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Awatea Tasman Bay

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a really great time staying in the absolute amazing and luxurious cottage celebrating our honeymoon. The stay here greatly exceeded our expectations...The location, the breathtaking views, the tranquil gardens, the design of the cottage and every little detail worked out to perfection. Scott & John were perfect and generous hosts (thanks again for the bottle of bubbly to...

Thank Anna T
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, A&K, you are very kind to write such nice things. We too, are pleased you enjoyed our little Cottage and its ambience and view, it is pretty nice, isn’t it? We’d love to host you again on your next trip, too and hope your journey in NZ continues well.

Bassum, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Awatea Tasman Bay has a wonderful Location at a hill site. The modern and great furnished home is perfect and the view over the Tasman Bay is really amazing. You even can see Nelson in the far. But most important for this wonderful B&B accomodation are the Hosts Scott and John. They give you the feeling of being home and...

Thank sbomhoff
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear S&H, thank you for your kind words in your review. We are happy that your visit with us was so enjoyable and that you were able to do the walk and the boat ride you wanted in the nearby, scenic Abel Tasman National Park. And, we’re pleased that you enjoyed the view and accommodation offered by our BayView suite,...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Visited New Zealand for a month during March and stayed in several B&Bs on both the North and South Islands; Awatea Tasman Bay was the best place we stayed in by far! Scott and John have achieved a level and professional yet friendly service that many other B&B owners find hard to manage. We stayed in the Cottage and it...

1Thank chicodo
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear D&G, Hey there, nice to hear from you and many thanks for the wonderful positive expression about service, cleanliness and catering regarding your stay here. It was really nice to enjoy breakfasts together on the east deck, wasn’t it; watching the colours change across Tasman Bay and the sunny aspect for your morning coffee. It was a pleasure meeting...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 12 April 2016

On a hill over looking the valley and farmlands, the grounds and gardens are wonderfully landscaped and maintained. And great birding…Weka on the door step, Morepork calling at night. The house is immaculate, and beautifully crafted. We stayed in the Forest View room. It was so clean and so comfortable. Scott and John were wonderful hosts, and helped us out...

1Thank PipperDog
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear S&S (PipperDog), Thank you for your wonderful review; we’re so happy you enjoyed yourselves here, and that you were able to get out and about exploring Abel Tasman National Park and our lovely surrounding area. We’re glad we could make your stay as pleasant as possible and that you took advantage of the lounge and deck for reading, emailing,...

Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

On arrival we were welcomed by Scott and John with a drink and some homemade hommus. They are lovely and very helpful. Their place is amazing up on the hill with a stunning view overlooking Motueka and Tasman Bay. We stayed in the cottage. We were just in awe when we walked in! It's sooo good!! Very very nice, very...

1Thank Tom S
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, T&J, Wow, what a nice review, thank you so much. Obviously, we’re happy you enjoyed your stay with us enough to write a review, but a great review, at that, too. Cheers. We too, had a good time hosting you both – it’s always nice to be able welcome new guests with a pleasant chat over wine or beer...

Travelling the globe
Reviewed 27 February 2016

A real top of the range B&B, not cheap but in our view worth every penny. Set up its own steep drive off a quiet road a few kilometres outside Motueka, Atawea Tasman Bay discretely nestles into its gardens and native vegetation on the brow if its hill. But step inside and the view that greets you is far from...

Thank NancyTR
Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear J&K (aka Nancy), You are so kind to write those very nice words; thank you very much. Your five-night stay enabled you to see and do so much of what the area offers our guests – from wineries, to golden, pristine beaches (which you can often have to yourselves), beautiful vistas from Abel Tasman National Park, great food, etc....

Overland Park
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Our favorite stay in New Zealand. We stayed in the cottage and just loved it. Very comfortable with high quality finishings and amenities. Everything we needed was provided by our companionable hosts. The location is very good for exploring Abel Tasman without being very far from restaurants and grocery stores. The views over the valley and river are lovely and...

Thank Sharon R
Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your charming review Sharon. We are very happy that you loved staying in our Cottage! And thanks for mentioning that our location is ideal for exploring Abel Tasman National Park, the local restaurants and facilities of Motueka, but also off the busy main roads so it is peaceful (and with beautiful views!). We hope you’ll come back...

Reviewed 18 February 2016

We spent 3 nights with John and Scott staying in the Forest View room. The location of Awatea, their purpose built B&B overlooking Abel Tasman, is stunning. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very comfy and guests also have use of the lounge and spa in the main building. Both hosts are very attentive to the needs of their guests...

Thank Allan J
Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear A&M, thank you for your illuminating review about our B&B and its amazing view! It is good to know that you enjoyed the wholesome breakfasts we prepare (and got a kick out of our catapulting toaster!), and spending time relaxing & watching a movie one very stormy afternoon in our media room. It certainly was raining very heavily for...

S. Lincolnshire
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were booked into the cottage and Scott and David were the ultimate hosts, who had thought of everything. The facilities provided allowed for guests to be completely independent if desired, nothing was left out, from coffee machine to a packet of ear plugs beside the bed!! The view from our balcony was just amazing. We opted for a provided...

Thank eddieandchris
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, eddieandchris. It was a pleasure to host you both and we’re glad you joined us for breakfast even though you were in the self-contained Cottage – it’s often so much easier to have breakfast with us than to bring in your own food. Happy you had a chance to drive around and see the Abel Tasman...

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

John and Scott made us most welcome from the moment of our arrival at their wonderful modern house with its superb views over Tasman Bay. Everything was scrupulously clean, and we loved all of the thoughtful touches in this stylishly designed and comfortable house. The breakfast spread was bounteous and freshly prepared, including a selection of home baked breads. The...

Thank PeterandDorinda
John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks, PeterandDorinda, for your kind remarks. We’re so pleased you were able to see and do most (maybe all?) you wanted to while you were here and that you took advantage of the hot tub/spa after your kayaking, etc. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day in the Abel Tasman National Park, isn’t it? You wrote in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There is one boutique Bed & Breakfast suite in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches. ... more   less 

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Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $342 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Awatea Tasman Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“all rooms are top!”
zugizug, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is totally private with everything you need.”
MaggieRog, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were upgraded to The Cottage; we should have booked it in the first place, well worth it.”
322shaunat, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Bay View Suite was very comfortable”
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