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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

this spacious hillside house, built in the 1850s and meticlously restored, has verandas with lovely views of tasman bay. the grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained. the location is excellent for relaxing walks along the bayshore and short drives to the center of nelson. the town has excellent restaurants, an impressive anglican cathedral and nice parks. richard and james are...

Thank bruce12439
Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Te Puna Wai Lodge is nothing short of fabulous. The hosts, Richard and James went above and beyond the call of duty in making our stay there wonderful. Our room on the top floor is my favorite room in any of the many places we have stayed in our travels. The view of the bay is breath-taking. Breakfasts are wonderful,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on our recent trip to New Zealand. Our ground floor apartment was well appointed and the adjoining kitchenette was fully equipped, with in addition complementary beer and wine. From our verandah we had a super view of Tasman Bay and the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park beyond. Breakfasts were...

Thank i_m_tours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I like to stay in B&Bs if possible when we travel. We both agree this is the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Not only is it a beautifully 'restored by owner' historical home, but the the rooms and bathrooms are luxurious with great attention to detail. Breakfast is exquisite and wonderfully presented. Best of all...

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Brecon, Wales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our two night stay here. James and Grant were very friendly and helpful. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen, including a range of drinks in the fridge and cupboards. As well as a washing machine. The verandah and garden were lovely to sit in and we had fabulous views over the Bay and towards...

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richard was the consummate host. He was so welcoming. I contacting them with some questions before arriving and they were prompt with a reply, most appreciated The view from the room ( 1st floor apartment) was fabulous. I sat out on the patio to write in my journal. Breathtaking! Their recommendations were perfect; restaurants, great bakery to buy sandwiches for...

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Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James and Richard were awesome host. They were always available to offer excellent information about their area. We had the front room with a view of the water while our friends had the top floor with the same excellent view. We were close enough to walk to restaurants in the evening for dinner. Breakfast was always just as amazing as...

Thank Carolyn M
Boston, MA
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This little B&B is nestled into the Cliffs area of Nelson. We stayed in the commodious top floor unit(watch your head going up the stairs) with a breathtaking view over the harbour and spectacular bathroom. The elegant home (with stunning art pieces) is walking distance to some fabulous restaurants on the water, as well as some great local walks. Richard...

Thank mOmwteens9
Washburn, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stayed in the bottom, back bedroom on our two night stay and while we didn't get the view from our room, we enjoyed the beautiful bathroom, lovely bed and space with French doors, and easy access to the outside and the numerous comfortable, public spaces to enjoy the breeze and the spectacular view. The hosts are warm and attentive...

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Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were in NZ for two weeks and stayed in many types of accommodations but this was our favorite! James and Richard were excellent hosts. Their home is beautiful, the gardens are lovely and I can tell you the views are spectacular! Richard made reservations for us at a local restaurant and both he and James were available to answer...

Thank sharenmoseman

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful, historic (1857) home - in Nelson's premier location - with a magical view encompassing the harbour entrance and Tasman Bay. In the west 2 mountain ranges contribute to dramatic sunsets. Three elegant rooms: Haulashore Apartment has a designer kitchen (with laundry appliances), veranda & terrace; adjacent Wakatu Room (doesn't get a direct view but often paired with Haulashore); top-floor Fifeshire Suite with unparalleled view. All have luxurious marble-tiled bathrooms. WIFI is complimentary. Relaxed, affable hosts. Four minutes to town or 4 the other way to the city beach (Tahunanui). Richard speaks German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish. Te Puna Wai's guests are helping keep a special part of NZ early architecture alive & humming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Puna Wai Lodge

Address: 24 Richardson Street | Britannia Heights, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 8,527 - ₹ 17,561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Puna Wai Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Outdoor patio lovely with the apartment room as well as laundry and kitchenette facilities. Very quite room.”
 of 5 bubbles lhm29, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The apartment is fabulous if you plan to stay a number of days and want to cook some meals. With only three rooms, you can't go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles sammy10dog, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My favorite is the suite on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryBlizzard, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Main floor king suite has fabulous views and a lovely veranda overlooking the bay”
 of 5 bubbles Roz_and_Mandy, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the west, great breakfast, outstanding hosts.”
 of 5 bubbles elip409, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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