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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 June 2011

I stayed in Nelson for 5 nights in March 2011. I had a remarkable stay in the Te Puna Wai lodge. Richard and James are very nice, knowledgeable and well travelled hosts. They have flags from nearly all countries and when I arrived they fly the Swiss (see foto) flag for me! They gave me great advise what to do...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Great hosts with lots of knowledge about the area. We stayed in the upper bedroom with excellent views of the bay. Bathrooms are completely renovated with heated marble floors and high-end fixtures. Kitchen in downstairs suite is modern and renovated as well. Good breakfast and friendly cat.

Thank jj711
Reviewed 21 March 2011

We stayed at Te Puna Wai lodge for 2 nights and wished it could have been longer. The house is so beautiful and has been decorated wonderfully, in keeping with its era. We were very lucky to be upgraded to the downstairs apartment, which has a great little kitchen and roomy bedroom. I simply adored the view, especially as we...

Thank morrie28
Reviewed 20 March 2011

We stayed for 6 nights split between the ground level apartment and the 3rd floor room. Although the 3rd story attic room is charming and has a bird's eye view of the bay, we preferred the self-contained apartment which featured a well equipped kitchen as well as french doors leading to private veranda and adjacent courtyard terrace. Views are equally...

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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Reviewed 19 March 2011

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and recommend it highly, Quiet, tasteful and owner/operated by a couple who care about what they're doing. We stayed in the room on the top floor and recommend it to others.....a hugh double window opening to a fantastic view of the water with the ocean breezes coming in at night was...

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2011

When we arrived here in late-February, we were upgraded to the Haulashore Apartment, which had become available. This historic house has been stunningly refurbished and very tastefully decorated. We can’t praise our suite of rooms highly enough: a beautiful bedroom with comfortable seating, modern black tiled bathroom, fully equipped designer kitchen with laundry facilities and marvellous views from a private...

Thank nef_11
Reviewed 17 March 2011

If your best friends ran the best B and B.....that is what you get at Te Puna Wai. Thank you merci and hope to see you again soon.

Thank Fishnflyguy
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2011

What can I say about Te Puna Wai Lodge that hasn't been said before. The views are unreal, the best in Nelson and the service is unsurpassed. Nothing is too much trouble and the little touches really go a long way to making this place so special. You cannot go wrong with staying here.

Thank 777pj777
Los Angeles
Reviewed 27 February 2011

This is a 120 year old Victorian house with a spectacular view of the ocean, beautiful gardens. Because of a cancellation, we were generously upgraded to a suite that had beautiful views, remodeled bathroom. There were fresh roses from the garden in the bedroom and bathroom, folk art from local artists, and the breakfast included fresh fruit, an omelet to...

Thank GabrielleShell
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2011

The owners run a fabulous establishment. They are friendly, hospitable, and have a beautiful home that overlooks the sea and mountains in the area. They serve delicious breakfasts, and are very helpful with information on excursions and things to do in the city. They even put the flag of my country up at their home for my arrival. The gardens...

Thank Jonappon

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: $182 - $375 (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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