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The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters

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Monroe Center, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The view from the Wheelhouse Inn cabin is absolutely spectacular. We only stayed one night unfortunately, but didn't leave early for Abel Tasman as planned just becuase we wanted to enjoy the view a while longer. Ralph provided some fantastic tips for our upcoming days activities which we enjoyed as well. Also enjoyed all of the cabin's amentities (laundry, music,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked Wheelhouse and Charter House Upper Deck for the New Year period, for our party of 8 including 2 children. It wasn't easy to book Wheelhouse Inn for the most sought after period - we had to do this back in March, after I failed to book for the same period 3 years ago even when I inquired in... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the Captain's Quarters and it was amazing! The view was breathtaking. It's really like on the pictures, or maybe even better. All the rooms were very spacious and clean, the bed was comfortable, the kitchen and the accessories were complete, it was awesome. I liked that nautical theme in the decoration (the owners are nuts... More 

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Lyndhurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Set on the side of quite a steep hill with wonderful views over Nelson Harbour to the Abel Tasman National Park in the distance across the bay. A spacious very well equipped apartment with a separate bedroom designed so that whenever you are not in the bathroom you can enjoy the wonderful views. Very friendly helpful service. I would certainly... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Incredible view, very clean and comfortable...feels like our home away from home. We have stayed numerous times (in the Crows Nest) - wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in the Nelson area. Great place to rest, relax and watch the world go by. A little piece of heaven. Mike T (Canada)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Excellent place to hang out. Interesting friendly owners. Very clean and comfortable, awesome views. Great place to stay, I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we visit Nelson. Lying in bed watching the boats is a wonderful way to wake up.

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

First, The Wheelhouse Inn should not be listed as a bed and breakfast or as an inn. It is in fact a self-contained, which means that you won't have service in your room your whole stay. This is despite its category listing on TripAdvisor and misleading language on the accommodation's own website. Also, they charge you up front in total... More 

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KimB4137, Manager at The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us in any way. We work very hard to make the Wheelhouse Inn a welcoming place where the independent traveller can take time out and enjoy the views. We are listed in the Tripadvisor section as a B&B/Inn. This is because they do not have a self-contained category.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Only half way through our stay and already feel compelled to write a review... So far this has been our best stay in NZ. We are staying in the chart house main deck and the views are to die for. The gardens are lush and well kept, just adds to the charm. The place was clean and has a lovely... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent a lovely weekend here. The house was fully equipped, spotlessly clean and had good wifi. What really makes this place outstanding is the view overlooking the water. Sunrise and sunset could both be enjoyed from bed looking out the huge windows. This property isn't too good for anyone with reduced mobilty (bathroom is downstairs) and bed room is... More 

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Saint James, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at the Crow's Nest for a few days and promised ourselves that we'd come back and stay longer. Great views from the bedroom on the 2nd level and from the living room and the kitchen. It was extremely pleasant to sit on the balcony overlooking Tasman Bay, watching the boats out on the water. The views and the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

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
Price Range: $118 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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