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“A Piece of Heaven”

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The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters
Ranked #5 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2012

breath taking a piece of heaven., wow there are no words to describe how beautiful this place was! We were welcomed by the owner who's character was very laid back and welcoming.
My husban and I were celerbrating our anniversary and there was no better place to enjoy it but here at the Wheelhouse Inn. Beautifully laid out, very private inside and out! Private deck with amazing views of ocean and native bush. Very clean inside, accommodating and relaxing facilities.... our stay was 2night and wish we stayed a little longer.
Fabolous .....................
Whiona & Alex Newport (Kapiti Coast)

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

We recently stayed for 2 nights at the Crow's Nest and only wished it could have been more. The view is so amazing that we spent our afternoons and evenings at the apartment, rather than going into town. It was very private with our own large deck and BBQ, not to mention a comfortable lounge. The kitchen was very well equipped and we had full laundry facilities. Yes, you have to drive into town, but we knew that when we booked and it really was not a problem - it's an easy 5/10 min drive and not difficult to park. Don't miss this place. It is excellent value for money. We also found the owner very helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

We stayed here because someone we knew recommended it and it turned out to be one of the best places we stayed in our three weeks on the south island. We stayed in the Crows Nest and thoroughly enjoyed the peacefulness, THE VIEW, being separate from other people and not having to worry about noise, and having our own deck with a BBQ. And waking up to the view was quite incredible (you couldn't not because there are no curtains upstairs). The hosts were very friendly and even gave us a bottle of sparkling to celebrate our honeymoon. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank alberta13
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Nice place, we stayed in the crows nest. Great views from the bedroom. However place is high up so difficult to walk into town. No breakfast provided either. Owners were away when we arrived so can't comment on service.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

We stayed in the Main House Deck and as everyone else has already noted the view is stunning from both the lovely lounge area and the deck outside where we spent a lot of time in the sunshine. Views aside this is also a very well furnished, well maintained and comfortable accomodation. We spent two nights here but could easily have spent a week, comprehensive information is provided on what to do and see around the area. That said - trying to get hold of the owner or manager for extra information on local tour options was impossible, happily enough it wasn't urgent! The property is a good 10 minute walk from the waterfront and 30 minutes walk from town so you need to be prepared to walk if you want to have a beer with your dinner (the Boat Shed Cafe is a fantastic restaurant and is probably the closest as well). All in all a cracking place.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We stayed at the Captain's Quarters in September 2011 and loved it. We had stayed at motels throughout the rest of the South Island and for the same price we had the comfortable finishings and incredible view that the Wheelhouse offers. The hosts provided a comprehensive overview of local dining and attractions which was very helpful. The second bedroom and the bathroom was on the small side but nothing overly problematic. I have since recommended the Wheelhouse to a number of friends/ collegues and would happily return.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

We've stayed here twice now, in different houses, each unique but with that superb view and great attention to detail of interior fittings to give that 'ship' feel. Kind and flexible hosts, who happily gave us a special discount for a large group booking. Wouldn't hesitate to go again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters

Address: 41 Whitby Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: $124 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular sea views, private, quiet bush setting. All day sun. Only minutes to Nelson city and the beach. Fully self-contained, fantastic outdoor area or deck with outdoor furniture and bbq. Spacious lounge/dining areas with TV,DVD,CD,stereo,FREE WIFI, washing machine and dryer and off-street parking. Within 1 1/2 hours to Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 
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