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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

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237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robyn and Kees were so very accommodating and made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the room was delightful. Upon our arrival, Robyn offered tea with excellent home made breads. The B&B is also a very easy ride to Abel Tasman. Ambleside was an excellent start to the South Island!

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words regarding your stay with us here at Ambleside! We are so humbled by these generous remarks and do care deeply about our guests and the service we provide. Being centrally located we are walking distance to stunning Tahunanui Beach and under an hours drive to the beautiful Abel Tasman Park. The central city... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good accommodation, with very welcoming hosts. Excellent cooked breakfast. A bit out of Nelson, but well located for airport. On busy road, so locating it first time is a little testing. Bedroom a reasonable size, but not large.

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! Just a note about our location - we are on the main road, but that makes us very easy to find! We have excellent road signage and GPS coordinates. Our central location means it is only a few minutes drive to the city and out the gate to the left means you are on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The location of the property was great. It was close to the airport and was easy to get to. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast the following morning had great choice and was great. I would stay here again.

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We so enjoyed having this couple to stay! Thank you very much for your kind words... Always striving to do our very best to ensure our guests comfort and cater to their every need. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This B & B was the best of all the stop overs we used on our month in New Zealand. The attention to detail, the facilities, the full English breakfast, the home made muesli and the only place that, for a small sum, helped to get our washing done and ironed!

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so humbled by our guests amazing reviews - and this is no exception - thank you... Just so good to hear and know we are providing our guests with the outstanding service they expect. Nothing is too much trouble and we do endeavour to ensure our guests do receive as best as we are able to deliver. More 

Tipperary
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is an exceptional B&B. Superb breakfast and treats - wide range of fresh fruit, snack bars, complementary award winning wine etc - combine with a lovely garden comfortable and well-appointed rooms & comfortable beds all go to make this a 5 star plus sexperience. However, it is the warmth of the welcome and dedication to making one's stay memorable... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and wonderful review! Indeed humbling to read such accolades. We do so endeavour to do our absolute best for our guests, so hearing that we are going some way to achieving our goal is encouraging indeed! Our gourmet breakfasts compliments of Kees, the cook, seem to hit the spot and we do... More 

Chevy Chase, MD
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106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Our two-night stay at Ambleside was made memorable by the charming and gracious hosts. In addition to great breakfasts (Kees) and baking (Robyn), they provided helpful advice and warm company. The property is convenient to the airport, the road to Abel Tasman Park, and the city. The room was comfortable, if a bit on the small side, though we spent... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We do appreciate the great feed-back. Because we are a purpose-built B&B, we have created extra space for relaxing so that you do not have to spend all your time in your room. Guests do not have to hang out with us if they don't wish to as we have a guest... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed with Robyn & Kees for 4 nights in March . We really enjoyed their company & they were very helpful in advising of things to do & places to eat. They sent us to a fabulous kayaking trip that we wouldn't have found ourselves. Others have mentioned the attention to detail, the fabulous NZ made toilettries & of... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you! Yes the kayaking trip was a lovely surprise! We forget to recommend this trip because of the extensive kayaking available in the Abel Tasman Park. However this will now be definitely added to our 'must-do' list! More 

Southport, Australia
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and oh the freshly baked slice/muffins that we enjoyed in the beautiful garden with a pot of tea. Such a warm welcome and a perfect place to relax. Our room was cozy but ample and the bed and pillows also were the best we encountered during our holiday. The attention to detail that Robyn and... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Ohh thank you for your wonderful and kind words! So humbling to hear such accolades as we do not purport to be the best, we just endeavour to do our utmost to make our guests' stay memorable! More 

spokane, wa
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Thank you to Robyn, Kees and Chelsea for taking such good care of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even though I was nursing an injury. Robyn and Kees went out of their way to assist my wife and myself in any way well above and beyond what would be expected. The breakfasts were fantastic. No better place to stay... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and kind review! Very pleased to assist when possible with health issues. We had quite a few sick guests this season, so it is very useful to have our emergency medical centre not too far from here. Our breakfast menu is popular with our guests so pleased you enjoyed it! New ultra-fast Broadband fibre has... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Ambleside is not far from the Nelson airport and a bi farther from downtown Nelson. Although it is on the main drag, the rooms are toward the back of the house and it was quiet. The best part of the Ambleside is the outdoor area, which includes a shaded table and a hot tub (I didn't use the tub).... More 

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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our breakfast is our point of difference to set us apart from other bed & breakfasts, and is really the "luxury" part of who we are. We don't just do eggs and bacon - our blueberry pancakes are very popular as are the crepes with a delicious mixed berry compote! We believe in setting up... More 

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