We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters

Certificate of Excellence
41 Whitby Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain\\
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    82
    15
    1
    2
    0
See reviews for
23
58
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (100)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (19)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (31)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (30)
All months
Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the bay, the little island on the water, and the snow-capped mountains in the background. The light is ever changing. The love of sailing inspired the house interior. On top of a hill and 5 min drive from the town centre, probably best for people who have a car. Rooms are comfortable. Everything you need is provided.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tidy and clean. Had all the comforts of home home with the pleasure of being on holiday. With fantastic views even on a overcast day. The showering facilities were heavenly. To top it all off the price was very good

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling with my daughter and two grandchildren ages 14 & 9 yrs, we arrived at our apartment 'The Upper Deck' which was a stunning sight the moment we walked in the door . The views in the huge panoramic windows were the best !!! The complimentary binoculars were are nice touch to see across the Tasman Bay to Kiateriteri .... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed in the Captain's Quarters .The view is so beautiful but seriously the cleaners are not doing their job. When we entered their was a horrible smell like cooking odoursThe kitchen utensils needed to be cleaned before use! But the views are to die for! ,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We have just stayed two nights at the Wheelhouse Inn and would absolutely recommend this lovely place to stay. There were 3 of us - my husband and I and our 5 year old son. One of the things I loved about the Wheelhouse was the single bed in the lounge room allowed us to out our son to bed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, UK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

During our road trip of the South island we stayed in the Crows Nest for one night and wished could have stayed longer. The views looking across over Nelson and the bay were amazing. The house is amazing. The facilities were great and had everything we needed. I would def recommend for any one looking to stay in Nelson to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kim041, Manager at The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments. One comment we hear on a regular basis is "we wish we could stay longer" .... when your trying to decide if to spend one day in Nelson or two ... pick two or more. There's lots to do and even if you don't feel like doing anything you can sit and relax and check... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
168 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Wheelhouse Inn is set into the upper slopes of a hill looking out over Tasman Bay. The views are wonderful. The accommodation is really a series of separate flats, all furnished to a good level. You are out of the town centre so would need a car. The Hetzel's who run the B&B are very friendly and helpful. Really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in the Captains Quarters for three nights with another couple. We were created with a personal welcome note on the door and the information booklet gave us ideas of where to eat and things to do. The Quarters was equip with everything we needed. With a spectacular view from the balcony including a BBQ. It made it hard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A pleasure to stay here, amazing views, everything we needed and the most friendly, welcoming host. Bikes to borrow, spot on advice for restaurants, wineries and other locations. Will be highly recommending to others. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

when you first arrive and step out onto the balcony , you know you made a good choice ! We were well greeted by owner Ralph, and as mine host he was there but not intrusive...thank you. We were in the Crows Nest ,the highest of the "cabins"... And probably the best view. Driving up and down to the property... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

47 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (44)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nelson hotels
1.3 mi away
The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
#1 of 41 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 399 reviews
1.1 mi away
Palazzo Motor Lodge
Palazzo Motor Lodge
#5 of 41 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 424 reviews
1.1 mi away
Century Park Motor Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 mi away
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
1.3 mi away
Delorenzos Studio Apartments
1.7 mi away
Baywick Inn
Baywick Inn
#9 of 59 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 152 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay