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Awatea Tasman Bay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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zug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge and our room are wonderful decorated and furnished. All the wood in the lodge spends a warm and comfortable feeling. The breakfast with the homemade bred, fresh berries and marmalade were very delicious. Briefly, a lodge and hosts were we felt so entirely satisfied and welcomed. A high quality oasis with a stunning view and for us one...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks Z for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and that you enjoyed our breakfast spread with our homemade breads and jams, fresh fruit (when available) and a good array of cereals. So glad you shared our glorious view with us while you were here -- we never tire of sharing it with our...

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Quiet and gorgeous location, the room and cabin beautifully furnished! Tastefully furnished, yet comfortable and cozy with great style and everything you can think of provided. Best breakfast and bread! The hosts lovely and generous! Would have to rate this the best stay in all of New Zealand! Top rated by any countries standards! Thank you John and Scott and...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks, Bryonna. We were happy to read your nice review and we are glad you had a good stay with us. We very much enjoyed our morning chats with you, too. We do try to keep our place as we would want it to be if we were staying somewhere in a foreign country, so it is like a home...

Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spent some days at Awatea Tasman Bay and we were very, very satisfied. the views were amazing, the terrace was wonderful, the house was very clean and tasteful furnished. It could not be better! This is the best we ever had! We had breakfast at Scott and John's and we enjoyed the home made bread! The accomodiation is close...

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear W&H, Thank you for such a lovely review of your stay with us in our Cottage! We are very happy you enjoyed your time here and are glad you got to explore the nearby beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Thanks also for mentioning that we make our own bread and that our place has an amazing view – which...

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Stayed 4 nights in the cottage and could not fault anything . Scott and John were the perfect hosts and serviced the cottage daily and it was always spotless. The cottage , breakfast and the views were amazing. Definitely going back 😘

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation, Mark. We’re glad you were able to make it to Golden Bay and the beaches near Abel Tasman National Park– it’s so easy to get there from our place, as we are conveniently located to so many of the fine locations in the Nelson Region and Tasman Bay area. We look forward to your return stay....

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was the nicest stay we had in New Zealand, and that's saying a lot. We stayed in the cottage, away from the main house...It was incredible-beautiful craftsmanship.... amazing attention to detail....extraordinary view....and a coziness that gave us the feeling for a fleeting two-night stay, that we lived fairly close to a charmed life. But let me begin with our...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear S&S, We’re so pleased you found everything to your liking – we try to provide all the ‘right’ amenities (including the view!) then back away to let people take it all in and enjoy their stay here without us getting in the way. It’s hard to do justice with photos on our website to the amazing view we are...

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Awatea Tasman Bay was the loveliest place I stayed in New Zealand. Truly beautiful grounds, luxurious room, and gracious hosts. The views of Tasman Bay are stunning and the location perfect for day trips in the area. Scott and John have created a true oasis. I wish I could have stayed longer!

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Lucy. We’re glad you had a good day for sailing in the Abel Tasman NP and that you were able to relax, unwind, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Awatea Tasman Bay. Perhaps we’ll see you again someday? Cheers, john

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place, the most stunning views! We stayed in the cottage which was so comfortable, nothing was overlooked. You have the best of both worlds, comfort and privacy but then your gracious hosts Scott and John are there to share their lovely house and a glass of wine with you! Close to all the things you must do...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks, Sarah. We were pleased to be able to share our vistas of the nearby Tasman Bay, Richmond Range, D’Urville Island, the Motueka River valley, and more. And, we’re glad you were able to ‘christen’ our new table/bench on ‘Picnic Point’, overlooking the Bay and Valley. Cheers, john

Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a little spot of heaven, high on a hill with outstanding panoramic views. We stayed in the cottage and wanted to move in. It was so tidy and beautiful high-end construction. Scott and John were most gracious. It was an easy location to tour the wineries and boat up to Abel Tasman for a walk. We definitely recommend.

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John H, Manager at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, Maggie. Many thanks for your very kind review; we're obviously happy you had a great time while you were staying at Awatea Tasman Bay. You're right, we are an excellent location for getting to various places and activities around our area, with the Abel Tasman National Park only a half-hour's drive away, and being within 10 minutes drive of...

Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 20 February 2017

After the first of our 2-night stay we changed our plans for the next couple of days and booked a 3rd night at Atwater Tasman Bay. That tells the story of what we thought of Scott and John's wonderful cottage in Motueka. They have put so much thought into every detail of their place. And who wouldn't love their sweet...

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John H, Manager at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks M. It was a pleasure meeting you both during your stay here and we hope we can catch up again someday. As you noted, we are close to the regional wineries (many do tastings and offer food, as you know) and some very lovely beach walks. Plus, there are those pleasant evenings on the deck watching the dusk fall...

Reviewed 12 February 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights. Scott and John were fantastic hosts! The cottage was beautiful and very cozy. It has everything we needed and was clean and smelled amazing (seriously, the fragrances in the cottage made it feel that much more luxurious). Also, since this stop was the halfway point of our trip, we needed to do laundry...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, J&A. Thanks for your nice comments. We were happy to chat over breakfast about the many things to see and do in the area and we’re glad you had a chance to enjoy the abundant natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park, with its superb beaches and great waterside and hill walks. We hope the rest of your travels...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There is one boutique Bed & Breakfast suite in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches. ... more   less 

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Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $333 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Awatea Tasman Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“all rooms are top!”
zugizug, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cottage is totally private with everything you need.”
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“We were upgraded to The Cottage; we should have booked it in the first place, well worth it.”
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