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Chalets @ Terraced Gardens

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   133 Dehra Doon Road | Riwaka RD3, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014
christine l Napier, New Zealand
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    4.5 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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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in January 2014 as it was close to the Able Tasman. We had our 12 y/o son with us. We didn't arrive till 8pm, however the lovely owner tended to us straight away. The little chalet was lovely, it was modern, clean, private and had all the facilities you need. This was the only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Chalets was a wonderful bit of paradise for of at the closing of our New Zealand trip on the South Island. It's situated outside of Motueka and consists of 3 chalets. The rest of the property is filled with trees, flowers and places where the hosts grow fruits and veggies for home made treats and to sell to the people.... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Booked here in advance since read good reviews. All turned out true - rural location with great view from the room - all amenities are there, room is fully equipped and modern, just like in the best hotels. Kim was a perfect host and just made us feel at home. Even though this was the beginning of our tour of... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Booked here last minute after scrubbing our camping plans due to rain. Simply phenomenal! We loved everything about this place. For the price it was incredible. Kim is super nice and the chalet was well decorated and quite cozy.

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Kim052, Owner at Chalets @ Terraced Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for staying with us. We are delighted that our weather has returned to its usual spring sunshine and hope that you are enjoying the same on the rest of your trip to New Zealand. More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Fantastic quiet rural location within easy reach of Abel Tasman national park and Motueka. The chalet was very well equipped and thoughtfully laid out with every convenience, including free unlimited wifi. A very comfortable base. Kim and John were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. This place is great value. Quite honestly we couldn't believe... More

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Leeds, England
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Really enjoyed our chalet in the mountains. lovely owner, very clean modern chalet with full cooking facilities and close to the centre. it was a great base to explore the nearby attractions. loved it!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We found Chalets @ Terraced Gardens to be very clean, extremely comfortable and very well equipped for the self catered traveler. The surrounding area is beautiful and an excellent location for exploring Abel Tasman. Kim the owner was incredibly helpful and friendly and our only regret was that we only booked 2 nights here.

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Brussels, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Spent 3 nights there and is was well worth the money. Very friendly and helpful owners. We bought some of their home made tomato chutney and it was delicious. As it is a bit outside Riwaka you would need a car to get there, but those who are looking for a quiet place to stay it's perfect.

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Oakland, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our chalet was clean, comfortable and spacious with a nice closet and drawers. The setting was marvelous, deck wonderful and kitchen had all needed necessities. Kim, the owner, was gracious, resourceful and saved our day from a rained out disaster by finding wonderful activities for us nearby. She even did our laundry. I can not disagree with the previous reviewer... More

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28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Spent 3 nights here, wanted to leave after 15 mins. Dirty floor (pubic hairs) when I wiped the floor with a damp paper towel it was filthy, fridge handle was disgusting, half empty milk left in it. Horrible cheap rough sheets, we had to go buy pillows because I wasn't sleeping on those. No luggage rack, no space to keep... More

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Kim052, Owner at Chalets @ Terraced Gardens, responded to this review

When I take each guest, personally, to the chalets to show them the facilities I make sure to tell them to come to see me if there is anything else they need or any problems, so I am at a loss to understand why you did not approach me once in three days even though we live on site and... More

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Chalets @ Terraced Gardens Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
Address: 133 Dehra Doon Road | Riwaka RD3, Motueka 7198, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chalets @ Terraced Gardens 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the scenic beauty of the real New Zealand in the Riwaka Valley Ten minute drive to Abel Tasman National Park (NZ Great Coastal Walks)and Kaiteriteri Beach and Motueka Town. Newly built and opened December 2008, Chalets at Terraced Gardens are three self-contained, self catering, air-conditioned/heated chalets in a garden setting, high on the hill with stunning, panoramic views of the mountains and Tasman Bay from your own private deck. Peaceful and relaxing. ... more   less 
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