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Split Apple Retreat

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute paradise! New Zealand itself is a modern day anachronism. Where else on the planet can you find a place with no noxious animals or plants, clean air, drinkable water in the lakes and rivers, no security checks on domestic flights? The Nelson Tasman region, where the split Apple retreat this located, is known for the best weather in New...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experiencing Pen and Lee's retreat must be a positively life-changing experience for quite a few of their guest ... what better can any host hope for ... Absolutely everything about this place is thought- and purposeful. If you can spare some small change to indulge in this serene place, you are likely to emerge with practical understanding of what healthy...

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SplitAppleRetrea, Owner at Split Apple Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Uhuru966, Thank you so much for your very positive review Everyone here at Split Apple is very happy to hear these words of appreciation and appraisal. Being able to create a life-changing experience for our guests is indeed the epitome of the guest experience. Thank you for spreading the word about our thoughtful and healthy cuisine that in addition...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This 3 room gem looks out over the Abel Tasman National Park and has stunning views from all areas. The hosts Lee and Pen (as well as Alex the general manager) are so welcoming and make every effort to cater to you personally. I mentioned I loved cheese on my fist night and low and behold we had cheese and...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met up at the Split Apple Retreat to have a week of wellness, relaxation, exercise and detox. The experience was above and beyond what we expected. Although the other guests were not on the wellness retreat, the food served was all so healthy and nutritious that we all had the same meals. The meditation was a...

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SplitAppleRetrea, Owner at Split Apple Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Kate and Alan, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that your experience with us was above and beyond what you expected. This is the highest and most valuable feedback we could hope to get from our guests. As you so astutely point out, there is often no difference in the menu for those...

Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a great stay and will be carrying the wonderful memories of Lee's and the staff's hospitality, back home with us! Pen, is a most talented and competent chef. She gets out of her way in preparing deliciously well crafted dishes, that impress and please, thanks to their simplicity and at the same time, sophisticated blend of fresh and...

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SplitAppleRetrea, Owner at Split Apple Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Maria Rita, On behalf of Chef Pen and the entire staff of Split Apple Retreat I thank you for your words of appreciation. We are most pleased that you loved Chef Pen’s cuisine. Chef Pen is honoured and humbled by the consistent wonderful feedback from guests such as you, as expressed in virtually every Trip Advisor review. This is...

Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Thank you Pen & Lee - our stay with you last week was certainly one to remember. Your hospitality was outstanding and Pen's food just superb, all very healthy and light. Pen and Lee went out of their way to make my special birthday quite an occasion; they set up a beautiful table on the deck with champagne, a beautiful...

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SplitAppleRetrea, Owner at Split Apple Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Donna, We thoroughly enjoyed helping make your Birthday a very special occasion, although a great deal of credit for the surprise and planning goes to Mike! We’re delighted that you loved Chef Pen’s unique healthy gourmet food creations and her cookbook. As one guest put it, “food that tastes this good, just can’t be healthy.” But is truly is!...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

During September, my wife and I, along with two friends, had a short break at Split Apple Retreat. The Retreat is amazing, nestled on the cliff overlooking the bay. Only 3 stunning suites so it’s never crowded and you receive first class attention from Lee & Penn, complete with beautiful food and wine. A must is the behind the scenes...

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SplitAppleRetrea, Owner at Split Apple Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Graham, It was a great pleasure hosting you, Anne and your friends at Split Apple. Welcoming returning guests, such as you, is one of Pen and my greatest joys. As you aptly mentioned, we are small in size, but we pay great attention to detail in order to provide our guests with the attention, ambience, healthy-gourmet cuisine, and World-class...

Akaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We recently spent two days at Spilt Apple Retreat with Lee and Pen and were captivated by their sublime ability to fuse all of the senses into one complete new whole. All around you is carefully crafted beauty - both inside and outside in the surrounding Abel Tasman Park. Pen's food takes your taste buds on an adventure you'll never...

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I must admit that I thought the "health retreat" aspect of Split Apple Retreat would be a bit over the top... But that was far from the truth. It is true that the food and activities are focussed on a healthy lifestyle, but nothing is forced (Lee's meditation sessions are optional). Instead you are encouraged to enjoy the wonderful lodge,...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Split Apple Retreat is so damn exclusive that it is "not" visible from the street, "not" mentioned on any billboard along the road, "not" large and "not" eye-catching for non-residents but everything a sophisticated traveler is looking for! First of all, I have to start my story by telling you about the most joyful, heartwarming welcome we ever had!...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Split Apple Retreat

Address: 195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
Price Range: $2,006 - $2,006 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Split Apple Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 20sherrylb, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All accommodation is superb w/ your own terrace and vantage points”
 of 5 bubbles Uhuru966, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All 3 suites are perfectly located and have a wonderful view of the bay!”
 of 5 bubbles MariaRitaAlexander, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rainbow or Lotus Room are superb!”
 of 5 bubbles miladya2016, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“The 3 rooms are just as the entire retreat, perfect. Any choice is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 738lucd, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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