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Kentfield, California
Reviewed 29 December 2014

It was a dreary, rainy summer's day when we pulled in to the Cathedral Inn. The hosts, Neville and Sally, were such bright and welcoming faces. They upgraded us to a larger room and we immediately enjoyed our surroundings. The lovely accommodation was enhanced by a great night's sleep in a king bed. Then, in the morning, we were served...

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Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restored home with rich history perched on top of the hill above Nelson and next to the town church. Easy walk next to the church and down the stairs to the center of town Hosts are unbelievable and the breakfasts are 4-5 choice home cooked full meals. Incredible all around. Parking, nice beds and showers, small things like cookies,...

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Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2014

The Cathedral Inn is probably the best B & B we have ever stayed. The location is perfect..just 100-200 metres from numerous eateries and centre of the city. It was quiet, spotless and the owners so friendly and helpful. We will have no hesitation in recommending it to friends--in fact it is a must if in Nelson. ---just leaving was...

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Calistoga
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I will begin this review with a caveat that may have reflected on our less than perfect score. When we arrived Neville was 3 days post op from a hip-replacement. I think this dear and charming couple would have been wise to close their doors to allow some time for Neville to recoup and Sally to rest. They were as...

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Den Haag
Reviewed 18 January 2014

This must be one of the best bed and breakfasts we've ever stayed at. First of all, both the beds and the breakfasts are fantastic! The location couldn't be better, set in a beautiful old house, it is just a very short (3 min) stroll from the cathedral and 5 minutes from the city centre and all the nice restaurants....

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Wonderful, thoughtful hosts combined with a great location, beautiful ensuite rooms, and amazing cooked-to-order breakfasts. Bonus that it's been sensitively remodelled and that it was once the home of one of the most famous people in Nelson (Bishop Suter). Will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Nelson.

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Nz
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This grand old building which has been beautifully renovated to provide modern comfort whilst maintaining its historical charm was a delight to stay in. Clean, quiet and set in the old leafy area of Nelson ,next door to the Cathedral, and a stroll to town, great location. The breakfast part of the "B" needs a special mention too. More like...

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Our 1st night in New Zealand and one of the best. Sally, Neville and Barry are the perfect hosts. Their attention to every detail of our stay was so appreciated from the chocolates in our room, their suggestions for nearby sites and restaurants to their careful planning of our trip to Te Kaka. Their breakfasts are outstanding especially the homemade...

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed at this lovely B&B for 4 nights and it was wonderful! The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was clean. Breakfast was very, very good. Every morning they made the most wonderful cooked breakfast! The location was perfect, close to the city center (about 5 minutes walk). The owners are very sweet...

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The owner/operators are the BEST!!!! Our room was spacious and lovely. The breakfast, which is included was delicious. You have options like pancakes with fruit, omelette with avocado and salmon...and more. that is to put it briefly. The house is 160 years old, and with interesting history. This house will be around another 500 years. Well made. More of a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Cathedral Inn

Address: 369 Trafalgar Street South, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cathedral Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All 3 rooms that I saw were sunny and large.”
 of 5 bubbles mwstein1, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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“all rooms that we visited were excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Gfoodlover30, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Kowhai Room which has a lovely view, overlooks the side garden, and in the mornings you can hear the tuis in the Kowhai tree outside (despite the name, it's decorated with rose patterns).”
 of 5 bubbles RandiHutch, 3 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We loved our Nelson Room which looked over the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles JJJaffe, 31 Dec 2013 | Read review
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