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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

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237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed with Robyn & Kees for 4 nights in March . We really enjoyed their company & they were very helpful in advising of things to do & places to eat. They sent us to a fabulous kayaking trip that we wouldn't have found ourselves. Others have mentioned the attention to detail, the fabulous NZ made toilettries & of... More 

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

What a lovely review - thank you! Yes the kayaking trip was a lovely surprise! We forget to recommend this trip because of the extensive kayaking available in the Abel Tasman Park. However this will now be definitely added to our 'must-do' list! More 

Southport, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed for two nights and oh the freshly baked slice/muffins that we enjoyed in the beautiful garden with a pot of tea. Such a warm welcome and a perfect place to relax. Our room was cozy but ample and the bed and pillows also were the best we encountered during our holiday. The attention to detail that Robyn and... More 

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

Ohh thank you for your wonderful and kind words! So humbling to hear such accolades as we do not purport to be the best, we just endeavour to do our utmost to make our guests' stay memorable! More 

spokane, wa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Thank you to Robyn, Kees and Chelsea for taking such good care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even though I was nursing an injury. Robyn and Kees went out of their way to assist my wife and myself in any way well above and beyond what would be expected. The breakfasts were fantastic. No better place to stay... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful and kind review! Very pleased to assist when possible with health issues. We had quite a few sick guests this season, so it is very useful to have our emergency medical centre not too far from here. Our breakfast menu is popular with our guests so pleased you enjoyed it! New ultra-fast Broadband fibre has... More 

portland, or
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Ambleside is not far from the Nelson airport and a bi farther from downtown Nelson. Although it is on the main drag, the rooms are toward the back of the house and it was quiet. The best part of the Ambleside is the outdoor area, which includes a shaded table and a hot tub (I didn't use the tub).... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our breakfast is our point of difference to set us apart from other bed & breakfasts, and is really the "luxury" part of who we are. We don't just do eggs and bacon - our blueberry pancakes are very popular as are the crepes with a delicious mixed berry compote! We believe in setting up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was as the perfect to way to end our stay in the Able Tasman region. Lovel garden to relax in and superb breakfast. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The B&B is near to a great beach and just a short drive from town.

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Thank you for the great review! Pleased to know we are being appreciated as doing B&B is hard work and we do get tired! Always endeavouring to do our best for our lovely guests and yes there is so much to see and do in our lovely region which we are always willing to help with. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was my second visit to Ambleside nothing has changed it is still the best B&B I have had the pleasure to stay in. My wife accompanied on this trip and she was equally impressed with the warm friendly atmosphere created by Kees and Robyn and of course the superb breakfast. They offer sound advice on exploring the area and... More 

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

What a lovely surprise to see this delightful couple standing in our hallway! Always absolutely thrilled to see our guests that return - like welcoming back old friends! Also makes us feel like we are providing a great service so thank you for coming back and for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again in England! More 

Essex,UK
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218 reviews 218 reviews
41 hotel reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Kees & Robyn. The room was comfortable, the breakfasts were lovely and the outdoor seating was nicely placed in the garden. You can also see many ducks if you peep over and look into the creek behind the house. Kees gave us good advice on trips and look-out points, and they will also make... More 

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

Always such a worry for a partner when one is unwell and so it was when these lovely people arrived that we endeavoured to go into overdrive to see how we could quickly enable the ill guest to return to feeling normal as soon as possible. Medical care is only a few minutes drive away from us and of course... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Staying with Robyn & Kees is like visiting your best friends. Breakfast provides a limitless choice which Robyn is happy to taylor to your needs. The rooms are spotless, comfortable and quiet despite the main road frontage; evenings are spent sharing a drink with fellow guests and hosts in a very friendly atmosphere. Advice and leaflets on local attractions and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We have made so many wonderful friends through our Bed & Breakfast - as we say - "you may arrive as strangers but leave as friends" - and it is always sad to say goodbye to such lovely people. Always happy to help with your Nelson itinerary to ensure you get the... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! Pleased to hear our breakfasts are hitting the spot with our guests - at this time of year there is an abundance of fresh fruit - all ripened by the wonderful South Island sunshine that just continues to provide us with summer! Although our B&B is not situated right in the city, we are... More 

Whitby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

Oh such wonderful and kind words! Thank you!! Just doing our best for our lovely guests... and of course breakfast is our point of difference in this lovely piece of Paradise we are fortunate to call home. Yes, the Abel Tasman Park is such a beautiful place and approximately 99.9% of our guests who stay with us do a day... More 

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