Parautane Lodge
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Parautane Lodge

137 Parautane Way RD1, Nelson 7071 New Zealand
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4.5
#10 of 33 B&Bs in Nelson
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Property Details: Bed and Breakfast Guest rooms in a private home or small hotel that includes breakfast in the price of lodging. Number of rooms: 4 Located high on a hillside above Tasman Bay, Parautane Lodge was built in 2004 in a Canadian mountain lodge style. Set in four hectares (10 acres) with panoramic views over the bay, to the western ranges beyond. Each room offers sea views and opens to decking above the ocean. Continental and cooked breakfast is served in the dining room opening on to the spacious deck. Paratuane Lodge is located 12 minutes north of Nelson City.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
62Reviews0Q+A15Room tips

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julesten2016 wrote a review Jun 2021
Melbourne, Australia2,931 contributions222 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights at Parautane Lodge, and from the moment you step out onto the spacious deck you will be swept away by the breath taking scenery. The property is located in the hillside over looking the Tasman Bay and the mountains of the Arthur Ranges.
There are four luxury mini suites. We stayed in the Pukeko suite which is tastefully decorated and clean with a modern en-suite bathroom. There are French doors that open directly onto the deck.
This place and location has so much to offer but sadly so many things let it down on our visit. Firstly there was no one to greet as on arrival and we were entrusted to enter the property and settle ourselves in. We didn't meet the owner until the next morning.
There is a breakfast menu on the website but unless you had done your due diligence you wouldn't know. Breakfast was enjoyable but little things were missing off each meal and we felt awkward asking for them.
The property is showing cracks with attention to minor maintenance missing. Decking boards bowed and decking lights hanging out of there sockets. The painting in our room remained on the floor our entire stay.
One highlight was the outdoor spa which is nestled into the hill which is private from the lodge and has spectacular views of the sunset while enjoying a glass or two.
The property is about 10 mins from Nelson city which wasn't an issue as we enjoyed the seclusion and privacy that this lodge offers.
Alan the owner is a friendly host who gave us some great insight to places to visit in the surrounding areas, which we took up.
We felt like we were a distraction and not a welcoming guest to share this fantastic property and location.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Corner suite Pukeko room offer a fantastic view.
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atopshee wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Parautane Lodge is a beautiful hilltop B&B with a fantastic view of Tasman Bay. Candace is an amazing host and instantly makes you feel welcome. The room was spacious and perfectly furnished with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The en-suite bathroom was modern and immaculately clean. There is a spa available to guests which has a spectacular view of the surrounding region and brilliant night sky. The breakfast was sensational with fresh baked muffins and homemade bread to accompany a full hot breakfast made to order. Absolutely worth a visit and we are sure to return again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All four rooms are excellent
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Travelholic8 wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch52 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 7 nights at the lodge. Great hosts, amazing views, huge breakfast and very much appreciated two lounge chairs being set up in our room due to our longish stay.
In hindsight, I would recommend Parautane Lodge for a 1-2 night stay, probably no longer. Seven nights in a B&B that doesn’t provide a communal lounge area for relaxing in or any internal kitchen facilities, was too long for us. We ended up having an early (5pm ish) dinner most nights in the city after a day out rather than having to drive back into town from the lodge and that became an irritation towards the end of our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michele wrote a review Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hilltop lodge for 4 nights and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. We were welcomed by the temporary hosts, Lorna and Tim who were professional and friendly. The room was comfortable and nicely furnished but our sliding doors did not look out on the spectacular view. Try to get one of the other 2 rooms on the ground floor for the better views. We enjoyed the hot tub at the end of long active days. Our package did not include breakfast but we had the option of paying for this on a daily basis for $30 per person. As we had early activities planned we opted to have breakfast in one of the coffee shops in Nelson with Victus on Bridge Street being our favourite.
Downside to this property is that it is quite a trek into town so not that convenient if you want to go out for dinner. Otherwise a great place to stay for a couple of nights.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quite remote so bring your own beer/wine and snacks.
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Sanjeev S wrote a review Dec 2023
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is nothing but amazing . From the start of an interesting drive up , the views are stunning and when you get up to the lodge , the service provided is remarkable. Excellent place to relax with stunning views and outdoor hidden spa. The lodge is close to all amenities as well. The cooked breakfast is wonderful and the rooms are great !
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Looking for a wonderful stay filled with an amazing view and service ? This is the spot .
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Ian M wrote a review Mar 2020
Alton, United Kingdom34 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is about 4mls out of Nelson, high up a track with magnificent views from the large decking around the bedrooms. Perfect place to lie back and read or take a glass of wine. It is quiet and relaxed and yet within good reach of Nelson centre. Bedrooms are well equipped and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast is excellent and the hostess, Candice is very helpful.

The Saturday market is well worth a visit.

Nelson is a bit sprawling, merging into other small towns and getting to Coromandel is a treck.

The clouds spoilt the sunset!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Raymond A wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited in late January, 2024. We were taken aback by the steep drive up, but it was well worth it. Our room was lovely and the owner and staff were extremely accommodating as we had goodies that needed freezing. There are only a few rooms so it is quite private (we only had one other guest each night). Our initial plan was to spend three nights but we extended it one day.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid if your vehicle is very underpowered, but should be OK with any 1600cc engine or larger.
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Eva Mössl wrote a review Dec 2023
St Erhard, Switzerland15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The view from our room and the terrace were absolutely spectacular. And so was the road up to the lodge. Luckily nobody crossed our way. Bringing our whole luggage down the stairs (and when leaving up again) was also not convenient. We definitively did not accept the offer of the daughter of our hosts - this would have been too much for her. But thanks for the offer. The breakfast was also very good and the recommendations of Alan with respect to eating in Nelson as well. Thanks for hosting us, we will keep you in good memory.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The location is about 1 hour to drive to Abel Tasman National Park.
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Ed1815 wrote a review Feb 2024
McLean, Virginia44 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Parautane Lodge is a delightful B & B perched high above Nelson. The Harris room in which we stayed was well proportioned and had a modern bathroom. Other rooms may have better views, but they are smaller. The breakfast room and choices were excellent and the staff couldn't be more friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay in the Harris room if you want a bit more privacy.
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Wayne B wrote a review Mar 2023
Morrinsville, New Zealand158 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location, great views of nelson and the bay/able tasman. Nicely fitted out and great bed. Friendly owners. Probably only negative is the spa pool was not that clean and we couldn’t enjoy having a soak in the evening. Nice having a wine on the deck and watching the sun set
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raymond A wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if your vehicle is very underpowered, but should be OK with any 1600cc engine or larger. "
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Michele wrote a tip Feb 2024
Wanaka, New Zealand6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quite remote so bring your own beer/wine and snacks."
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Ed1815 wrote a tip Feb 2024
McLean, Virginia44 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in the Harris room if you want a bit more privacy."
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Eva Mössl wrote a tip Dec 2023
St Erhard, Switzerland15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The location is about 1 hour to drive to Abel Tasman National Park."
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Sanjeev S wrote a tip Dec 2023
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Looking for a wonderful stay filled with an amazing view and service ? This is the spot ."
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PRICE RANGE
$262 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parautane Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Parautane Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Queen's Gardens (7.6 km), Nelson Saturday Market (7.9 km), and Centre of New Zealand (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Parautane Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Parautane Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Parautane Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Parautane Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parautane Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nysa Turkish Restaurant, Babagatto, and Hopgoods & Co.
Are there any historical sites close to Parautane Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (7.9 km).
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