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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far this is one of the coolest places we've stayed at in all our travels. If you enjoy something unique and boutiquey then this is a great spot. We stayed in the end unit with a fantastic view of the sea and the pond. The room is far more spacious than we expected and is well appointed, extremely clean...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to review The Waters. You are right it is unusual to have views both front and back and as this is the case one can always have the sun or not (east and west deck) and also enjoy the option of being seen and therefore a little more social or...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the middle unit at The Waters and had a truly lovely experience. As Paul noted the reality of the setting far surpasses the online presentation. It is mind clearing and healing...could have stayed longer and will definitely recommend to our friends in Colorado. Claire was wonderful.. we felt totally cared for and welcomed and then of course...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

So nice of you to review The Waters, thank you. It is a wonderful setting and as I have said before we are priviledged to share this location with our guests over the time they stay with us. The setting allows our family home to be private from the guests accommodation as being a modern purpose built facility you are...

UK
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed in suite 3 at the end of the row of these very nice suites. The setting, between a small private lake and the seafront, is very nice. The hosts are very pleasant and helpful. The location is great for peace and quiet generally, although the connecting door between the suites is not very sound proof. There are good...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review at The Waters. We are pleased that the suites, location and hosts were found to be very nice and helpful. However you do comment on other things that perhaps did not entirely meet your expectations. Recently we have installed a European sound proofing system to our internal doors which we believe has vastly...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 lovely nights at The Waters as part of our honeymoon around the South Island. The location is stunning - right on the water to the front and a lake to the back and amongst a beautiful olive grove. Although it wasn't too much of a problem, it is a good 15 min drive to the nearest decent...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review at The Waters and for your really positive comments regarding our location, the service, cleanliness etc. You may not have been aware that we provide meals here at The Waters and that often guests dine here without the need to travel after a long day out exploring the area. The suites, with decks east and...

Lincoln, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Beautiful applies to the room, the pond, the ocean, the cliffs and the beach Gracious applies to the hosts, Phil and Claire. Simply put......The Waters represents the best of New Zealand, from the scenery to how nice Phil and Claire are. All of the other very positive reviews are accurate so there's no need for me to repeat what they...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hi there Such a lovely review and so flattering! But this is a special place and we are lucky to live here. We can not say more other than to hope that you will come back some day. Thank you.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and absolutely loved it - wish we had more time to stay longer! Claire is a fantastic host - she took care of all our needs and is caring. The hospitality is excellent. Beautiful scenic views with a short walk to the beach. The property is well maintained and perfect for relaxing and unwinding....

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello Yes please do come back again! So glad we met your expectations, it really is a pleasure sharing this location and showing off the region. There are few locations with direct beach access and this is one of them.

Zug
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed with two young children a week at The Waters exploring the Abel Tasman region. In a nutshell, this place offers all you want to have. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with beautiful sea views. Breakfast is catered to individual needs. And Clare and Phil are great hosts, always happy to recommend restaurants to visit or nearby...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great review. We are really pleased you manged such a long stay at The Waters and it suited your needs. We are quite centrally located for exploring this region and it was our pleasure to help you with this.

Davidson, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Waters has an attractive setting with the units overlooking a pond and short walk to the beach. The interior is ok but lacks anywhere to put two small wheeled bags. The towels were the roughest I have ever used anywhere. The breakfast is do it yourself with the ingredients they provide and very little space to prepare. When I...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for posting a review on trip advisor. I am pleased that you thought The Waters located in an attractive setting. However you do raise some issues that I would like to comment on. I am surprized that you thought there was no space where to put 2 small wheeled suitcases as there is plenty of space,...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We feel very lucky to have stayed at such a lovely property. The hosts Clare and Phil are very hospitable and work hard to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. The rooms are gorgeous featuring floor to ceiling glass on both sides - one side looks towards a pond and the other is a spectacular view of the ocean. The...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the lovely review of The Waters. I am very pleased that you found the location and the suites to your liking. I know that your little one was unusually unsettled during your stay here and it suited all concerned to offer you something else. We are definately improving the sound proofing between the suites by an...

San Francisco
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a lovely 3 night stay. The accommodations were clean and modern. Very well appointed. The views from both sides are stunning. The hosts Claire and Phil couldn't be more warm and friendly. Claire helped us get on a nice kayak tour in Abel Tasman. Nice afternoon activity. Nice variety of breakfast items and abundant. Loved the fresh eggs...

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Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Hello So glad you enjoyed staying at The Waters on your recent visit to the Nelson/Tasman region. A three night stay here is very suitable for exploring the region as well as relaxing right here. I know you loved the feeling of being right on the waters edge both on the west and east side. Thank you so much for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

Additional Information about The Waters

Address: 182 Kina Peninsula Road | Tasman, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $257 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Waters 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“all the rooms look the same but as always go for an end unit.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulDanger, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“Only three rooms, all the same, all perfect. It doesn't matter which one, you'll be pleased.”
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“All boat house suites are identical.”
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