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Catlins Retreat Guest House

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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...More

1  Thank Oriana P
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The welcome said it all - open fire going (despite it being summer, temps were between 7 and 10 degrees) and tea, coffee, wine and beer on offer in the communal living area. Great recommendations for things to do, see and places to eat. Room...More

1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were so new to the South Island experience and Robbie you were the perfect host. You pointed us in the right direction to see the wonderful seals and also shared your Sunday Lunch with us. Thank you for a very comfortable stay and for...More

1  Thank Liz M
Response from Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest HouseResponded 6 January 2016

Hi Liz, Thanks for the great review and your kind words. It's a good feeling to be able to have nice people share my home,the village and our beautifull surroundings and it is very much appreciated spreading the word about whats on offer in this...More

Reviewed 18 December 2015

We stayed here in late November. Robbie had the fire on each evening and it brought back memories with the coal smoke. This is the best value B&B, beautiful rooms, great hospitality and plenty of information about where to go and what to see. We...More

1  Thank JandPNZ
Response from Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest HouseResponded 22 December 2015

Thanks for the nice remarks.It was great to have you stay and to sit round the open fire and have a yarn. Also thanks for joining in on our community event with the Jazz Festival at the hall on the Sunday night,it was great music....More

Reviewed 2 November 2015

I am sure my visit to Catlins will not be as smooth, pleasant and complete if I did not choose to stay at the Catlins Retreat House. The tidy, clean and beautifully furnished rooms was only part of the reason. The key is the host,...More

1  Thank Amelia T
Response from Robbie H, Owner at Catlins Retreat Guest HouseResponded 9 November 2015

Hi Amelia and friends, Thank you very much for your great review and your very kind words. When you work with nice people it makes my job so much easier. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in the Catlins area and to take home photos...More

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"Our room was in front facing the street, and it was lovely. It was quiet even though facing street."
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"In spite of being right on the main road, our room was very quiet."
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