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Bronte Country Estate
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect New Zealand hospitality...!!!”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed at Bronte Country Estate as part of our wonderful 3 week tour of the South Island and this was, without a doubt, the most memorable place we stayed.

A very warm welcome from Daniel as we arrived and we were shown to our fantastic suite overlooking the estuary. The room was very stylishly decorated and exceptionally clean with great facilities in the small kitchen.

Fabulous touches like the decanter of sherry and the complimentary local beer and sparkling wine chilling in the fridge and of course the scrumptious home made cookies replenished every morning, a great touch.

Daniel was the perfect host, we arrived late afternoon and he had already made a provisional booking for dinner for us at the Apple Shed (great, fun, informal place to eat )
The breakfasts were wonderful; home cooked local produce in the great surroundings of the Homestead. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting the South Island, it is one of the best properties I have stayed in.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thanks guys for the amazing review. I couldn't ask for more. Be great to see you both again. Daniel
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Montecito, California
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

On our fourth visit to Bronte,we were greeted warmly by Daniel, the manager,and taken to our villa set on the serene estuary.Every thing was perfect..every detail attended to....we have always chosen to stay in this beautiful sanctuary as a stopover before we begin our flyfishing journey thru New Zealand.We were shown the new two bedroom Te Koi...and wow...we wished we were travelling with friends so we could make use of this beautiful self contained home ..also on the estuary.No visit to the South Island would be complete without a visit to Bronte.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, December 31, 2011
It was really nice to see you both again here at Bronte, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you both caught your fair share of fish in the south island rivers. look forward to seeing you both again soon. Many thanks, Daniel
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

It was mazing experience to stayed at Bronte in a two bedroom self contained villa called Te Koi. Excellent service, very friendly staff. Great New Zealand hospitality in a wonderful setting. I highly recommend this property as we have stayed in many luxury properties in New Zealand and this was the best!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
WOW, what a fantastic review. Thanks so much!
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Auckland
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

I don't often comment in public forums, however I feel inspired to write this review. The sunrise over the estuary on the first morning of my stay was one of the best I've ever seen and in one of the most beautiful settings. My accommodations were truly superb. The attention to detail and service was second to none. I can highly recommend a stay at Bronte Country Estate.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and our wonderful location. See you back here some day soon.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

Loved the location (about halfway in between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park), loved the setting overlooking the water, and Daniel's service is second to none in New Zealand.

I was staying there on business and it made for the perfect retreat away from the conference I had to attend in Nelson.

Will be coming back with the wife to earn brownie points ASAP!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
I'm pleased you enjoyed staying with us, and its nice to see clients staying out in the country a little when they are in Nelson for business. Next time when you book, I'll make sure there is a special bottle of bubbles in the room for you both. Thanks, Daniel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

We had a wonderful lodge with a small kitcenette with fabulous views over the estuary from our bedroom window. We had a very warm welcome and were able to drive right up to the lodge. we had everything available, but the decor and fittings are a little old fashioned now but are very nice and homely.

Daniel who runs the place was very helpful and gave us some excellent recommnedadtions to eart and look around. We also brought some food back to heat up as it is 15 mins to the nearest place for food.

Danile cooks a great and very generous and home produce breaksfast - so wonderful at the time you want with great enthusiasm. A charming and helpfu host with a wonderful location for a peaceful and romatic break.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
Thanks very much for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and loved our location. You will be happy to know we have almost completed a major refurbishment of our suites which will be ready for when they reopen in September. I hope you both can come back and enjoy them at a later date. Thanks, Daniel
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 24, 2011

We were fortunate enough to spend our wedding weekend at Bronte Country Estate. It made our weekend that extra bit special. From the private and stunning setting, to the friendly and personable service, to comfortable and cool decor - we loved it all!

We swam in the pool, checked out the beautiful gardens, had a delicious breakfast and even played cricket on the lawn.

Dan made everything so easy - he is awesome. We couldn't recommend Bronte more.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bronte Country Estate

Property: Bronte Country Estate
Address: Bronte Road East | off Coastal Highway 60, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bronte Country Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bronte Country Estate is exclusive luxury accommodation in a tranquil natural setting. Nestled on the edge of the Waimea Estuary on Nelson’s historic Bronte Peninsula, Bronte is surrounded by its extensive mature gardens, family-run vineyard and apple orchards.As Nelson's premier 5-star waterfront property, Bronte Country Estate is New Zealand owned and operated, with five purpose-built suites and villas set apart from the homestead. Dressing rooms, spa baths and kitchenettes provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort.Guests can enjoy the meandering gardens and parkland, heated swimming pool, tennis court, petanque, mountain bikes, and canoes and the seasonal beauty of the Estate’s 65 acre coastal orchard. ... more   less 
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