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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Dear Helen & John, Our sincere thanks for hosting us during my brothers wedding in Hanmer. Special occasion called for a special retreat, and Ripponvale was the perfect base camp. This is the 2nd time iv had the privilege of staying at your beautiful property - bringing my folks back this time speaks for itself. The attention to detail, the...

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Helen B, Owner at Rippinvale Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Anthony .. How fantastic to catch up with you again and to meet your mum and dad as well. John and I were so pleased you had such a great weekend and that you chose to stay at Rippinvale again. Thanks for such a lovely review, it makes such a huge difference to us. All good wishes Helen and...

Gore, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2014

From the very first moment of arriving at Rippindale, our hosts Helen and John made us feel welcome and pampered at their beautiful property. One of the things I'm finding out about boutique Kiwi B&B's is the efforts the owners go to in creating a wee bit of paradise in their homes and gardens - Ripponvale certainly delivers here. Guests...

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Mapua, Nelson
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a two night break at Rippinvale and we're warmly greeted by Helen and Lily their beautiful Burmese cat. The Suites are very private but very well appointed and comfortable. Helen is a wonderful cook and delighted us each day with different canapés and wine before we went out to dinner and an amazing breakfast served in our Suite...

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Helen B, Owner at Rippinvale Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Ron and Fiona for your review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that Rippinvale was able to afford you both the R&R you needed ! Just a comment about "no mountain Views" however, It is a bit difficult to get away from mountain views in this beautiful alpine village and no less from...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2014

What can I say except over a two week trip around New Zealand for our honeymoon we found this to be our best accommodation. Helen and John were great hosts, very welcoming and there to help out with any requests. The food was superb and there was more than enough too keep us going. The bed was the comfiest either...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Absolutely wonderful stay in hanmer springs, glad we did our research and came across this gem. Would definately recommend to all, fabulous friendly hosts who could not have been more welcoming and helpful. From making recommendations for dinner and confirming reservations to informing us of lovely local walks it couldnt have been made easier. John and Helen could not have...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2014

To travel half way round the world for a second visit says it all. After passing through for one night last year, these four nights enabled me to gain a much better insight into Hanmer and its surroundings as well as saviour the delights of Rippinvale Retreat. I love the proposition, your own suite with silver service breakfast providing on...

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Thank Michelle J
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We had charming hosts who made us completely at home including Lillie their Burmese cat. The breakfasts served in our suite, from an array of organically home grown fruits and berries, with home baked croissants, bread and condiments full of innovation and individuality, were the best we have ever had. The decor and setting were in keeping with the entirely...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Visiting elderly parents in Christchurch over Christmas and New Year, we were looking for somewhere to visit not too far from Christchurch that would suit my parents and our teenage son. Rippinvale Retreat hit the right note for three different generations. My parents appreciated the peace and quiet in a picturesque setting, yet the location is only a few minutes...

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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Loved our stay very comfortable and yummy home made breakfasts by Helen. Comfortable suite which made even nicer by special touches each day and night. Awesome location and activity options in hanmer Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We spent one night of our honeymoon at Rippinvale. The property is located a few minutes drive from Hamner Springs (which itself is worth a stop over if travelling across the Lewis Pass) at the end of a quiet residential road. The house itself is surrounded by beautiful gardens, complete with a hot tub. Each room is located away from...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very special New Zealand experience, offering fine boutique accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Our suites are private and semi contained set in a private courtyard. Tariff includes pre dinner wine and canapes,fabulous gourmet breakfast of the finest locally grown ans seasonal produce and full evening turn down with Port and chocolates.Use of all facillities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rippinvale Retreat

Address: 68 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: ₹ 14,096 - ₹ 18,345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rippinvale Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are only two suites and both are private.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaL831, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any! They are both great”
 of 5 bubbles SamanthaM719, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ribbon wood Suite”
 of 5 bubbles Hostee99, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms which are identical and each with a private outside eating area , and access to a hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles Rtvet, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms are superb”
 of 5 bubbles ozhelen63, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
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