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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The Waters was a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful view, spacious room...very relaxing. Claire was helpful planning day trips to the national park and she and her family were friendly and warm people.

Thank Alan M
Claire G, Manager at The Waters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It is wonderful helping people to explore this region. I often ask. "How was your day?" After people return from the National Parks in this region and always the answer is the same. "Just fantastic!" That makes me smile. Regards Claire

Danville, California
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This was the last stop on our vacation to New Zealand. It was absolutely perfect. Beach and ocean on one side of our room, quiet pond on the other. Cool ocean breeze on one side. Warm sun on the other. Sunrise on one side, sunset on the other. Claire was a fantastic hostess. She made us a wonderful salmon dinner...

Thank Alexis S
barbaraebner, Inhaber at The Waters, responded to this review

Dear Alexis, thank you very much for the compliment! ..and taking the time to post a review! We are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience.

New York City, NY
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Spent two nights here and only wish we could have stayed longer. The hosts are absolutely delightful and made us feel very much at home within moments of arriving. Anything you could possibly want or need in the suites is catered to. The property features architecturally stunning buildings (a main house, and the 3 guest houses) set between the ocean...

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

We are thrilled to read your review, thank you so much. We like very much your comment..."this is why we came to New Zealand" Our beachfront location is unique and within 2 minutes walk, down our pathway, all guests can experience that stroll along a coastline, so common in New Zealand. The privacy of our guests was to the fore...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights, 2 adults and 1 child (5 years old) in the suite number 2. It was just perfect ! The suite is spacious, modern, well equipped and well located with a magnifique view on the sea and also a pond. It's very quiet and relaxing to stay here. The owners are very nice and helpful (they have...

Thank Gaelle S
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Perfect for some quiet time with beautiful views, with the ocean just outside your door. We had three nights here, which gave us time to explore Nelson, wineries, Abel Tasman, and still relax. Just 10 minute drive to some great restaurants yet you feel like you escaped everything! The hosts are so kind and helpful, with great recommendations for food...

1Thank Kelsey H
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We stayed at The Waters while visiting New Zealand on our Honeymoon in November. The setting of The Waters is stunning and the rooms are designed to really take advantage of the views. Claire is a wonderful host. I'd highly recommend if spending anytime near Abel Tasman.

Thank Sarah12340
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Waters sits on a stunning bluff overlooking the water. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable, airy, and have big sliding doors on both sides to take in the views of water front and back. We were greeted by our host Clare and her adorable dog Zeta. Clare was extremely helpful with reservations and suggestions for the area. On our last...

Thank Dave Y
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

What an amazing hotel! We felt so lucky to be at the Waters with an extraordinarily thoughtful host. The suite was beautifully appointed, with a lovely bathroom, sitting room (which faces the ocean), and a terrific bed! Our host Claire prepared a great seafood dinner on our last night at the Waters. We sat on the terrace overlooking the ocean....

2Thank Yeswecan54
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We were guest for two nights at this magnificently run property. Claire and Phil are the hard working hosts who will ensure that your stay here is relaxing and enjoyable. There are many good restaurants in the area, but make sure that you reserve at least one in-room three course dinner prepared by Claire. Fantastic!

Thank Ruffwheels
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

One of the most amazing experience, the best place to celebrate a very romantic anniversary. The hosts Claire and Phil were so attentive and helped to make our stay so memorable, thank you again. Easy access to Abel Tasman, Nelson; the studio are very modern, over looking the sea. Great breakfast over looking the sea, just a magic place

Thank OlivierNZ

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $260 - $398 (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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