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We loved this place because it is unusual, it is calm, and it feels like you can get back to basics, and be comfortable.
We were in the main building, which gave us access to the kitchen, and a lounge.
A really nice touch is...More
Stayed for just 1 night en-route to abel tasman. We had a great welcome and shown to the lodge (tui). The lodge itself was fine, although there were not curtains for all windows, which although we were surrounded by trees would still have appreciated curtains....More
Stayed in one of the cottages. Had our own parking lot and a spacious cottage with a large outdoor deck next to greenery. We felt welcome from the start with friendly reception folks who gave great recommendations on the area, walks to take, and a...More
Was traveling down the west coast on the way south for work so was a one night stay.
Positives: Great friendly staff, warm, parking & wifi.
Negatives: Main lodge - room wasn't the cleanest & no locks on doors. Tiny sink in bathroom hard to...More
We stayed in the seaview unit which did give us nice views of the sea. However it did put you close to the road where you hear every vehicle whoosh by. The unit is the top of two. There is no noise insulation between the...More
Response from TeNikauRetreat, Manager at Te Nikau RetreatResponded 5 November 2017
Thank you for your feedback. I have noted your recommendations and we have taken those on board and passed them onto the owner. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels!
Peyton and Finn
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US$37 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from YHANewZealand | Property representative |
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a... More
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a description, and/or some of them will be called a Private Ensuite Room :)
Response from alisonchan30 | Reviewed this property |
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick... More
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick up time.
p.s. I did not have car when I stayed in Retreat as well and I got their lift. The Retreat is one of my favourite hostel in NZ!