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Boston, MA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little B&B is nestled into the Cliffs area of Nelson. We stayed in the commodious top floor unit(watch your head going up the stairs) with a breathtaking view over the harbour and spectacular bathroom. The elegant home (with stunning art pieces) is walking distance to some fabulous restaurants on the water, as well as some great local walks. Richard...

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Paso Robles, California
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Te Puna Wai Lodge is nothing short of fabulous. The hosts, Richard and James went above and beyond the call of duty in making our stay there wonderful. Our room on the top floor is my favorite room in any of the many places we have stayed in our travels. The view of the bay is breath-taking. Breakfasts are wonderful,...

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Washburn, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the bottom, back bedroom on our two night stay and while we didn't get the view from our room, we enjoyed the beautiful bathroom, lovely bed and space with French doors, and easy access to the outside and the numerous comfortable, public spaces to enjoy the breeze and the spectacular view. The hosts are warm and attentive...

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Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in NZ for two weeks and stayed in many types of accommodations but this was our favorite! James and Richard were excellent hosts. Their home is beautiful, the gardens are lovely and I can tell you the views are spectacular! Richard made reservations for us at a local restaurant and both he and James were available to answer...

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This our third time staying with Richard and James in their special home and their attention to detail remains as high as ever. Richard is the most welcoming and interesting person with a wealth of knowledge on affairs both local and international. We stayed in the Fifeshire room with spectacular views, walk in shower, heated bathroom floor, large bath and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Haulashore apartment, very clean and spotless. And the view overlooking the bay and Haulashore Island was fantastic. The hosts Richard and James, are informative, helpful, friendly and made our stay at Te Puna Wai very relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te Puna Wai Lodge was one of the best accommodations we've stayed at in New Zealand. This historic home (a rarity in the country), has all the features you expect from a luxury accommodation. Wonderful room with an amazing view, a great bed and bathroom. And, the breakfast was outstanding. The hosts, James, Richard and Grant and their hospitality made...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience!! Really nice and clean place. James and Richard were so hospitable, great breakfast and beautiful view. Easy to walk to the beach and restaurants nearby. Would go absolutely again if in New-Zealand.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of a 3 night stay with Richard and James. Both made our stay enjoyable and memorable. Richard's knowledge of the local area enhanced our experience of Nelson and made us feel very welcome. We occupied the top floor which was outstanding, especially the view. The main notable feature of Te Puna Wai Lodge is its warm...

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Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A charming little b&b located in a nice residential area in Nelson. We spent 3 nights here and loved it. Our room on the top floor was huge and had the most spectacular view. Our hosts James and Richard were nice and helpful.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Te Puna Wai Lodge

Address: 24 Richardson Street | Britannia Heights, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €126 - €270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Te Puna Wai Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The apartment is fabulous if you plan to stay a number of days and want to cook some meals. With only three rooms, you can't go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles sammy10dog, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My favorite is the suite on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryBlizzard, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Main floor king suite has fabulous views and a lovely veranda overlooking the bay”
 of 5 bubbles Roz_and_Mandy, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great view of the west, great breakfast, outstanding hosts.”
 of 5 bubbles elip409, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take the room on top!”
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