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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I recently had the liberty of spending a night at Woodsy House, Nelson, NZ. I have stayed in several B&B's and this one by far tops them all. The house itself is captivating, the feeling is totally welcoming and warm. My room named "Topaz" was decent-sized and comfy, with a very plush bed and the bathroom was lovely. Breakfast was... More 

Thank Helen C
Bangor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We recently stayed for 2 nights in Woodsy House. Selene and Shane the owners were very welcoming from the moment we arrived until we left. On arrival Shane made us coffee and gave us homemade cake whilst he showed us the attractions in the area. Our room was furnished with lovely antiques and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom is... More 

Thank janis k
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The house is a grand old lady built in 1820'ish and situated up a leafy tree lined laneway. The room we were given was quite spacious and although the bathroom was separate, it was manageable. Great views over Nelson city. The disappointing part was that things were a little 'tired'. For example the towels really need to be replaced as... More 

Thank Judy F
Harmony88, Owner at A Woodsy House, responded to this review

We never like to host anyone who is not really happy at Woodsy, We give a warm welcome to all who come here: home baked cake and a pot of tea or coffee, Shane spent half an hour chatting and showing them places to visit as we do with all guests and we greatly enjoy interacting with guests at the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

A Woodsy House is a wonderfully delightful place to stay whilst in Nelson. I am so glad to have found such a beautiful house and location in which to spend my four nights stay. It is a comfortable, peaceful and a lovely restorative environment and the house is decorated with such treasures. Selene and Shane are wonderful, I had a... More 

Thank Nicola C
Coromandel, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Our recent stay at Woodsey House was a delightful experience. The charming ambience of your gracious Victorian home, gave us a taste of a bygone era, which i very much appreciated. Shane and Selene thankyou for making us so comfortable. We loved our delicious fresh breakfasts. It was a wonderful stay and we will be back.

Thank sandralalita
Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

An historic home very much In need of a lot of maintenance and a good cleaning. Gardens unkept and driveway approach to the house overgrown and unappealing. The property is advertised as a B&B, however you have to pay$14 per head for breakfast in addition to the accomodation charge. In the communal sitting room there was self serve instant coffe... More 

Thank Geraldine S
Harmony88, Owner at A Woodsy House, responded to this review

Very much out of character with other reviews. Our Wooded drive is as pictured , we can not control leaves falling or trees growing. The garden is in full Spring flowering and the lawns mowed regularly. All our sites clearly state that Breakfast is not included which is reflected in our room rate price , our sitting room is laid... More 

Hunter Valley, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

The house is gorgeous with lots of character and the rooms have great proportions that create a very comfortable space to stay. Shane was a delightful host; knowledgeable, helpful and a little quirky. The private bathroom is separate to the bedroom and contains a very large shower as well as a very large claw foot bath. If you're trying to... More 

Thank KeithGrice
Quebec City, Canada
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed two nights in the lilac room. The room is big and you have a private bathroom that is located down the hall. You have free wi-fi and the connection is not too bad. Be advised that you have to pay the room cash. We went to Abel Tasman for 2 days and the owner kept our luggages for... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We completed a journey round the South Island, ending in Nelson and had the best stay of all at A Woodsy House. Beautiful old home with lovely interior and furniture. The host was very friendly and helpful, guiding us to places we might be interested in. We had our own bathroom just down the hall from the room and shared... More 

Thank krudyard
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Comfortable, quiet, wonderful hosts: Selena and Shane. Nothing was too much trouble. The bed was so comfortable. Excellent Wifi service. Would definately recommend to others

1 Thank mytgra

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Additional Information about A Woodsy House

Address: 121 Grove Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $110 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A Woodsy House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Lilac room has long felt view of the city”
 of 5 bubbles janisk334, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any room is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles mytgra, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
“No preference...they are all charming and functional.”
 of 5 bubbles Cymro12, 5 Nov 2013 | Read review
“There is a lovely winding staircase to the rooms on the top landing, and Shane is more than happy to help you with your luggage, but for those who have problems with stairs there are downstairs rooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles 47Jude, 16 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Although we stayed in the room downstairs, we were shown a room upstairs before we left which had great views.”
 of 5 bubbles JeanetteP809, 11 Mar 2012 | Read review
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