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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Robbie, we really enjoyed our stay with you and particularly your knowledge of the area. We would gladly recommend your home to others. It has all the creature comforts of home. Regards Brian and Bridget

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Brian and Bridget for your great review and i'm pleased you enjoyed the Catlins area with the weather gods helping you out most days. Cheers Robbie

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This B&B is a gem. Robbie is such a gracious and helpful host. He helped direct us to great penguin viewing, he ensured we had a reservation waiting for us a the Lumberjack restaurant (not to be missed, by the way!) and he assembled a wonderful breakfast. The room was very comfortable and quiet, with many special touches including little...

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Carolyn for a great review,it;s always easy to deal with nice people and i'm glad you enjoyed staying with me in the Catlins region. Cheers Robbie

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of 3 adults and 2 children enjoyed Robbie's hospitality immensely. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, he quickly pointed out to us that as the weather was due to change for the worse the following day, we should head out to Nugget Point lighthouse. We did so and even managed to catch a view of a yellow-eyed penguin...

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Tan for the great review,I'm pleased your family enjoyed the stay with me and enjoyed the Catlins area. Cheers Robbie.

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Really enjoyed our stay at this character guest house. Robbie went out of his way to ensure we were well looked after, with recommendations on local eateries, and he served up a great breakfast too. Definitely recommended

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Hi,thanks Steve for the great review .I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and what the Catlins has to offer. Cheers Robbie.

Belgium
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Robbie was already waiting for us when we arrived at the B&B. We had a choice of rooms as we were the only ones there. We got some info on how best to organize seeing the local attractions and where to go for dinner (not a lot of choice in Owaka ;-) )

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thank's for your great review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Catlins. Cheers Robbie.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed for four nights during the Owaka 150th celebrations in January. It was a lovely comfortable stay and Robbie, the host, was fantastic. Very welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly with lovely breakfasts every day and nothing too much trouble. It felt like staying with family. Can't recommend this place highly enough, will definitely stay there again next time we are...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Very clean and comfortable room with ensuite bathroom, in an older style home . Robbie is an exceptional host who ensures you are warm and comfortable during your stay. He has good advice on where to go and what to see. He is an excellent housekeeper and you will be impressed with his room presentation!

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Steve and Pam, Thanks for the great review and your company over the two days. It's not a bad place to call home with lots to see and do. Cheers Robbie.

Auckland
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We stayed at Robbie's place for 1 night while travelling through the Catlins last week. The room was great and so was the breakfast too. Thanks very much for the great hospitality and local tips. The local takeaway cart does a good Catlins burger

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your time posting a review,it was great to have you stay and to enjoy the area as well as the food at our new Food Truck . Cheers Robbie.

Reviewed 1 February 2016

The most welcome and comfortable B&B for our trip in South Island. Room was warm, clean and tidy. Nice guest lounge with tea, coffee, beer, wine & even home made cakes. We also had a good chat and to get to know each other. Robbie even rinsed our car in the morning as it was fully covered by mud. I...

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Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Kong for the great review,I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope the rest of your holiday went well. Cheers Robbie.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the Catlins. Robbie is a charming host and we felt like home with him. The house is an old wooden one, with a lot of character. We had a big and confortable room, and enjoyed also the nice guests lounge with a warm chimney. Delicious breakfast also. Great stay !

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Comfortable Bed&Breakfast in the Old Doctors Residance and Practise, built in the year 1900. Your host Robbie Hodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catlins Retreat Guest House

Address: 27 Main Road | Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Catlins Retreat Guest House Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand
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