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Awatea Tasman Bay

204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Windsor, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scott & John are such charming, gracious, helpful and friendly hosts. Two of us stayed in the perfectly appointed cottage and one of us stayed in the lovely Bay View Room for 4 nights. From the time of our booking, Scott & John provided helpful tips to exploring the beautiful Abel Tasman area and were quick and thorough in responding... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

What a magnificent review – thank you Laura! We enjoyed the time you were here and are very happy that you did too. We also appreciated your helpful thoughts on local places we haven’t yet been to, such as the WOW museum in Nelson (now on our must visit list), and places we like to recommend. Thank you also for... More

sunland, ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I had the pleasure of staying in the cottage for 3 nights after driving around the South Island for 2 weeks. What a great place to unwind from all that driving & sight seeing. We didn't leave the first day at all, just happy to relax in such a nice environment. We BBQ'ed on the deck, sat... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed relaxing in our Cottage and taking a soak in our outdoor spa pool. And thank you for your nice review and the great conversation over breakfast in the sunshine. The all-natural timber construction of our Cottage and Bed & Breakfast can sometimes make some noises at night that people may not be used... More

Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in many vacation rentals around the world and this one is hands down THE BEST of the Best. From the moment you drive up and notice the whimsical road signs on the driveway I was impressed. Then at the top of the drive we found the carefully manicured parking spaces. The cottage has all the boxes checked.... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for such high praise and noticing the little extra details that helped make your stay in our Cottage such a delight. We, like you, have travelled extensively and always try to pick up on what makes staying in a place enjoyable, and then we apply those ideas to our own accommodation when we can. And we couldn’t agree... More

Durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in the cottage, breathtaking views, great charm and comfort. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in- and we are well travelled. Just sitting on the verandah in the mornings and evenings was a delight. John and Scott are great hosts. Our only regret was that we should have stayed longer -there is... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for staying with us in our charming and comfortable Cottage! Yes we agree, four nights, or three full days, is hardly enough time to explore our stunning area, just as you experienced; one or two day walks in Abel Tasman National Park then maybe a walk from Flora Hut to Arthur’s Hut in... More

Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay 3 nights at the Awatea Tasman Bay B&B in January 2014 and our visit was just perfect. The property, including wonderful gardens, and house are absolutely gorgeous and are ideally located in a stunning setting overlooking the Tasman Bay. It was like something out of Better House and Home magazine. We... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great endorsement! We certainly do try to make everyone’s stay memorable and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you have mentioned, there is so much to see and do in this beautiful area, starting with walking the Abel Tasman Costal Track, then kayaking around the amazing coastline of the... More

Odiham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

John and Scott made us feel at home and treated us royally. It is such a relaxing place - the hot tub was the best we've tried (and we have been in a few this trip). We walked a fair stretch of the Abel Tasman and this proved to be a good base to do it from. John and Scott... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

What great advice – a good long soak in our outdoor hot tub really helps to rejuvenate tired legs after a full day walk along the Abel Tasman Coastal Track – especially the extra long route you chose to do! And thank you very much for the compliments about our Bed & Breakfast, the views, and our hospitality. Do enjoy... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After a steep uphill drive we arrived on a rainy afternoon for 5 nights at Awatea. After a warm welcome and a nice introduction from our hosts about everything we settled in the cottage.We felt at once at home. So nice furnished, such a feel for details. If you like your privacy an if you like to stay in a... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your charming review. We concur that our accommodation is in an excellent location for doing day walks in Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, which would have to be among the best activities that the Tasman Bay region has to offer. And we are very pleased that you felt right at home and loved your stay in... More

Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I can't say enough great things about this place. It's one of the best places I have ever stayed in and I have traveled a lot. The accommodations are gorgeous and thoughtfully designed. The views are amazing of the valley and bay. John and Scott are the best! They make you feel instantly at home, have tons of info and... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

What a wonderful and kind review – thank you. We certainly enjoyed helping you get acquainted with this beautiful area, as we think it is one of the best parts of the South Island and can’t help but be enthusiastic about it! And thanks also for mentioning that we make our own breads and source local fresh fruit for our... More

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We loved our stay at Awatea Tasman Bay. John and Scott were excellent hosts and the lodge is beautiful with wonderful views. Comfort, cleanliness and food quality were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. This is a wonderful place to stay if you want peace and quiet but with easy access to the park.

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words of recommendation and highlighting that our accommodation has wonderful views! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and sharing stories about travelling and living in different countries, the challenges of understanding some accents, plus a fun evening meal with you both and the other guests who were staying at the same time. We do hope... More

Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We rented the cottage for 2 nights after long deliberation at home about the price, location, etc. it was quite expensive, but in my opinion worth the money. I've never stayed in a place this well maintained and had such an attention to detail and cleanliness. You will not find this in any hotel. The hosts were very friendly and... More

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

We heartily agree that we are close to paradise – that is the Abel Tasman National Park! It really is a beautiful environment to explore. And thank you for pointing out that our Cottage accommodation is in a location that is convenient for catching water taxis out into the park, plus close to Motueka where there are a handful of... More

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Also Known As:
Awatea Tasman Bay Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There are two boutique Bed & Breakfast rooms in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches. ... more   less 
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