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Bronte Country Estate
Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We held a small wedding ( 19 people) at the Bronte Country Estate in March 2012. From start to finish Daniel (the manager) was helpful, friendly and supportive. The Bronte is in a beautiful peaceful location with sea and coastal views and comfortable accomadation. Our wedding plans were well executed including providing great catering ( delicious food by Kristin Harrison) , a lovley maraque for dinner and a well managed event from start to finish. It was a special day and we are grateful to Daniel and his team for helping us create such a wonderful day. I would highly recommend this as an intimate wedding venue or for any special occasion.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2012

Thank you Gareth and Miriam for your review. It was a very successful evening and I'm please all our guests had a wonderful evening and enjoyed the lodge dinner our chef created for your special occasion. I hope to see you both again when come back to visit the area again. Many thanks Daniel

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

The Bronte Estate provides superb accommodation, ideally situated almost in the sea, with truly epic breakfasts in wonderful surroundings. To lie in bed and gaze out at the sea lagoon was magical.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We often get comments about our wonderful location to all the attractions in the Nelson area and how close our accommodation is to the foreshore of the beautiful Waimea Estuary. We hope to see you back at Bronte one day soon. Daniel

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

My son and I stayed at Bronte Country Estate for two nights in January as part of a 15-day trip through the South Island. We were blown away by the spectacular setting, elegant and comfortable accomodations, and phenomenal service. Our suite felt very private and featured its own deck with beautiful views of the estuary, birdlife and mountains beyond. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning on the deck of the main house, as well as swims in the pool each evening before going out to dinner. The location is ideal for anyone who plans to visit Abel Tasman Park (about a half-hour away).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Katharine W
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2012

Thanks Kathy for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you and Alex made the most of our wonderful facilities here at Bronte. I hope Alex is doing well in Perth (I'm sure he is). Hope to see you again. Many thanks, Daniel

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Arrived at Bronte to be greeted by Margaret Fraser who showed us to our suite overlooking a beautiful estuary. Wonderful accomodations, very clean, updated, and super comfortable. Daily breakfasts were amazing and included all homemade items right from Bronte. Estate was beautifully groomed with such a peaceful setting upon orchards, gardens, and very nice pool. Daniel, the Estate Manager, was very helpful and accomodating with the area touring suggestions that were so much fun ! Would stay again anytime !

Room Tip: All the rooms on the Estate appeared to be a great choice depending on size of family traveling.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mo K
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2012

Thank you so much Mo and Andy for review. It's was really nice meeting you and the rest of your family over Christmas. I hope you all have another family reunion here some day soon. Best of luck for the coming year. Kind regards, Daniel

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

WOW! What an amazingly beautiful piece of paradise! We were warmly greeted by Daniel who showed us to our shoreline suite and what breath taking views of the water which is only metres away from our front door!
We walked through their beautiful gardens to the heated swimming pool which was lovely and secluded.
Daniel was very knowledgeable about the area and history and recommended several local restaurants to dine at.
We would/will definitely recommend staying here to everyone!! It is just an outstanding property with warm hospitality!!
Thanks once again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2012

A wonderful review, thank you very much. Pleased you enjoyed the lovely garden and facilities at Bronte. It makes all the hard work worth while when we have such lovely feedback. Thank you!!

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed 6 nights. We had a fantastic time. The accomodations (villas) are spread throughout the extensive property, with views across the harbour - wading birds. We had a quail family visit us each morning and evening, feeding on our lawn and only a few meters from us in our lounge. Accomodation is excellent, and the whole atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Special breakfasts preceeded our outings to the greater Nelson region. Daniel was a courteous and attentive host, and with his mother Margaret as source of much local information. We will definitely return, and would recommend it to others unreservedly.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian T
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2012

Thank you for coming to stay with us, the whole family really enjoyed your company over the 6 days you stayed st Bronte. We would love to see you back at again, next time bring some friends and stay in Te Koi and enjoy the new cycle way through Nelson which should be completed soon. Till then, have a great year! Daniel

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We ended our two week tour of the south island with four nights at Bronte and couldn't have asked for a better end to our holiday. Despite three days of rain we, with our three young children, had a wonderful time in the luxury of Te Koi. On arrival Daniel warmly welcomed us and showed us round the beautifully decorated cottage, which included a generously stocked fridge and pantry. The children ran into the garden and jumped in the kayaks. The weather was dreadful but Daniel gave useful advice on things to do and places to go, and when not venturing out we thoroughly enjoyed hanging out at 'home'. We would recommend Bronte, and Daniel, unreservedly. - The Derrick family, Hong Kong

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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DanielFraser, Manager at Bronte Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2012

Thanks a lot for the taking the time to write us this wonderful review. I'm really pleased the rain didn't stop you all having a good time. We would love to see your family back in Te Koi at Bronte some day soon. Daniel

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Additional Information about Bronte Country Estate

Address: 133 Bronte Road East | off Coastal Highway 60, Upper Moutere, 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 #1 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Mapua
Price Range: $424 - $830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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