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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2010

We were fortunate in our discovery of Te Puna Wai & we are subsequently eager to recommend this elegantly luxurious, eclectically furnished lodge with its stunning views & perfectly accomplished hospitality of hosts, Richard & James. My partner & I recently enjoyed a relaxed stay at Te Puna Wai with friends from Western Australia & we were all delighted with...

Thank dianarossnz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Nelson was our first stop from the U.S. and Richard & James gave us a super Kiwi welcome. They had many excellent suggestions for our stay and gave us a delightful breakfast that was difficult to surpass during the remainder of our 18 day South Island tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2010

I stayed at Te Puna Wai several years ago and recommended it to my parents when we were heading to Nelson together. We had a fabulous stay there. We arrived early in the morning and as our room was free we were able to check in which was great as there wasn't much open and we were tired. We stayed...

Thank emcde
Reviewed 16 November 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights in October. Richard and James are fantastic hosts and extremely helpful. When we were trying to plan our day's activities, they were always ready with advice and local maps. The views from the top floor apartment are fantastic and with the windows open, it was easy to imagine that we were sitting on the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2010

We stayed at Te Puna Wai for two nights. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, we felt welcome and would have loved to have stayed longer. Richard and James are great hosts and love having people to share stories with. Richard knows several languages and clearly loves interacting with people. The house is impeccably presented, quiet...

Thank ballmera
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2010

Can recommend this fabulous poat era house for it's fantastic position, gorgoues but understated elegance and ease. We were travelling with 2 treenage children and also they rated it as best stay. Hospitality quality of breakfast was exceptional, could not rate it highly enough. deborah

Thank debkle
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 4 October 2010

After traveling for almost 30 hours, my husband and I stayed at Te Puna Wai Lodge for our first two nights in New Zealand. This was our first encounter with NZ hospitality and we were blown away. The owners of the lodge were gone on holiday and a young couple was managing the property while they were gone. They were...

Thank schels
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2010

Well, what can I say, I can't find fault with this accommodation at all. The room was fantastic with so much space. The bathroom was pure luxury, large as well. The guest lounge is very comfortable. There is a good choice at breakfast, and more than enough on offer. But the best thing is the hosts if they are around...

Thank sentineluk
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 June 2010

Wonderful accommodation. great bed, nice linen, many home comforts. Very friendly and welcoming. The view from my room was second to NONE! It was truly stunning, I will be back. All the rooms are really nice actually. However, I was spoilt with the view. :-)

Thank wellymannz
Lake District UK
Reviewed 23 May 2010

We stayed with Richard and James at their beautiful bed and breakfast in Nelson for 3 nights in February this year. They were perfect hosts and their place was truly beautiful. They could not have been more helpful: directing us to good places to eat, providing fantastic breakfasts, booking a trip for us, doing laundry ( as a result of...

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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
  • 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: RM597 - RM1,281 (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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