Romantic Stays and Honeymoon Accommodations 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 radiating historic charm. We go through our top recommendations in this list of the most romantic accommodations in Nelson.
1. Quail Farm, Colonial Charm
One of Nelson’s best-kept secrets, the Quail Farm, Colonial Charm consists of a charming private wing of a farmhouse and a quaint cottage in the secluded countryside. While the stay for couples radiates historical charm, accommodations are renovated with fresh interiors combined with unique fixings, most notably your outdoor bathtub. Guests are treated to breakfast supplies to prepare at their private kitchenette at their leisure, while there’s an on-site swimming pool and a wide variety of farm goings-on across 10 acres of countryside paradise.
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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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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 the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Nelson.
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4. Parautane Lodge
Far enough from the hustle and bustle yet close enough for convenience, Parautane Lodge offers a tranquil out-of-town retreat 20 minutes from Nelson. Each spacious suite of this B&B benefits from direct access to an expansive deck or spa pool with uninterrupted views of the coast and Kaikoura Mountains in the distance. You’ll also be able to kickstart your day with a very generous continental and/or cooked breakfast of your choice, including waffles, French toast, omelettes, eggs benedict or something light.
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5. Ah House City B&B Nelson
For couples wishing to stay in the heart of the city, choose the endearing Ah House City B&B Nelson just one block behind Christ Church Cathedral. This character B&B offers a selection of self-contained B&B rooms and a garden apartment both with kitchenette facilities and breakfast included to enjoy ultimate convenience while in Nelson. The B&B rooms also feature a private deck with a barbecue to enjoy those famous sunny Nelson evenings among gorgeous gardens. Choose from more self-catering stays in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Nelson.
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6. Grand Arden Monaco Nelson
Be transported to a scene from a historical romance novel at the Grand Arden Monaco Nelson. The Victorian-style village with brickwork laneways and cobbled streets presents 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 Kings” with coved ceilings and full-tiled ensuites, and the “Seaview Apartments” with handmade tiles throughout, timber joinery and an indulgent double spa bath. Whatever abode you choose, you can spend your downtime at the hotel’s outdoor pool or gym, hiring a bike, or getting ready for a special event or night out at the hairdresser, jeweller and beauty salon.
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7. Joya Garden & Villa Studios
A boho vibe that you’ll totally love (or not – if so, scroll on), Joya Garden & Villa Studios boasts an intriguing property of organic gardens, ponds and vibrant interiors. Stay in one of the studios of the glass-roofed log cottage which are fully self-contained and private or opt for one of the rooms of the main house including the “Villa Room” with a private balcony and breathtaking views across Nelson city and beyond. While guests staying in the main house get an exemplary breakfast included, it’s recommended that those in the self-catering suites also choose the optional organic breakfast at least once.
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8. Palazzo Motor Lodge
One of Nelson’s most upscale motels, Palazzo Motor Lodge has irresistible decor and features ideal for couples seeking a romantic stay. The boutique accommodation bosts just 16 rooms kitted out with all the mod-cons including smart TVs with streaming services, espresso machines, full kitchen facilities with a dishwasher and fresh decor. There are plenty of options to upgrade to a room with a spacious corner spa bath or even opt for more space with a separate bedroom and lounge/kitchen area – a true home away from home. Compare this motel to the 20 Best Motels in Nelson.
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9. Boutique Hotel Warwick House
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 its 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. For more hotel options, be sure to head to the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Nelson.
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10. 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, an 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 the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Nelson.
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More About Romantic Accommodations in Nelson
That’s it for our list of the top romantic accommodations in Nelson but by no means the end of our travel tips! Check out these following guides for more experiences and stays in Nelson.
- 20 Best Things to Do in Nelson
- 10 Romantic Activities in Nelson for Couples
- The Food Guide to Nelson: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, plan more of your trip around the South Island using the South Island Honeymoon & Romance Itinerary: Two Weeks or South Island Honeymoon & Romance Itinerary: One Week.