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Review of Pihopa Retreat
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 May 2024via mobile
When looking for the absolute possible best of everything in Nelson, look no further than Pihopa Retreat! The property is enchanting and Sarah the owner has anticipated your every need and desire! We arrived to a magnificent elegant english feel cottage equipped with complimentary fine teas, huge nespresso variety, Single Malt scotch, port Sherry, Sauvignon Blanc, juices, waters, freshly baked pastries, dark chocolate bar, potato chips and bowl of fresh fruit. There was a printed itinerary in our room with dinner reservations for two nights. We didn’t have to think of a thing! And restaurants were excellent! Lovely books in our room with the most comfortable bed and bedding. You can select from an array of special pillows and a merino wool blanket. The bathroom was lovely with two separate sink areas. No crowding! Evening, cocktails, and appetizers at 6 PM each night and Sarah arranged for a taxi pick up for us with her credit card to pay. Service a lovely, small gym, hot tub, and pool. Breakfast was delicious in the beautiful historic chapel on property. Without us asking, Sarah printed out Google Maps, highlighting routes and activities of the best of Nelson. Everything was perfect. We look forward to coming back next time and bringing friends.
Date of stay: May 2024
Room Tip: Parking is available right outside your room.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 May 2024
Kia ora Joy & Bruce, Thank you so much for your gorgeous review of your stay with us. We hope the rest of your NZ trip has been amazing and really look forward to seeing you back in Nelson in the future. Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.
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Reviewed 2 May 2024

Pihopa Retreat provides the best personalized experience. Sarah and the staff took very good care of us during our stay. Sarah arranged our dinner reservations and provided conmplemenary taxi service to and from the restaurants. Our room was immaculate and the treats for afternoon tea were a pleasant surprise. Breakfasts in the chapel were delicious. We would highly recommend staying at Phihop Retreat when visiting Nelson. We hope to visit again some day.

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pihopa Retreat, Owner at Pihopa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2024

Kia Ora, Thank you so much for reviewing and recommending us! We are thrilled you felt looked after during your stay with us. We hope the remainder of your holiday was amazing. Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.

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Reviewed 1 May 2024

This was by far the most exquisite stay of our trip - a former bishop's residence and grounds. We had an apartment with fireplace, complimentary stocked bar, baked treats each afternoon, breakfast in an old church, cocktails each evening with other guests by the pool. The manager was ever present & kept everything in perfect order with her inviting, friendly manner. Staff was most attentive. We highly recommend it!

Date of stay: April 2024
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Pihopa Retreat, Owner at Pihopa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2024

Kia Ora Carol & Doug. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We loved having you stay with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to see you both back in Nelson in the future. Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.

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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Pihopa Retreat is an amazing place to be. Sarah’s immaculate attention to detail made our stay fabulous. The property is very well looked after. Sarah’s restaurant reservations, advise for day trips, organising taxis made our stay extra special. And not to forget the yummy breakfasts, cakes and pre dinner canapés.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pihopa Retreat, Owner at Pihopa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2024

Kia ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you run the future for some more yummy breakfasts ;)! Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.

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Reviewed 12 April 2024

SARAH and Sam are phenomenal hosts. Their attention to detail is exemplary and the accommodations exceeded our expectations. They’ve created an environment of understated elegance, and calm with amenities that are beyond generous, and beyond 5 stars! Having traveled extensively, we've stayed at many luxury boutique hotels, chateaus etc; Pihopa Retreat stands out as an oasis of comfort and grace.
The suites are beautifully appointed with classic furnishings that are welcoming and not too formal. The "Afternoon Tea" cakes, tarts and homemade oatmeal cookies were delicious as were the breakfasts - best omelette I've ever had - and the evening hors d'oeuvres, also a special treat. In addition, they provided complimentary laundry service and transportation into town. Set in the hills overlooking Nelson, the lovely gardens and landscaping complete this idyllic retreat. If only it was closer to the East Coast of the US, we'd be frequent visitors. Thank you Sarah and Sam!

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Date of stay: March 2024
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Pihopa Retreat, Owner at Pihopa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2024

Kia Ora and a HUGE thank you for such an amazing review! Although we are a good distance from the East Coast of the US we really hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.

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Reviewed 6 April 2024

By far one of the top places we have stayed at in all of our travel to over 15 countries. The owner Sarah’s hospitality and attention to detail (afternoon treats, making advance restaurant bookings, arranging complimentary taxis, breakfast table items, even doing a load of laundry, the list goes on) was the most immaculate part of the experience. It overshadowed the fact that the rooms were also beautiful and in a picturesque estate. Would not miss out if you can stay here.

Room tip: Must stay here
Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pihopa Retreat, Owner at Pihopa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Kia ora Smital, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We loved hosting your family and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you back in Nelson in the future. Ngā mihi Sarah & The Pihopa Team.

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