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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again, after one year, we stayed at Amblesides B&B in Nelson, New Zealand. And although there were new owners, this place was still amongst the best accomodations we had during our trip. Janine and Pete are lovely people who made our stay unforgettable. Along with other guests, we had some great chats, great laughs and the breakfasts served were fantastic....

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I felt as if we were guests in a family home. Every comfort was provided and every wish anticipated in this friendly and very comfortable B&B. Dear little dog Billie, was an added bonus, as was the garden with a stream, ducks, pukekos and eels. Breakfasts were top quality - an extensive list of choices. Then there...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Nelson on a gloomy day with much rain and cold weather. However, our mood changed shortly after getting to know Pete who runs the place. He offered excellent suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the area. He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and was extremely helpful with all matters. We...

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is our pleaseure to provide a complimentary glass of wine or beer to our guests every night, perhaps it felt like a bottle in the jacuzzi:) We do try to ensure that all guests have an enjoyable stay. I am sorry the room did not live up to your expectations as all feedback to date...

Apache Junction
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambleside was our first stop on a month-long visit to New Zealand. We arrived as strangers and four days later left as friends. Janine and Peter were warm, welcoming, informative hosts who never steered us wrong. And those breakfasts! Cooked to order eggs with fresh tomatoes, fresh fruit, an array of cereals, and/or homemade blueberry pancakes! We had early excursions...

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic review. You both made a big impression on us. Such positive and friendly people, a joy to be around. We hope that all goes well with the arm and that you both enjoy a well earned and fulfilling retirement. We would love to meet again! Warmest regards Janine and Peter xx

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for our first two nights in New Zealand and absolutely loved it. The owners made us feel so welcome and were very helpful. Breakfast was delicious, the room was great, the hot tub is excellent, and there is an adorable dog to boost. We would definitely stay here again!

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle and we would definitely love to have you stay again. You win the prize for the biggest smile after a day at the Abel Tasman National Park! It was really lovely to meet you both, we hope your holiday is fabulous and that you have a great life together. Warm regards Janine and Peter

Greystones, Ireland
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed two nights at Ambleside during our 3 week tour of the South Island. Peter and Janine warrant all the positive comments here from other travelers - they are excellent hosts. Peter was especially sporting when Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in 111 years, just after a brilliant breakfast on the Sunday morning (Saturday evening...

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

How could we forget that morning when the All Blacks lost!! it was our good luck though to have people from Ireland who were gracious winners and fabulous guests, We will remember you always and it makes us smile not only to think of that time but to have such a lovely review from you. Warmest regards Janine and Pete

Hardenberg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We arrived on 21 April 2016 and had a very warm welcome by Peter and Janine. Superb hospitality. Amazing breakfast menu. During our stay we visited Kaiteriteri and Abel Tasman National Park. We also went to the WOW museum and walked to the "Centre of New Zealand". In between had many interesting conversations with Peter and Janine. We had a...

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we so appreciate the feedback. April seems a long time ago but we really enjoyed having you stay and also the wonderful conversations. Thank you again, your review means a great deal to us. Warmest regards Peter and Janine

london
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Arriving late afternoon we decided to go to the open air theatre at the last minute and Peter provided us with wine, glasses and a Picnic rug which was greatly appreciated. The breakfasts were incrediable especially the blueberry pancakes. Peter and Janine were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Nearly...

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted to assist you with the theatre outing and good on you for getting into the great arts and culture as soon as you arrived. We would love to see you again. Warm regards Janine and Peter

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very comfortable, quiet and relaxing experience! Luxury homemade breakfast every morning and very caring and friendly owners. Great location - near cycleway and numerous eating places. Overall highly recommended! We spent our honeymoon here, great choice!

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is very much appreciated. You were our first honeymoon couple and it was a pleasure to host you at such an important point in your lives. All the very best for your future. Warm regards Janine

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We travelled for 7 weeks and this was the best B&B we stayed in. They took us anywhere we need to get. Breakfast was amazing. The room was very comfortable. Peter was the perfect host. We would come and stay with them without any question.

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Janinewendy, Owner at Ambleside Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad that you had a great stay and it is wonderful know that you would choose to stay with us again. We do place a lot of importance on a pleasurable breakfast to start the day so really appreciate the feedback. Warm regards Janine and Peter

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on SH6, minutes from the airport (although not under the flight path), close to the Nelson Golf course and Tahunanui, our beautiful safe swimming beach, fabulous restaurants, a few minutes to the CBD, and only 45 minutes drive to the stunning Abel Tasman Park.Ambleside B&B is a purpose-built B&B, built in 2003, and in keeping with the character of the 1936 bungalow. The guest wing is located at the rear of the property and provides a peaceful and quiet ambience. FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET is available everywhere on the property. Guests have own carpark, own entrance and each of the FOUR GUEST ROOMS has its own ensuite bathroom, one with a large bathroom with disabled facilities. All luxury amenities, beautiful linens and toiletries are provided.The guest lounge provides a relaxing place to check emails, plan activities and itineraries from the extensive brochure display, watch a movie or just chat with other travellers whilst enjoying a glass of local Nelson wine. Breakfast is extra special - and we are humbled by the fact guests often note in the guest-book it is the best they have had in the country!! Choose from our extensive menu - gourmet, cooked and continental - we also provide gluten-free options and dairy free - then enjoy it in the courtyard in the surrounds of the beautiful garden alongside the stream - the gently flowing water providing an extra special ambience. Outdoor seating areas, and the spa pool provide all-day comfort for those just wanting to relax and take in the beautiful Nelson climate and scenery. Built on the level, there are no steps or stairs to negotiate, but there are still beautiful views of the hills and mountains and the sea is only 20 minutes walk away.Everything you need is here to make your stay extra special with every comfort provided to ensure your stay is typically a memorable kiwi experience. Hosts, Janine and Peter are accompanied by their little West Highland Terrier, Billie, who although loves to hang out with her guests, does not require a lap to sit on, or even a pat, but she does love to pose for your camera!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

Address: 237 Annesbrook Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $141 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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