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“Total serenity and very tranquil part of Blenheim”
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Review of Riverside Haven

Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
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Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
Separate lounge room with deep couches to enjoy TV viewing North facing sunny day lounge with views
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Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
Separate lounge room with deep couches to enjoy TV viewing
North facing sunny day lounge with views
Lounge dining area
Kitchen and dining area
Shared bathroom
Dining and relaxing
A well equipped kitchen
Bedroom 2 that enjoys morning sun...king size bed
Laundry and drying room
Outdoor courtyard overlooks the river reserve
Enjoy a bbq outdoors
As you arrive...parking in front of the property
The Taylor River Reserve....ideal for exercising
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

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66thebrow...
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Total serenity and very tranquil part of Blenheim”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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What a beautiful place to come and unwind. The bed was just so comfy with bed linen to get lost in really scrumptious was hard to get up and get going in the mornings. It is beautifully decorated with everything and more you could want right down to a fully functional kitchen and laundry, and even a coffee machine how spoilt can you be. It is well stocked with extra linen and towels.
I loved the option of having a TV room plus a separate sitting area to read, check our emails or just sit and enjoy the wonderful view of the park.
Sharon and Vaughan are really welcoming and ready to help with any enquiries you have, there is also plenty of local information left for you to leaf through from different wineries to the best places to dine or to just have a cuppa.
This will be our go to place every time we are in Blenheim thankyou Sharon and Vaughan for making our stay so memorable.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jun 2017
Hi Donna and John
Thank you for your glowing review... It was an absolute pleasure! Hope to see you again...best regards Sharon
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Inspire66...
1 review
“Great accommodation”
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Loved our stay at Riverside Haven. Super comfortable, clean, spacious and extremely well equipped. Lovely north facing courtyard overlooking the river.
It's just a short stroll along the river into town.
Highly recommend Riverside and would be happy to stay again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jan 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sharon
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12tworkma...
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
“Wonderful location, spacious and beautiful accommodations”
Reviewed 16 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Our group totally concurs with the previous reviews. An absolutely delightful accommodation with comfortable beds and pillows, a large kitchen and spacious living room. The flowers and garden were lovely, both in our front courtyard and behind the house. Easy walk into town to local restaurants and grocery store. The only downside is we didn't stay in it long enough!!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Dec 2016
It was an unpredictable time in the region with the recent earthquake and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you once again for taking the time to post your review. If you ever get back to this part of the world to explore the Marlborough Sounds I do hope you choose to stay again. Best wishes...Sharon
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ElaineRPa...
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous bit of luxury”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Comfort and all you could wish for in a holiday home. Close to town, via a delightful riverside walkway; and with everything you could hope for within the house itself - quality furniture and bedding, oh so comfortable enormous beds, coffee maker, great heating/cooling, Sky TV, Wifi, beautiful private deck and lovely view of the river, lovely art and artifacts...and quite the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. Everything shone! Lovely to stay in and the owner is prompt and delightful in her communication. And a lovely gift of chocolate to welcome us went down well too!

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Oct 2016
Wow! Such kind words and I'm very happy that you enjoyed the property so much..a big thank you and hope to host you again some time.
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Robin B
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
“Fabulous location with beautiful setting and all the amenities”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This is an excellent location right in Blenheim. Close walking distance to the city center and driving distance to the wine region. Worked really well for our family with one child. All the amenities of a home vacation stay. Owners were very friendly and helpful with the area. We only wished we could stay longer!

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Liked best: The size of the place and the location
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Thank you Robin B for your kind words and favourable review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family..best wishes
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Margaret...
Melbourne Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 2 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I stayed here for 17 days and loved every minute of my time here. It truly was a “Riverside Haven” for me at a very difficult time in my life.

Upon arriving I was surprised how big the place was and just how close to the river it is. The listing photo’s are accurate but don’t give you a full appreciation of the amount of space you have or the tranquil surroundings. I had use of their bike and it was awesome to be on the bike path in under a minute and zoom into town or just go for a peaceful ride along the riverbank. It is an easy walk to town and if you have a car, the apartment sits two blocks from Main Street, the gateway to all the wineries and anything else you would want to do in the district. But why would you ever leave???

The bedrooms are huge with plenty of wardrobe space and all the linen was top quality. I slept incredibly well here.

The kitchen is fully equipped and although it would be wonderful for a romantic getaway or week end stay with friends or family, it would be equally perfect for a corporate stay, particularly for a business woman because you have everything you need in spacious surroundings. If you’ve done a lot of travelling like me, you will appreciate all the small touches throughout, even down to a drying rack in the laundry. I wish I had more time to enjoy the squishy sofas with big screen cable tv in the formal lounge but alas that may have to be another time.

However, the wifi is fast and plentiful and I had a lot of space to spread out and get my work done, while at the same time there were many little nooks and crannies to sit and relax, particularly delightful was the little front balcony with its ever changing river view. The place really supported me and allowed me to get through all my work and tie up a lifetime of loose ends with ease.

Sharon and Vaughan were just wonderful and made me feel incredibly welcome and safe at a time when I really needed to feel supported yet not intruded upon. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.

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Liked best: I loved it all
Liked least: I had to leave!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
6 May 2015
Hello
What wonderful words of praise and appreciation...thank you so much Margaret...we would love to have you stay again.
The best to you
Sharon and Vaughan
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DPTD86
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“First Rate Accomodation”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What a wonderful place! We, 2 couples, spent four days at Riverside Haven in March and throughly enjoyed our time at there. If it's available BOOK IT!
Sharon and Vaughn are excellent hosts and provide a large and well furnished space. Both bedrooms are huge with comfy king size beds.
The location is close to the CBD, easily walkable, and across the road from the Taylor River walkway which provides many kms of pathways.
This is easily one of the best places we'll stay in our six weeks in NZ.

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Liked best: Great space with all the amenities you could possibly want and fantastic hosts.
Liked least: That we couldn't take this place with us.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Sorry for the delayed response....so lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to post this most favourable review...Sharon
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