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The Waters

4.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   182 Kina Peninsula Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We spent our 40th wedding anniversary here and what a wonderful escape away from it all. Claire and Phil responded promptly to all my email enquiries and made suggestions on where we could go for our 'anniversary lunch' which proved to be perfect. They went out of their way to make us welcome. The accommodation is excellent, the layout is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at 'The Waters' and really enjoyed the experience. Hosts Claire and Phil are very welcoming, relaxed and unobtrusive. The BB is modern and well equipped with extremely comfortable bed and very relaxing lounge area. Bathroom facilities are fresh with great view across the pond and olive trees. Front view across Tasman Bay is enchanting with almost... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Waters on our honeymoon and it was by far the best stay on our New Zealand round trip! The host were so nice to talk to, gave us very helpful advice about what to see and do in the area and even helped us organize our daytrip to the Abel Tasman NP! The rooms... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The location is a good base to explore the regio ( 45 drive from Nelson and 45 drive from Kerikeri - base for Tasman - ) ! The restaurants are not far away. A vehicle is necessary. The BB is wonderful ( location and design)! The units ( " loft bedroom and bathroom ) are modern, large and well decorated.... More

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Canton, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We could not say enough positive praise for our 4 night stay at The Waters. Everything about this property is beautiful, peaceful and perfect. The rooms are very private, spacious, modern and clean with spectacular views. We enjoyed the views of the surrounding olive groves, vineyards and ocean bay plus walking the private beach right from the property was truly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This property is an unexpected dream come true. We booked out the property for ourselves and our family for our wedding in the Abel Tasman national park. We arrived to blue skies and a property that surpassed all expectations. The setting is magical and the management are so welcoming. Claire was always checking to ensure we had everything we needed... More

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

This was a very special time for you and your family and it was a delight to share a small part of that time with you. We are so pleased everything worked out so well. I know a lot of effort and planning had gone into this time and you had all travelled such a long way to get here.... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A 2 day stay at the Waters ended our 10 day South island honeymoon. It was idyllic. Wonderfully comfortable, stunning views and run in a very friendly manner. The weather was glorious and we cannot wait to return. A lovely breakfast is left in your fridge and we took it as the sun rose over the sea. With balconies back... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This review is long overdue. Our stay at The Waters was one on the highlights of fabulous trip to NZ. Was worried that this would be too long a trek for our first stop after flying from Toronto to Auckland, then Wellington. We didn't regret it one bit. The Waters was a wonderful quiet place to relax and rest up.... More

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and for choosing The Waters as your first stop in New Zealand, very glad we did not disappoint! Particularly after a long flight or drive sometimes the extra day here really makes a difference. Most people do explore the Abel Tasman area and that in itself is a big day. We hope you did... More

Bend, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you want a B&B for a quiet and beautiful stay, this is the place. Beautiful expansive views of the Tasman Bay with sunsets that are unbelievable. Rooms are large, clean with a well equipped kitchenette.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Having never been to the Nelson area before we were really pleased to be able to book The Waters which is in between Nelson and Motueka. We found it was just what we needed to unwind and also a great chance to see the area - Abel Tasman, Golden Bay etc. The units at The Waters are modern,spacious, comfortable and... More

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. I remember your busy lives and sometimes we all need to just rest and relax for a period of time. Very pleased that The Waters suited you for this purpose. You mention the Sky TV, we are at present looking at this and in the meantime have installed Apple TV. Also we do have... More

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Address: 182 Kina Peninsula Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waters 4.5*
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The Waters is part of the 10 ha Erinaceus Estate with over 400 m beachfront and it's award winning olive oil from the own olive orchard and vineyard.The Waters is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay, in the heart of the Nelson Wine region, New Zealand. Three private, beautifully appointed accommodation suites offer spectacular unspoilt panoramic views over the Tasman bay to the east (Nelson) D'Urville Island,Abel Tasman N.P. and snow-capped Mount Arthur to the west. Our guests can enjoy our luxurious retreat while having superb access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand with it's vineyards and artists abound. We offer relaxation, comfort and all the amenities you could want in a sumptuous environment. With a flexible range of services on offer to cater for your every need we strive to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience ... more   less 
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