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“Relaxing, Luxurious Retreat”

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Ah house, Nelson City B&B
Ranked #8 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Ah House was a wonderful and relaxing retreat, which we would definitely recommend to anyone staying in Nelson. Mark, John, Mum and Bella were incredible hosts! Mark continually went out of his way to ensure that we had a perfect stay. He reminded us each day that we were on our holiday and should have what we needed when we needed it. From a gourmet cooked breakfast with delicious omlettes and homemade jam to adventure bookings and recommendations, nothing was too much trouble.

We stayed in the Garden Apartment that is a huge studio with ensuite bathroom and functional kitchen. The accommodation was quite large, clean and wonderful with run of the entire backyard, which also provided a ton of extra space. We were at Ah House on Christmas Eve and Christmas. They filled us in on what was happening in town on Christmas Eve to make sure were able to get a true Nelson Christmas experience full of caroling on the Cathedral steps with the whole town which was wonderful to be a part of. On Christmas Day, Mark was more than happy to serve us breakfast (outside on the patio) and ensure we were prepared for the day before heading upstairs to celebrate with the family. Since most things were closed for Christmas, we chose to cook our own dinner in the apartment. The kitchen was perfect for what we needed and was furnished with pots, pans, toaster, plates and glassware etc. The location is a quick 5 minute walk to town, 10 minute drive to the beach and a 45-60 minute drive to Abel Tasman National Park. Ah House should set the accommodation standard as we had a perfect stay there! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

We highly recommend this place. Mark and John do everything to make your stay exceptional, and it started with allowing us to use the garage for our car. The location is fabulous--just a five minute walk into the center of town. The room was clean and spacious and the garden was lovely. Very nice breakfast with wonderful muffins!

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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We were told we could use the garage near the entrance to the property, which made our arrival especially easy and welcoming. The accommodation was beautifully designed and had all we could have wished for. Mark was friendly, charming and informative, and had thought of everything for our comfort - for example, one of the best choices of books we have seen on a holiday bookshelf. The radio was on when we arrived, playing a delightful selection of tracks at a modest volume; we spent a lot of time listening to that particular local radio station. The breakfast was excellent - you could virtually ask for whatever you wanted, and Mark would do his best to provide it - he is an excellent cook!

Mark's suggestion of the best restaurant in town was indeed accurate, and we had one of the best meals we've had while travelling. Ah House is very conveniently situated for an easy stroll to the town centre. Nelson is a delightful town, with the most helpful inhabitants, and the WOW Museum was another highlight of our trip. Very warmly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in the lovely Garden Apartment - it was very private and totally quiet. Very spacious and...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Mark and John made us feel very welcome - they are exceptional hosts. When our plans had to changed due to poor weather on the Heaphy Track, John and Mark were flexible and made the few hours we had spare in Nelson very pleasant. I would thoroughly recommend Ah House to anyone wanting to stay in Nelson. Thanks again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Mark at Ah house is a wonderful host and his french toast is delicious! Everything was perfect! Great garden, delicious breakfasts, gorgeous digs in the garden room, so comfortable and every amenity. A lovely, quiet street yet in the heart of Nelson (2 min walk to town centre). A cute lil carport! I am recommending Ah House to friends and family as it is the perfect place to stay and explore/visit Nelson because you feel like you have come back home after a funfilled day out adventuring! Thanks so much Mark.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

I'm not usually a B&B person but I'm coming around and Ah House has a lot to do with that. Mark was an extraordinarily gracious host and the place itself was very charming. It was spacious and had all the comforts and amenities we needed for a multi-day stay. Mark's breakfasts were fabulous, the location is within easy walking distance of the cute town center. What more can you ask for? I whole-heartedly recommend it. We had a fabulous time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Ah House. Well, you can be lucky enough to find an attractive, sparkingly clean B&B just like Ah House, but the icing on the cake here is host Mark's engaging manner and warm personality. Makes such a difference. We so enjoyed our stay - by far the best accommodation on this trip. The independent access to the private apartment is a bonus and we loved the Ah House breakfasts, served on blue willow pattern china in the gleaming dining room of the main house upstairs which looks down over the garden toward the city and the sun. The town is only a few minutes' walk away, a gentle saunter down past the cathedral and you arrive in the best part. Supremely comfortable bed, beautiful bed linen. Bliss.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ah house, Nelson City B&B

Address: 23 Examiner Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Ah House)
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: £97 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ah house, Nelson City B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ah House, Nelson City B&B offers you a relaxing, private, holiday & business self-contained accommodation in the heart of Nelson's beautiful city centre. Set in the leafy streets behind the cathedral, our great location offers you easy access to everything. Our garden apartment has its own private access. We offer you a warm welcome, flexible checking in and out times (please ask us for details). Our rooms have twin-singles/double/super king size beds, free broadband. You also have a choice breakfasts or one of our breakfast hampers, Books & magazines for your enjoyment and we are happy to to chat with you about Nelson and region to help you explore. Room service is provided on request. Whether you are visiting Nelson for business or pleasure we are ideally situated to maximize your stay. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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