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Ambleside Bed & Breakfast

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Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located on SH6, minutes from the airport (although not under the flight path), close to the Nelson Golf course and Tahunanui, our beautiful safe swimming beach, fabulous restaurants, a few minutes to the CBD, and only 45 minutes drive to the stunning Abel Tasman Park.Ambleside B&B is a purpose-built B&B, built in 2003, and in keeping with the character of the 1936 bungalow. The guest wing is located at the rear of the property and provides a peaceful and quiet ambience. FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET is available everywhere on the property. Guests have own carpark, own entrance and each of the FOUR GUEST ROOMS has its own ensuite bathroom, one with a large bathroom with disabled facilities. All luxury amenities, beautiful linens and toiletries are provided.The guest lounge provides a relaxing place to check emails, plan activities and itineraries from the extensive brochure display, watch a movie or just chat with other travellers whilst enjoying a glass of local Nelson wine. Breakfast is extra special - and we are humbled by the fact guests often note in the guest-book it is the best they have had in the country!! Choose from our extensive menu - gourmet, cooked and continental - we also provide gluten-free options and dairy free - then enjoy it in the courtyard in the surrounds of the beautiful garden alongside the stream - the gently flowing water providing an extra special ambience. Outdoor seating areas, and the spa pool provide all-day comfort for those just wanting to relax and take in the beautiful Nelson climate and scenery. Built on the level, there are no steps or stairs to negotiate, but there are still beautiful views of the hills and mountains and the sea is only 20 minutes walk away.Everything you need is here to make your stay extra special with every comfort provided to ensure your stay is typically a memorable kiwi experience. Hosts, Janine and Peter are accompanied by their little West Highland Terrier, Billie, who although loves to hang out with her guests, does not require a lap to sit on, or even a pat, but she does love to pose for your camera!!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
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Nelson Airport2 km
Blenheim Airport58 km
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Spent 2 days with peter and Janine. Lovely people, great big tasty breakfast. Happy to help with things to do and places to go in Nelson and beyond. The room was lovely and the bed was great. Happy to go that extra mile for their...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank markandcheryl2014
Response from Janine D, Owner at Ambleside Bed & BreakfastResponded 5 May 2018

We really appreciate your lovely comments. It was a pleasure hosting you, such nice people, really easy company and so thoughtful. Thanks for taking the time to lodge a review and all the very best for the future. Warmest regards Peter and Janine

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The room was comfortable; the bathroom was spacious; the breakfast choice was large, but Ambleside deserves a 5-star rating for the service provided by Peter and his family which was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for our friendly hosts. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank mikegray837
Response from Janine D, Owner at Ambleside Bed & BreakfastResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you Mike, it was such a pleasure having you both stay! We're glad the weather improved and that you made the best of your time in Nelson. All the very best for the big day on the 24th!! Warmest regards Pete and Janine

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Imagine flying halfway around the globe to a place you've never been before and instantly feeling at home—without having to do any of the cleaning, cooking, or yard maintenance. Welcome to Ambleside! From the moment we pulled into Peter and Janine's driveway at 9pm and...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank paulawolves
Response from Janine D, Owner at Ambleside Bed & BreakfastResponded 7 March 2018

What a beautifully written and touching review! It was wonderful having you both and we are so glad that you had a great time both at Ambleside and in the region. It was very easy to offer such lovely people hospitality and we so enjoyed...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Conveniently located a few kilometers outside Nelson's center, Ambleside B&B is a lovely place where we had a beautiful room with great amenities. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, with great suggestions for restaurants and helpful info. for our travels. Breakfast was nicely done,...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank drswhf
Response from Janine D, Owner at Ambleside Bed & BreakfastResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and great advice to others considering Ambleside. This one is a little hard for us to determine who it is from but I am sure we enjoyed having you stay just as much. Warm regards Peter and Janine.

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Absolutely the best I’ve stayed in. Peter and Janine are so welcoming,, and made us feel part if the family. Their dog Frankie is adorable, unfortunately is not aloud to come sleep on your bed...lol Peter cooks a delicious breakfast, lots to choose from, plus...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Jacqueline M
Response from Janine D, Owner at Ambleside Bed & BreakfastResponded 13 January 2018

Wow! what a great review! We loved having you stay, you were such good company. We thought it was hilarious that with all the travel Ted does, that he still leaves things behind:) We hope the remaining holiday is all that you deserve and would...More

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Alison W
28 January 2015|
Response from Janinewendy | Property representative |
HI Alison Sorry for late reply, we are extremely busy. We have the Speights Ale House within walking distance - just a few minutes away, and some other good but casual dining is 20 minutes walk away. Otherwise you could get... More
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