The location, view, ambiance, comfort and character of this property would suffice for 4 (dots?), but the quality of the breakfast and solicitous conversation of James and Richard adds another. I'm sure the house has an interesting history, had its records not burned (per James). Perfectly situated between Tahunanui beach and the town centre, we hated to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, historic (1857) home - in Nelson's premier location - with a magical view encompassing the harbour entrance and Tasman Bay. In the west 2 mountain ranges contribute to dramatic sunsets. Three elegant rooms: Haulashore Apartment has a designer kitchen (with laundry appliances), veranda & terrace; adjacent Wakatu Room (doesn't get a direct view but often paired with Haulashore); top-floor Fifeshire Suite with unparalleled view. All have luxurious marble-tiled bathrooms. WIFI is complimentary. Relaxed, affable hosts. Four minutes to town or 4 the other way to the city beach (Tahunanui). Richard speaks German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish. Te Puna Wai's guests are helping keep a special part of NZ early architecture alive & humming. ... more less
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- Te Puna Wai Hotel Nelson