By the time we rolled up into the Retiro Park Lodge, after several days in New Zealand already, I had had quite a bit of beautiful scenery. I yearned for something more than that, something that would set our trip to New Zealand apart. Victor and Robbert managed to provide such gracious hospitality, elegant accommodations, and good company that our whole vacation in the country was escalated to "best ever." Retiro Park Lodge was warmth, comfort, and humor. I never would have believed that I could book a room and come away feeling more like a friend than a customer.
The house and grounds are beautiful and boundless. My husband says the nights we stayed there were the only nights in the two weeks we were in New Zealand that he really slept well. I was (pathetically) grateful to finally have some good, free wifi. Victor gave us many very useful tips for our excursions, things we had not picked up from the travel books or websites. Robbert brought us with him when he went to feed Miguelito, the baby llama. Delicious breakfast was served in the greenhouse.
Really, a delightful experience on all counts. I can't rave about this place enough. And I am a picky person!
Elizabeth from Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Situated on the riverwalk, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Miyazu Gardens, Miyazu Japanese Gardens …More
The couple who run this small (three rooms) B&B love New Zealand and are happy to offer recommendations and tips. They did several kind gestures for me while I stayed there. My room was comfortable and clean, the locally-sourced toiletries were very nice, the other guests were interesting, and breakfast was good. I definitely recommend Ambleside.
ondaindigo from USA
Situated near the airport, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars …More
Kay and Joe, the owners, are gracious and welcoming. Breakfast is a gourmet's delight. The house is roomy with every detail thought of. The view of the water from almost every window of the house is fantastic. This is a lovely place to stay and Joe and Kay are anxious to help you have a wonderful experience in Nelson and beyond.
Situated in Nelson, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Miyazu Gardens, Miyazu Japanese Gardens, and Founders Park …More