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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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portland, or
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Essex,UK
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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 

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