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Te Puna Wai Lodge
Ranked #5 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

this spacious hillside house, built in the 1850s and meticlously restored, has verandas with lovely views of tasman bay. the grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained. the location is excellent for relaxing walks along the bayshore and short drives to the center of nelson. the town has excellent restaurants, an impressive anglican cathedral and nice parks. richard and james are informed and thoughtful hosts. richard is a native of nelson who knows everybody in and everything about nelson. he is a pleasure to get talking about the history of the house and the town over the fancy breakfast they serve.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on our recent trip to New Zealand.

Our ground floor apartment was well appointed and the adjoining kitchenette was fully equipped, with in addition complementary beer and wine. From our verandah we had a super view of Tasman Bay and the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park beyond.

Breakfasts were first class and allowed us to have some interesting chats with our fellow guests.

We didn't get to meet James but Richard was the perfect host. He was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable and gave us plenty of information about Nelson and things to do on our onward journey. He even raised the Saltire on his flagpole during our stay when he realised we were from Scotland.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I like to stay in B&Bs if possible when we travel. We both agree this is the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Not only is it a beautifully 'restored by owner' historical home, but the the rooms and bathrooms are luxurious with great attention to detail. Breakfast is exquisite and wonderfully presented. Best of all is that it has a casual feeling and our host, Richard, is knowledgeable, engaging and a true gentleman. We wished we could have stayed longer. Peter and Cheryl

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our two night stay here. James and Grant were very friendly and helpful. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen, including a range of drinks in the fridge and cupboards. As well as a washing machine. The verandah and garden were lovely to sit in and we had fabulous views over the Bay and towards Abel Tasman park. James had very helpful suggestions for places to visit.

Overall a very good two nights on our tour of New Zealand. Thanks very much.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jonathan C
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Additional Information about Te Puna Wai Lodge

Address: 24 Richardson Street | Britannia Heights, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: $160 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Puna Wai Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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