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Buena Vista Marahau Apartments
Helensburgh
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156 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location, in need of upgrad”
Reviewed 11 February 2013

I agree with most of fellow reviewers comments in terms of ease of access to National Park etc. Salsa apartment is large, good living space and good-sized bedrooms. The kitchen is not well kitted out. There are no mixing bowls, the bread knife was blunt, (I did ask if there was another ,sharper knife available but the answer was no) the toaster did not work well, there was no grill pan, no ice tray in fridge, the main bedroom bedding was tired, the pillows lumpy. The other bedroom covers were scratchy. Sometimes the towels were fine, others were more for exfoliation. Christa seemed more concerned with gathering our compost each day, and we experienced what others had in terms of immediate cash payment and also the absolute 10 a.m.check-out. Herman was very pleasant, but took away the handset which controlled sound for the DVDs. So we learned on departure.
Balcony is an asset with lovely views. Dead space in dining area could be used for a clothes horse. We spent 8 nights here and it served our purposes very well but the 2011 reviewer's comments have not been acted upon. Maybe 2013 will have some effect?

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We stayed two nights in this well appointed apartment. We stayed in their smallest apartment which is a bit cramped, but it suited us. The apartment is clean, however there were a lot of dead mozzies on the floor when we arrived. The bed was really comfortable and we really enjoyed the porch. If you are looking for an affordable place close to the park entrance, this is a sure bet.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

We spent four relaxing nights at the Buena Vista Apartments in the Tango unit. Apartment was clean and tidy and the cooking facilities were well appointed. Ideal location for day trips into the Abel Tasman National Park.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stamford
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Nicely laid out apartment I2 bedroom Salsa) with beautiful views from the deck. Lovely grounds. The owner was somewhat determined and inflexible about us paying immediately in cash, which seemed really strange. My sister had planned to go out on an excursion and a bit cornered about this. Also very eager to push us out in the morning, standing waiting and telling us that other people would be arriving. We were out by 10 on the dot!! Location is nice and quiet but a bit of a walk up the hill from Abel Tasman.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Germany
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Stayed in the "Tango" apartement for two nights - lovely location with great views, well-equipped kitchen and very clean. Only a few minutes walk to all the main attractions of Marahau, but very peaceful and quiet - ideal for a relaxing stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Brighton, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed in the salsa 2 bedroom apartment. Overall thought it was quite nice but needs updating and a bit of refining in terms of decor. Had good kitchen facilities and was clean.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

A lovely place, very quiet (apart from the cicadas - remember to bring your insect repellant!) Glow-worms right outside the door. Great location, friendly hosts, really relaxing.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buena Vista Marahau Apartments
Address: 71 Marahau Valley Road, Abel Tasman National Park RD2, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
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Ranked #4 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Abel Tasman National Park
Number of rooms: 3

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