We spent a lovely evening at Ribbonwood, but if we had known it would be such a wonderful experience we would have stayed longer!!
We arrived in the evening to be greeted at the door by Gary. He was so welcoming, making us immediately feel at home.
Our room was modern and spacious with a huge comfy bed and sliding doors that showed off the amazing views. We also loved the bathroom which was colour coordinated with an amazing floral glass splashback in the shower.
After we settled in, we were treated to pre dinner drinks while listening to relaxing jazz before we were treated to an amazing 3 course meal cooked by Gary himself. This is an optional extra but well worth it. We also enjoyed a bottle of local wine.
The next morning after sleeping on a cloud, we enjoyed a cooked breakfast followed by toast and crumpets with Garys homemade jam, during which we really got to appreciate the magnificent views of the snowy mountains.
The entire time during our stay, Gary was attentive and friendly, but also left us alone, the perfect host. He also went above and beyond by checking the roads were open where we were going, and suggesting a scenic route we would never have known about otherwise.
Excellent in every way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ribbonwood Country House and Spa provides luxury accommodation in a relaxing environment. We are located in Cheviot, North Canterbury which is approx 120 km north of Christchurch and takes approx 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive and approx 70 km south of Kaikoura with a drive time of approx 50 minutes. Our purpose built guest house is designed to pamper you in every way. ... more less
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