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“Happy As Ever”
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Mapua Chalets
Ranked #3 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Happy As Ever”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just returned from our third stay in four years, happy as ever. Mapua Chalets are in a beautiful, sunny and peaceful location. The chalets are well equipped with everything one needs plus there is a spa pool and an outdoor swimming pool. A night time soak in the spa pool, gazing at the sea view with Nelson's lights in the distance is heavenly. Chalet management is friendly and unobtrusive. This was not our last stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just had 7 great days in our two bedroom chalet. Along with our two teenage sons we made the most of the gorgeous pool and we all loved soaking in the spa with view to die for. We dragged our jet ski up the hill and had ample parking space. The Mapua Chalets are located right in the middle of Nelson/Tahuna and Motueka, so much choice. Kicking back quietly with a book or put the running shoes on and get your holiday exercise fix, we did it all. Chalets very self contained, had all our cooking needs, thrashed the BBQ and appreciated the on site washing machine. Rabbit Island, 10 minutes away, was our playground for the jet ski and surf casting. Thanks for a delightful holiday!!

Room Tip: Only queen size beds in two bedroom chalets (note VERY COMFY queen beds) but just ask for spare matt...
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Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband Scott, 2 children (4yr & 2yr), and I (Alexia) stayed at the Chalets last November/December and had a marvelous time. We actually used to live at the chalets when they first opened in 2001 and we were so impressed w/all the lovely changes Karen and Andy had made to the property (i.e. pool, hot tub, landscaping). I can't say enough about how wonderful it is to stay at the Mapua Chalets....the chalets are super clean and very comfortable, all items to make meals are included in the chalets (pots, pans, fridge,etc), the views are the best in the region, and the hosts are truly fantastic. We stayed a couple of weeks this last time and by the time we left we felt as if we had made true friends in Andy and Karen. They are exceptional people and will go out of their way to make your holiday a memorable one. Our family reminisces frequently about our time there and are already making plans to return again from the States! We miss NZ and our little slice of heaven at the Mapua Chalets!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I loved staying here and experiencing the beautiful views, the hot tub under the stars, the comfy cottage, and the welcoming hosts. It was as quiet as could be up on that ridge top and the tiny town of Mapua was fun to explore. Don't miss having dinner at Jellyfish (Andy's great suggestion) where you will delight in wonderful dishes from the kitchen of Mark Mehalski, who just won Hospitality NZ's Head Chef of the Year award. May I suggest the Sicilian Seafood Soup with Grilled Sourdough? Yum!

Mapua is a great base from which to have your Abel Tasman Park adventure, and you're close to Nelson as well. And Mapua Chalets is just the kind of place you will want to come home to after the day's excursions. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Bischofszell, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Once again, thank you Karen and Andy

We had 10 wonderful days at the chalets. Very comfy beds, and the spa is without doubt the best spa location we have ever been it.

Kitchen facilitIes were great, we even were able to cook a meal for 10 persons and enjoyed every minute of it. Our kids really enjoyed the freedom to run around up there and the views were stunning.

Very friendly hosts as well that offered a separate dinng table and a spare mattress to accomdate our extra child, at no extra charge!!!

We will definitely come back, and look forward to our next stay. a must for everyone staying in Mapua and the Tasman region.

Frank & Tamara

Room Tip: We stayed in Chalets 1 and 2 but they all appear to be equally great,
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Karen and Andy provide a genuinely friendly welcome. We stayed for a month and were sorry to leave. The view from the chalet was wonderful. We made good use of the swimming pool ( a great size) and hot tub. The chalets are clean and comfortable. My wife made good use of the clothe washing facilities. We had a little trouble with the newly fitted oven, but this was fixed immediately. The beds are very comfortable and the chalets are quiet. Excellent shower. Wi fi provided which is a boon. Good barbecue and great to be able to have meals outside. Kitchen a bit cramped, but you can't have everything. Very good value.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Our family of four stayed at the Mapua chalets for four nights. Firstly, our hosts were very friendly and obliging. The chalet was very comfortable and clean with views that were beautiful by day and spectacular by night. We will also remember soaking in the hot tub and absorbing the scenery, for years to come. The chalets feels remote and yet you are in a superb location to explore the region and that gorgeous Mapua wharf is only 5 mins drive away. This place gets a huge thumbs up from us!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mapua Chalets

Property: Mapua Chalets
Address: 172 Seaton Valley Road, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mapua Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in an alpine spa retreat just minutes from Tasman's pristine beaches and wineries. Our self contained cottages are nestled on a secluded ridge with expansive views out across Tasman Bay, and the Richmond ranges. Enjoy private use of our stunning spa pool and swimming pool. All our chalets are fully equipped with 5 channel SKY TV, 32" Flat Screen TV, and free wireless internet. We offer a comprehensive activity booking service. After an active day how about a relaxing on-site therapeutic massage? ... more   less 
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