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Hurunui River Retreat

560 Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui 7385 New Zealand
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Hurunui River Retreat is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Situated in a peaceful rural valley alongside the Hurunui River, the Hurunui River Retreat is just a one hour drive from Christchurch and a little over thirty minutes south of Hanmer Springs.With two stunning architecturally designed apartments – aptly named ‘Tussock’ and ‘Flax’ – situated a stone’s throw from the Hurunui River, your accommodation offers relaxation, tranquillity and stunning views from every room. Once there, enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or a soak under the stars in our heated outdoor bath, which boasts uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps.In summer, take a short stroll through the paddock to swim in the river; in winter, make the most of the nearby ski fields; enjoy a leisurely ride on the mountain bikes provided; or duck out for some fishing at the renowned Hurunui and Waiau rivers. There’s plenty to do, with the Hurunui River Retreat handy to many popular destinations and local activities.Each apartment has a stunning fully appointed kitchen and barbeque for self-catering, with a continental breakfast provided each morning.
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CJ D wrote a review Jul 2015
Hastings, New Zealand47 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed 2 fantastic nights, Great facilities and very comfortable and completely private, had an issue with GP sending my other half down a logging track but otherwise a perfect weekend away. Perfect for romantic getaways, cant recommend enough!
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Sue B wrote a review Jul 2015
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived we were "at home" The magnificent vista,excellent hospitality and gourmet food and very comfortable accomodation. Fantastic Only disappointment was the predicted snow did not eventuate! Can imagine summertime just as tranquil and special. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2015
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bisoppit wrote a review Mar 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed in one of the villas over a long weekend. They are wonderfully maintained, clean and comfortable providing the perfect base to relax and unwind. Booking was easy and the welcome upon arrival was friendly and helpful... looking forward to going back.
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Basia M wrote a review Jan 2015
Zurich23 contributions20 helpful votes
These villas are stunning - immaculately clean, stylish, well appointed and very comfortable. Breakfast was included - simple but delicious - juice, yoghurt, homemade muesli, compote, and toast with jam and marmalade. We rented both villas for our extended family to attend a nearby wedding. Tina and Grant were kind enough to supply two extra cot beds, as local accommodation was booked out. They were lovely hosts and even helped out with transportation to the wedding. Our daughters really enjoyed feeding the lamas and the neighbour's goat, we all enjoyed our morning run and walk to the river and hopefully next time we'll be able to try the hot tub under the stars. The villas have a lovely outlook over a pond and mountains in the distance. Many an afternoon could be
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Comfortlovinggal wrote a review Dec 2014
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights,arriving just 1 week after the new owners Tina and Grant had taken over. Everything was immaculate and we were made really welcome. Spacious very comfortable, and the perfect sunmet escape! Already planning to return.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Carrie and Glen... W wrote a review Oct 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Wow! How we wished we booked in for more than one night! What a perfect break away, we couldn't fault a thing! Such great views, hot tub under the stars, stylish but homely interior, peaceful breakfast on the deck... we didn't want to leave. Thank you for the awesome hospitality, and we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Julia M wrote a review Jun 2013
Rangiora, New Zealand1 contribution
Thank-you for a lovely stay. Modern and clean accommodation that was super toasty on a cold night. Lovely and spacious with a homely feel and such fantastic hosts. Thank-you also for dinner and a great night with lots of laughs. Thanks again and we certainly hope to be back
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Sandii L wrote a review Jun 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
PERFECT!! This place was just amazing, it easily exceeded my already high expectations. Ali and Steve were the perfect hosts, so friendly and generous. It was the perfect place to spend some quality time together, with the stunning views, bottle of wine and delicious homemade food made it very easy to relax , not to mention an outdoor bath by candlelight just to top it all off. These guys have honestly thought of everything for a romantic getaway. The Hurunui River Retreat is an absolute must. We will definitely going back in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Phil N wrote a review Feb 2013
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
We recently stayed for the night, this being our third visit to Hurunui River Retreat. The setting is peaceful with fantastic scenery and we had a great time swimming down at the Hurunui River, lovely and warm! Ali and Steve were great hosts,as always, and we loved the modern comfort of the cottage. Highly recommend for a great getaway destination from Christchurch or for somewhere different to stay whilst exploring the South Island!
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Date of stay: January 2013
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harrynheather wrote a review Jan 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions6 helpful votes
These cottages are only surpassed by the amazing hospitality offered by the owners Ali and Steve.Wonderfully appointed with a view that is just lovely.If you want peace,isolation,but with every little convienience catered for-we can thoroughly recommend this place. Only a 30 minute or so drive from there to Hanmer Springs. This place is special,a place to recharge the batteries! H and T Christchurch
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Date of stay: January 2013
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