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Te Puna Wai Lodge

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24 Richardson Street | Britannia Heights, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After spending 3 nights at Te Puna Lodge,I was left in no doubt as to why it is ranked no 1.Being warmly welcomed upon arrival by host Richard set the tone for the remainder of our stay. The house itself has been lovingly & authentically restored. Our room which was adjoined by a modern & exceptionally well appointed kitchen, opened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was wonderful. The owners could not have been nicer and very helpful with lots of information. Their breakfast was first class along with the view. I would highly recommend this place. We stayed in the room on the side. The bathroom have just been redone and very nice.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 7 nights in the Haulashore Apartment with its fabulous views and private terrace, and thoroughly enjoyed the fine company of our hosts and other guests over excellent breakfasts in the splendid dining room overlooking Tasman Bay and the entrance to Nelson Harbour. This was our fourth stay with James and Richard and we will certainly stay with them... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at Te Puna Wai. Beautiful quiet location on the hill overlooking the bay ideally situated away from Nelson centre. James and Richard were friendly thoughtful hosts who went out of their way to make us welcome. It is hard to imagine a nicer way to start Christmas day than a relaxed breakfast, crackers and the gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights as part of our honeymoon tour of the South Island. Could not rate this place higher! Hosts Richard and James were just fabulous! Very welcoming and interesting to chat to. The house is very clean, lovely gardens and hosts pay great attention to detail. The views are just exceptional! We were lucky enough to stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Ideal location and superb hosts - very welcoming. The walk up the hill for a scenic view and then down to one of the most scenic beaches. The Nelson beach is comparable to that of Tofino, British Columbia. The views from the house are incredible. James and Richards are superb hosts.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I couldn't be happier about our choice of Te Puna Wai for a 2-night Nelson stay. It became our home during that period, a perfect break after two multi-day treks on the So. Island. James and Richard were both incredibly welcoming, friendly, and informative; we were glad to have the history of the house from Richard, as well as good... More 

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Thank Arunner2015
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our two day stay at Te Puna Wai Lodge. Location was excellent. We had the ground level suite/apartment, which included a washer/dryer, which was great while traveling and beautiful views. Short walk to two nice restaurants although the walk back up the hill did get one's cardio up and running. James and Richard were excellent... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic old home. Stayed 7 days and did not want to leave. Had the ground floor appt with great kitchen and fantastic harbour views over Nelson bay. Sitting on my outside balcony,...I could easily have been in Tuscany.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent three days in this special place, walking to restaurants and enjoying the company of our host, Richard. The top floor has a wonderful view of the bay and is very private. Just a wonderful place to spend part of your vacation! The home is very unique with gardens that should be in a magazine.

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