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“Loverly B&B and right in town” 5 of 5 stars
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Cambria House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7 Cambria St, Nelson, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 57 Nelson B&B and Inns
Auckland
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22 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Loverly B&B and right in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Great property and lovely hosts.

Rooms were immaculate and had everything we needed.

The property in right in town and the hosts are there and willing to help with anything.

Breakfast was substantial and a great start to the day.

Would certainly stay again

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We only stayed one night in Nelson during our tour of New Zealand and were very satisfied with Cambria House. It is a beautifully furnished house with a sitting room and outside deck area available to guests and off-road parking We had a comfortable bedroom with a modern en-suite shower.
The owner (Carol) made us very welcome and gave us advice about the area and where to eat. Complimentary tea and coffee was available in the sitting room, along with a glass of sherry. There were also tea and coffee making facilities in our bedroom and complimentary chocolates.
The highlight of our stay was the breakfast with a choice of cereals and several cooked options. I had the Marlborough smoked salmon and scrambled egg while my husband had a full cooked breakfast. Followed by toast and marmalade, it was just what we needed to set us up for another day on the road.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Karel and David really do put the guest first: everything you could want is available; they are helpful with tour ideas and restaurants; breakfasts have great choice. I found nothing to complain about. A real oasis in the midst of quite ordinary service elsewhere.

Room Tip: My room was fine. Number 5. Don't know about the others.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toowoomba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our two nights at this old B&B. The friendly hosts really made us very welcome in their lovely home. The chocolates and sherry were an added bonus. David's extensive knowledge of the local and wider environment was of assistance to overseas visitors such as ourselves. Rosanne & John Munns Queensland Australia.



Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glen Ellen, California
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42 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had 3 nights at the Cambria House to explore the Nelson area. This is a first rate B&B with wonderful rooms, nice outdoor area, wifi, TV and comfortable common areas. The breakfast is exceptional and they have wine available to purchase to have in your room if you didn't take the time to pick something up during the day. Attractive place and relaxing. Our only complaint was low water pressure in the shower but not a big deal. Every little thing was provided for as you would expect from an experienced Inn keeper. It's an easy 10 min. walk into Nelson.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarelAnne, Owner at Cambria House, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thankyou for your complimentary response; we have improved the shower. Best Wishes, Karel
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We have just come back to the UK after spending nearly five weeks in New Zealand, easily the most extraordinarily beautiful and spectacular country we have ever visited. Although based in Christchurch with our daughter, we toured the South Island extensively and experienced a wide range of accommodation of differing quality. Easily the best, although closely followed by The Brothers in Dunedin, was Cambria House in Nelson. This is an absolute gem. Beautifully furnished and appointed, our room was exquisite with the most spacious and roomy bathroom you could imagine. The lounge was equally comfortable and a delicious cooked breakfast at a large dining table was a perfect opportunity to share experiences with fellow travellers. After staying almost exclusively in large chain hotels, we had forgotten what a joy it is to connect with others "on the road". The owners were welcoming and full of excellent information. We cannot imagine returning to NZ without a stopover in Cambria House and Nelson itself, which is well worth a visit.
Diolch i Ty Cambria o Gymru

Sian and Tony Jenkins

Room Tip: Ground Floor, end of corridor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarelAnne, Owner at Cambria House, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thankyou for your great compliments for us and for New Zealand! Hope to see you again, Karel
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We moved from another highly rated B&B in Nelson but it was no match for this one ! We had a superior room which was large, very comfortable with a gorgeous bathroom and very quiet. The hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful in all respects. A lovely couple with whom we felt immediately at home . Breakfasts were excellent and the house and courtyard had much character. The position too was convenient with a 10 minute stroll into Nelson centre. Highly recommended by us and certainly one of the best stays during our month in New Zealand !!

Room Tip: Whilst we noticed that other rooms were attractive, the superior room was particularly well worth ch...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KarelAnne, Owner at Cambria House, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thankyou; we are pleased it was one of your best stays in NZ, a high recommendation indeed. Best Wishes, Karel
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Address: 7 Cambria St, Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambria House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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