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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at Ribbonwood in the upstairs room of the main house. The room itself sleeps up to three and is large by any standards. It was impeccably clean and well laid out with plenty of storage space with a walk in robe, nice blinds to the windows, great views south towards the glacier (depending on the weather...

1Thank Jim_bris
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Ribbonwood for 2 nights while in Franz Josef and from the moment we arrived, we felt like we were home. Julie and Jo are so welcoming and friendly. We were offered drinks on arrival and then Julie took us through the local area on a map and gave us some recommendations for things to do and places...

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed a ribbon wood for three nights and enjoy the experience immensely. Not only was the bedroom spacious and spotlessly clean but we had a veranda to ourselves, a storage cupboard for all those things that we weren't going to need immediately and a spacious well-appointed bathroom with both shower and bath. Julie and Jo, our...

Thank Caninical
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts are perfect, helpful, friendly, really always ready to give you a help to find the good activity to do, a suggestion. The breakfast is a gem. Our bedroom was really large, no modern but with no fault: the real confort as in the love house of my grandparents. Really a good choice

Thank HDLBruxelles
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Julie and Jo are gracious, lovely hosts. We were met by Julie as we drove up. A smiling face and a warm welcome after a long drive "on the wrong side of the road" from Greymouth. Our rooms were spacious and beautifully appointed. They are world travelers sharing their art on every wall, with an emphasis on Asia. The second...

Thank Linda P
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights here on our way around NZ. Jonathan and Julie are excellent hosts and try very hard to make you feel welcome and help in any way that they can. We felt very 'at home' and welcome here. The property is well located - only a short drive from Franz Joseph - and in open countryside with...

Thank WestCountryFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Ribbonwood Retreat for 2 nights on our recent holiday in New Zealand. Having read previous reviews our expectations of Ribbonwood were high and I think it is fair to say that they were almost but not quite met. First the positives. The property is well situated about 5 mins drive from Franz Josef Township...

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Jules068, Owner at Ribbonwood Retreat, responded to this review

Kia ora . When we built our B and B, we designed a range of room and bathroom configurations so guests could have choice. The size of each room is clearly stated as part of the description of the room on our website. The room you chose was priced accordingly to its size. It has a beautiful tiled bathroom with...

Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent tour of the South Island, New Zealand, we wished to spend a few days on the West shore. The Franz Joseph area has a number of attractions and we chose Ribbonwood Retreat as our temporary residence. We stayed in their cabin which was delightful. Roomy, well appointed with porches on the east for sunrise and the west...

1Thank Dennis T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending February 13th at Ribbonwood, and waking up to wonderful homemade crepes, made our one night in Franz Josef really special. Jo and Julie are the warmest of hosts, we weren't graced with good weather, so we got to know each other over a cuppa and homemade cake. Not only did they book supper for us.... they shared our delight...

1Thank TDH2016
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our time spent at this beautifully furnished peaceful B&B was most enjoyable and too short! We stayed 2 nights in a very comfortable room in the main house which was almost like a separate wing. We had our own entrance which opened onto a private deck where we enjoyed a glass of wine under the stars. Mountain views are all...

2Thank nsj1959

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Ribbonwood B & B - a haven for nature lovers. Sleep deeply, breathing fresh clean air! Hosts Jonathan, a wildlife ranger and Julie, international school teacher are experts on history and ecology of the glacier region. We are passionate hikers and bird watchers who can show you the best places to visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ribbonwood Retreat

Address: 26 Greens Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Price Range: $225 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ribbonwood Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Best view is upstairs on a good day but downstairs or the cottage may be better if you have mobility issues.”
  • Franz Josef late in the afternoon from Ribbonwood Retreat
 of 5 bubbles Jim_bris, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles ClareM585, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the cottage for lovely sunset views from the large deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Jay60642, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The cottage”
 of 5 bubbles MARKTG, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The separate "cottage" is spacious, well equiped, spectacular views and a lovely flow onto the private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles gengbers65, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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