Te Puna Wai Lodge provided an amazing start to our NZ vacation! The restored home is stunning inside and out. Our room was beautifully appointed and there were lovely gardens and sitting areas outside, along with breathtaking views from the yard! My husband and I arrived in Nelson for the first two nights of our vacation and our time there was a real highlight! Richard and James attend to every detail and are helpful, warm and engaging! When we arrived before check-in, Richard graciously welcomed us to relax and wait on the front porch to enjoy a cold drink and take in the views. During our stay, we had great conversations with Richard and learned so much about NZ and the local area. The location is just a short walk to some wonderful restaurants, too. Our hosts attended to every detail. We were served an unexpected cold beverage as we sat in the yard one afternoon, and James even provided bug spray and sun screen when we headed to Abel Tasman for the day. What really took my breath away each morning was the beautiful table setting and scrumptious breakfast! Richard was a wonderful host who greeted us when we arrived. When we departed, he was the new friend who hugged us farewell. Te Puna Wai Lodge is five star all the way around!
- 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