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“Absolutely stunning!” 5 of 5 stars
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Awatea Tasman Bay
204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
Woking, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Scott and John gave us a holiday to remember. Having recently opened, they were extremely excited about their new venture and full of enthusiasm for their beautiful B&B. Simply stunning inside, the interior was modern and vibrant with a fantastic homely feel. The magnificent views cannot be overstated, and we wasted hours staring out over Motueka. Scott is a great cook, while John couldn't do enough for us. For that extra special getaway, the private cottage is an absolute must. The perfect location and the perfect hosts. :-)

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
It was great to see you both again in December (2012) – your second time staying here! For us, it was like friends coming to visit again, especially when we had time over breakfasts to chat, while sitting out in the sunshine on our east deck, overlooking the Motueka River each morning. We look forward to seeing you again...
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

New Zealand is the land of the lodge, many of which can be over-priced for what they offer. In the Awatea Lodge near Motueka, we found not only excellent value for money but a level of personal service that would put many a 5 star hotel to shame. John and Scott have created a little piece of paradise on a ridge which provides outstanding views of the Tasman Sea and Abel Tasman National Park. Waking up to this view and fuelled by their excellent breakfasts provides the best possible start to a day on holiday. This is a wonderful part of the world and our hosts were able to provide great recommendations on where to go - be it walking in Abel Tasman park or something a bit more challenging in Kahurangi Park, visiting the sandy expanses of Farewell Spit right at the top of the South Island or ideas for local places to eat - although with the excellent the meals that John and Scott can provide on request, there is little need to venture out! Thoroughly recommended for the idyllic location and the quality of the welcome and facilities.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

A bit out of the way to get to but well worth the effort. Scott and John - and not forgetting Molly -are wonderfull hosts. The house and cottage are very stylish and comfortable. Great location to tour the Abel Tasmin area.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Kiwis are renowned for not staying in bed and breakfast accommodation but we were extremely pleased that we broke our own rule of thumb and treated ourselves to a couple of nights with John and Scott in Awatea Tasman Bay. The scenery is breathtaking and the accommodation is outstanding, but the generosity and graciousness of the hosts that make the experience so memorable. As other reviewers have noted, it is their kindness and attention to the needs of their guests that stands out. Their home is a delightful space to be in and you cannot but relax and enjoy your surroundings while there. A fabulous way to finish a holiday in the south island.

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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011 via mobile

John and Scott are amazing hosts and built an amazing place overlooking the river and Motueka town. We are lucky to be here!

Outside of town center. Serene, clean, library, dvd's to watch, close to Abel Tasman park, offer breakfast and dinner.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Two couples just spent two nights at Awatea with John and Scott. We were humbled by the effort that they put into our stay. They were kind,thoughtful and generous hosts without being intrusive. The beds were amazing,and their local knowledge was wonderful. We had a meal at Riverside lodge thanks to Johns insight that Rita Angus had once lived there. Their attention to detail and marvellous interesting things that they are exploring with their property were keenly shared.
It is not every day you get to have such a fantastic experience in such exqusie accomodation.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We were lucky enough to stay two nights in the Cottage. Everything has been considered - we wanted for nothing. We agree with other reviewers, that the pictures understate the beauty of both the accommodation and the views which are breath-taking. Our hosts were welcoming, warm and attentive to make sure our stay was perfect. Meals were wonderful – especially loved the home-made bread! John and Scott are knowledgeable about the area and made some wonderful recommendations for exploring and experiencing the region. Definitely a 5 (out of 5) stars stay in a particularly lovely part of the country.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There are two boutique Bed & Breakfast rooms in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches. ... more   less 
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