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    Ribbonwood Retreat

    26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We stayed on the ground floor in the main house, the bedroom was comfortable, the bathroom luxuriously spacious. Julie and Jonathan are very welcoming and knowledgeable, full of great tips for walks, visits and restaurants. They also very kindly dried our boots and "waterproofs" after...More

    1  Thank Nick99
    Response from Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood RetreatResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Nick Oh wow so kind! Do you know, it doesn't seem like work to do those extras when we get lovely appreciative guests like you. What we love is your great attitude in the face of adversity - you were out there in the...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We stayed at Ribbonwood unfortunately just for 1 night while in Franz Josef and from the moment we arrived, we felt like we were home. Julie and Jonathan are so welcoming and friendly. We were offered drinks on arrival. The cottage sits in their lovely...More

    Thank MissKiss_112017
    Response from Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood RetreatResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for your review. We love it when you say you felt at home, that is our goal. After many years of planting, we are reaping the benefits of a leafy garden that attracts wildlife and we did enjoy showing you around!

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We just spent a couple of weeks driving around South Island, staying at a mixture of luxury lodges, 4-5 star hotels and up market B&B’s. This was one of our favorite places and excellent value. If you are looking for somewhere peaceful, clean and friendly...More

    Thank mmcfj
    Response from Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood RetreatResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the seclusion and peacefulness of the cottage. It was lovely to meet you both!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We just spent two lovely nights staying at the cottage. Jonathan and Julie are outstanding hosts and treat their guests like family, making you feel truly welcome from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The breakfasts are simply delicious and the cottage...More

    Thank Kevin S
    Response from Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood RetreatResponded 4 days ago

    Kia ora Kevin and we loved having you. Glad you enjoyed the comfort of the cottage after all you made the most of all there is to see and do in our area so you deserved a sit down in peace! Being able to share...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Jonathan and Julie are very considerate and thoughtful. They provided great driving route advice, and they welcomed us even we arrived late at night. We enjoyed a little cottage and Julie's delicious breakfast, very yum. We enjoyed okarito trig walk, the franz josef glacier valley...More

    Thank Eva F
    Response from Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood RetreatResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks so much Eva for taking the time to write your lovely review. As we know the area so well ourselves (Julie from Christchurch and Jo from Wellington, living on the coast for more years than I remember) we do love the aspect of showing...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$174 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
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    Room Tips
    "The separate cabin out back is fabulous."
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    "the cottage is quiet and has it's own decks on the front and back"
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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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    "The cottage is lovely."
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