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!
Traveller from Kalamazoo, MI, USA
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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.
Traveller from USA
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The Wheelhouse is situated on the north east facing shore of Nelson and looking out over Tasman bay and the mountains to the west. The apartment is very comfortable and really quiet. The little deck is great to relax in the evening - or for breakfast.
The hosts are very friendly and helpful and told us of several great walks in the area.
Traveller from USA
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Excellent place to stay in a historic building. Walking distance to town which takes about 10 minutes and was very scenic. Upon check in, the host promptly checked us in and helped us plan our next days. Our room was amazing! Very yummy breakfast served in the morning.
Traveller from Seattle, Wa
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