Our experience of two nights at the Te Puna Wai Lodge was nothing short of fantastic! The hosts, James and Richard, are inviting, warm, interesting and clearly knowledgeable about their wonderful country. Our room on the ground floor was huge and beautiful, and has a stunning view of the harbor. The minute we walked in the door we were offered a glass of wine and/or drink (how nice was that!) and enjoyed a lovely chat with Richard on the deck adjacent to our room. There's a kitchen, washer/dryer, TV - honestly if we could move in I'd never leave NZ! Breakfast was delicious, with fresh fruits, cooked eggs, healthy cereals, etc. The location is great, walking distance to a few restaurants or easy drive in town. This is what hospitality is all about. Thank you again from Mira & Andy.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Te Puna Wai Hotel Nelson