We stayed two nights in the Fifeshire suite at the top of the house last month. The room was wonderful with a fantastic bathroom and superb views over Nelson's waterfront and out to sea. Very comfortable bed and pillows and being at the top of the house we slept really well.
James and Richard were fantastic hosts, welcoming us when we arrived, helping us with our luggage up the flights of stairs and showing us how everything worked. They recommended restaurants and places to see in Nelson and on later parts of our holiday, they clearly have extensive knowledge of the South Island and we would not have seen some of these without their tips. Breakfast was nice and served in their lovely reception room, Richard served breakfast out of hours for us one morning as we needed to leave early to travel to Abel Tasman National Park (a must do trip) for the day.
The WiFi was very good at the B&B (something we found lacking in other parts of New Zealand).
The B&B is a little way from the centre of Nelson although we found it very easy to get a cab and there are a number of restaurants down by the waterfront (within a 10 minute walk).
We'd certainly stay again, a fantastic B&B with great hosts.
- 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
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- Te Puna Wai Hotel Nelson