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182 Kina Peninsula Road Tasman, Motueka 7173 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
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The Waters is part of the 10 ha Erinaceus Estate with over 400 m beachfront and it's award winning olive oil from the own olive orchard and vineyard.The Waters is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay, in the heart of the Nelson Wine region, New Zealand. Three private, beautifully appointed accommodation suites offer spectacular unspoilt panoramic views over the Tasman bay to the east (Nelson) D'Urville Island,Abel Tasman N.P. and snow-capped Mount Arthur to the west. Our guests can enjoy our luxurious retreat while having superb access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand with it's vineyards and artists abound. We offer relaxation, comfort and all the amenities you could want in a sumptuous environment. With a flexible range of services on offer to cater for your every need we strive to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Raf19712014 wrote a review Jan 2
Nelson, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing location for our special day! Me and my wife got married at the Waters just recently and we absolutly loved and appreciated every second of it. We had the ceremony down at the beach house close to the sea, which it was perfect for what we wanted. At the end of the ceremony we had drinks and nibbles there and later on we moved at the top accomodation ( the Villa ) where the views of the bay are simply spectacular and that's where we had our reception / party. I honestly cannot imagine a better place for a wedding in the Nelson/Tasman area. Francesco and Elena were extremly helpful and professional during the planning and on the day, they made it extremly easy for us, so we could truly enjoy every moment. Our expectations were definitely surpassed! I strongly recommend this amazing venue for weddings or simply a relaxing getaway Raffaele
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Franco wrote a review Jan 1
Ponte Buggianese, Italy1 contribution
Francesco and Elena, coming from Venice and Milan, Italy, have taken the standards of The Waters to the highest European levels. Given the excellent cooking ability of Francesco, shame the food selection is not extended to other Venetian recipes. The quality of the service, architecture and overall tidiness is matched only by the scenery over the sea. We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Jane wrote a review Dec 2020
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We attended a friend's wedding in this beautiful spot. A little beach house, decorated like a Cape Cod cottage is almost on the water and was the perfect spot for the ceremony. Then we had the reception at the main house. Just a really wonderful spot for a memorable occasion, with great views and very accomplished and hospitable hosts. We will have memories of this day for many years to come and are so happy our friends were able to celebrate their wedding there on a perfect summer day.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: All the suites are beautiful!
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AnneHaswell wrote a review Dec 2020
Nelson, New Zealand72 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I got married on the 12th of December at The Waters. Elena and Francesco could not have been more accommodating. Nothing was a problem, the property looked immaculate and all of our guests were most impressed by the beautiful setting and the smooth running of the whole day. We had some wedding guests stay at the property too, every one of them felt really well looked after, nothing was too much trouble for Elena and Francesco. We can't recommend the Waters highly enough. Such a stunning and tranquil place. We didn't want to leave.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Barbara Ebner, Owner at The Waters luxury B&B
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Anne, congratulations! we are very happy to hear from you and that everything worked out well. Best regards, Barbara and Robert
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Clare J wrote a review Dec 2020
Naples, Italy20 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at the Waters to attend a wedding and it was the perfect choice. The location is spectacular with sea and mountain views and the grounds are extensive with both garden, lawns vineyards and olive groves. The hosts Francesco and Elena are fabulous. They both went beyond what one would expect to ensure the wedding went without a hitch and managed to do this without compromising the amazing standard of service to the guests staying at the property. All of the rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean and beautiful furnished with fabulous views of the bay and the property (which is immaculately presented). We particularly enjoyed the privacy of our accommodation which gave us a restful space where we could relax both prior to and after the wedding celebrations. Thank you so much Francesco and Elena for making it such a special weekend. We look forward to staying with you again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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$208 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMotueka
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waters luxury B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Waters luxury B&B?
Nearby attractions include Wreck of the Janie Seddon (3.8 miles), Motueka Sunday Market (4.8 miles), and Flaxmore Vineyards (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waters luxury B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Waters luxury B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Waters luxury B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waters luxury B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waters luxury B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Smoking Barrel, T.O.A.D Hall Store & Cafe, and Jester House Cafe.
Does The Waters luxury B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Waters luxury B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Waters luxury B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Waters luxury B&B offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waters luxury B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waters luxury B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Michael Macmillan Sculptor and Country Homeware (6.7 miles).