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    Ribbonwood Retreat

    26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 7 April 2014

    out of three nights in franz josef, we spent first night in a hotel and remaining 2 in ribbonwood retreat. the difference in hospitality was quite stark. jo and julie treat you as good as their own family members. breakfast was really good, they made...More

    Thank Srjk_slash
    Reviewed 1 April 2014

    We loved this stayJo and Julie made us so welcome and were full of good advice.This included the Okarito Coast and Forest.One of the best places we visited in NZ.Only a short drive away Rooms here are lovely .We stayed in the cottage which is...More

    Thank lorenzo01
    Reviewed 23 March 2014

    We were offered an upgrade to the cottage as were were the only guests staying. Cottage is an understatement as it is a beautifully equipped cabin with contemporary design and superb views towards the setting sun. Jo and Julie were very helpful and great to...More

    Thank peterandvivien
    Reviewed 23 March 2014

    We spent several nights here in the house (ground floor rooms). Excellent facilities.....great location....top hosts. We felt completely comfortable amd had our own space when we needed it. Breafasts were really good (have the pancakes).

    Thank rgreen77
    Reviewed 17 March 2014

    We stayed two nights on the top floor (two room plus a bath). We loved the rooms; we loved the breakfast; we loved the location; and we loved the hosts. Jo and Julie went out of their way to entertain us, give us tour advice,...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$181 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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