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A Woodsy House
Ranked #28 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
London
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“A Must Experience!!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

This was the most wonderfully, relaxing and indulgent break I've experience in years. The location and house could not have been more exquisite.....the owners know how to cater to all ages and desires; this was a slice of pure heaven and my partner and I wanted for nothing. It was just what we were looking for - peace, beauty and a place to recharge our batteries after a long flight. The breakfasts were spectacular and the overall service second to none. I would highly recommend booking in advance before this gem of place becomes too popular.... By the way, we stayed in the Crystal Room which boasted a private bathroom for our soul use. The people who wrote the last review must have got their hotels mixed up... the fresh scent of lavender oil and beautiful new bed linen and bath robes added a touch of sheer indulgence and made our stay even more wonderful. I know this will not disappoint!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Harmony88, Owner at A Woodsy House, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Nannette, Thank you for your very glowing review. Your the second couple from London to come straight here to our Nelson abode this year and after disappearing into your room for 15 hours we were delighted when you finally emerged after such a long sleep and really enjoyed your vivacious company , interesting conversation and great sense of humour for three days . Crystal is actually our smallest room but with its huge comfortable super king bed maybe we will re name it to the" jet lag room"!!! Hope the rest of your trip and repose from your very full lives in London fill you with new inspiration. Do pop in for a coffee and spa if your coming back this way on your from Queenstown and west coast. it would be lovely to hear of all your adventures. Selene and Shane.
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

This really was a gem of a find! I was so pleased to arrive here off a long haul flight, so peaceful, both the house and the setting. The house itself is a beautiful property with lovely views. We stayed in the Crystal Room which was lovely, beautifully presented next to a private entrance to the house. The breakfast was also fantastic and I was particularly impressed that the generous hosts were able to cater for my gluten-free diet so ably with gluten-free cereal and bread. My friend enjoyed homemade granola. We enjoyed the peace and calm, we definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

This is a small family run place with three rooms. It is situated near lots of trees – hence the name a woodsy house.” As I can’t manage stairs very well, we stayed in the ground floor Crystal room. It was not ensuite but had a bathroom nearby which was for our exclusive use and also a lovely sitting room. The bedroom had a super king size bed. We had our own entrance to come in and out.

The hosts Selena and Paul are utterly delightful and helpful. Selena is a great cook and makes a wonderful breakfasts– home-made muesli, bread and muffins.

Upon arrival we were greeted with a nice cup of tea and some great home-made carrot cake.

Just to show how helpful our hosts were, we didn’t realise that for new years Eve we should booked a restaurant some days beforehand and everything good was booked. When Selena and Paul heard they asked the restaurant where they were eating if they could squeeze an extra two people onto their table, which unfortunately they couldn’t. Then Selena had a brainwave and contacted a highly rated hotel restaurant whose chef she knew and they fitted us in and we had a lovely meal, rather than take-away fish and chips that we thought we were going to have! Thank you so much Selena and Paul. We certainly could have spent a lot more time with them.

If you like informality, and great hosts this is the place for you. My husband and myself were surprised at the negative review someone has just given this place. If you want formality you should stay at a traditional hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Unfortunately I have to give this place a negative review. It takes a little while to get used to the room, of which our initial impression was that it was rather creepy looking. It had a damp smell to it and the towels, duvet, and bathrobes were so old and faded I couldn't tell if they had been properly washed or not. We assumed a "private bathroom" meant an ensuite bathroom when in actual fact we had to pass through the shared corridor to enter it.

Surprisingly the owners will not provide you a key even when asked. They assured me it was safe and nothing has happened but I definitely prefer to keep my door locked when out or sleeping for my own peace of mind.

Locationwise it's not far from the town centre, the owners are most thoughtful, friendly, accommodating, and eager to help. I wish I could give it a more positive review, and probably would have if only the room got an upgrade and a little redecoration. If that happens, I'd be keen to give this place another go.

Room Tip: I don't know about the other rooms but the Crystal room does not have an ensuite bathroom.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Harmony88, Owner at A Woodsy House, responded to this review, 23 January 2012
We are deeply dismayed and saddened when we discovered this review.We take great pride and pleasure from satisfied and happy guests.and believed our website to be pretty accurate in its pictures and descriptions of individual rooms. We howvever had no idea of the level of discontent as these guests did not accept our hospitality of coffee home made cake, wine or delicious home baked breakfast nor did they use the guest sitting room although it rained all day non stop. We like to respect guest privacy. However the criticisms they listed are factually inaccurate. There is underfloor heating and a new rich wool carpet. The duvet and bathrobes which they said were old and faded were both less that 6 weeks old, and there is ceritanly no mildew in the room. Rooms are cleaned daily with organic lavender essential oils . Our website clearly states it has private bathroom and not an ensuite..
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Stunning victorian house overlooking nelson. Warm cakes and coffee was served when we arrived and the hosts were a delight, extremely helpful. Do not miss the breakfast which was simply delicious! The takeaway at Milton is a must as well. Sit by the garden to watch the sunset. If you love cats, you will adore theirs. She snuggles up to u. Did not want to leave the place and will definitely be back !

Room Tip: we had the Topez room which is the biggest!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

After staying in hotels and motels around the South Island, this was like arriving at a friend's home. We were greeted with tea/coffee and homemade cake. The room was spacious and although we didn't have an ensuite we had a private bathroom two doors away. As we had the Crystal Room on the ground floor we also were the only guests to use the lounge which had tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge to store beer, wine or food. There was also free use of a computer to check and send emails.
The hosts were very welcoming and I would recommend A Woodsey House to anyone travelling to Nelson.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

Spent a lovely time in the peace and tranquility of this charming B&B. The owners provide the warmest of welcomes and can't do enough to make sure you trip runs smoothly. We also had the best sleeps ever - it was SO quiet. I thoroughly enjoyed a trek up the hill to the geographical centre of NZ (just behind their property). Amazing views! We also loved the local Take-A-Way that brought your fish & chip order into the pub next door to enjoy with a large glass of NZ Sauv Blanc:) Oh, and if you love cats, you'll want to take Sophie (their adorable Burman) home in your suitcase:) We will return!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: A Woodsy House
Address: 121 Grove Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #28 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — A Woodsy House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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