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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waters is a wonderful property. The modern bungalows are spacious and nicely appointed. The king size bed is incredibly comfortable. The accommodation are unique with floor to ceiling windows on each side. On one side a view of the pond and the other a view of the sea. As wonderful as the property is, so is its hostess, Claire.... More 

Thank lovetotravelColorado
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello and a very big thank you to you for being such lovely guests in what were trying times from nature. I am pleased to think that you were looked after well and felt supported over this time, my pleasure! The suites are unique I think so too, private but with our family nearby, glass each side to enjoy the... More 

Collingwood, Canada
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class accommodation. Ideally located for Abel Tasman Park. Nearby restaurants (10 min or so drive). Comfy bed and sitting area. The addition of a club chair would be nice. Great views of the sea. Easy walk to beach. Nice breakfast. Claire booked a hike in the Park for us along with other suggestions. One of the nicest stays on... More 

Thank motorbodies
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for the great review and for your suggestion. We shall research the idea of the club chair in addition to the sofa within the suite. Very glad you liked the breakfast which is just a bit different at The Waters. More 

Singapore River, Singapore
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at the Waters. Everything was amazing - the lodge, the view, the free range ducks and the warm welcome from the hosts. Truly enjoyed my time and it allowed us to get to the water taxi within 15 mins.. great location!

Thank Bellaluxe
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you found it very convenient for activities within our region. More 

San Jose, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights and each day took day trips to Abel Tasman (30 minutes away). It was an absolutely beautiful property with gorgeous views from our room. The property is right in the middle of an olive grove and a cliff over looking the ocean. In the evening we went down to the ocean to walk along... More 

Thank JasonOfSJ
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are pleased it was the "romantic little spot" for you. Nelson on a sunny winters day is lovely with calm seas and less crowded tourist attractions. We are experiencing increased vistors in the shoulder and low seasons. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This property has three one bedroom studios. Decided in the center with the bed "room" having its own patio over the pond and the living area with uninterrupted views of the small patio, large lawn, and ocean just beyond. Beautiful modern decor with all the expected amenities, except for AirCon which is not actually expected on the South Island. Lucky,... More 

Thank pdxworldtravler
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It is a lovely setting and we are pleased you enjoyed the surrroundings and style of the suites. Often in the summer there is a sea breeze and with the high windows this does allow airflow through the suite as you say. Our Aria suite has a disability bathroom and ramp. More 

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We only spent two nights here but wish we could have stayed longer! It's one of those rare places where you feel cocooned from the rest of the world. Ideally situated in between Nelson and the Abel Tasman, you are within easy access by car to everything this region has to offer. The rooms were immaculate and the setting as... More 

Thank Matt D
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you and we do hope that you will be back! This is a peaceful, private setting and the Kina Beach area is beautiful. We are glad you visited in the off season and am pleased that it worked for you. We agree that all that is on offer in this region is readily accessible in the off season and... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Loved the beach and its cliffs which was just outside our door. Water views of the beach and the pond were a pleasure, not to mention being in the middle of olive trees and vineyards. The units were excellent and comfortable. A very relaxed feeling was created by Claire and her husband. Enjoyed being an easy drive to Kaiteriteri Beach... More 

Thank herbhs
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. This really is a special location, and one of the few actual beach front locations in this region. We are glad that you thought it a pleasure. Our breakfasts are perhaps a little different than most and we find our guests very much like the fact that they can choice when they eat it... More 

Pego Spain
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98 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived amidst a fierce storm. Claire was at the car straight away helping us to our beautiful studio apartment. Settled us in and put in the heating. (We were in the middle one of 3) As the rain lashed the patio doors we had time to explore our haven, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The next... More 

Thank TonyFarmer
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. You certainly arrived in a storm but Nelson turned on the sunshine again for you in the morning. We would welcome you back, and please bring your guitar again. More 

linz, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Going to Abel Tasman NP you will not find a better place for your stay. Very friendly Management, clean and safe environment. Water on both sides of the rooms. Very nice views, near to Nelson and Abel Tasman.

Thank Peter A
barbaraebner, Inhaber at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you very much! I am glad you expressed your opinion. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The Waters was a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful view, spacious room...very relaxing. Claire was helpful planning day trips to the national park and she and her family were friendly and warm people.

Thank Alan M
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It is wonderful helping people to explore this region. I often ask. "How was your day?" After people return from the National Parks in this region and always the answer is the same. "Just fantastic!" That makes me smile. Regards Claire More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waters is part of the 10 ha Erinaceus Estate with over 400 m beachfront and it's award winning olive oil from the own olive orchard and vineyard.The Waters is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay, in the heart of the Nelson Wine region, New Zealand. Three private, beautifully appointed accommodation suites offer spectacular unspoilt panoramic views over the Tasman bay to the east (Nelson) D'Urville Island,Abel Tasman N.P. and snow-capped Mount Arthur to the west. Our guests can enjoy our luxurious retreat while having superb access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand with it's vineyards and artists abound. We offer relaxation, comfort and all the amenities you could want in a sumptuous environment. With a flexible range of services on offer to cater for your every need we strive to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waters

Address: 182 Kina Peninsula Road | Tasman, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: £197 - £243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waters 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Only three rooms, all the same, all perfect. It doesn't matter which one, you'll be pleased.”
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“All boat house suites are identical.”
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