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“Fantastic place with wonderful hosts”
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The Waters
Ranked #2 of 23 Motueka B&B and Inns
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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“Fantastic place with wonderful hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at "the Waters". We were impressed about the impressive scenery of Kina beach and the fabulous and very stylish suites right to the sea.
My wife and me used the opportunity for a one day trip to Abel Tasman National Park (boat, kayak, walk). During that time our fantastic hosts Claire and Phil cared so warm and friendly about our daughter and grandma. We got a delicious breakfast with Claires homemade Muesli.
We really felt very welcome at this nice place. During our 4 week trip through New Zealand - "the Waters" was our No. 1 B&B accomodation! Thanks a lot

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

Stayed at The Waters with some friends and we were blown away by this amazing spot. Stunning sea views right over Tasman Bay, good standard of apartments and warm and friendly hosts. Having been lucky enough to have stayed at some pretty amazing hotels and lodges through out the world, we loved the waters because of it's informal ability to give us a chance to unwind and relax. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for our hosts. Great location, weather usually great but we had a few cloudy days which was disappointing. Recommended for a totally chill out break so we look forward ed getting back there for a de stress and vino. Thanks Phil and Clare - you were great hosts.

Room Tip: all good rooms but I think the room at the end of the block is the best
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

As frequent international travellers, we have stayed in luxury hotels world-wide, but these newly built boutique studios with their cutting edge design and stunning setting easily rank alongside the best and most beautiful accommodation we have ever experienced. They are located within an olive grove on a peaceful peninsula close to the Abel Tasman national park and there are only three studios, so the grounds will never be crowded. Each has glass walls front and rear leading on to private decks; the front faces the sea and catches the morning sun and the rear is built over the small lake, where we sat with evening drinks, listening to the croaking of the frogs and watching the sun set.

The interiors are outstanding; modern design at its very best, meticulously co-ordinated in subtle off white, taupe and blue-grey shades that echo and integrate the sea and the lake visible through the glass walls. The furnishings, from the Eileen Grey side tables and the skin rugs on the off white floors to a huge and luxurious bed are of a quality rarely found even in high-rating boutique hotels. Every need is anticipated – a Sony dream machine sits by the bed, leather-cased binoculars on the bookshelves, fruit and chocolates on the table. Add to all this warm but discreet hosts, Claire and Phil, who are keen to adapt their service to your personal requirements (in our case this meant having breakfast put into our fridge the night before rather than having it served to us so that we could rise and eat without regard for time), and you really have a piece of heaven. Our trip to New Zealand was intended to be a one-off but, despite the distance, the Waters will draw us back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Waters
Address: 182 Kina Peninsula Road | Tasman, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waters 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waters is part of the 10 ha Erinaceus Estate with over 400 m beachfront and it's award winning olive oil from the own olive orchard and vineyard.The Waters is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay, in the heart of the Nelson Wine region, New Zealand. Three private, beautifully appointed accommodation suites offer spectacular unspoilt panoramic views over the Tasman bay to the east (Nelson) D'Urville Island,Abel Tasman N.P. and snow-capped Mount Arthur to the west. Our guests can enjoy our luxurious retreat while having superb access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand with it's vineyards and artists abound. We offer relaxation, comfort and all the amenities you could want in a sumptuous environment. With a flexible range of services on offer to cater for your every need we strive to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience ... more   less 
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