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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The hosts are genuinely concerned about their guests . They cook a excellent breakfast with ingredients / fruits straight from their garden . The rooms are spacious and well equipped . We got numerous tips on what to do in the area , restaurants,... Both our girls felt really at home !

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting ! Comfortable n well decorated cottage and a lovely couple who run this b n b. Highly recommend a stay here. I wish we had a few more days to spend here., our was too short a stay.. The breakfast was fresh n delicious abd everything about the cottage fabulous. Loved Franz Josef Glacier and Ribbonwood Retreat! Will...

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1Thank nandini singh G
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We recently had the undeniable priviledge and opportunity to spend a few nights at Ribbonwood on our travel's around the South Island! Our hosts, Jo and Julie could not have been friendlier, more welcoming, more helpful and delightfully engaging while still maintaining that wonderful balance between being available & yet still affording us privacy! We would definately recommend staying at...

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1Thank gengbers65
San Ramon, United States
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Franz Josef is absolutely beautiful, however our trip was even more spectacular due to our gracious hosts, Julie and Jo at Ribbonwood. The food they fixed us was wonderful and their help to plan your day is extremely helpful so you can get the most out of your stay. I hope to go back again and will definitely stay at...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay at Ribbonwood Retreat. Our hosts, Julie and Johnathon, were so warm and welcoming, and our room was private and homely. We particularly liked the quietness of the the countryside with cows and mountain views, yet only a few minutes from Franz Josef. The breakfasts were wonderful -- wholesome and nutritious -- with many things...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This was a GREAT place! Very spacious apartment for us which, as I commented to the owner, also reflected great care and attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed Julie & Jonathan, wonderful people, open and warm. The place is just outside town, and therefore is quiet and tranquil, The garden is well-landscaped and the location provides easy access both to...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My parents and I really enjoyed our 2 nights at Ribbonwood while staying at Franz Josef. We were booked into the Waiho Suite which is the whole second floor of the house and had 1 huge bedroom, 1 smaller bedroom and a washroom all to ourselves! We arrived quite late in the afternoon after a rainy day and it was...

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Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Warm, inviting, pleasant, comfortable. Our room was quite large – plenty of room to open suitcases, backpacks – with everything you could want or need. Really, quite like home. Returning from supper on a cold, windy, and rainy night, we spent a pleasant evening in the living room, reading by the fire which had been thoughtfully laid and started for...

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1Thank Cindy B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay! We stayed for two nights with Jonathan and Julie at Ribbonwood Retreat. We had the self contained cottage at the back of the property, which was roomy, yet homely. The views of the surrounding hills and mountains were spectacular (even when cloudy!) and the land that the cottage is set on is beautiful. The...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Hosts Julie & Jo provided us with a warm welcome. Although we hadn’t advised them of our arrival time; it felt as if they had been waiting for us all day long as they greeted us with hot drinks and freshly baked cinnamon bread on their terrace! It’s the small stuff that makes all the difference: our names on the...

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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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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: RM771 - RM1,086 (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.”
  • Franz Josef late in the afternoon from Ribbonwood Retreat
 of 5 bubbles Jim_bris, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ClareM585, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the cottage for lovely sunset views from the large deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Jay60642, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage”
 of 5 bubbles MARKTG, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The separate "cottage" is spacious, well equiped, spectacular views and a lovely flow onto the private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles gengbers65, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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