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“Something Special in Nelson” 5 of 5 stars
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The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   41 Whitby Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #9 of 57 Nelson B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Something Special in Nelson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Our family loved this place. We stayed in the Wheelhouse for 2 nights. Three levels of unique accomodation with a great nautical theme. It was a pleasant alternative from more conventional motels/hotels. Wonderful views from the huge windows. (binoculars supplied!)
Great place in our favorite NZ town.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

Thanks so much Ralph, Sally, Kim and Floyd for having us, we had such a wonderful stay, the accommodation in the Captain's Quarters was just fantastic! The seagull made it safely home and is already perched at the top of the fence, welcoming us home and to remind us, that New Zealand has some of the best places along with the best hosts in the world. Sally, I thought the fresh flowers were such a lovely touch. Thanks again, and hope to visit again. Regards, Yoie and Lorenzo

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

This place was perfect for us after 2 days of kayaking and a day of hiking in the Abel Tasman National Park. The Crows Nest had it all for us. Living room with tv/dvd, WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER, kitchen, and priceless views. It really did feel like home (but with better views)! I had a fantastic time taking pictures of the sunsets from the front porch/balcony. They had free internet, but WIFI was not available. They only had an ethernet cord that you could plug into your computer. We only had our IPhones. All in all, wish we could have stayed longer. I highly recommend staying at The Wheelhouse Inn!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Stayed in the Wheelhouse, which was fine for a couple but could also house a few more. The view is absolutely incredible. Ralph and Sally were very helpful, and it seemed like they had really tried to think of everything you could need during your stay. It's an easy drive from here to Abel Tasman Nat'l Park or out to Marlborough. I hope to go back!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

Great place to stay, we want to go again. It was close to the city center and the airport. The owners were gracious and fun to talk to. The Crow's Nest was well thought out, clean, and the views were unbelievable. We would highly recommend this place, but we don't want too many to go there since we want to be able to get reservations again!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Interlaken
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

On our arrival we found very spatious, elegantly furnished and well equipped flats. The view from the crows nest through the large panoramic windows over the bay is breathtaking. Walking to town takes quite a while so you are much better off driving by car. A truly luxurious and very peaceful Place to stay.
We almost regretted having to leave for Abel Tasman ...

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

My wife and I stayed in the Crow's Nest for two nights in December. The place was even better than the pictures on the website. It was nice and quiet with stunning views of the water. We made all of our meals in the great little kitchen and ate out on the deck. The main bedroom sits on the second floor with huge windows looking out over the water. The Crow's Nest was one of the highlights of our 2 1/2 week stay in New Zealand. The owners came down to say hello on our last day. They were very friendly and I would stay here again in a heartbeat. We wish we had booked a few more days at the Crow's Nest.

  • Stayed December 2009, 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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Additional Information about The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters

Address: 41 Whitby Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular sea views, private, quiet bush setting. All day sun. Only minutes to Nelson city and the beach. Fully self-contained, fantastic outdoor area or deck with outdoor furniture and bbq. Spacious lounge/dining areas with TV,DVD,CD,stereo,FREE WIFI, washing machine and dryer and off-street parking. Within 1 1/2 hours to Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 
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