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“A Magical Retreat at Hurunui River”

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Hurunui River Retreat
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Previous emails from Ali and Steve at Hurunui River Retreat had made us feel at home and welcome but turning the key in the lovely Tussock Cottage transformed our expectations. The cottage is modern, tastefully furnished and extremely well appointed. The views and tranquillity have to be experienced to be described and it is the perfect spot to read, write or paint with constantly changing light. Our hosts were a delight leaving provisions and a welcoming note. We made friends with the resident sheep and alpacas but otherwise felt that we had this magical spot to ourselves. We were just sad that we had so few days to spend at Hurunui but I am sure we will be back. Ursula and David Starkie

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Stunning location with fantastic fully equipped apartments, attention to detail was second to none! This - all topped off with fabulous hosts. Highly recommend for a secluded getaway!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hurunui River Retreat

Address: 560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hurunui
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Hurunui
Price Range: £107 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hurunui River Retreat is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Situated in a peaceful rural valley alongside the Hurunui River, the Hurunui River Retreat is just a one hour drive from Christchurch and a little over thirty minutes south of Hanmer Springs.With two stunning architecturally designed apartments – aptly named ‘Tussock’ and ‘Flax’ – situated a stone’s throw from the Hurunui River, your accommodation offers relaxation, tranquillity and stunning views from every room. Once there, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or a soak under the stars in our heated outdoor bath, which boasts uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps.In summer, take a short stroll through the paddock to swim in the river; in winter, make the most of the nearby ski fields; enjoy a leisurely ride on the mountain bikes provided; or duck out for some fishing at the renowned Hurunui and Waiau rivers. There’s plenty to do, with the Hurunui River Retreat handy to many popular destinations and local activities.Each apartment has a stunning fully appointed kitchen and barbeque for self-catering, with a continental breakfast provided each morning. ... more   less 

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