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Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little spot of heaven, high on a hill with outstanding panoramic views. We stayed in the cottage and wanted to move in. It was so tidy and beautiful high-end construction. Scott and John were most gracious. It was an easy location to tour the wineries and boat up to Abel Tasman for a walk. We definitely recommend.

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John H, Manager at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, Maggie. Many thanks for your very kind review; we're obviously happy you had a great time while you were staying at Awatea Tasman Bay. You're right, we are an excellent location for getting to various places and activities around our area, with the Abel Tasman National Park only a half-hour's drive away, and being within 10 minutes drive of...

Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After the first of our 2-night stay we changed our plans for the next couple of days and booked a 3rd night at Atwater Tasman Bay. That tells the story of what we thought of Scott and John's wonderful cottage in Motueka. They have put so much thought into every detail of their place. And who wouldn't love their sweet...

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John H, Manager at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks M. It was a pleasure meeting you both during your stay here and we hope we can catch up again someday. As you noted, we are close to the regional wineries (many do tastings and offer food, as you know) and some very lovely beach walks. Plus, there are those pleasant evenings on the deck watching the dusk fall...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights. Scott and John were fantastic hosts! The cottage was beautiful and very cozy. It has everything we needed and was clean and smelled amazing (seriously, the fragrances in the cottage made it feel that much more luxurious). Also, since this stop was the halfway point of our trip, we needed to do laundry...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, J&A. Thanks for your nice comments. We were happy to chat over breakfast about the many things to see and do in the area and we’re glad you had a chance to enjoy the abundant natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park, with its superb beaches and great waterside and hill walks. We hope the rest of your travels...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PERFECTION. If we had it to do over again, we would have stayed 4 nights instead of 2. Actually, we wanted to move in and never leave. We have been at some nice B&B’s but we can’t think of one where more details have been thought of than by gracious hosts, Scott and John. After a few days kayaking and...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, Shauna (& M), Wow, thanks so much for those kind descriptions – maybe we should have you do our next website text writing. Lol. Seriously, thanks for your kind comments. Sorry we weren’t able to put you up for the additional night(s), but, as you know, January and February are the busiest months in the NZ tourism season and...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Awata Tasman and really enjoyed our visit. John and Scott are great hosts and the room was very nice. The location is convenient to the coastal activities and our hosts were able to provide good advise and infromation. The breakfast was healthy and plentiful and they have fast internet. The room...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Dear C&T, Great to hear from you; we hope the rest of your trip went well, too. We’re hoping to explore some of the areas in China you talked about when you were here, but for now, we’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather we’re having this summer. Thanks for joining us. cheers, john

Pound Ridge, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hosts and a great location, secluded but easily accessible to Abel Tasman National Park. Beautifully appointed cottage with a full service kitchen, luxury amenities and a fabulous view. Highly recommended!

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Hi, G&M. Thanks so much for your glowing comments. You're quite right about being secluded (with our nearest neighbour over a half a kilometre away!) But, still, as you mentioned, we're a short 20 minute drive to the centre of Abel Tasman NP departure activities. And, of course, we are also only a 10 minute drive into town where there...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fantastic place to stay near Abel Tasman. John and Scott have an amazing home and the guest areas are nicer than any hotel we stayed in. The view is unreal and the homemade breakfast every morning is delicious. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area for sure. Definitely need your own car to get here but the house...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks J&S. We try to make our breakfast layout something special, with fresh fruits (seasonal) from our area (and sometimes our own garden) and maybe even a freshly baked loaf of bread every day, depending upon guest needs/wants. Also, given all there is to see and do in Abel Tasman NP, we want our guests to be fed a good...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few weeks in great hotels and B&Bs in New Zealand. Awatea Tasman Bay was by far our favourite! John & Scott are exemplary hosts! They like to help with any kinds of random questions one may have and are genuinely nice people. The house itself is very modern, but has a cozy feel to it as well....

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks for those extremely flattering words. Obviously, Scott and I are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we’re happy we could help in whatever way we could. Thanks again and we’d love to see you here again on a future trip. Cheers, John

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed in the cottage, and absolutely loved it. Lovely cottage, bedroom, large lounge / kitchen, and a fabulous bathroom. Fabulous views from the private terrace, that go on forever. Great hosts, great attention to detail and very friendly. The only downside is its quite a trek to good restaurants, but with your own facilities and a BBQ its almost irrelevant....

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Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review of our lovely Cottage accommodation. We certainly agree with you about the fabulous views that can be enjoyed from both our Cottage and Guest House, and that our Cottage is a great place to prepare your own BBQ dinner, then relax and enjoy the moment! We are also glad that you took the opportunity...

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this wonderful property enough, and the owners John and Scott make it even better. The attention to detail is stunning, the welcome very warm and open. John and Scott made us feel very at home, were very happy to have a chat with us but also gave us our own space. We had a gorgeous room and...

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John H, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review. We're always striving to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay with us and we're obviously pleased you had a good time while you were with us. Isn't Abel Tasman NP one of the best? When our guests recount their day's outing in the Park, we're regularly reminded of our own walks there and how...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There are two boutique Bed & Breakfast rooms in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Awatea Tasman Bay

Address: 204 Motueka River West Bank Road | Brooklyn, Motueka 7196, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $325 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Awatea Tasman Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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