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Boutique Hotel Warwick House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved the look of the place as wife is into period places. On arrival we had to climb three sets of external stairs to room, large baggage is out unless you are Arnie. Our hosts were a group of Backpackers nice but on a New Zealand holiday themselves. Room was large and had a mix of great and clutter furniture, TV was analog and with few channels. Bed was held up by wooden off cuts and the dust under it was filthy. The mattress was well passed its used by date and did not fit the bed frame. Breakfast was a set thing OK but no options other than the toast or tea/coffee. The building and garden both need major care and love as the renovation was some 9 to 10 years ago and so needs some loving. Very disappointing no owner on site and appeared there was no continued love of the place, Iam sure that a lot of work was carried out during the renovation, but since well sorry will not return....

As we approached the entrance to this lovely looking grand house I glanced to my left and saw a set of stairs descending steeply to what looked like accomodation. I thought I hope we don't score that, but we did. After meeting our pleasant receptionist in the ball room which had some of the best cornice work I've seen we were taken down the steep stairs into our room. Our first impression was how tired the room looked and what was that smell? There was a separate bathroom but an extra bath beside the lounge in the main room. Our bed was thrown together so much so that my wife asked me if I thought it had been made after the previous guest checked out! The sheets were crumpled and doona lopsided. However, my main complaint concerned the terrible chemical smell which we tracked down to a bottle of airfreshener. I put that outside on the windowsill but the room still stank of it plus the musty smell it was obviously designed to hide for the rest of our stay. The steep stairs leading to our room proved very difficult to negotiate with our cases although we noted an easier route when we left for dinner which could have been pointed out to us on arrival. There is a shared kitchen just outside our front door but, fortunately, no other guests to share it with. There is a washing machine in the kitchen. Our room cost us $185 per night without breakfast. My recommendation would be to avoid this place as it is smelly and does not offer good value.

Wonderful location near to center of town with beautiful rooms and a dining room filled with antiques. Very comfortable bedroom with ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Delicious breakfast and lovely views. Only concern was outside steps to the bedrooms were a bit tricky with heavy luggage.

A good location offering peace and quite and but a short pleasant stroll into town. Rooms, I'm sorry to say were disappointing and due to a double booking we at to change rooms half way through our stay which did not help matters. I must say that the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Spent a couple of nights in Nelson earlier this month, staying in the honeymoon suite. Building has been lovingly restored to its former Victorian era by Nick and Jenny the owners but for us it's a little too quirky. 4 poster bed was huge set in the original "gentleman's smoking room" which included a couple of chaise lounges, shower room door is a misfit. Wish we'd met Nick on arrival rather than last morning as he was incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable about area. Breakfasts were ok rather than great. It's easy walking distance into Nelson and loved the Trafalgar St area, just down from the cathedral. Some good pubs and restaurants there which we thoroughly enjoyed but overall Nelson is not a place we'd recommend tourists to stay.

My stay at Warwick House was just lovely. It is so gorgeous to stay somewhere which is not the run-of-the-mill hotel/motel and to almost feel part of the family. Meeting the other guests at breakfast was a delight. Thank you Nick and Jenny for working so hard to produce a wonderfully renovated and historic house.

Stayed here one night after flying in from Auckland ahead of our Great Taste Cycle Trail. Great for a short stay. Friendly owners. Walkable distance to Nelson's restaurant district. Room was small but comfortable with a spacious bathroom all in heritage style. Coffee & tea amenities outside in shared kitchenette. Would come back for one night to experience the house again.

Lovely house from the outside and beautiful entrance but room on ground floor incredibly basic - very tired interior, would have liked to make a cup of tea but couldn't - no phone in room to contact reception or owner - and reception locked up and in darkness at 8pm. Asked to settle bill night before - now I know why.

We stayed for one night on a recent touring trip. The house is quite dramatic & the ballroom is really lovely, all has been patiently restored by the current owners. Our room was spacious & interesting & having breakfast in a ballroom was certainly an unusual experience ! The host was very helpful in advising on where to find a good restaurant for dinner & also on a scenic drive the next day. If you like quirky, historic places to stay, this is for you !

Amazing house with fascinating history. The owners have lovingly restored it and furnished it with style. The gardens are lovely too. We had access to a kitchenette and were able to sit out on the balcony to enjoy meals. Problems with hot water supply which owners were apologetic about. Lack of kitchen bits and pieces were remedied. Owners very helpful - booked us on an Abel Tasman expedition and shared useful local knowledge. Def rec to others as a very 'different' and unusual stay and hope to return.

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. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle 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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 203 reviews