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“Wonderful Nelson Gem”
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Shelbourne Villa
Ranked #9 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We absolutely loved staying in the Garden Apartment of the Shelbourne Villa. Judy and Wayne are the most hospitable individuals and made us feel right at home. They had plenty of recommendations and helped us accomplish all of the things on our New Zealand honeymoon bucket list. Breakfast was an especially exciting highlight -- they are both wonderful in the kitchen! We also enjoyed the proximity to downtown and all of informational pamphlets on hand.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

What a perfect place to stay in Nelson. This home is located two blocks from the main area of Nelson for restaurants and shopping. Plenty of restaurants in a 5 minute walk and no need to drive anywhere to eat.. The yard in the home is your own private garden and is really nice. It was spring time when we were there and the flowers were in full bloom. The rooms are very spacious and the hosts are very nice and accommodating. Breakfasts were very nice, plenty of fruit, cereals, breads and juices. Hot breakfast was excellent, egg hollandaise with salmon. Tough to beat

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This was the most charming place.. A lovely house, beautifully kept in a great town centre location. The room was large with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Extra touches like curling tongs as well as a hairdryer made a difference. Breakfast was enormous and delicious. There was even complimentary port and sherry in the guest lounge!!! Wayne and his wife Val were excellent hosts and their hospitality was brilliant.. We even met their new grand daughter!!! I have no hesitation in recommending!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were in Nelson for only one afternoon and night. Shelbourne Villa was a beautiful retreat for the limited time we spent. The room was prepared perfectly and Wayne and Val were friendly and helpful with everything. A short walk gave us too many good restaurants and cafes to choose from for dinner.
Fruit and yoghurt followed by a cooked breakfast was excellent. Wayne had recommendations for the drive following our stay which took a lot of guess work out of the day. We took his advice for a couple of great sights and more importantly where to find good coffee (spot on Wayne).

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank TiKyl
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great B&B just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Nelson, very handy for local restaurants etc. Lovely friendly couple.

Everything was spotless and breakfast was great. Easy parking just outside.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were great, you just get a different view
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed 2 nights and did not want to leave. Wayne and Val were the perfect hosts, very friendly, and the cooked breakfast each morning was first class. Our room was enormous and spotlessly clean. Perfectly positioned just a short walk to the shops and cafes, I would definitely recommend Shelbourne Villa to anybody who wants a quality stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Friendly and hospitable owners. My wife enjoyed the cooked breakfast, the continental was just OK and need some more variety. The rooms nicely decorated. We stayed one night in the master suite. It was a very comfortable stay, comfy bed and nice bathroom. A short walk to downtown Nelson.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shelbourne Villa

Address: 21 Shelbourne Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: £84 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shelbourne Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shelbourne Villa is an ideal B&B accommodation option for visitors to New Zealand's Nelson City & the Abel Tasman Region. Independently rated by Qualmark as 5 star - you won't find a better combination of comfort, convenience of location and quality in Nelson City. Four guest suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and room to spread out - our Loft is the best room in town. Fabulous breakfasts. Quiet location only 5 minutes walk to down-town shopping, galleries and restaurants. ... more   less 
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