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Te Puna Wai Lodge
Ranked #5 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2017

What a welcome, the belgian flag waved.
Entertaining and interested host who gives you all the info and help you need

Perfectly renovated victorian house on a hill, with great views. Quiet cosy place, close to city centre, walking distance to sole great restaurants
Spasious room, great bed, good shower

Breakfast as perfect and the recommendations for restaurants top

Left our luggage when we went on the Heaphy track and stayed a extra night after the great trip

Best often to Nelson,but this is the place to go !!!!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Fantastic position, beautiful house, superbly equipped down to the last detail. Wonderful hosts, Richard and James. I will certainly be back and can recommend Te Puna Wai Lodge highly to anyone considering a stay there!

Room Tip: Make this your place to stay in Nelson, New Zealand.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We based ourselves here for our 35th wedding anniversary and very much enjoyed it. The place is cosy & quiet with great views; the house and gardens are treat on their own.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to all.

Many thanks... Clark & Megan

Room Tip: Top room is the best. :)
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Te Puna Wai Lodge in April for 3 nights. It's a gorgeous Victorian house on a hillside that has been carefully restored. We stayed on the third floor and had amazing views!!! The bedroom and adjoining bath were really comfy and nicely done with heated bathroom floors and fresh, fragrant flowers on the nightstand.

Richard was the perfect host! He helped us find restaurants, made reservations for us, helped us decide what to do, provided maps, etc. His breakfasts were delicious with muesli, yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries, bacon eggs to order and a beautiful table set with fresh flowers every morning. Getting to know Richard was definitely a highlight of our trip. What a knowledgeable and delightful man! Don't go through Nelson without a stop at Te Puna Wai Lodge!
(Pictures from left: view from 3rd floor bedroom, entry, view from bedroom)

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank John B
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay, and felt instantly welcomed by the warm and caring Richard and James. We stayed in the downstairs apartment that was beautifully appointed and had great views back over the bay. The breakfast was tasty and generous and we enjoyed meeting the other interesting guests each morning. Thanks for the great hospitality guys, Alex and Bex.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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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: $159 - $376 (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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