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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Bronte Country Estate

  • 133 Bronte Rd. E. Mapua Map It
  • Nelson
  • Luxurious Retreat

Pros

  • The Fraser family are excellent hosts with wide local knowledge
  • Bird-watching opportunities on the sand flats
  • Right in the heart of wine country

Cons

  • Kids not encouraged except in the luxury villa

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Sitting by the edge of the Waimea Estuary this Qualmark five-star property, which encompasses both villas and suites gets you right down to the water. It's an estate in the true sense of the word! At high tide, the lawn outside the villas is lapped by the sea and at low tide you can walk onto the sand flats. The villas are decorated with original works by well-known local artists. Home baking, complimentary drinks, homemade chocolates and breakfast are all part of the

pampering here. The delightful garden spreads over 2 acres, sloping down to the sea, draped with flowering wisteria and shaded by tall trees. Should you be feeling competitive, you can play a game of pétanque (bocce) or tennis, then relax in the heated pool. They also have their own small vineyard and orchard next door. Also on-site is a two-bedroom luxury villa.

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Hotel Information

Address:

133 Bronte Rd. E. Mapua, off State Hwy. 60, Nelson, 7173, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-540–2422

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed June–Sept.
  • 2 villas, 2 suites, 1 luxury cottage
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/18/2014

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