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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

4.0 of 5 237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars NEW

We spent just two nights but these two nights were delightful. Bedroom quiet, comfortable, and pretty. The breakfast feast was not only attractively set out but tasted as good as it looked. The hosts were the kindest and most helpful. The B&B is not close to town but their recommendations of where to eat were great. The Boat Shed was... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to stay, warm welcome with spotless and very comfortable rooms. Two delightful areas to sit outside on an evening. The guest lounge has a fridge for keeping the wine cold and lots of useful information about the area. Robin was extremely helpful in making reservations, you must do the trip to The Abel Tasman National Park, the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are now almost at the end of our NZ trip and it has been superb. Our first B&B experience was at Ambleside and we were fortunate to get rooms (we are 2 couples and need 2 rooms) and unfortunate not to stay longer. There is nothing that I wish to add to the comments about Robyn and Kees. They... More 

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

Thank you for a wonderful review and your very kind words. We are indeed humbled by such glowing accolades as we do not ever purport to be amazing, rather just endeavour to treat our guests as we ourselves would like to be treated! Given the extra notes regarding accommodation in general in our peak-season, I feel it is my duty... More 

Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Listen up people. I have traveled for the last 46 years and no one, and I mean no one, has ever produced a B&B on this level. Absolutely perfect in every detail. Let me list a few: 1. The warmth and helpfulness of the hosts, Robyn and Kees. They made us immediately feel as part of their family. No question... More 

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

Ohhh we are so very humbled by this great review! Thank you for your very kind words! Fairly sure we are not the "best B&B ever" but we just simply do our best - treating others how we would like to be treated. We had to laugh about the adoption papers - we have got a few pending guest adoptions... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were immediately welcomed by Robyn and Kees who made us feel more like old friends than "customers". Every little detail has been pre thought and there is much love in the breakfasts! Wow. For me it was Gluten free heaven- no fuss- it all just happened. Choices abounded!! The pancakes were to die for Kees. Bed was very comfy... More 

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

So easy when guests become your friends! This couple were just that - friendly and caring of us and lovely to Chelsea - our ageing cat! Our point of difference is our breakfast menu, and offering gluten free options is part of that. Always just endeavouring to do our very best for our lovely guests. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed often at Ambleside over the past three years in coming and going to our bach in the Abel Tasman. Each time is fabulous. Robyn and Kees greet me as a friend and are tuned in to whether I am tired or relaxed. Very caring towards me and my family. Kees's breakfasts have to be the best in... More 

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

It is easy to accommodate this lovely lady! She has been a faithful supporter of Ambleside B&B and we are always happy to help out whenever we can. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing B and B. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the lovely company of our hosts. Everything was very clean and comfortable and the lovely olde world charm of the bungalow and garden was much enjoyed. Breakfasts were delicious, beds comfy and the bathroom was stocked with lovely toiletries for us to use. Also beautiful fresh fruit,... More 

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

Thank you again for the very kind words! Very humbled to hear such wonderful accolades, we just endeavour to do our best... The toiletries are made at Founder's Heritage Park in the Apothecary there owned and operated by Carol Priest. She has a retail outlet in the city and so it is wonderful to be able to direct the guests... More 

Newquay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A great place to stay Robyn and Kees made us so welcome from the first time we met them, there breakfasts were fantastic fresh fruit from there garden with home made yogurt just great. free Wifi and great Bed Rooms, they were very helpful in arranging trips for you. The round table in the garden having breakfast with the other... More 

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

Always so grateful to hear such positive words from our lovely guests! Thank you! The weather is just perfect at the moment, so it is wonderful for the guests being able to experience the ambience of breakfast in the courtyard, enjoying the banter of shared travel experiences and relaxing with coffee over the many delectable breakfast items on offer. Fresh... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Robyn and Keef made us most welcome at their bed and breakfast accommodation. Their home cooking was delicious. They accommodated my allergy for cats by ensuring that theirs did not come anywhere near me. They were most helpful in assisting us to plan our day in the local area. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

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

Many thanks for the wonderful review! We do have a cat, Chelsea, who does love to hang out with our guests! However, she spends some time in her enclosure outside during the day, and we are more than happy to ensure she is not in the guest area if guests have an allergy. Always delighted to be able to help... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When we arrived we were met by Kees and Robyn who made us feel so welcome. The property has been restored to make the best use of everything there, including the beautiful garden. The breakfasts are amazing . We found the whole experience just wonderful.

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is always so encouraging to know we are providing a service above and beyond guests expectations - we are always striving to do our very best! 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*
Number of rooms: 4
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