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Review of Riverside Haven

Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
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Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
Separate lounge room with deep couches to enjoy TV viewing North facing sunny day lounge with views
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10 reviews
Bedroom 01 is very spacious with super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds. balcony, sunny
Separate lounge room with deep couches to enjoy TV viewing
North facing sunny day lounge with views
Lounge dining area
Kitchen and dining area
Shared bathroom
Dining and relaxing
A well equipped kitchen
Bedroom 2 that enjoys morning sun...king size bed
Laundry and drying room
Outdoor courtyard overlooks the river reserve
Enjoy a bbq outdoors
As you arrive...parking in front of the property
The Taylor River Reserve....ideal for exercising
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

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Margaret...
Melbourne Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I stayed here for 17 days and loved every minute of my time here. It truly was a “Riverside Haven” for me at a very difficult time in my life.

Upon arriving I was surprised how big the place was and just how close to the river it is. The listing photo’s are accurate but don’t give you a full appreciation of the amount of space you have or the tranquil surroundings. I had use of their bike and it was awesome to be on the bike path in under a minute and zoom into town or just go for a peaceful ride along the riverbank. It is an easy walk to town and if you have a car, the apartment sits two blocks from Main Street, the gateway to all the wineries and anything else you would want to do in the district. But why would you ever leave???

The bedrooms are huge with plenty of wardrobe space and all the linen was top quality. I slept incredibly well here.

The kitchen is fully equipped and although it would be wonderful for a romantic getaway or week end stay with friends or family, it would be equally perfect for a corporate stay, particularly for a business woman because you have everything you need in spacious surroundings. If you’ve done a lot of travelling like me, you will appreciate all the small touches throughout, even down to a drying rack in the laundry. I wish I had more time to enjoy the squishy sofas with big screen cable tv in the formal lounge but alas that may have to be another time.

However, the wifi is fast and plentiful and I had a lot of space to spread out and get my work done, while at the same time there were many little nooks and crannies to sit and relax, particularly delightful was the little front balcony with its ever changing river view. The place really supported me and allowed me to get through all my work and tie up a lifetime of loose ends with ease.

Sharon and Vaughan were just wonderful and made me feel incredibly welcome and safe at a time when I really needed to feel supported yet not intruded upon. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.

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Liked best: I loved it all
Liked least: I had to leave!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
6 May 2015
Hello
What wonderful words of praise and appreciation...thank you so much Margaret...we would love to have you stay again.
The best to you
Sharon and Vaughan
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DPTD86
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“First Rate Accomodation”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What a wonderful place! We, 2 couples, spent four days at Riverside Haven in March and throughly enjoyed our time at there. If it's available BOOK IT!
Sharon and Vaughn are excellent hosts and provide a large and well furnished space. Both bedrooms are huge with comfy king size beds.
The location is close to the CBD, easily walkable, and across the road from the Taylor River walkway which provides many kms of pathways.
This is easily one of the best places we'll stay in our six weeks in NZ.

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Liked best: Great space with all the amenities you could possibly want and fantastic hosts.
Liked least: That we couldn't take this place with us.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Sorry for the delayed response....so lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to post this most favourable review...Sharon
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Ruth H
Waialua, Hawaii
1 review
“Location, location!”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Lovely setting overlooking a river with beautiful trees and native plants. You'll join the locals for your evening walk. The apartment is roomy and very comfortable with everything you need to settle in and cook a couple of home meals. Owner Sharon is great! She gave us a pickup and drop off at the train station and even cut some kale from her garden to contribute to our dinner. It's a perfect spot to relax and enjoy forays into the Marlborough wine country.

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Management Response
2 Apr 2015
Thank you for your admirable review....it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and hope your New Zealand experience was memorable
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