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NELSON, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

          Nelson, capital of the South Island's Nelson Region, boasts New Zealand's sunniest climate. It can also boast of its superb location amid three national parks. Home to one of the nation's finest regional cuisines, Nelson offers quality wines, produce, and seafood. All this in a compact, friendly, youthful, very walkable city with a dynamic cultural scene. What could be better? May we suggest an elegant Victorian inn set in quiet gardens in Nelson's geographic center with gracious hosting and all the touches?

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Tasteful elegance with comfort and space highlights each bedroom suite at Nelson Inn. This bedroom comes with a furnished balcony. Photo © Home At First.
INDIVIDUAL STYLE, TASTEFUL ELEGANCE,
COMFORT, AND SPACE HIGHLIGHT EACH
BEDROOM SUITE AT NELSON INN.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Home At First guests love our Nelson Inn. This Victorian age (built circa 1880) former deanery of the adjacent Nelson Cathedral provides excellent accommodation in a fine setting and excellent location ideal as a base for travel throughout this most interesting part of New Zealand. A recent complete renovation has restored the home’s grandeur and added to its comfort.

          There are seven unique bedrooms upstairs in the two-story house, each with its own personality, and each opulently furnished. The beds are right for royalty, and the en suite bathrooms as practical and immaculate as they are beautiful. Rooms have blackout drapes, electric blankets, hairdryers and curling- irons, bathrobes, television, direct dial telephone, data point, workspace, fresh flowers and are maid-serviced daily. Fresh cut flowers grace each room. A helpful luggage elevator eliminates the heavy lifting.

The comfortable living room at Nelson Inn is an inviting place for conversation or a quiet read. Photo © Home At First.
The comfortable living room at
Nelson Inn is an inviting place
for conversation or a quiet read.

Nelson Inn double bedroom showing en suite bathroom with glass shower. Photo © Home At First.

          There is a common kitchenette alcove  on the second floor for guests’ use with complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. A computer with free internet access and work space is available to guests in this kitchen commons. The ground floor also provides common living areas: comfortable living room, sedate, yet sociable bar with open fireplace,  and cheery breakfast room.

Nelson Inn double bedroom showing en suite
bathroom with glass shower.

 

          Choose from a delicious continental or cooked breakfast. Specialties may  include omelets, pancakes, waffles or fritters, smoked fish, venison sausages, bacon, and eggs. During the warmer months a covered terrace and  courtyard draws guests from the bar outside. Nelson Inn is smoke-free inside.

The Nelson Inn breakfast room is the hub of
 
morning activity, with guests meeting one
 another over a delightful selection of
cooked and continental menu choices served
 stylishly by the resident hostesses.

The Nelson Inn breakfast room is the hub of morning activity, with guests meeting one another over a delightful selection of cooked and continental menu choices served stylishly by the resident hostesses. Photo © Home At First.

 

New Zealand's sunniest climate encourages outdoor dining in Nelson. Photo © Home At First.
NEW ZEALAND'S SUNNIEST CLIMATE
ENCOURAGES OUTDOOR DINING IN NELSON
.

THE SETTING: The house sits up on a hillock almost like a pedestal next to Nelson Cathedral. Set on high ground in the center of the city, the inn looks out over the treetops to the hills that surround Nelson on three sides. The ocean is just out of sight, except in winter when some of the trees lose their leaves. Within shorts walks are the center of Nelson city with many restaurants, cafés and shops. A short drive leads to Nelson’s waterfront, with its trendy restaurants, to three golf courses, art galleries, theaters, and lovely, peaceful parks and gardens. The Nelson Airport is about 15 minutes away.

 

THE LOCATION: Nelson, on the north coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is best known for three things: the best weather in New Zealand, three very different National Parks, and the quality wines that come from its numerous vineyards. Equidistant from Nelson are the fascinating regions of the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park.

HIGHLY RATED: Nelson Inn always ranks among Home At First’s highest-rated lodgings on the South Island of New Zealand by guest review.

Wine tasting at one of dozens of local wineries on the Nelson Wine Trail. Photo © Bob Ecker; used with permission.
WINE TASTING AT ONE OF DOZENS OF LOCAL
 WINERIES ON THE NELSON WINE TRAIL

 
 

Sea kayaking at Abel Tasman National Park. Bring a picnic! New Zealand Tourism photo.
SEA KAYAKING IN ABEL TASMAN
NATIONAL PARK
.
NZ Tourism Photo.

In our customers' own words—

        "Our Nelson Inn hostesses were so helpful in setting up activities and generally insuring our enjoyment of the region. Breakfasts were delicious. Even though we were leaving very early one morning   to go kayaking, we were served a breakfast of fresh baked croissants, fruit, etc."
                                                     
—D. & R. Ward, Colorado

 

 

ACTIVITIES: Following the Wine Trail. Outdoor adventure in the mountains of Nelson Lakes National Park south of Nelson. Hiking and kayaking in the uncommon beauty and pristine coastal waters of Abel Tasman National Park to the west of Nelson. Exploration by mail boat or on foot of the lush, convoluted fiords of the Marlborough Sounds to the east. The Nelson region also offers these activities: beaches, water sports, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sea kayaking, and GOLF.

Couple having a picnic on an isolated beach while walking in the Abel Tasman National Park. Photo © Home At First.
Couple having a picnic on an isolated beach
in the Abel Tasman National Park.

 

AVAILABILITY: For current availability information, call Home At First
at (800) 523-5842, or contact us by e-mail at: info@homeatfirst.com.

 

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