I stayed here for 3 nights and was impressed by the look of the place and its stunning views over Nelson. It is a bit of a walk up a hill (though still central to town!) and also rather understaffed. I had to make an effort to pay for my visit as the guy on duty said he was new and couldn't take a credit card payment from me. I eventually paid when the owner (?) was around but only after tracking her down.
Curtains were sheers so I'd recommend bringing an eye mask if you are at all light sensitive.
To their credit, when they were around the staff were very helpful. The kitchen facilities were in great shape, there was no fight for shared bathrooms, and I overheard staff helping a difficult guest who was having a loud, panicked meltdown about light coming in the window. I made use of the free laundry which was great to have. Continental breakfast was provided and bottomless teas and coffees. Nice place just needs to iron out a few kinks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fellworth House is an accommodation venue situated on the lower hills above Nelson City. This elegant two-storey wooden house is built in the ornate Victorian Italianate style, featuring exceptional architecture, gleaming native timber, and antique furniture while still offering homely bedrooms and guest areas that flow immaculately to beautiful balcony and veranda views out to the sedate beauty of the Nelson city, sea and sunsets.Fellworth House is located just 100 metres from the geographical “Centre of New Zealand” landmark and its conservational walking tracks are some of the best ways to see beautiful landscapes and explore some of the vast wilderness of Nelson. Fellworth House is situated an easy 10 minute walk to the shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries and theatres of the Nelson City centre and the famous Saturday Nelson Market, Nelson Cathedral and Nelson Provincial Museum.In true Nelson style there is no reception and the procedure is kept casual and simple with a notice at the front door reception area directing you to your room number upstairs. The grand old wooden staircase will lead you to all our 2nd floor rooms, kitchen and living areas. All equipment in our modern kitchen, dining and lounge areas are available for use by our guests.We offer a fully equipped kitchen with free coffee and tea, free laundry facilities, complimentary on-site wireless internet access, free local phone calls, satellite TV lounge and dining room with pot-belly style fireplace.Built in 1876 Fellworth House welcomes both locals and visitors from all over the world to experience a slice of colonial history in this uniquely situated Nelson accommodation and function facility. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, Agoda, Hotels.com, Ebookers and Evoline ltd so you can book your Fellworth House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Nelson