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Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 3 Bronte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 4, 2009

I cant praise Sarah and Ian enough , its was really like staying with great friends . The rooms are very spacious with amazing views and really luxurious . The location is great for experiencing the Abel Tasman Park , we thoroughly enjoyed the walking and had a great trip out on a boat , which was recommended by Sarah and Ian . The only downside was leaving , we stayed 3 nights but could have stayed a lot longer

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2009

We spent 20 days traveling across New Zealand in February and stayed in seven different B&Bs. While we enjoyed each of them for different reasons, none could compare to Atholwood. Sarah and Ian were fantastic hosts giving us just the right amount of interaction but also making sure that we had plenty of privacy. The apartment is beautiful. The 5 stars is well earned with a fully outfitted kitchen and all around luxury. As we were traveling with our infant, the exceptional cleanliness of the rooms was especially appreciated. The views on the estuary were breathtaking. On our next trip to the Nelson area this is the only stop we will make.

David and Yuri

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2009

Found this beautiful spot quite by chance - tucked off a side road lined with vineyards and orchards, even a sculpture gallery, ,just out of Mapua, about 20 minutes drive from Nelson. Accommodation was in a delightful cottage set amongst beautiful trees and natural landscaping. Other accommodation was available in the main house - a contemporary, architecturally designed building which blends beautifully into its surroundings. The cottage was charming, with quality furniture, fittings and accoutrements. As for the hosts, they were extremely friendly and obliging, making us feel quite at home and we left after three days vowing to return.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2009

We had originally contacted a nearby B & B and due to a change in ownership we were advised to contact Atholwood. Could not have been a better recommendation.
Excellent accommodation with very comfortable beds and facilities.
Great location on the Bronte peninsula - very quiet and convenient to all the local attractions.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mal & Margie Barratt

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

We booked B&Bs throughout our NZ stay and Atholwood ranked the best. Our hosts, Sarah & Ian, knew everything about the area and set us out on excellent adventures during our 3-night stay. In particular, the water taxi into Abel Tasman Nat'l Park.
Home cooked breakfasts, an outstanding room with a view, exceptionally quiet. Who could ask for more?
My wife and I would (and will someday!) return to New Zealand. The picturesque northwestern corner of the South Island will be on our itinerary again and we will definitely stay at Atholwood.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2009

Great location, view and gardens.
Immediate service, assistance with settling in, timely breakfast.
Spacious, fully-appointed room with great balcony.
Very much appreciated having air conditioning - not a common feature with B&Bs throughout New Zealand - to help ensure a good night's rest.
Only regret was that we had so little time, but we'll be back!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2009

My fiance and I stayed with Sarah and Ian at Atholwood for one night during our two week vacation to New Zealand. Our room was very large, beautifully appointed with modern king-size bed, comfortable mattress and lovely linens. The bathroom had a large walk-in shower with dual shower head. The grounds are gorgeous and sit on the shore of an estuary filled with aquatic birds. It was amazing to watch the entire area fill with water during high tide, then completely empty during low tide. The view was gorgeous from our balcony of both the estuary and mountains beyond. They have done a beautiful job with plantings and hardscaping all around the property, and we really enjoyed spending some time in the sun by the pool.

Sarah made reservations for us at a great restaurant in Mapua, and also arranged for a catamaran boat tour in the Abel Tasman park. She made us a lovely breakfast in the morning and Ian helped us plan the next leg of our trip to Golden Bay. We wished we could have stayed at least one more night at Atholwood.

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Additional Information about Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation

Address: 118 Bronte Road East | RD1 Upper Moutere, Bronte, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Bronte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bronte
Price Range: $262 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Atholwood Luxury Counrty Accommodation is a unique five star luxury retreat, offering you serenity in comfort and style with two B&B suites and a self-contained apartment, all with their own balconies and views over the Waimea estuary,at the entrance to the grounds is the self-contained Gatehouse cottage. Set in 2.2 Acres of park-like grounds with native trees and hidden pathways that border the estuary, and ideally situated between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 
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