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Te Puna Wai Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Te Puna Wai Lodge in April for 3 nights. It's a gorgeous Victorian house on a hillside that has been carefully restored. We stayed on the third floor and had amazing views!!! The bedroom and adjoining bath were really comfy and nicely done with heated bathroom floors and fresh, fragrant flowers on the nightstand. Richard was the...

Thank John B
Paso Robles, California
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,...

Thank MaryBlizzard
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay, and felt instantly welcomed by the warm and caring Richard and James. We stayed in the downstairs apartment that was beautifully appointed and had great views back over the bay. The breakfast was tasty and generous and we enjoyed meeting the other interesting guests each morning. Thanks for the great hospitality guys, Alex and Bex.

Thank Shot639
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will begin by saying that Richard was very polite and accommodating, however, this is quite possibly, the worst ‘B&B’ we have ever stayed at. We had no sleep during our stay due to constant traffic noise and renovations. This place is on a major thoroughfare with dangerous on-street parking and surrounded by tradesmen carrying out renovations and council roadworks....

Thank SRMP
Cumberland Center, Maine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te Puna Wai Lodge provided an amazing start to our NZ vacation! The restored home is stunning inside and out. Our room was beautifully appointed and there were lovely gardens and sitting areas outside, along with breathtaking views from the yard! My husband and I arrived in Nelson for the first two nights of our vacation and our time there...

Thank Chrisbou21
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely restored home, incredibly comfortable, amazing views, quiet luxury, and to cap it off Richard and James are delightful hosts ! You couldn't ask for more!! But then breakfast is delicious and our hosts had great suggestions for things to see and do in Nelson. Most highly recommended!!

Thank LSC
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed two nights here during our honeymoon. I wish we could have stayed longer. We had a water view room with a private terrace and garden which would have been lovely to sit out on if it didn't rain so much! The first night we arrived we were greeted by Richard who showed us the room...

Thank Chris H
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had an absolutely delightful stay in the studio apartment. Spacious and comfortable with amazing view. Richard was such an engaging and gracious host; I didn't get a chance to meet James. Location is close to waterfront restaurants, and easy downhill walk into Nelson center (and short cab ride back). Only question I had for Richard at the time of my...

Thank dg4471
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stayed in the studio apartment. It was the perfect size with a good sized bathroom and kitchen. It was great to have our own facilities ie washing machine, after a few weeks travelling. It was a very homely apartment ie we felt instantly at home and had a lovely patio with a view to the sea. Richard and James...

Thank Bellatravelscom
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Our experience of two nights at the Te Puna Wai Lodge was nothing short of fantastic! The hosts, James and Richard, are inviting, warm, interesting and clearly knowledgeable about their wonderful country. Our room on the ground floor was huge and beautiful, and has a stunning view of the harbor. The minute we walked in the door we were offered...

Thank Mira G

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $168 - $245 (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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“Our lower level room had garden view rather than ocean yet it was still wonderful!”
Chrisbou21, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Outdoor patio lovely with the apartment room as well as laundry and kitchenette facilities. Very quite room.”
lhm29, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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!”
sammy10dog, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My favorite is the suite on the top floor.”
MaryBlizzard, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Main floor king suite has fabulous views and a lovely veranda overlooking the bay”
Roz_and_Mandy, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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