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Awatea Tasman Bay

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204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The website and even photos here on TripAdvisor don't do Awatea Tasman Bay justice. The views are stunning, the location is great (peaceful, quiet, close to Abel Tasman) and the owners/hosts are helpful, thoughtful and lovely people.

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

Thank you so much for the nice review, and especially mentioning how difficult it is to capture in a photo the amazing view of Tasman Bay and the Motueka River, the orchards, the mountains, and the ever-changing colours of the surrounding farmland. You just have to come and stay to see it for yourself! We are very happy you chose... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are looking for an other option than a BandB "boutique hotel like", you are here at the perfect place. You will find all the confort, a modern design and a high respect for the impact on the ecology (wood is the master here) but at the same time, you will life in interaction with the owners: you don't... More 

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

Thank you for your insightful review and mentioning that our B&B is in a great location, especially for admiring the wonderful view of Tasman Bay or exploring the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. And you have certainly “hit the nail on the head” with your observation that “wood is the master here”, as you now know, our B&B and Cottage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I travel a great deal and use Tripadvisor reviews to guide us through our choices of places to stay, eat and things to do. I usually only review those I really loved or those that were a great disappointment. It was a splurge for us to stay at Awatea Tasman Bay because we were spending a month... More 

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

We would like to thank you very much for your wonderful review! It was lovely to meet you and talk with you about your fabulous holiday here in New Zealand. Thanks also for mentioning that we have a great outdoor hot tub, which is fantastic for stargazing, especially in cooler months. And we think the following quote that “the quality... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

John and Scott owners of Awatea B and B were the perfect hosts and the property is drop dead gorgeous. I felt like famil upon arrival and the house was so comfortable and inviting. Truly the highlight of my trip so far. spending time in Able Tasman National park and then returning there for a four night stay was so... More 

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

Dear Carol, thank you for your wonderful recommendation and review! We are delighted that you felt like one of the family while you stayed in our Cottage, plus enjoyed exploring Abel Tasman National Park with your friends. And thanks also for pointing out the amazing view from our accommodations. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Cheers, Scott... More 

Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We recently returned from a three week trip to NZ and are still reminiscing about the lovely time we had at Awatea Tasman Bay. John and Scott are terrific hosts who do everything to make certain that your stay is perfect. The house that they have built is really a marvel and tucks into the natural landscape so beautifully. Their... More 

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

You’re very kind to say all those nice things, thank you. We too, enjoyed our evening meal on the deck – the weather certainly cooperated that night to make it a splendid meal, and of course, the pleasant conversation and good will all round made it a time to remember fondly. We’d love to host you both again some day... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed two nights in one of the bedrooms. The house was lovely, with a beautiful view. The hospitality was great. The host were very informative on the area and other areas of New Zealand. They were very helpful with our iterneray, providing eating selections for dinner and activities in the area. We enjoyed the outdoor jacuzzi with the beautiful... More 

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

Thanks for the great review and mentioning that our place has such beautiful views – from our rooms and even from the outdoor hot tub! We try to make sure that we give everyone who stays with us some hints on places to see and good dining options, and we also love to get feedback about our suggestions as it... More 

Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were looking for a good accommodation in the area of Motueka - what we found, however, surpassed our wildest expectations. Awatea turned out to be THE place to stay. The cottage sits high on a hill with an overwhelming view of Tasman Bay. The architecture is absolutely first rate - both outside and inside, the furnishing of exquisite taste.... More 

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

Dear Elfi & Karl, thank you for your brilliant review! We think we have an amazing view of Tasman Bay and the Motueka River, and it is always nice to know that others think so too. And thank you for the compliment on our accommodations, which we designed to be special and unique. We look forward to seeing you again.... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a perfect B and B experience for us, amazing views, gorgeous home, quiet out of the way location, and warm charming hosts. We had one day of rain while there and John and Scott made us feel so welcome with a fire and muffins while we read in the living room. The weather made our last day rushed... More 

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

Thank you for such a warm-hearted review – we are so glad that you enjoyed spending time at our B&B, admiring the clear night sky & full moon one evening, and relaxing in front of the fire the morning it rained. And we were very happy to help you make the most of your half-day walk in Abel Tasman National... More 

Blue Hill, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed in the beautiful cottage for 3 nights and it became home, only nicer! John and Scott are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make your visit perfect. Waking up in the morning, with the sun streaming in, looking down on the Motueka River is heaven. We were privileged to be included in a home cooked... More 

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

It is lovely to hear you felt at home in our Cottage & thank you for the great review, plus pointing out the wonderful view from our accommodations. We absolutely did have a fun evening BBQ meal with you and our friends, sitting outside under the stars – the summery weather making it all the more enjoyable! And we are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed as B&B guests. The accommodation is fantastic, very comfortable and very tastefully furnished. We had a separate bathroom, which wasn't ideal, but bathrobes are provided which was good. Bathroom was really nice, with a bath and shower. My husband used the Jaccuzi which is on a fabulous terrace with great views. There is an en-suite room if you... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review and your compliments on our style & breakfast choices. We designed, furnished, and decorated our B&B, and we are very happy when guests can relax and enjoy our home. Thank you also for mentioning that each of our two B&B rooms is slightly different, with the room you stayed in having a garden view... More 

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