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21 Shelbourne Street Central Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 52 in Nelson
Travellers' Choice
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Shelbourne Villa is an ideal B&B accommodation option for visitors to New Zealand's Nelson City & the Abel Tasman Region. Independently rated by Qualmark as 5 star - you won't find a better combination of comfort, convenience of location and quality in Nelson City. Four guest suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and room to spread out - our Loft is the best room in town. Fabulous breakfasts. Quiet location only 5 minutes walk to down-town shopping, galleries and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Corinne K wrote a review Mar 2022
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand2 contributions
Wayne and Val are exceptional hosts. Friendly and attentive, but also knew when to give us our own space. The bedroom was spacious, clean and comfortable. Having two chairs, and a table in the room was wonderful. Robes were provided, a great selection of teas and coffees available and a small fridge to store our own food was appreciated. The ensuite bathroom had toiletries, hair dryer, spa bath. A visitors lounge was available with complimentary Port and Sherry! The breakfasts were wonderful. No worry of going hungry here! Wayne cooked different breakfasts for us every day. Outside the house there were chairs to sit on and sun loungers on the lawn. The house is really well located - an easy walk to the town centre and yet on a very quiet road, so no traffic noise. It also had a lovely view of the surrounding hills from the dining room.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Only two rooms and I am sure the second one is as good as the one we stayed in.
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Response from Shelbourne Villa, Owner at Shelbourne Villa
Responded 7 Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing to stay with. We enjoyed meeting you. Travel well and all the best Val & Wayne
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ngaire wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
We received fantastic hospitality from the owners and found the facilities as expected. Would definitely stay again. The property is centrally located and within easy walk to town. Breakfast was a highlight with fresh yogurt, fruit and a selection of cereal alongside toast and jam.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Lovely wrote a review Sep 2021
14 contributions7 helpful votes
Perfect from start to finish. The huge and beautifully decorated room - with a guest lounge! Designated dining area and outstanding breakfast - every morning. Continental - with a cooked option that varied each morning - omelette, salmon on scrambled eggs etc Home was warm and comfortable. Wayne is an outstanding host. Totally recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Shelbourne Villa, Owner at Shelbourne Villa
Responded 1 Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind comments and for choosing to stay with us. All the best Wayne
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87bor wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom59 contributions35 helpful votes
We last visited the Shelbourne Villa 7 years ago. I cannot believe it has been so long since we last went to Nelson. I called to see if Wayne and Val were still running the business and was pleasantly surprised (post covid) that all was well. The house was still in pristine condition and the rooms and bed were comfortable. Wayne showed us the controls for the central heating so we were able to control the heating to ensure we were comfortable at all times. We were visiting Nelson for a few days on a road trip and Wayne was able to accommodate both ourselves and our friends for two nights. I was so proud to have recommended Wayne and Val to our friends as they were true to form and were the perfect hosts. The breakfast was spectacular as usual and their attention to our needs was exemplary. There is also a guest lounge where we spent afternoons and evenings watching Netflix videos, playing games and enjoying a wine and nibbles. So much better than a motel where you are thrown out for the day. It was like home away from home. This was the weekend in mid July where Nelson and the West coast was decimated with intense rain causing flooding and rock falls. As a result our return journey to Christchurch was delayed due to the many road closures. Wayne and Val were able to juggle their bookings to keep us on for an extra night if we needed it. Even though SH1 did open up on the Sunday afternoon we chose to stay for a third night. Once we had returned home we realized my wife's orthopedic pillow had been left behind. Lo and behold Wayne was already onto it and had sent an email offering to bring it down to Christchurch later that week. Nothing was too much trouble. For anyone travelling to Nelson this is without doubt the best place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Beautifully decorated rooms with ensuite.
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PTWelly wrote a review Jul 2021
28 contributions7 helpful votes
warm welcome by the host on a cold night, First impression: Gorgeous house at perfect location, delicious breakfast after a wonderful night in the spacious super clean beautifully decorated room. Such a delightful stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$124 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelbourne Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Shelbourne Villa?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Provincial Museum (0.4 km), Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith (0.4 km), and Nelson Farmers' Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelbourne Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shelbourne Villa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shelbourne Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelbourne Villa?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelbourne Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harry's Hawker House & Bar, Paasha, and Hopgoods & Co.
Is Shelbourne Villa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Nelson.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelbourne Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (0.4 km).