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London, United Kingdom
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We stayed here for three nights in November. We had the Haulashore rooms. I don't need to repeat descriptions that are already posted here. We loved Nelson and its museums, we loved the house but most of all we loved Richard and James whose generosity and warmth stand out among the many generous and warm people we met in NZ.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really wonderful hoyse next to the see, with the best view, and the best hosts!! It was an amazing stay with them in Te Puna!! We loved it, and we will propose it to everyone that goes to Nelson!!!!

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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Richard and James made us feel welcomed. They even took us to our restaurant the first night. Easy to walk to restaurants and close to the city center.Since we were traveling with another couple who had had knee surgery, we opted for the 3rd floor room. Fabulous views,wonderful linens and nice touches. Rooms...

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Durham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked the Wakatu room but the owners very kindly upgraded us to the beautiful suite on the third floor that had stunning views over the Tasman Bay. The house has been wonderfully restored and has a great deal of character. There were plenty of dining options within walking distance and the centre of Nelson was only a short...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous, restored 1850's mansion up on a hill, with stunning views over Tasman Bay, Haulashore island and two mountain ranges. We stayed in the Haulashore apartment, with its lovely wooden floors covered with Oriental carpets, beautiful wooden fireplace, and superb French doors out to a private veranda and flower filled patio. The apartment comes with a charming...

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California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during a honeymoon trip to the south island. Richard and James had truly addressed every single detail in their property. They were so kind and accommodating. They even had a few surprises for us when they found out it was our honeymoon. The views from the house are amazing and the...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Perfectly restored grand house in Nelson's Britannia Heights, walking distance to two of the top-rated white table cloth restaurants. Unmatchable views of the harbor. A little pricey, but it is two bedrooms or an apartment. Lovely hosts and breakfasts.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Te Pun Wai is one of those homes you can see peeping down at you from the hillside as you first drive into Nelson along the foreshore into town. Turning uphill, the driveway cuts off suddenly on the right hand side on a blind corner, so best to follow James’ advice to drive past and do a ‘U’ turn further...

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Hikutaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Te Puna Wai lodge is a beautifully restored home with wonderful views and sunsets . James and Richard were great hosts and our room was nicely appointed with everything we needed . Great location too for walking to some restaurants or a quick drive through to the main town centre . Great shower and very comfy bed - thank you...

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yardley pa
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The inn is in an old mansion on a hill in a residential area on the outskirts of Nelson. It is a wonderful, eclectic place with great rooms, very comfy lounge, and magnificent views from every angle. We were in the third floor suite and couldn't ask for more from the room, bath or views. It is exactly an 8...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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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: RM741 - RM1,201 (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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“If you don't mind a walk up the narrow steps, i would go for the 3rd floor room. Fabulous views.”
 of 5 bubbles lovewildflowers, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor suite is a must if available.”
 of 5 bubbles 257erike, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“See main review.”
 of 5 bubbles Rocky_and_Biglegs, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“We had the Haulshore room - lovely deck to appreciate the view , sun and sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles margoc905, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“the first floor room is the best with laundry, kitchen and patio.”
 of 5 bubbles Joe5630, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
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