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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 56 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014
CB3322 Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Ambleside in Nelson, NZ is one of our best B&B stays ever! The facilities were immaculate, the full breakfasts were gourmet, and hosts Kees and Robin were simply fantastic. If the world were filled with people like Kees & Robin, we'd have no issues or controversies. They are wonderful, warm caring people who go out of their way to... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

WOW what can we say?! If all our guests were as lovely as this dear man we would never want to give up doing B&B! We had to place these guests in a different room from the one booked, as the renovation was not completed in time for their stay. But not a whisper of a complaint and only graciousness... More

Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here 3 night for our honeymoon and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Our hosts were fantastic from our arrival to our departure. They helped us get settled, find things in the area, and set up a tour of a national park nearby. The house is very close to the airport and a... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Our honeymoon couples are always wonderful guests and these were no exception. Our grateful thanks to them for the wonderful review. Always happy to be of assistance especially when it comes to helping guests with their local itinerary and making the most of their stay here. It is a beautiful region and here in Nelson where the sun always shines,... More

Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Nelson as part of a driving honeymoon now just over a year ago. I am more than happy to see that Robyn and Kees are still entertaining visitors to Nelson and inviting them to stay with them at their beautiful home. My wife and I recall our stay at Ambleside B&B with great fondness and... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

This couple were so delightful! We thank you for such lovely and kind words.. It is a balancing act to give our guests as much space and privacy as they desire but at the same time trying to be friendly and helpful. The way our B&B provides this is having several outdoor areas where guests can relax away from others... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Robyn and Kees made our stay memorable, wonderful friendly hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble.Breakfast was a choice of anything you wanted, eaten with other guests in the friendly kitchen. We only stayed 3 nights but would have loved to have stayed longer, the cream room was large and quiet and the bed was exceptionally comfortabe(best nighs sleep... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Ohh people like this couple make doing B&B so special and very worth-while! We enjoyed their sense of humour and enjoyed the care so graciously given. Thank you!! Always our privilege to be able to help our guests with their itinerary for their Nelson stay - there is so much to see and do here and not only the beautiful... More

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Much enjoyed our brief stay made a bit more memorable as we arrived at the tailend of Cyclone Lusi, so very wet! We were well looked after and our hosts were most helpful. Comfortable bed and a good breakfast! John and Denise

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We do so appreciate our lovely guests taking the time to write a review and especially from those who stay only one night, as it is then often difficult to showcase our beautiful region and all it has to offer. However it is nice to hear guests do still enjoy our hospitality which we endeavour to deliver to everyone no... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

One of the best B&Bs we've stayed in whilst travelling in New Zealand. Robyn & Kees seem to have thought of everything and are very helpful and pleasant. The room was really good and breakfast was amazing. Ambleside is a long walk or a short drive from a beautiful beach. It is further into town but not excessively far. They... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words about our B&B, but oohh Nelson is so worth much more than just a couple of nights stay! As stated we are just half an hours walk from our beautiful Tahunanui Beach, safe for swimming and with the lovely sculpture walk and the delightful Beach Café at the end it is a must do... More

Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Ambleside is a great choice for a stay in Nelson. Robyn and Kees are wonderful hosts who are anxious to make your stay a pleasant one. They were very helpful with restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. The Cream Honeymoon Suite at the back of the house is very quiet and private. The bathroom is a bit small, but spotlessly clean.... More

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Thank you for the great review! As well as our service, our breakfasts are our main 'point of difference' here at Ambleside. We do offer a generous continental, but our cooked options are so much more than just "eggs"! We have crepes with seasonal berries; blueberry pancakes with mascarpone and maple syrup and lots of other delicious options available from... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed here when we were going to do the Abel Tasman walk. We stayed for 2 nights and were able to leave our luggage whilst we did the walk for 3 days then returned for a night. I cannot speak highly enough about Ambleside. Every thing you would expect and more. Great thought has gone in to providing all you... More

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Again we are so humbled by the kind words of our lovely guests... Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are often asked to look after luggage, which we do whilst our guests are in the Abel Tasman Park, and as always very pleased to be able to offer excellent kiwi service. The crepes with fresh Nelson berries... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We spent two weeks travelling between both Islands of New Zealand and quite apart from the most friendly and welcoming reception from Robyn and Kees the accommodation here was exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the attention to detail with personal preferences for breakfast was excellent. Mike & Val, England

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Thank you for such kind words! Our goal is to simply do our best! More

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our hosts were very friendly. The house, room and gardens were pretty. Free wi fi. Lots of brochures, snacks, etc in a shared lounge. No tv in each room, but private bathrooms for each. We did not tell our hosts in advance that we prefer gluten free and dairy free products, but to our delight they had both!! This was... More

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Thank you for your encouragement about our breakfasts! As we too are gluten intolerant, everything we provide here is gluten free and mostly lactose free as well. We are finding more and more people are preferring healthy options... Over the 11 years we have operated our Bed & Breakfast we have asked guests if they would like TVs in their... More

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Address: 237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside Bed & Breakfast 4*
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Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on SH6, minutes from the airport (although not under the flight path), close to the Nelson Golf course and Tahunanui, our beautiful safe swimming beach, fabulous restaurants, a few minutes to the CBD, and only 45 minutes drive to the stunning Abel Tasman Park.Ambleside B&B is a purpose-built B&B, built in 2003, and in keeping with the character of the 1936 bungalow. The guest wing is located at the rear of the property and provides a peaceful and quiet ambience. FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET is available everywhere on the property. Guests have own carpark, own entrance and each of the FOUR GUEST ROOMS has its own ensuite bathroom, one with a large bathroom with disabled facilities. All luxury amenities, beautiful linens and toiletries are provided.The guest lounge provides a relaxing place to check emails, plan activities and itineraries from the extensive brochure display, watch a movie or just chat with other travellers whilst enjoying a glass of local Nelson wine. Breakfast is extra special - and we are humbled by the fact guests often note in the guest-book it is the best they have had in the country!! Choose from our extensive menu - gourmet, cooked and continental - we also provide gluten-free options and dairy free - then enjoy it in the courtyard in the surrounds of the beautiful garden alongside the stream - the gently flowing water providing an extra special ambience. Outdoor seating areas, and the spa pool provide all-day comfort for those just wanting to relax and take in the beautiful Nelson climate and scenery. Built on the level, there are no steps or stairs to negotiate, but there are still beautiful views of the hills and mountains and the sea is only 20 minutes walk away.Everything you need is here to make your stay extra special with every comfort provided to ensure your stay is typically a memorable kiwi experience. Hosts, Robyn and Kees are accompanied by their elderly Maine Coon cat, Chelsea, who although loves to hang out with her guests, does not require a lap to sit on, or even a pat, but she does love to pose for your camera!! ... more   less 
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