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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in the cottage. It is beautifully furnished and equipped and offers lovely views in a peaceful setting. Our hosts Julie and Jo were very friendly, helpful and informative about the local area. The breakfasts were yummy too. It would be difficult to find 2 better hosts. We are very glad that we chose...

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Kildare
Reviewed 23 February 2014

My son and I stayed with Julie and Joe on the night of 25 January en route from Christchurch to Queenstown. I wish we had been able to stay longer as it was a real treat staying at this retreat. We felt more like visitors to a family home than paying guests. I really liked the shared table and the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 February 2014

My wife and I stayed at Ribbonwood on our honeymoon. Jonathan was a great host, and had a ton of great recommendations about how to see the glacier, and hikes in the area. We would have never known about the hikes without him, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Breakfast was amazing as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Our family of 4 spent one night at Ribbonwood (wish it could have been longer!) just after Christmas 2013. Jo was a great host - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and cooked a delicious breakfast. Sadly didn't get to meet Julie as she was away at the time. The Waiho Suite was perfect for us. Lovely big room with superb...

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Thank JanetS14
UK
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Jonathon was the perfect host during our visit to Franz Josef. His relaxed and homely hospitality combined with local knowledge was the perfect combination for a most enjoyable and successful visit to the Glaziers. We were upgraded to the cottage, without even asking and felt like it was our own! The peace and views were spectacular. We would have been...

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Thank DocHUk
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Our stay at Ribbonwood was a highlight of our trip. It was wonderful to stay in Julie and Jo's beautiful property and to enjoy the amazing views from the windows in the upper floor of the home and the cottage. All the rooms in the home and the cottage are truly lovely and the breakfast was delicious. It was also...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Our family of 5 recently spent 3 nights with Jo and Julie at Ribbonwood as we travelled down the west coast of NZ. We were given the whole upper floor of the house - plenty of space for ourselves and our 3 teenage boys. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and well maintained, everything spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfasts including home baked...

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Singapore
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed there for 1 night and rented 2 rooms. Rooms are very clean, spacious and comfortable. The owners are very friendly and willing to help in any matter like recommending restaurants and providing guidance for landmarks, petrol stations, etc. Owner even assisted preparing small birthday cake for my 40th. One of our best stays in NZ.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Crispy clean, gracious hosts, beautiful property and home, convenient location--all added up to a wonderful experience at Ribbonwood in the Franz Josef area. If you have an interest in the natural history of the area, Jo is a naturalist by profession. Jo and Julie are extremely knowledgable, guided us to excellent restaurants, hikes, wildlife center, etc. Both are involved in...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Our families recently stayed at Ribbonwood Retreat while visiting Franz Joseph Glacier. I can't say enough about the owners Jo and Julie…everything was perfect! The setting was peaceful and calm….with a wonderful view. The rooms were impeccably spotless, clean and comfortable. I don't think there is a better breakfast in all of NZ…the fresh baked items, eggs and fruits were...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Ribbonwood B & B - a haven for nature lovers. Sleep deeply, breathing fresh clean air! Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: ₹ 11,373 - ₹ 16,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribbonwood Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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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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