How UNIQUE a stay can be??!! Magnificent views over the bay, perfectly located in this extraordinary area. The best hosts imaginable (always present when needed, but never too present either, just perfect!) Not only a nicely large, very neat and fully 'dressed' suite, but also the best bathroom ever, a very 'welcome' laundry room and lots of space all around. Very good food, prepared by a communicative chef (Tony) and served to perfection by his lovely wife Anne. On top of all this you have access their (very large) professional fitness room. And you also get a car at your disposal for the whole duration of your stay; not just a car, but a very fancy Mini convertible, making it an even greater pleasure to tour around this lovely Marlborough area. And before touring, Anne & Tony provide you with the best detailed travel itineraries, making all the bookings you want in advance, so no worries, no searching,... Just sit back and relax, apparently their aim for their guests, both in and outside of their wonderful property. Having traveled a lot already, my husband and I have already been to quite some luxurious, top of the bill places, and we have to admit that the Sounds Retreat is now very high on our list after having stayed there a couple of weeks ago. At a certain moment I thought: 'there has to be something that is missing or not all that perfect', but I could not come up with one single detail, and for me, that means it all. Undoubtedly highly recommendable, especially if you like to stay at the best places possible, not having to worry about whatsoever...!! And really unique in its concept! Worth more than a detour, and next time we are in the (even far) neighborhood, we will definitely go back to the Sounds Retreat, for us being the PERFECT RETREAT! Martine & Yves De Somere / Ghent (Belgium).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the stunning Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island, The Sounds Retreat is a spectacular paradise showcasing nature and luxury living at its finest. With a focus on unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this award-winning private lodge is an ideal way to vacation in a most marvellous destination. Located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track. Spend plenty of time outdoors discovering the incredible Marlborough Sounds terrain, hiking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking around placid waters, private fishing trip or venturing on a local wine tasting excursion. Whether you are looking to relax and opt for an art gallery crawl and trip to the spa, or you are seeking adrenaline-filled adventure and choose quad biking, zip lining, horseback riding, or eco tours - this destination has something for every interest and pursuit. With just a single bedroom suite, your time here is a private escape, and every amenity and facility is yours to enjoy in blissful exclusivity. The open-plan suite has private access or can be entered through the main property, and features picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks with private hot tub. All the thoughtful touches you could imagine are present and accounted for, including turndown service, heated bathroom flooring, heated cabana with stocked bar fridge, espresso maker, plasma television, iPod dock with iPod, and complimentary wireless internet access. ... more less
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