonbill!

Thank kubik2017
Response from Oscar2NewZealand, Owner at Driftwood Retreat and Eco-ToursResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking time to review your time with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay, kind regards Will & Rose

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When you stay at Driftwood Retreat, you get the double value of having a New Zealand country experience right on the door step of your comfortable and quiet semi self-contained private apartments. ​It is our More beautiful peaceful location which makes Driftwood Retreat so relaxing; a perfect place to use as your base over several nights as you explore the many wonders of the Marlborough Sounds and Kaikoura coast. In nature and yet only 10 minutes drive away from town, you can feed the alpacas and other farm animals and take a leisurely walk around the privately owned riverside conservation area. If you feel like some exercise, take a short bike ride around the local vineyards. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$ 138 - US$ 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Driftwood Retreat And Eco-Tours Blenheim, Marlborough
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$ 138 - US$ 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Driftwood Retreat And Eco-Tours Blenheim, Marlborough
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
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"Very quiet, great few!"
wisiw2015
26 Oct 2017
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"We felt compelled by our surrounding to leave the gadgets in the car and just relax."
R198GTpatrickm
7 Dec 2015
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"This is private accommodation away from town on the edge of an estuary and bird reserve. A very special..."
vkwendy
25 Oct 2015
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"Only one room but it is superb"
267maxf
30 Mar 2015
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