Get an overview of this hotelAdults-only guesthouse with free breakfast and outdoor tennis court

A luxury stay in Hanmer Springs awaits you at Rippinvale Retreat. You'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and within a 15-minute drive of Hanmer Forest Park and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Highlights at this Colonial guest house include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a spa tub.

All 2 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, furnished balconies or patios, and sofa beds. Kitchenettes and room service make dining in an option. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries. Living rooms, dining areas, and sitting areas are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and detox wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and free use of bicycles. Each morning free breakfast is served between 9 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of a ski shuttle.

With a stay at this 5-star Hanmer Springs guest house, you'll be 21.9 km (13.6 mi) from Hanmer Springs Ski Area.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor tennis court, Rippinvale Retreat features a spa tub and complimentary bicycles. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. This Colonial guesthouse also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary. Guests can use the outdoor pool and health club at a partner hotel.

Rippinvale Retreat has designated areas for smoking.

  • Total number of rooms - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 2000 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Spa tub 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Separate living room 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 9 AM and 10:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and complimentary bicycles are featured at the guesthouse. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hot springs nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Game viewing nearby 
  • Safari nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

Caters to adults only

No cribs (infant beds) available

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the guesthouse prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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