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Awatea Tasman Bay

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204 Motueka River West Bank Road Brooklyn, Motueka 7196 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We stayed for four nights in the cottage at Awatea Tasman Bay and had an amazing stay. The views from the cottage are breathtaking and John and Scott are wonderful and very attentive hosts. Thank you!More

Thank Marie S
Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman BayResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Marie, thank you for your kind words. We definitely agree with you that our Cottage is a lovely place to stay while celebrating a special occasion, just like your honeymoon! And we hope to see you again the next time you are holidaying in...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you John & Scott for sharing your slice of heaven with us for some days. This accommodation is absolutely outstanding - the stunning view over the Motueka valley with the river & the sea- the high qualitative apartment which was very clean & tidy...More

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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman BayResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks for your very kind and thoughtful review. We are so happy that you enjoy your time here staying in our Cottage with its wonderful views. And thanks also for mentioning that we make our own breads (& sometimes bagels) for our breakfasts, and source...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We were so happy we chose to stay here. Located up on the hill, this property is absolutely beautiful and the view is completely breath taking. Motueka city is only 10mins away and Kaiteriteri is around 15-20 mins away. Scott and John really made our...More

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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman BayResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for your fantastic review and for pointing out that we are only a short drive to our local town of Motueka and water taxi services that depart from Kaiteriteri out into Abel Tasman National Park. We are really happy that you enjoyed staying in...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We had 2 wonderful nights at Awatea Tasman Bay while we explored the Abel Tasman NP. From the time Scott and John warmly welcomed us until we reluctantly departed we enjoyed every minute of our time there. The home is exquisitely designed and furnished and...More

Thank Trudie R
Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman BayResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Trudie, thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and especially share stories at breakfast time of your travels around the world. Thanks also for mentioning that we are close to the beautiful Abel Tasman National...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We spent three nights here at the beginning of our South Island trip. Lovely cottage with every modern amenity, gracious hosts, and a short drive to great hiking, biking, kayaking and eating. Perfect place to get away! And gorgeous views.More

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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman BayResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you found our location very convenient for getting out into the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, biking around Rabbit Island, and finding a place to dine in the evenings. And thanks for sharing the...More

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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, ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$246 - US$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Awatea Tasman Bay Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
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Sarah H
21 January 2015|
Response from Scott S | Property representative |
Dear Sarah, thank you for your interest in staying at Awatea Tasman Bay. Unfortunately our Cottage is booked for the two nights in March 2015 you are interested in staying. You are most welcome to visit our official website... More
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"The private guest cottage was fantastic - definitely worth it for the privacy and additional space."
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"The cottage is totally private with everything you need."
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"We were upgraded to The Cottage; we should have booked it in the first place, well worth it."
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