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Shelbourne Villa
Ranked #7 of 59 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Storm proof”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

/we were staying at this top notch B & B when Nelson experienced the tale end of Ita the cyclone. The winds were howling and blew over a huge sequoia tree nearby; yet we were safe in the comfort and luxury of our loft room. Val & Wayne are outstanding hosts and made our short time in Nelson very memorable.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson, New Zealand
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outstanding! You will be happy to stay several nights to take fullest advantage of the excellent breakfasts and the lovely town of Nelson. Comfort, hospitality, a welcoming spirit. Owners Wayne and Val are happy to help with travel plans and local sites and events. They have great ideas for dining and wandering. Their home becomes your own, as you are welcome to tea and homemade shortbread, relaxing in the lounge or in the lovely gardens. Easy walk to town, nearby cafés, lovely views of hills and sea. Spotlessly clean, luxurious bed linens, warm and private. Peaceful and always good for happily anticipated return visits.

Room Tip: Pick any, as each lovely room has its own personality.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Garden Suite. We absolutely loved the stay and would return without hesitation. The facilities are fresh, clean and delightful. Breakfast was amazing, first class. The Villa is only 5 minutes from the township yet the only noise you heard was from birds. However, the best part was the welcome and friendliness of Val and Wayne our hosts. They deserve top marks for hospitality. We can highly recommend Shelbourne Villa.

Room Tip: The Garden Suite has direct access to the garden and an outdoor table if you want to be outdoors. It...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vicki G
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london
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

A first class bed and breakfast .. the room & guest facilities were excellent and exceeded expectations. Val and Wayne are very welcoming hosts. Imstayed in loft suite .. and it was just superb and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Merritt Island, Florida
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 nights at this lovely villa in Nelson. The view is elevated above the town, yet close enough to run down for a meal or to shop. Breakfast was delicious, and offered early for our morning excusion to Abel Tasman Park. Wayne and Val were very personable, and stored our luggage for 2 nights while we hiked and kayaked. They also have laundry machines at reasonable rates.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed in the loft suite - a large, most attractively decorated and furnished area. Warm welcome from the very helpful hosts Wayne and Val, and an excellent breakfast. Very handy position so close to the cathedral and shopping areas.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Upon arrival we were upgraded to the Loft Suite - beautiful large suite with huge balcony overlooking the city. Massive bed, his and her wardrobes, huge bathroom. Made very welcome by hosts Wayne and Val. Restaurants recommended by Wayne as his local knowledge was excellent and he likes Thai food.
We stayed at Shelbourne Villas for four days to use it as a base to explore the area - an excellent choice. The breakfasts were creative - a new dish every day, lovely.

Room Tip: The Loft Room was excellent - we looked at the others too and they seemed fine.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Shelbourne Villa

Property: Shelbourne Villa
Address: 21 Shelbourne Street | Central Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shelbourne Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shelbourne Villa is an ideal B&B accommodation option for visitors to New Zealand's Nelson City & the Abel Tasman Region. Independently rated by Qualmark as 5 star - you won't find a better combination of comfort, convenience of location and quality in Nelson City. Four guest suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and room to spread out - our Loft is the best room in town. Fabulous breakfasts. Quiet location only 5 minutes walk to down-town shopping, galleries and restaurants. ... more   less 
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