Our Facilities

Ambleside is purpose-built, single level bed & breakfast accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand. It has its own private guest entrance which provides easy access to your rooms  and is far enough away from the road, to provide a peaceful and tranquil ambience. with a small cottage appearance at the front guests are often surprised at how large the B&B is. Located at the rear of the property, the bed & breakfast guest wing is sound proofed, has some double-glazing and provides security stays on the windows.  

There is an eclectic garden to provide plenty of interest and a stream at the back of the property with birdlife and tame eels.  There are outdoor dining facilities or just a place to sit and enjoy some time in the sun.

All four guest rooms have their own en suite bathrooms, and are equipped with dressing table and chairs, wardrobes and hangers, bath-robes and slippers, heaters, hairdryers, case racks and electric blankets.  Beautiful NZ made Linden Leaves and local Carol Priest toiletries are among the little extras to ensure your utmost comfort.

FAST FREE WIRELESS INTERNET is able to be accessed anywhere on the property.

The Cream Honeymoon Suite

Cream Honeymoon Suite
Cream Honeymoon Suite

This beautiful guest-room, with ensuite bathroom, is warm, sunny and spacious with views of the garden and beyond the stream to the foothills of Nelson. An architectural feature window and high ceiling adds ambience and romance to the surroundings. The luxurious king-sized bed will ensure you have a comfortable nights rest and the gracious appointments will complete your stay with luxury and style. 

Tariff: Double - NZ$170.00 - NZ$250.00 per night; Single - NZ$160 per night

The Lavender Queen Room

Lavender ensuite

The lavender room, with ensuite bathroom, is the smallest of our guest rooms. This warm and sunny room with a luxurious queen-sized bed overlooks the courtyard and garden. This room is only available to the single traveller - the ladies love this room! The pretty lavender decor, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries and fluffy robes complete the look!

Tariff: SINGLE ONLY: NZ$150.00 - NZ$180.00

The Burgundy Room


The burgundy room is a warm, spacious room with a luxurious super-king bed, which can also be converted to two single beds. This room is also suitable for people with limited mobility and boasts a large bathroom with separate walk-in shower with seat and grab-rails and a separate bath. Like the others, this room is beautifully appointed and provides you with exquisite NZ made toiletries and amenities to ensure your utmost comfort.

Tariff: Double - NZ$170.00 - NZ$250.00 per night; Single - NZ$160.00 per night

Aqua/Primrose Room

Aqua Twin
Aqua superking2

This king twin-single or superking room, with ensuite bathroom, is spacious, warm and sunny with two ultra-comfortable king-single beds. The beds are also able to be converted to a large superking bed. It is fully equipped with beautiful accessories, toiletries and luxurious surroundings to ensure comfort and style.

Tariff: Double - NZ$170.00 - NZ$220.00 per night; Single - NZ$160.00 per night

For multi-night stays and group bookings please enquire regarding our special rates. Off-peak and shoulder season rates also apply. Prices include cooked and continental breakfasts, continuous refreshments, taxes and GST.

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Guest Lounge Facilities

Guest Lounge
Guest Lounge
Guest Lounge

Tea/Coffee and Refreshments; fresh fruit; snack bars, sweets and nuts, chilled filtered water/ice plus port for your after-dinner aperitif.

Easy listening music, books, magazines and games.

The separate guest lounge is comfortably furnished, overlooks the garden and includes an extensive brochure display, maps, guide books, Freeview TV and DVD, telephone and FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET and laptop for guest use.

A daily complimentary glass of local wine or beer with the ability to purchase extra at a reasonable price

There are two beautiful outdoor dining areas - the courtyard is surrounded by the garden and provides privacy and ambience - there is nothing more glorious than listening to the sound of flowing water over the weirs in the stream whilst tucking into a hearty gourmet cooked breakfast. (The cameras often come out!) You may dine outdoors or in our lovely native timber-clad dining room. Guests often find their day slipping by as they enjoy sharing experiences and the light-hearted banter over a relaxing breakfast!

Fax and photo-copier available for guest use.
Views to the garden

The garden provides quiet and peaceful seclusion, with outdoor seating areas in the courtyard and covered deck and with the sound of the flowing stream in the background, offers a unique ambience. You may also enjoy a spa under the stars or in the balmy twilight with a glass of Nelson wine, to relax those muscles after a day trekking in the Abel Tasman National Park! For some peaceful 'time-out' retreat to the stream, where the ducks will inevitably turn-up for company and maybe a cormorant to demonstrate its fishing abilities!

Laundry Facilities

Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities-washer, dryer, iron and ironing board, and clothes line. There is a small cost of $5-$10 if you do it yourself using the dryer. Line drying is free and laundry powder is provided. Laundry can be washed, dried and folded for you whilst you are out enjoying the region, depending on the size of the load the cost is $10-$25.00 per wash load.  There is also a laundrette close by