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Split Apple Lodge - Boutique Ecotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kaiteriteri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Words cannot describe how wonderful this Lodge is. Foremost the friendliness of Bert and Pauline and their desire to see that you have the best time possible in Abel Tasman. They make each guest feel welcome and special. The views from the rooms, main lounge/breakfast room and porches without parallel. We had the sea view and our friends the mountain view. Do not hesitate to take either, as all the view spectacular. Although their are balconies on the sea view side, the front porch balcony offers a wonderful place to sit, have a coffee or late afternoon drink and enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the ocean and rooms. The breakfasts were wonderful and gave a chance at the table to speak to the other guests and hear their recommendations for outings. The ability to do ones laundry just an added benefit. Would recommend staying here without any hesitation.

Room Tip: Either Mountain view or sea view great. Don't hesitate to take either.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was a great second stop on our honeymoon and a great location to stay when traveling to Abel Tasman. The views are spectacular! On one side of the lodge you have gorgeous views of the mountain and the other side you have fabulous views of the bay. We had a sea view room with a great porch that we sat on each evening and had a nice glass of wine and read a book. Each morning we had a great breakfast in the main living room with the other guests, which was wonderful. It was also a close drive to Marahua where we had a great dinner and took out our sea kayaks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the three mountain view rooms of the lodge, all are next to another. The room was large and very clean, with a large window providing excellent views to the surrounding mountains. The bathroom was quite small, but ok for the two of us. The three sea view rooms all have a private deck that is not completely separated from the neighbors’ deck. The common verandah provides outside sitting space with superb views to the sea.

Breakfast is served from 8-9 am only and provides fresh fruit, toast, butter, croissants and jam. Guests sit together on a large table for breakfast. Owners Paulette and Bert presented some extra stuff like home-baked muffins for breakfast or cinnamon-walnuts during daytime –everything was very delicious. You can use the coffee machine during the day also and there is a fridge for all guests to put your things to chill in.

It takes an easy and comfortable 10 minutes drive to Marahau to get the water taxis into the Abel Tasman NP and a 5 minutes drive to get access to the 20 minutes track to Split Apple Beach.

All in all, a great choice and absolutely recommended. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return for our next stay in the area!

Room Tip: Mountain view rooms have a large window, sea view rooms a private, but not completely separated deck...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our first accommodation on arrival in NZ and one of the best we experienced in our 18 day trip. A faultless stay, smoothly run by a dedicated & welcoming couple, Bert & Pauline. Beautifully presented rooms, lovely views and communal areas where you can relax, meet other traveller or make a cuppa. If you are looking for a tip-top base to explore the area from Nelson, Abel Tasman and up to Cape Foulwind, then look no further. Take a look at sandra7979's review, a fellow traveller we met at Christmas in the lodge.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Wonderful B&B located on top of small ridge ..one side overlooks mountains the other Tasman Bay...Bert and Pauline were wonderful host ...spotless ..everything looks nearly new..free wifi.laundry and Bert also lent my husband a tool. Beautiful relaxing spot.Very nice breakfast..we enjoyed homemade carrot /raisin muffins.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

If you are visiting the Abel Tasman area, I can't imagine there would be anywhere better to stay. The grounds, rooms, and hosts make Split Apple simply amazing. Our hosts, Bert and Paulette, made us feel right at home from the very start. Since all of the local resturants were closed during Christmas, they prepared a wonderful Christmas BBQ for their guest, something that was certainly not expected, but VERY much appreciated. For breakfast each morning, they had a tasty spread of high quality, continental style foods (fresh fruit, granola, croissants, toast) and espresso style coffee. All guests dined at a long, family style table, which provided the perfect opportunity to swap travel tips iand interesting stories. The rooms were spacious, modern, and incredibly clean. We had a sea view room with a balcony, and the view was absolutely spectacular. The location of the B&B is secluded, which provided the perfect setting for relaxation and to appreciate the beauty around you. The common area (deck) has a great high-top table and two-seater wooden swing to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. Although the lodge is secluded, it is not far from town (5 minute drive) and was very close to the Split Apple Rock beach, which is a must-see. All in all, a great experience. Thanks, Bert and Paulette!

Room Tip: There is not a bad view from this place. Sea view or mountain view, you can not go wrong.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at the lodge for only one night (new years eve) but at the end we wished we could have stayed more. Bert and Paulette were nothing but kind and accommodating throughout our whole experience. This included exceptional service in booking the room via email, picking us up and dropping us off in Kaiteriteri, lending us their car to go to dinner in Marahau, superb breakfast, and being altogether friendly. The lodge is super nice with amazing views. I would not hesitate to recommend the split apple lodge to anyone going to Kaiteriteri - you won't be disappointed - our stay was quite simply spectacular.

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Address: 370 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road | Rd2, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kaiteriteri
Price Range: $149 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Split Apple Lodge - Boutique Ecotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering breathtaking views over the Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park Hills - Split Apple Lodge boutique Ecotel & Spa (from 2018) sits on top of it all, right between Marahau and Kaiteriteri Beach. From the first to the last ray of sunlight you will enjoy various seating areas with great views - inside and outside, and absolute tranquility above one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand: The Abel Tasman National Park. The popular Lodge is run ecofriendly and was fully renovated and refurbished in 2016 & 2017 and features three spectacular Sea View Rooms with private balconies, and three Mountain View Rooms with sights of the Abel Tasman Hilltops. A new and luxurious two bedroom apartment is available for families or friends travelling together. Inhouse massages, yoga lessons and activities nearby are available on request. ​ From January 2018 onwards guests will enjoy complimentary SPA access whilst enjoying the most beautiful sunsets. ... more   less 
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