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“Pure Luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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Parautane Lodge
137 Parautane Way | (off Todds Bush Rd.) RD1, Nelson 7071, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #24 of 59 Nelson B&B and Inns
Whanagrei
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Pure Luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed for the weekend and were absolutely blown away. The hospitality was amazing and not in-your-face. The rooms were lovely and luxurious - loved the bathroom. Everything was super clean and spacious. Superb views and lots of areas to lie in the sun and relax. Lovely breakfasts - and so much that we didn't need lunch! Wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are great with good views.
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  • Stayed January 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Wish we could have stayed longer in this beautiful lodge, faultless hospitality, don't miss the spa with the most incredible views!!! And a scrumptious breakfast. Thanks Alan and Candace, we will sure be recommending to others

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

On the outskirts of Nelson but only 10 minutes to the centre of town but a really great location and well worth the travel. Drive up is a gravel road, but is in much better condition than most NZ gravel roads, take it easy and you'll be fine. Well setout lodge with all modern features and the most friendly and helpful hosts. The view from the deck and our room was fantastic with loungers and BBQ available to use. We were there over Christmas and were made to feel like family and thoroughly spoilt with yummy food....loved the waffles!!! and enjoyed the spa in the evening on the edge of the hill, again AMAZING view.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Found a deal on Grabone & I am so glad we got it. The drive up the hill is a bit rough, but our little car made it no bother. Didn't drive back in the dark though. The rooms are of a high standard, the bed was really comfortable and having that view to wake up to every morning was perfect! The breakfast was really tasty too. & the afternoon cookies were soo good! I enjoyed sitting on the terrace, looking out at the world. It was very peaceful. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a great place to have a break and just relax. I had time to read the Guest book for the past seven years and did not find one complaint in any of them. Just consistent praise for the outstanding views, the hospitality and care and concern shown by all the staff, superb breakfasts, and not forgetting the spa. We had a lovely stay here and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Our 3 days spent at Parautane Lodge were wonderful. The owners weren't there but we were left in very capable hands. The Lodge itself is, as other reviewers have pointed out, up a fairly steep gravel road, our little Honda Jazz manged it well though. Don't be put off by the road - the views from the lodge are definitely worth it! The room was clean, felt homely but luxurious, and had a marvelous view out to sea. The bathroom was nice and modern, clean and had a nice roomy, powerful shower! The hot tub was well worth a visit - watching the stars with a glass of local wine. The breakfasts were lovely too, just what you need to prepare for a day of exploration! Takes about 10 mins to get into Nelson by car from the lodge. We drove to farewell spit from there and with a few stops etc. that was an all day trip, but easily done from the lodge.

Only regret was that I forgot to write what a great time we'd had there in their guest book but forgot! Tripadvisor review will have to do!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Parautane lodge was a great surprise in our trip trough South island. The view is amazing, the room is clean, confortable, the shower is great, breakfast delicius, the Hot pool offers an amazing view. Dont miss this charming place and dont trust any bad review, I almost did it and if so, i would have missed our best stay in New Zealand. This is an unforgettable place!

Room Tip: Koru is perfect if you want to see the sea from your bed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Address: 137 Parautane Way | (off Todds Bush Rd.) RD1, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Property Details: Bed and Breakfast Guest rooms in a private home or small hotel that includes breakfast in the price of lodging. Number of rooms: 4 Located high on a hillside above Tasman Bay, Parautane Lodge was built in 2004 in a Canadian mountain lodge style. Set in four hectares (10 acres) with panoramic views over the bay, to the western ranges beyond. Each room offers sea views and opens to decking above the ocean. Continental and cooked breakfast is served in the dining room opening on to the spacious deck. Paratuane Lodge is located 12 minutes north of Nelson City. ... more   less 
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