Nelson Boutique Accommodation
World class views over Tasman Bay ...
Chart House Upper Deck ...
Chart House Main Deck ...
View from the Crows Nest Deck...
View from the Captains Quarters...
View from The Lookout...


Captains QuartersCaptain's QuartersA two-bedroom stand-alone holiday home that sleeps up to 5-6 people
The LookoutThe LookoutA one-bedroom stand-alone holiday home that sleeps up to 5-6 people
Chart House Upper DeckChart House UpperA purpose-built two-level house (Upper Deck and Main Deck)
Chart House Main DeckChart House MainA purpose-built two-level house (Upper Deck and Main Deck)
Crow's NestCrow's Nest Sits above all the others and has spectacular and uninterrupted sea views out over Tasman Bay

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Rated 3rd in Nelson

Rated 16th in the South Island

Rated 30th in New Zealand

The Wheelhouse Inn has been rated 16th in the South Island and 30th within New Zealand for the best places to stay.

Each year, trivago analyses aggregated ratings and reviews of hotels across New Zealand to find which hotels have the best ratings from travellers and which destinations have the hightest rated hotels. The awards are based on 175 million ratings from over 250 booking sites worldwide.

Trivago also named Takaka, Motueka and Nelson in their top destinations lists.

Here are some quotes from Trivago:

Wow what a view !!!
Had a fantastic time at The Wheelhouse Inn with our family during August 2016. Stunning views, second to none. Friendly welcome from Ralph and all amenities you would ever need, home from home!. If we return to Nelson NZ we'll be sure to stay at The Wheelhouse Inn again, many thanks. - September 2016
Wonderful place to stay
We stayed in the chart house upper deck. It exceeded all our expectations. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Views were spectacular, beds were comfortable. Little extra touches like an umbrella in the cupboard and fresh flowers on the table. Bag of feijoas left on our doorstep one morning. Beautiful gardens. Highly recommend. - May 2016
Beats staying at 5 star hotels !!!
Amazing views, has everything you need. Hands down bet other 5 star accommodation on our trip + similar price !!!! - January 2016
Magnificent Views - peace and quiet
My partner and I stayed in the Crow's Nest with my sister-in-law and two teenage children whilst in Nelson for a family wedding. The views from the unit were magnificent. It was close to everything yet far enough away from main roads etc to be really peaceful and quiet. - November 2015

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