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A Culinary Experience Luxury B and B

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   15 Seawatch Way | Atawhai, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Kay and Joe - you will be missed!!! My husband and I stayed here for two nights and had such a lovely time. They invited us to have wine with them when we arrived and we were so well taken care of our entire visit. The room was absolutely amazing with a view of Nelson from both the en-suite restroom... More

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Napier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Kay and Joe are friends and we are also B&B hosts so I do feel qualified to extol the virtues of their B&B. This is my first stay at their new house - we have stayed in their first Nelson B&B some years ago- and what an experience. Along with the very generous hosting that is their trademark, the property... More

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a treat it was to stay with Kay and Joe. They are very welcoming and generous hosts and take such pride and pleasure in telling you about their life and how they came to be in Nelson. They love to show you their art collection and to share their passion for the Marlborough region. They have created a modern,... More

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Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

For those of us who travel a lot, finding a very nice B&B with great view, interesting grounds, and lovely hosts is not a regular experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at A Culinary Experience in Nelson, at the end of a 3 weeks tour of NZ. On my arrival, Kay and Joe welcomed me more like an old friend... More

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SaucySister, Owner at A Culinary Experience Luxury B and B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B and B. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will return to Nelson soon. Nelson is at the top of the South Island and enjoys the best weather in the country. We are enthusiastic about Nelson with its unique ambiance blending historic charm with emphasis on... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at A Culinary Experience for three days in March and can not say enough nice things. The hosts, Kay and Joe, were amazing and went out of their way to make us feel like friends rather than guests. If you are looking for a home away from home stay, this is... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Kay and Joe are welcoming hosts who love to share their passion for the Nelson area. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable with great attention to detail, down to the wide range of quality teas provided. The house sits high on a hill overlooking the remarkable ‘Boulder Bank’ a 13 km long stretch of rocky substrate which divides the Tasman... More

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De Queen, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Loved every minute we spent there... The accommodations are exceptional & luxurious..The view is breathtaking ...the host Joe & Kay are wonderful delightful engaging people...best place I have ever stayed ..

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Kay and Joe are great hosts. Very comfortable, private, and wonderful food. It was ideal for us. The property has and grand view of the coast from every room. I am a dog lover and having bijou and maki there was a bonus.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A great place, very cozy and with a stunning view. Kae and Joe are wonderful hosts, they made our stay unforgettable. We had a delicious dinner prepared by Kae and enjoyed every minute spent with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Such a warm welcome by Jo and Kay and their two dogs - Bijoux and Maki. The food, accomodation and location all absolutely superb and then sitting round the table, enjoying such wonderful food and wine in such fantastic company made our 5 day stay in lovely Nelson truly remarkable. Thank you both so much.

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Address: 15 Seawatch Way | Atawhai, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — A Culinary Experience Luxury B and B 5*
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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 
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