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The Sounds Retreat

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What could be better than your own suite overlooking Queen Charlotte's Sound and with someone else making a fabulous breakfast each morning. Your suite includes your own private deck and hot tub and laundry machines (very helpful when traveling for long periods of time). The view is magnificent and is walking distance to Queen Charlotte's track for even more enticing...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for one night for my 40th birthday celebration. It had been organised for me as a surprise and surprised I was. Tony and Anne have gone above and beyond for their guests. The suite was tastefully and elegantly decorated. The wine and chocolates on arrival well received. We spent a very pleasant afternoon relaxing in the spa and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 2-night half board stay at the Sounds Retreat. We could not find fault with the service or attention to detail. Anne and Tony were brilliant hosts. The food was excellent - the dinners matched anything we had in top restaurants across NZ with perfect accompanying wine (more than we could possibly drink!!!). The view from the...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably exotic and relaxing. Do not hesitate to book. Complete immersion in a real treat - scenery food wine and Anne and Tony's hospitality. The real thing. The bedroom suite has a very comfortable 5 foot bed and the shower room is spacious. Plenty of storage. Hot tub and terrace with splendid and unforgettable views Delightful dining cube for just...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We spent one night here on our grand honeymoon tour of New Zealand. My only complaint is that we didn't spend more time. The views are stunning, the amenities are top-notch, the hosts (Ann & Tony) are fantastic, and the food and wines are superb. What an absolute treat. I hope we will be able to return in the future...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

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“only one room and it's large and luxurious”
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 of 5 bubbles 193lyndaw, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“there is only one room...but a wonderful one”
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