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“Wonderful location, wonderful accomadations and wonderful friends.”
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Te Puna Wai Lodge
Ranked #3 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

If your best friends ran the best B and B.....that is what you get at Te Puna Wai. Thank you merci and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2011

What can I say about Te Puna Wai Lodge that hasn't been said before. The views are unreal, the best in Nelson and the service is unsurpassed. Nothing is too much trouble and the little touches really go a long way to making this place so special. You cannot go wrong with staying here.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

This is a 120 year old Victorian house with a spectacular view of the ocean, beautiful gardens. Because of a cancellation, we were generously upgraded to a suite that had beautiful views, remodeled bathroom. There were fresh roses from the garden in the bedroom and bathroom, folk art from local artists, and the breakfast included fresh fruit, an omelet to die for with herbs from the garden, cheese, spinach, avocado, (you could have whatever you wanted) and granola and yogurt. Very gracious and informative hosts. We have stayed in B&Bs in New England; this was the best.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

The owners run a fabulous establishment. They are friendly, hospitable, and have a beautiful home that overlooks the sea and mountains in the area. They serve delicious breakfasts, and are very helpful with information on excursions and things to do in the city. They even put the flag of my country up at their home for my arrival. The gardens are beautiful, they have an amazing patio from which one can relax, read, and just take in the scenery. Though not located in the main drag of Nelson (it is about a 30 minute walk), it is well worth the slight inconvenience of not being central to enjoy the scenery and hospitality.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

There are more than one reason to remember our staying in Te Puna Wai, the top location and breathtaking view to the sea, with an exquisite architecture and cozy chambers recreated a perfect nest for two love birds, we enjoyed so much the company of our kind hosts Richard and James, very attentive and helpful all times ...breakfast at Te Puna Wai is quite an unique experience, a relish for the senses!
Eric & Wendelin

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

Everything is perfect : big rooms with dramatic views ! Everything is clean.
If you choose the big room downstairs you can cook in the wonderfull kitchen and you can clean your clothes!
Your hosts are perfect : very helpfull ; they speak all the languages you could imagine.
And the cooked breakfast is excellent.
A very nice place to relax yourself.
Just one thing : be carefull when you park your car! (slope and not too much visibility).

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

Fantastic room, clean, full of tasteful character and great service. We're usually hesitant about B&Bs because of the hosting , but Te Puna Wai were perfect. Sociable, sensitive and very interesting and well travelled hosts. The breakfast was delicious and well catered for vegetarians.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Te Puna Wai Lodge

Address: 24 Richardson Street | Britannia Heights, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: £145 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Puna Wai Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful, historic (1857) home - in Nelson's premier location - with a magical view encompassing the harbour entrance and Tasman Bay. In the west 2 mountain ranges contribute to dramatic sunsets. Three elegant rooms: Haulashore Apartment has a designer kitchen (with laundry appliances), veranda & terrace; adjacent Wakatu Room (doesn't get a direct view but often paired with Haulashore); top-floor Fifeshire Suite with unparalleled view. All have luxurious marble-tiled bathrooms. WIFI is complimentary. Relaxed, affable hosts. Four minutes to town or 4 the other way to the city beach (Tahunanui). Richard speaks German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish. Te Puna Wai's guests are helping keep a special part of NZ early architecture alive & humming. ... more   less 
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