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The Sounds Retreat

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13/06/2017 14/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to spend 5 days at the Sounds to celebrate my birthday. From the moment we slowly curled our way up the driveway, we knew we were in for something special. Anne and Tony were fabulous hosts, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We were lucky to have perfect weather too which made sunrises and sunsets...

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Taihape, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every aspect of our stay was outstanding. From the fantastic hospitality, stunning views, extremely comfortable accommodation, well equipped gym, access to the Queen Charlotte Track, to the delicious food. We can not fault the Sounds Retreat in any way. This truly is 5 star service in paradise, not to be missed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the nicest place we've ever stayed in. The views were spectacular, the hot tub at sunrise was magnificent, the food was amazing, and Tony and Anne were wonderful hosts. It was total perfection and relaxation. We loved coming there after our vineyard tours to relax in the hot tub to watch the sunset with a glass of wine....

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here in mid April thanks to a recommendation from friends. But words can't do it justice. We really weren't prepared for just how gorgeous the Sounds Retreat would be or the remarkable service. For starters, the accommodation is stunning. It's hard to imagine a better view and the suite is so well thought out with...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The moment we arrived we felt welcome and immensively comfortable, from the personal welcome from Tony to the complementary wine on arrival, which was just perfect after a long drive. Anne and Tony were excellent hosts providing us with just the right amount of privacy and attention. Not to mention the fabulous location, with amazing views of the sound and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stayed here the night we got engaged after a month long trip to NZ. From the moment we arrived, Tony and Anne made us feel really welcome at their beautiful home. The location is absolutely stunning with uninterrupted views across the sound, which looks beautiful at sunset. The suite was gorgeous - everything is finished to such a high...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Towards the end of our three week journey through New Zealand, we were fortunate to be able to stay at The Sounds Retreat. The owners Tony and Anne could not have been more accommodating, welcoming, and attentive to our needs as guests of their property. Our stay included a fabulous breakfast every morning, and we opted to eat dinner on...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 March 2017

What could be better than your own suite overlooking Queen Charlotte's Sound and with someone else making a fabulous breakfast each morning. Your suite includes your own private deck and hot tub and laundry machines (very helpful when traveling for long periods of time). The view is magnificent and is walking distance to Queen Charlotte's track for even more enticing...

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night for my 40th birthday celebration. It had been organised for me as a surprise and surprised I was. Tony and Anne have gone above and beyond for their guests. The suite was tastefully and elegantly decorated. The wine and chocolates on arrival well received. We spent a very pleasant afternoon relaxing in the spa and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 2-night half board stay at the Sounds Retreat. We could not find fault with the service or attention to detail. Anne and Tony were brilliant hosts. The food was excellent - the dinners matched anything we had in top restaurants across NZ with perfect accompanying wine (more than we could possibly drink!!!). The view from the...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the stunning Marlborough Sounds on New Zealand's South Island, The Sounds Retreat is a spectacular paradise showcasing nature and luxury living at its finest. With a focus on unparalleled service and exquisite creature comforts, this award-winning private lodge is an ideal way to vacation in a most marvellous destination. Located just 5 minutes from the famous 70km long Queen Charlotte Track. Spend plenty of time outdoors discovering the incredible Marlborough Sounds terrain, hiking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking around placid waters, private fishing trip or venturing on a local wine tasting excursion. Whether you are looking to relax and opt for an art gallery crawl and trip to the spa, or you are seeking adrenaline-filled adventure and choose quad biking, zip lining, horseback riding, or eco tours - this destination has something for every interest and pursuit. With just a single bedroom suite, your time here is a private escape, and every amenity and facility is yours to enjoy in blissful exclusivity. The open-plan suite has private access or can be entered through the main property, and features picture windows and glass doors leading to spacious decks with private hot tub. All the thoughtful touches you could imagine are present and accounted for, including turndown service, heated bathroom flooring, heated cabana with stocked bar fridge, espresso maker, plasma television, iPod dock with iPod, and complimentary wireless internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sounds Retreat

Address: 215 Anakiwa Road, Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Anakiwa
Price Range: $514 - $975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sounds Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 1
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