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Bronte Country Estate

5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Bronte Road East | off Coastal Highway 60, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014
Gary H Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We - myself, wife and two teenage sons - landed in Nelson two evenings ago after a (very) long haul from Glasgow, via Dubai, Melbourne and Auckland - so I do mean long-haul - and Bronte is our first stop off on a full trip around the South Island. What an excellent choice. It is a small estate on an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at the Bronte estate as part of our 2 week NZ honeymoon. The location is great for anyone wishing to venture into Abel Tasman NP / Golden Bay and/or Nelson region. We preferred this location to Motueka, which, although closer to ATNP, is less scenic. The estate is absolutely beautiful and well-maintained with outstanding views... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I'm glad you liked our location and the views from your room. I apologize that we didn't help you out with recommendations during breakfast, the first 2 months of the year are exceptionally busy for us and some guests take up more of our time than others. Overall I hope you enjoyed your stay. Kind... More

Blockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A lovely peaceful location right by the shore (when the tide is in). Everyone was very welcoming and helpful (e.g. booking boat tickets for the Abel Tasman water taxi, making restaurant reservations, etc.) - particularly Jordan who looked after us wonderfully. We will long remember the breakfasts on the veranda in the sunshine, overlooking the beautiful garden. Dinner is not... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response. It would be lovely if the tide stayed in but it is quite nice just to sit and watch the tide change (so It's good that it usually comes in twice a day). I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure helping you with things to do in the region... More

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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

First of all a beautiful setting overlooking the water totally peaceful. We were upgraded to a double bed villa in an idyllic spot. Beautiful simple furnishings very comfortable. Excellent recommendations for dinner at two local restaurants 5 minutes away. Most of all though thanks to Michelle who made such a lovely breakfast for us each morning and advised on how... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we like to upgrade guests when we have the chance. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass onto Michelle your kind words I'm sure she really enjoyed cooking for you as much as you enjoyed her breakfasts. We would love to have you back... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Bronte Estate for 3 nights at the beginning of January. The location is wonderful and the staff really welcoming-it was my birthday and they even made me a cake as a surprise! It's got the most wonderful family run feeling with beautiful gardens-the swimming pool was in such a lovely setting as was... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for your response, we really enjoyed having you stay with us and you were such a pleasure to look after. It was unfortunate that it rained one of the days that you were here because the weather here is usually superb this time of year. We take great pride in looking after the property and maintaining our... More

Larchmont, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed at Bronte both before and after a multi-day hiking and kayaking trip in Abel Tasman. It was a terrific jumping-off spot. The room was very nice, with a beautiful view, and Daniel's breakfasts were truly wonderful. The garden and pool were lovely, and Daniel stored our luggage for us while we were in Abel Tasman, so it was... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and I'm sure other people will find it helpful. Bronte is often used as a staging point for all the activities in the Nelson area as we are very central and have great facilities. I'm really pleased you both enjoyed yourselves and love having you. Hope to see you back soon. Regards, Daniel More

Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

In April, 2013 my wife and I stayed at Bronte Estate and totally enjoyed our accomodations and hosts. Daniel,our main contact was just perfect. He explained the history of the estate and local area. The breakfasts provided were the best of all we tried during our 21 day stay in New Zealand.

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thanks very much for you review and kind words about myself. I'm really pleased you enjoyed breakfast, we take great pride in growing our own eggs, fruit and vegies to serve to our guests each morning and what we can't grow we sources the best produce from the Nelson/Tasman region. Hopefully we will see you again one day soon. More

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We arrived in time for sunset views over the water. We greeted each morning with a fabulous home cooked breakfast on the vine covered terrace. OUr room was most comfortable, The wi-fi was excellent and included in the cost of the room. We loved our stay at Bronte Country Estate.

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was really nice meeting you both and we hope to see you back at Bronte one day! More

Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Bronte Country is really a beautiful and lovely place to stay. The suite we stayed has fantastic views. The service was very good and were appreciated with the warm welcoming and dinner recommendation. Definitely a place to return.

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Great to see you both come back at Bronte Country Estate after so many years and thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to see you both back for a third visit. More

Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

On our second visit to NZ, we decided to return to Bronte Country Estate, our only "repeat" for this trip. Our spacious room overlooking the Nelson estuary was elegant and beautifully maintained. We enjoyed the proximity to Nelson and the Abel Tasman Trail, and we took a long walk each day in property's acres of apple orchards. But the main... More

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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again at Bronte soon! More

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Address: Bronte Road East | off Coastal Highway 60, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bronte Country Estate 5*
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