About Us

Robbert de Jongh & Victor Flores Image

As fellow travellers, at Retiro Park Lodge we look forward to giving you your most memorable stay in Nelson and in a New Zealand Bed and Breakfast.

After a thirty year career in the European fashion and hospitality industries, Dutch-born and New Zealand raised Robbert de Jongh, decided that it was time to share with others his piece of Nelson’s paradise. Robbert loves gardening and is the creator and curator of Retiro Park Lodge’s beautiful garden, he also takes care of all of the property’s animals.

Spaniard Victor Flores, has good knowledge of the local wine scene after having worked in it for more than eight years. He is also a keen chef who will love sharing with you Retiro Park Lodge’s limited on-site crafted wine over dinner. Victor takes care of the vineyard and the olive grove, and is the perfect person to assist you with suggestions for a day trip.

Flavia the Weimaraner and Becky the Tortoise Shell cat are the directors of the enthusiastic welcoming commitee.