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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have never stayed at such a helpful friendly B and B. Robyn and Kees treated us like family spoiling us with little treats, welcoming us home with hot tea and homemade goodies and sharing their enthusiasm for the Nelson area with us and booking wonderful experiences for us. Nothing was too much trouble. They were the perfect hosts who will count among our friends for a long time to come. We cannot recommend this B and B highly enough. Julie and Peter

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

This delightful couple were such a pleasure to host! We enjoyed their company very much and it is people like these who make our job so easy... Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
We are passionate about our lovely region - the beautiful Abel Tasman Park, the gorgeous beaches, world famous World of WearableArt and Classic car Exhibition Centre, myriad wineries, cafes and craft brewers, our own beautiful lakes district and our lovely town with its pretty hanging baskets. Tahunanui Beach is safe for swimming and is just down the road from us As they say it is all here, all year!!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

After leaving the Abel Tasman in torrential rain after New Years we were lucky enough to get the last room at Ambleside which was the cream room. Huge room and bed which was so comfortable and felt like heaven, especially after camping. Robyn and Kees were very warm and welcoming offering refreshments and cakes straight away. The outdoor area is really pretty and there is a mint spa pool with robes and towels and Kees prepares it whenever you like. A lot of complimentary drinks on offer, comprehensive guide book with their reviews on local restaurants which is helpful as Nelson has some amazing restaurants. The breakfast is a standout, massive menu, fresh free range eggs, berries, fruit, yoghurt, home made muesli and I had the best pancakes I've ever eaten! Also Linden Leaves toiletries, divine :) thank you!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful review! Yes even when the weather is not behaving in Nelson, there is always a warm welcome, a relaxing place to unwind, and the free fast wireless internet allows you to catch up with friends and loved ones at home when it is raining outside!

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Ambleside Luxury B&B was our final stop in the South Island and by the time we arrived, we were both exhausted. Kees took us directly to our cozy room and told us all about how the B&B came to be. He helped us to find a place to have dinner and made us feel very welcome in his home. There was quite an extensive menu to choose from for breakfast.

I met Robyn later in the evening and she was so genuinely kind and happy to see me. After such a long trip, I was happy to be here. We were looked after in every way. Everything you could possibly imagine was provided in the bathroom and the towels were fluffy and smelled heavenly.

I can't forget about the gardens and Chelsea, their Maine coon cat. I saw flowers in their well-tended garden that I have never seen before. I highly recommend staying with Robyn and Kees. Although you might want to hurry because I think they are retiring soon. Bummer!

If you are interested in hearing more about our New Zealand vacation, please visit my blog at yvetterene.blogspot.com.au.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

What a lovely guest this lady is! Always makes our job so easy to have such grateful and lovely people stay...
We do understand people often arrive very weary after their travels, so endeavour to give space and privacy with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee to ensure they feel relaxed and comfortable.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Just walking in to this beautiful home makes you relax. Everything that could be done for your holiday pleasure has been done...and more. Robyn and Kees are perfect hosts. The rooms are delightfully and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was beyond belief! Such a wonderful place ot saty in such a beautiful area of the world!!

Room Tip: Lavender room is beautiful but small for a couple with holiday luggage.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are delighted to know that our guests enjoyed our kiwi hospitality!
Regarding the Lavender room - we do state clearly this is our smallest room and is more suited to the single traveller. If there are other rooms available we always offer an upgrade to a larger room especially if people have a lot of luggage.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Thank you Robyn and Kees for sharing your wonderful house with us, but above all for your friendship and kindness. We enjoyed the cleanliness everywhere, the décor, the nice breakfast choices cooked by Kees and the beautiful garden. We will be back when in Nelson. We certainly recommend Ambleside B&B to anyone who would like to get spoiled.
Dorothea and Roger

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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KeesRob, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful review! We, here at Ambleside, endeavour to deliver the very best of kiwi hospitality to the discerning traveller. Our breakfast choices seem to be a great hit with our guests and it is indeed humbling to know that even after 11 years of doing our best to provide a quality experience, our guests still enjoy all we have to offer.

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