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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights and we left with very fond memories. The room was lovely, warm, nice bathroom, very comfy bed, etc. Breakfast was delicious (the blueberry pancakes in particular are a must). But the hospitality was the best part, and it was absolutely amazing. The hosts were wonderful, and we felt so... More 

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

Thanks so much Anna for your lovely comments.It was great having you both here, we thoroughly enjoyed your company. You certainly made the best of your few days and showed that you can still have a great time in the region even in winter. All the very best, we hope we meet again. Warm regards Janine and Pete More 

Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Marvelous, generous, gracious...there aren't enough adjectives to describe the overflowing of hospitality you will receive at Ambleside B&B. Peter and Janine are truly kind and generous people. They graciously allowed my husband to invade their rugby game watching and explain the game to him, LOL. Something he has been trying to understand for awhile. Seriously though, we loved everything; free... More 

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

We would use those same words "marvellous, generous, gracious" to describe you and this review. Thank you so much for your wonderful complements. It was a pleasure to host you both and hopefully Mark did not find the rugby rules too confusing. All the best for your travels and a safe return home to Miami. Warm regards Janine and Peter. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We spent 3 fantastic nights at Ambleside, and would highly recommend it. Easily the best b&b we have stayed at in NZ. The B&B itself is comfortable and well set up, but it is the service and hospitality from the hosts, Pete and Janine, that make the stay so memorable and enjoyable. Not only were the breakfasts hearty and absolutely... More 

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

Thank you so much for your stunning review. We were thrilled by your comments and really pleased that your stay was enjoyable. You are a delightful couple and it was an absolute pleasure to have you here at Ambleside. All the very best for your return to the UK, we're sure your families can't wait to have you home. Warm... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Firstly, the B&B itself is lovely - a home away from home! The room was nicely furnished with a super comfy bed too! The spa was a welcome sight after a day walking through Abel Tasmin National Park. Great location, just a quick drive in to the city and easy access to the many sight seeing adventures that await you!... More 

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

We are really touched by your review thank you both so much. It was truly a pleasure having you stay with us and we would welcome you back any time. We really enjoyed our chats and hearing about your exciting plans. We know you will be great at whatever you choose to do. Warm regards Janine and Peter. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Peter and Janine were fantastic hosts. We were warmly received and made to feel very comfortable from the moment we arrived. Peter has an extensive knowledge of the local area and is the go-to-guy for advice on where to go and what to see. The real jewel in the crown are the breakfasts: An extensive menu to choose from and... More 

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

Thank you for your great comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are really pleased that you had a good time and that we were able to assist you with advice. Peter loves preparing the breakfasts, and it is always made so much better by conversation and a few laughs with such a lovely couple... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights in Nelson at this lovely B&B. Pete made the yummiest breakfasts of all the places we stayed at during our four weeks on the South Island. Pete also directed us to some fun activities and conveniently set up our day trip to Abel Tasman National Park. The bus to Kaiteriteri picked us up and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It was wonderful to have you stay with us at Ambleside and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Nelson. Having guests like you who are such great company, so interesting and active was a real pleasure. All the very best to you both. Warm regards Janine and Peter. More 

Warin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

A lovely accomodation, good located in Nelson. Robyn and Kees are wonderful hosts. There is nothing left to wish. The rooms are lovingly furnished and very quiet. We had a very warm welcome and several good talks to our hosts. The breakfast was excellent and very diverse. We got also homemade cookies and cake (delicious). The hosts gave us good... More 

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

WOW - when you have guests as lovely as these three - hosting is a wonderful occupation! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and such kind words. It is always so sad to say goodbye and we felt like we had really made nice friends with these lovely people. It is wonderful to hear we are doing most... More 

Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The house is on the main road into Nelson though we did not suffer from road noise. The decor and furnishings were immaculate, the bed comfortable though the bathroom was a little small. The breakfasts were absolutely first class and Robyn and Kees were the best hosts we have experienced in a Band B both interms of ideas for visits... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and the kind words! The B&B guest area is located at the rear of the property, the south facing rooms are double-glazed and all the walls are sound-proofed. This makes for a noise-proof stay! Although we do have three small ensuite bathrooms, we also have one very large ensuite bathroom - attached to the... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The Ambleside Bed and Breakfast was our first stop in the South Island (as we flew to Nelson) and it was also our last as we returned there before we flew home. Robyn and Kees are just the most wonderful hosts and genuinely nice people. We had a pot of tea on arrival, which was perfect after a long journey.... More 

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

When such lovely and delightful guests as these two stay, hosting is a wonderful pleasure! Thank you very much for your wonderful and kind words. Our cooked gourmet breakfasts are a big part of the 'luxury' in our name as we know feeling satisfied and well-fed is so important before you embark on your day out in Nelson. Yes, hanging... More 

Irvine, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is only our second B&B experience and feel that this is the was B&B's should be run. The owners were so welcoming and inviting. They were full of information about the local area and beyond and we made full use of their recommendations. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and the owners went out of their way to make us... More 

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

What lovely words written about our B&B! Thank you so much for your kindness. Concerning the honeymoon suite, given we were just the second B&B experience for these guests, we are not sure what the expectation was and what our room is being compared to! It has been the Cream honeymoon suite for 14 years and never been questioned as... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on SH6, minutes from the airport (although not under the flight path), close to the Nelson Golf course and Tahunanui, our beautiful safe swimming beach, fabulous restaurants, a few minutes to the CBD, and only 45 minutes drive to the stunning Abel Tasman Park.Ambleside B&B is a purpose-built B&B, built in 2003, and in keeping with the character of the 1936 bungalow. The guest wing is located at the rear of the property and provides a peaceful and quiet ambience. FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET is available everywhere on the property. Guests have own carpark, own entrance and each of the FOUR GUEST ROOMS has its own ensuite bathroom, one with a large bathroom with disabled facilities. All luxury amenities, beautiful linens and toiletries are provided.The guest lounge provides a relaxing place to check emails, plan activities and itineraries from the extensive brochure display, watch a movie or just chat with other travellers whilst enjoying a glass of local Nelson wine. Breakfast is extra special - and we are humbled by the fact guests often note in the guest-book it is the best they have had in the country!! Choose from our extensive menu - gourmet, cooked and continental - we also provide gluten-free options and dairy free - then enjoy it in the courtyard in the surrounds of the beautiful garden alongside the stream - the gently flowing water providing an extra special ambience. Outdoor seating areas, and the spa pool provide all-day comfort for those just wanting to relax and take in the beautiful Nelson climate and scenery. Built on the level, there are no steps or stairs to negotiate, but there are still beautiful views of the hills and mountains and the sea is only 20 minutes walk away.Everything you need is here to make your stay extra special with every comfort provided to ensure your stay is typically a memorable kiwi experience. Hosts, Janine and Peter are accompanied by their little West Highland Terrier, Billie, who although loves to hang out with her guests, does not require a lap to sit on, or even a pat, but she does love to pose for your camera!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

Address: 237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $110 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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