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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

Joe and Kay have a beautiful house and provide wonderful meals. The drive up the hill to get the stunning views is quite steep however so if you're driving make sure you have GPS and an automatic transmission.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

My husband and I stayed one night and wish we had of stayed longer. The hosts were lovely, breakfast was absolutely delicious, bed was fabulous, had the best night sleep after a relaxing time in the outdoor spa. Thoroughly reccommend staying here!

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Culinary experience in Dec 2015 and we had an amazing time. Kay and Joe are great hosts and provide a unique experience in Nelson. - food to die for, Kay cooks amazing meals - outstanding location, the view from the room is the very best one can get. A sit out area in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

This gorgeous home along with the hosts is nothing short of beautiful and amazing. Kay and Joe are fabulous, their home is beautiful, complete with outdoor spa and sauna, we also had our own private lounge with large screen TV, dvd's etc. Breakfasts were to die for, amazing views - highly recommend and would go back in a flash! Thanks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We had a very nice time in Nelson. Breakfast every day at our leisure was so nice. Friendly and easy going hosts. We would recommend this B&B to our friends and family. Kay and Joe well done on a great experience. Cheers.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

We Started our week in NZ here and this was a great choice, a very relaxing place, and our host Kay and Joe were like old friends after the first evening of pre-dinner drinks, they have a vast knowledge of the area and helped us get the most from our couple of days in their care. The second night Kay... More 

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Midland Michigan
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

This B&B will not disappoint. It sits atop the hillside overlooking the Tasman Bay just north of Nelson. The view is absolutely gorgeous and accommodations luxurious. The grounds are stunning and the gardens were beautiful with private access to the sauna and hot tub. The gorgeous marble bath had private views of the bay from the large glass shower and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Kay and Joe are warm and generous hosts. The rooms are lovely, private and have stunning views. Our cooking class was informative and so much fun as well as delicious and breakfast was a gourmet delight designed to please personal palates and accommodating any dietary needs and preference. The common areas have beautiful and interesting art and the grounds are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

The two guest rooms are in a private area and have everything you need and more. The hosts were very friendly and bent over backwards to make our stay comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. They call themselves a luxury B&B and they really are!

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Reviewed 1 February 2015

We certainly enjoyed our time with Kay and Joe, what wonderful hosts! They have a fantastic property with well appointed rooms, each with stunning views, and a beautiful garden guarded by friendly chickens and llamas. We especialy enjoyed the cooking class. What a treat! After learning some new tricks and methods, we had a wonderful 3 course meal and shared... More 

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Our purpose-built 5 star luxury B and B, completed in 2011 was designed for the discerning traveller. Book one of our sumptuous king rooms with 2 person shower or double spa bath and private deck or patio. Amazing seaviews from all rooms. Besides our gourmet breakfasts and dinners we offer in house massage, outdoor spa, infrared sauna, and cooking classes. Let us Pamper You! There are extensive gardens, 3 alpacas and a dozen free range chickens in a quiet rural setting, but very close to town (3 km). 3 or more nights recommended. Arrive as guests - leave as treasured friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Culinary Experience Luxury B and B

Address: 15 Seawatch Way | Atawhai, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM1,491 - RM1,625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — A Culinary Experience Luxury B and B 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Incredible ocean views!”
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“Please note there are two small dogs who customarily access the whole property.”
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“The rooms have fabulous views over the bay of Nelson. ”
 of 5 bubbles richardfX9591GZ, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Both Rooms are superb so there are no concerns”
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“Choose the room with the En-suite bathroom that has a view of Nelson and a spa-tub!”
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