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The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters

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41 Whitby Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 59 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed in the Crows Nest and our friends stayed in the Main Deck for two nights and only wish we could have stayed longer. The views over Nelson are amazing. The personnel touches and the very high standards that Ralph, Sally and Kim maintain with the property make staying in these magnificent apartments just heaven. This really is an... More 

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Monroe Center, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The view from the Wheelhouse Inn cabin is absolutely spectacular. We only stayed one night unfortunately, but didn't leave early for Abel Tasman as planned just becuase we wanted to enjoy the view a while longer. Ralph provided some fantastic tips for our upcoming days activities which we enjoyed as well. Also enjoyed all of the cabin's amentities (laundry, music,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked Wheelhouse and Charter House Upper Deck for the New Year period, for our party of 8 including 2 children. It wasn't easy to book Wheelhouse Inn for the most sought after period - we had to do this back in March, after I failed to book for the same period 3 years ago even when I inquired in... More 

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Montreal
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36 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the Captain's Quarters and it was amazing! The view was breathtaking. It's really like on the pictures, or maybe even better. All the rooms were very spacious and clean, the bed was comfortable, the kitchen and the accessories were complete, it was awesome. I liked that nautical theme in the decoration (the owners are nuts... More 

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Lyndhurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Set on the side of quite a steep hill with wonderful views over Nelson Harbour to the Abel Tasman National Park in the distance across the bay. A spacious very well equipped apartment with a separate bedroom designed so that whenever you are not in the bathroom you can enjoy the wonderful views. Very friendly helpful service. I would certainly... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Incredible view, very clean and comfortable...feels like our home away from home. We have stayed numerous times (in the Crows Nest) - wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in the Nelson area. Great place to rest, relax and watch the world go by. A little piece of heaven. Mike T (Canada)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Excellent place to hang out. Interesting friendly owners. Very clean and comfortable, awesome views. Great place to stay, I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we visit Nelson. Lying in bed watching the boats is a wonderful way to wake up.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

First, The Wheelhouse Inn should not be listed as a bed and breakfast or as an inn. It is in fact a self-contained, which means that you won't have service in your room your whole stay. This is despite its category listing on TripAdvisor and misleading language on the accommodation's own website. Also, they charge you up front in total... More 

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KimB4137, Manager at The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us in any way. We work very hard to make the Wheelhouse Inn a welcoming place where the independent traveller can take time out and enjoy the views. We are listed in the Tripadvisor section as a B&B/Inn. This is because they do not have a self-contained category.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Only half way through our stay and already feel compelled to write a review... So far this has been our best stay in NZ. We are staying in the chart house main deck and the views are to die for. The gardens are lush and well kept, just adds to the charm. The place was clean and has a lovely... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent a lovely weekend here. The house was fully equipped, spotlessly clean and had good wifi. What really makes this place outstanding is the view overlooking the water. Sunrise and sunset could both be enjoyed from bed looking out the huge windows. This property isn't too good for anyone with reduced mobilty (bathroom is downstairs) and bed room is... More 

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