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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely stay in Nelson. Very close to downtown, wonderful accommodations, the food was great - plus Val and Wayne are very gracious hosts. Accommodating to different events and times over the course of the three night visit.

Thank HZenk
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent accommodation with a small separate sitting room for guests. The sitting room has complimentary sherry and port which was an elegant touch. Free wifi and multiple ports for charging devices in room. Short 5 minute walk to Main Street Nelson. Wonderful breakfast.

Thank flyfisher2016
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great 2 night stay here in Shelbourne Villa with Wayne and Val. We had the whole of the top floor loft suite. Very spacious and well provided. It was all the more memorable because that's where we were when the big Earthquake struck!!! A great deal of bouncing, shaking and swaying! It's a wooden property so took the... More 

Thank moxxy-girl
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Val and Wayne's warm welcome won't overshadow the warmth of this Nelson refuge. Enter as a weary traveler and you won't want to leave. It's bright even in the rain thanks to the carefully thought out renovation of this classic Victorian home. It's quiet even though it's only a short walk to a vibrant restaurant scene in the Center of... More 

Thank Bud W
Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stayed here for two nights at the end of a tramp. We chose the room with the spa bath and were very happy with the room. It was a large comfortable room with a huge bathroom. The breakfast was incredibly good. Location was perfect for an easy walk into town for a meal at night. Val and Wayne were excellent... More 

Thank Sue B
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very friendly couple and very welcoming home. Food was delicious and couple was accommodating given my dietary restrictions. Room was clean, quiet, and private. I was in Nelson for one night, and I had a lovely time staying at Shelbourne Villa. I highly recommend staying here!

Thank cap2209
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a lovely place to stay! Val and Wayne made our short stay in Nelson with friends, a memorable one. Lovely rooms,delicious breakfast, friendly hosts, and central to the city. I think it would be very lovely to use the garden during the summer. Would stay again.

Thank Christie195
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We very nearly booked in at the Rutherford, but we are so glad we didn't. The Shelbourne Villa is lovely; it started off our weekend in the Nelson Bays just perfectly. The rooms are very well appointed and have all the extras you would want. The breakfast was a highlight too. The friendly hosts were welcoming and put us at... More 

Thank Peter C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I cannot fault this place. Val & Wayne were amazing host. The accommodation was very clean, tidy and private and in the perfect location. The breakfast was generous and delicious. The Main Street was within a 5min walking distance. Would highly recommend this place

Thank crakness
West Midlands
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stayed in the loft apartment on the top floor.This was an amazing space .Lovely room with sitting area and wonderful bathroom.The best part however was the terrific balcony.It was fantastic to sit out here looking over Nelson with a glass of chilled white New Zealand wine in your hand ( we did go in February when it was very... More 

Thank Voyager28

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shelbourne Villa is an ideal B&B accommodation option for visitors to New Zealand's Nelson City & the Abel Tasman Region. Independently rated by Qualmark as 5 star - you won't find a better combination of comfort, convenience of location and quality in Nelson City. Four guest suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and room to spread out - our Loft is the best room in town. Fabulous breakfasts. Quiet location only 5 minutes walk to down-town shopping, galleries and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shelbourne Villa

Address: 21 Shelbourne Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 7,865 - ₹ 17,235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shelbourne Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Loft area very nice indeed - but all rooms lovely”
  • Comfy bed
  • View of bedroom from lounge section
 of 5 bubbles moxxy-girl, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the loft or the master suite if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles SueB740, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The loft is a wonderful space.”
 of 5 bubbles Voyager28, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Loft Room is huge and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 271saskiab, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All looked good to me.”
 of 5 bubbles mario527, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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