Harbourside Lodge
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5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Nelson

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Nelson

New Zealand’s sunniest city absolutely has to be on your honeymoon itinerary around New Zealand. Nelson also makes a fine destination for a romantic getaway or anniversary with its array of surrounding wineries, glorious beaches and outdoor adventures. Complete your experience here by staying in one of Nelson’s most romantic accommodations, whether it’s a stylish but budget-friendly motel or a grand castle oozing in historic charm. We go through our top recommendations in this list of the best romantic accommodation in Nelson.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 23 Nelson Wineries on the Nelson Wine Trail and The Honeymoon Guide to Nelson.

1. Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Be transported to a scene from a historical romance novel at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco. The Victorian-style village with brickwork laneways and cobbled streets present a unique accommodation a short drive from Nelson city. While all of the rooms available are wrapped in charm, the most romantic choices for couples include the Seaview Rooms with coved ceilings and full-tiled ensuites, and the Summerhouse Cottages with handmade tiles throughout, timber joinery and an indulgent double spa bath. Whatever abode you choose, you can spend your downtime at the hotels outdoor pool, gym, hiring a bike, or getting ready for a special event or night out at the hairdresser, jeweller and beauty salon. For dinner, enjoy fine dining at the Monaco Kitchen or an exclusive private dining experience in The Orangerie Room. See more hotels with amazing restaurants in the 10 Best Accommodation in Nelson for Foodies.

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco© Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

2. Harbourside Lodge

It’s hard to beat the views of the Nelson Marina from the Harbourside Lodge – the perfect companion to sunny mornings on the balcony or watching the sunset with a glass of wine. The motel offers rooms that compete with luxury hotels, sleekly styled with pleasant touches like house plants and private balconies. While rooms have a basic kitchenette to prepare something for a quiet night in, as well as enjoy your complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, a complimentary continental breakfast is provided and a cooked breakfast is available. All in all, Harbourside Lodge provides a great-value luxury in Nelson for couples.

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Harbourside Lodge© Harbourside Lodge

3. Delorenzo Studio Apartments

Delorenzo Studio Apartments provides excellent value and a stylish setting for couples. This apartment-motel in the heart of Nelson offers chic decor across its 30 rooms. Most apartments feature useful features like a full kitchen and an ensuite, as well as luxurious additions like a spa bath and a balcony. However, even the cheapest studio here is a fantastic option for couples with the luxury of a private patio but a smaller kitchenette. Communal facilities at the apartment complex include a heated swimming pool in summer and a laundry service. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nelson.

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Delorenzo Studio Apartments© Delorenzo Studio Apartments

4. Shelbourne Villa

Treat your loved one to a homely stay in central Nelson in this 1920s villa turned five-star bed and breakfast. The B&B has four guest suites with king/super king beds, ensuite bathrooms, an ambient gas fire, iPod docking station, gorgeous bay windows and local artwork adorning the walls. Spend time together relaxing in the superbly manicured gardens awash with colourful flowers. Plus, breakfast is quite the event with a well-presented full cooked breakfast and continental breakfast. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nelson.

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Shelbourne Villa© Shelbourne Villa

5. Boutique Hotel Warwick House

Last but certainly not least, the Boutique Hotel Warwick House makes a great way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a honeymoon or anniversary. The historical castle boasts impressive architecture, a graceful ambience and romantic guest rooms. Warwick House, situated a short stroll along the riverside from the city centre, features six rooms each with their unique charms, such as the Victorian Gothic archways and an ensuite with a clawfoot bath. Breakfast is served in the grand ballroom, while couples can also enjoy time in the glorious gardens, under the wide veranda, sunny viewing deck and in the gorgeous library.

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Boutique Hotel Warwick House© Boutique Hotel Warwick House


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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