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Boutique Hotel Warwick House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We liked the appereance and the state of the house the best. It really looks and feels like a classic historic place. And the hosts pay a lot attention to that. They have been travelling and living also a lot out of New Zealand and therefore have quite a number of collactables in the house which they are also happy to explain. Our room was cosy and nicely decorated all fitting very well to the entire house and its style. The location is not directly in the towncenter but we did nearly everything by foot and there is a very nice walkway along the river to the Queens Garden and on to town center. Walk took us maby 15 - 20 minutes. We don't use the TV often and while we were there didn't use it at all. Maybe one would hope for a bigger screen but that would be the only thing I can imagine one would complain about. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and the breakfirst (with home made muesli) was great.

On arrival we were greeted by the couple who own it (and their beautiful puppy). The room we had booked wasn't really practical for three single adults, but they quickly rearranged rooms to accommodate us into something more suitable.

My husband and I spent 3 nights in this beautiful Bnb. The owners, Nick and Jenny, couldn't be more welcoming and helpful in every way. We were in the bay view suite and it was quite lovely. Jenny recommended the restaurant Hopgoods and we liked it so much we ate there 2 of the 3 nights. I left a jacket behind that I figured I lost for good. Jenny contacted me and had it sent to my hotel before we left NZ. I would highly recommend staying at the Warwick House. It's a very special place in the careful hands of Jenny and Nick.

We were treated like royalty at the Warwick House. The hosts Jenny and Nick, were fantastic and the house is amazing. The view from our room, especially the reading nook, was fantastic. Every inch of our suite was furnished with loving care, down to the fresh flowers and the towel warmers in the loo. The breakfast was fantastic and generous and the traveling suggestions they gave us were perfect. I highly recommend staying here!!!

This Victorian Gothic building was built in 1854 and is the oldest building on the South Island. It looks very impressive as you drive through the gates. There's a small parking area for guests. Advisable to reverse into the bays as getting out could get tricky. We were welcomed by the owner who has done a very good job in restoring the building to its former glory. He had great pleasure in showing us the ballroom - and rightly so. There seemed to be a bit of confusion about our room booking possibly because I had booked - and prepaid - through a booking agency months beforehand. In the end, though, we did get a room. Actually it was a suit down stairs to the left of the main entry. There is also a pathway down from the carpark so we were able to use that rather than lugging our suitcases down the steep steps. There are two suites in the 'wing' we were in with a shared entry area and small kitchen with fridge. Just a very basic kitchen setup. Our suite had views of the hills from the lounge area with a claw foot bath under the window. Unusual in this day and age but not in times past. And that's the thing to remember with the building. It's old and, like us, the older we get the less well some parts work. The suite comprises the lounge area with sofa plus there's a small dining table in an alcove with a window seat. There's a separate bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. It was missing a bath mat but we coped. The separate bedroom contained a lovely comfortable bed and two table lamps. Two suitcase stands are provided, which was good. There are also a couple of moveable oil heaters if required. An eclectic collection of furniture added to the quirky nature of the suite. Parts look a little tired but all up it was a good place to stay. We stayed for two nights. The room wasn't cleaned or tidied (or bed made) after the first night but not a problem. Just something to be aware of, though. Hopefully the fact that we prepaid will be noted tomorrow when we check out. Yes, I’m writing this from our suite whilst looking outside at the most on the hills. Which reminds me, there is free wifi although the connection is a bit weak and tends to freeze on occasions.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Warwick House. We felt very welcome as soon as we arrived, were treated to a fantastic room (one of the suites) which was spacious, and tastefully decorated with fantastic furniture. The hosts were extremely friendly and looked after us very well. The breakfast was divine, especially the toasted home made muesli. Thanks Jenny and Nick for such a relaxing and enjoyable visit. All the best to you both!

It was absolutely amazing! We are a young backpacker couple traveling through NZ with less budget. Usually we pay less than 70NZ$ for our hostels but one day we decided to make an exception. Warwick House was such a great choice and it was one of our highlights during our NZ-journey! I want to come back one day! ... the breakfast was also amazing!!! Thank you so much?

Having recently left Nelson we had the opportunity to call back in for the South Island masters games, and decided to book at the Warwick house, having been entrigged by the property for but never having been there. Could not have been more disappointed ! Booked for 3 nights left after 2. Rooms have paper thin walls, can hear everything being said next door. Nice young lady greeted us upon a arrival , but failed to mention the strange arrangements for locking the main gates at night, had to leave car on road on front of the property garages. Only to find the next morning the owner had interfered with our car, and actually opened the door and placed a rude note inside. I had lived in Nelson for 25 years never saw a need to lock patrons in any where. Tower room bed worst I have ever slept in, noisy as anything. Heater taps and clicks all night, and the was water dripping on to the floor most of the night. Bathroom ran out of hot water after one shower. Building appears to be in poor condition. Positive note, good location. Owners appears to lack the ability to take responsibility, when questioned about the leaks in the roof, seemed to make up some story about difficulties with getting ladders to the roof, at no time apologising. Great old historic building, stay with caution. Good luck.

We were very pleased with our one-night stay, we were greeted by a very pleasant friendly staff member who took time to explain a bit about the hotel and showed us to our room, The room was very nice, great bed and we really enjoyed our stay. We will look at staying here again when next in Nelson.

Very disappointed. Despite being advertised as bed and breakfast accommodation and that breakfast was available as an extra even for self-catering rooms, I was informed at checkin that the chef was away. The offer was made to check with owners but even a breakfast tray should have been easy. The common areas for the downstairs rooms were not clean. The floors were unswept, the kitchen tiles were grubby, the wall by the bin had brown drip marks and the bin itself was dirty. The website advertises customised toiletries but there was one piece of soap and an unmarked container in the shower - communal body wash perhaps? Again, the website advertises that all guests can access the grand ballroom. Shame the door was locked. To be honest, it was tired and looked unloved. The restoration job was impressive and what a lovely building but the accommodation service is over advertised and under delivered. Thankfully the bed was comfortable. I booked this night to prepare for surgery - looking for a place where I could enjoy the surroundings and the atmosphere. It was frustrating. And to top it off, the advice in the guest accommodation about Westport having nothing of particular interest indicates that it is a long time - if ever - that the owners have been there.

64 Brougham Street Nelson

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Nelson South within a short walk of Christ Church Cathedral, Boutique Hotel Warwick House is within a mile (2 km) of Nelson Provincial Museum. The 6 rooms at this 4-star bed & breakfast include refrigerators, coffee makers, and premium bedding. Nelson Market and The Suter are also nearby.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 6 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer designer toiletries and slippers.

Property features

Boutique Hotel Warwick House features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 25 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury bed & breakfast include a library, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Victorian Suite

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Garden View, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 218 reviews