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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Really fantastic place to stay near Abel Tasman. John and Scott have an amazing home and the guest areas are nicer than any hotel we stayed in. The view is unreal and the homemade breakfast every morning is delicious. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area for sure. Definitely need your own car to get here but the house...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks J&S. We try to make our breakfast layout something special, with fresh fruits (seasonal) from our area (and sometimes our own garden) and maybe even a freshly baked loaf of bread every day, depending upon guest needs/wants. Also, given all there is to see and do in Abel Tasman NP, we want our guests to be fed a good...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We spent a few weeks in great hotels and B&Bs in New Zealand. Awatea Tasman Bay was by far our favourite! John & Scott are exemplary hosts! They like to help with any kinds of random questions one may have and are genuinely nice people. The house itself is very modern, but has a cozy feel to it as well....

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks for those extremely flattering words. Obviously, Scott and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we’re happy we could help in whatever way we could. Thanks again and we’d love to see you here again on a future trip. Cheers, John

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 24, 2017

stayed in the cottage, and absolutely loved it. Lovely cottage, bedroom, large lounge / kitchen, and a fabulous bathroom. Fabulous views from the private terrace, that go on forever. Great hosts, great attention to detail and very friendly. The only downside is its quite a trek to good restaurants, but with your own facilities and a BBQ its almost irrelevant....

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review of our lovely Cottage accommodation. We certainly agree with you about the fabulous views that can be enjoyed from both our Cottage and Guest House, and that our Cottage is a great place to prepare your own BBQ dinner, then relax and enjoy the moment! We are also glad that you took the opportunity...

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Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this wonderful property enough, and the owners John and Scott make it even better. The attention to detail is stunning, the welcome very warm and open. John and Scott made us feel very at home, were very happy to have a chat with us but also gave us our own space. We had a gorgeous room and...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review. We're always striving to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay with us and we're obviously pleased you had a good time while you were with us. Isn't Abel Tasman NP one of the best? When our guests recount their day's outing in the Park, we're regularly reminded of our own walks there and how...

Asten, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Dear John and Scott, We sincerly want to thank you for sharing with us the Awatea Tasman Bay lodge and the time we spent there with you. We have been around in the world a little bit, but our stay with you is definitly on of the highlights of our 6 weeks holiday in NZ It is abreath taking experience...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jan en Ans, Thanks so much for the very glowing review about our Awatea accommodation and your recent stay; your words are thoughtful and kind and we are happy you had such a good time here. Yes, the landscaping took a lot of work but as you wrote, it is worth the effort when you look around the lodge...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed December 9, 2016

We loved everything about our stay at Awatea Tasman Bay. The proprietors, John and Scott, were absolutely charming and welcomed us, first, into their home where we got to know a little bit about their lives before being shown to our private cottage. We were absolutely delighted with the spacious 3-rooms that were at once roomy yet cosy, the marvelous...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear R&J, It was good to share some memories of TO with you and we were pleased you took the opportunity to explore Abel Tasman national park a bit while you were with us. Travel well.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed December 5, 2016

All excellent !! First of all the friendliness of the owners who can not be more kind and solicitous. Best accomodation on our trip in NZ. We stayed in the cottage which is a dream, a comfortable wooden house with everything you need. Decor carefully and tastefully, they have really set the house to make your stay enjoyable. Comfortable bed,...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Wow, what a great comment, thanks, N&F. We are pleased we could look after you for the extra night you wanted – that would not have been so easy to do in our busy months coming up in January and February. We are happy that you had a good time in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, and hope to...

Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a really great time staying in the absolute amazing and luxurious cottage celebrating our honeymoon. The stay here greatly exceeded our expectations...The location, the breathtaking views, the tranquil gardens, the design of the cottage and every little detail worked out to perfection. Scott & John were perfect and generous hosts (thanks again for the bottle of bubbly to...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, A&K, you are very kind to write such nice things. We too, are pleased you enjoyed our little Cottage and its ambience and view, it is pretty nice, isn’t it? We’d love to host you again on your next trip, too and hope your journey in NZ continues well.

Bassum, Germany
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Awatea Tasman Bay has a wonderful Location at a hill site. The modern and great furnished home is perfect and the view over the Tasman Bay is really amazing. You even can see Nelson in the far. But most important for this wonderful B&B accomodation are the Hosts Scott and John. They give you the feeling of being home and...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear S&H, thank you for your kind words in your review. We are happy that your visit with us was so enjoyable and that you were able to do the walk and the boat ride you wanted in the nearby, scenic Abel Tasman National Park. And, we’re pleased that you enjoyed the view and accommodation offered by our BayView suite,...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Visited New Zealand for a month during March and stayed in several B&Bs on both the North and South Islands; Awatea Tasman Bay was the best place we stayed in by far! Scott and John have achieved a level and professional yet friendly service that many other B&B owners find hard to manage. We stayed in the Cottage and it...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear D&G, Hey there, nice to hear from you and many thanks for the wonderful positive expression about service, cleanliness and catering regarding your stay here. It was really nice to enjoy breakfasts together on the east deck, wasn’t it; watching the colours change across Tasman Bay and the sunny aspect for your morning coffee. It was a pleasure meeting...

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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 

Additional Information about Awatea Tasman Bay

Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $244 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Awatea Tasman Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The cottage is totally private with everything you need.”
 of 5 bubbles MaggieRog, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“We were upgraded to The Cottage; we should have booked it in the first place, well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles 322shaunat, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“The Bay View Suite was very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles SHills2010, Jan 30, 2017 | Read review
“There is a separate guesthouse which is really ...”
 of 5 bubbles JanPetersAstenNL, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“Having out own personal cottage provided a quiet atmosphere and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Hilscher, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
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