AMBER HOUSE - at the centre!™

Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Guest House at 46 Weka Street, Nelson city centre, New Zealand

Printable location map of Nelson All long distance buses (and the City Tour and local buses) stop right outside Amber House.
Nelson Airport is 7km away (a Shuttle Bus meets each flight and charges about $13.00 for the first passenger and then $3 for each additional passenger to Amber House).
State Highway 6 to the Trafalgar Street (Nelson's main shopping street) roundabout, then 1st road on left (Wainui Street) becomes Weka Street after 260 metres and 46 Weka Street is then the large, white, two storey house on the right after another 480m.
On foot or driving from the DOC Nelson Region Visitor's Centre: Exit the Centre. Turn right and right again into Trafalgar Street. Head north for 400m (towards SH6) and take the 4th turn right into Wainui Street which becomes Weka Street after 260m.
Because we have children at primary school we do not allow smoking anywhere on our land.

Your Hosts: Adam and Anne Amber of Amber House Limited are both New Zealanders born and raised in Nelson - with an Irish / Maori / Pacific Island / Scots heritage since other members of the family were born outwith Nelson.
We enjoy learning new recipes and have both been round the world many times.

We'd love to give you some insider tips for the South Island!

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European Fax Server: +44-70 05 96 34 37
Vodafone: +64-21-202-4961
Mail at AmberHouse dot info

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photo of the exterior of Amber House B&B in Nelson, New Zealand taken from the North West in late winter 2005. 
The centre of New Zealand is visible above the roofline. Amber House has the oldest English Walnut tree in the South Island and a brick chimney 
that survived at least 3 major local Earthquakes intact. Amber House also preserves Victorian wallpaper. When our family home was built in 1897, it stood on the southern shore of Nelson's Haven.
Now the vibrant and exciting city of Nelson has grown up and outwards around Amber House, but our home remains a peaceful and helpful haven for travellers with all of our city's attractions just a short stroll from our front gate.
Our guests can amble to the nearby Miyazu traditional Japanese gardens and listen to the water bell, take a look at the Farmers Market just opposite us in Founders Heritage Park, or simply sit on our verandah and enjoy the fragrance of our irish roses in the front garden.

Although crystal chandeliers hang from ceilings more than eleven feet high downstairs, we do have a new 21st Century hot water system, satellite dish, wireless Internet, en-suite shower rooms and our Balcony Suite, Blue, Gold and Rose Rooms all have air-conditioning.
Upstairs, the double glazed Balcony Suite and Blue Room have their own balconies with a view over Tasman Bay to the Arthur Ranges on one side and the Sugar Loaf and Botanical Hill (geographical Centre of New Zealand) from the other.

All our rooms are SPACIOUS - large enough for two Queen Beds and our double-glazed Green Room is very good value for families and those not needing air-conditioning in Nelson's wonderful climate.

Our hot breakfasts cooked to individual order are appreciated by many guests and you can just help yourself to fruit any time and from a cold (or `continental' style) buffet breakfast if you prefer a lighter breakfast.

Welcome home!

The prices in brackets (converted to UK£ or € or ¥ or US$, etc,) are only valid at the moment of on-line conversion!

All prices quoted by Amber House Limited are for cash settlement upon arrival and include breakfast, biscuits, hot/cold drinks, and all applicable taxes, levies and service charges.
Tipping is not common practice in New Zealand, "Thank you" is all that is expected - even for exceptional service.
(Our base prices do change dynamically according to demand. Because of this dynamic pricing, even we need to check the computer for the current best price. You will often get the cheapest prices by booking on-line at and the longer in advance you book, the cheaper it should be!)

Full rates (or 'Rack Rates') for each of our accommodations are listed below in respect of double occupancy.
This is our published retail selling price in busy times - when accommodation is at a premium - for one night, 'room only', without any inclusions or multiple night discounts.

The Balcony Suite: $295

The entire double glazed North-East wing of the top floor of Amber House.
486 square feet in area, including one double glazed and air-conditioned bedroom with Queen bed and sofa, one double glazed bathroom (usually with a fine view of sheep grazing on the ridge in front of the Centre of New Zealand while having a soak - very restful).
Two showers, two WC's, two wash hand basins, one bath; all air-conditioned and double glazed.
French doors open to two carpeted and sheltered private balconies where you can have the complimentary cooked breakfast of your choice served to you while enjoying 270 degree views. Wonderful view south to the Sugar Loaf from your double glazed hallway window.
Internet computer; Satellite TV; complimentary local wines, fruits and cheese board.

The Blue Room: $199

The Blue Room is fully double glazed for peaceful nights.
On the upper floor, French windows open on to sheltered verandahs overlooking the front rose garden with a view across Tasman Bay to the Arthur Ranges on one side and the Centre of New Zealand on the other.
The Blue Room is furnished in more modern style with fitted carpet, desk, satellite Teletext colour TV and direct dial DECT cordless phone.
Normally with one orthopaedic, lambswool roll top Queen bed, an additional single bed may be added on prior request. En-suite shower, WC, wash handbasin; air-conditioned; wireless Internet. Complimentary cooked breakfast of your choice served in the dining room.

The Gold Room: $189

The air conditioned, en-suite Gold Room is on the South-West corner of the upper floor. Adam Amber thinks it has the most magnificent view of any room in Amber House; due South through large, twin double-glazed windows to the Sugar Loaf, Dun Mountain and the Maitai River valley. Another big double-glazed window faces the setting sun. The Gold Room has fitted carpet, Satellite TV, direct dial DECT cordless phone, hairdryer, small desk and is fully en-suite. Currently undergoing renovation.
One Queen sized bed with orthopaedic mattress and one single bed.
A reverse cycle Daikin Heat Pump provides very efficient cooling in hot weather or heating in cold weather.
Cooked breakfast of your choice served in the dining room downstairs included FREE! .

The Rose Room: $179

The en-suite, air conditioned Rose Room is at ground level and has french windows opening on to a sheltered verandah adjoining the front rose garden. The ceiling is more than eleven feet high with two crystal chandeliers and furnished in late Victorian style with fitted carpet, 28" teletext colour TV and direct dial DECT cordless phone.
Two Queen size beds with a small en-suite shower-room.
A Mitsubishi reverse cycle Heat Pump provides air-conditioning in hot weather or heating in cold weather.
Complimentary cooked breakfast of your choice served in the dining room.

The Green Room: $139

The double glazed Green Room is our budget room.
It's on the ground floor of the South-West side of Amber House. The ceiling is more than eleven feet high and there's fitted carpet, a direct dial DECT cordless phone, easy chair, chest of drawers, small hanging closet, desk and a small colour TV.
Two Queen size beds with a wash hand basin and shower cubicle in the room. Private WC conveniently opposite your bedroom door.
Satisfying Kiwi breakfast included in the rate - or you can upgrade to a cooked breakfast of your choice on payment of an additional $10 per person.

Overflow Room: $129

OUR CHOICE: We've seven bedrooms but usually only allow paying guests to sleep in four of those bedrooms.
3 of those 4 bedrooms have air-conditioning. 3 of those 4 bedrooms are double glazed. 3 of those 4 bedrooms have more than one Queen-sized bed. 3 of those 4 bedrooms have en-suite showers and hand basins. three of those seven bedrooms have satellite TV. If you let us pick your room, (and are prepared to possibly move rooms during a stay of more than one night), you could get lucky and bag an air conditioned, en-suite room; equally you may end up with terrestrial TV or without air-con or double-glazing...
Typically TWO Queen beds (but could be one Queen bed if we put you in the Blue Room).
Cordless 'phone. Colour TV. Biscuits & hot and cold drinks included FREE only if you're actually staying at Amber House - when you can also upgrade to a cooked breakfast of your choice on payment of an additional $15 per person.
[Breakfast is NOT included in the Overflow Room tariff]

ALTERNATIVELY, we may place you with one of our hosts nearby...

AMBER HOUSE - at the centre!™

Amber House is a member of the Canada Bed 
and Breakfast Hosts Association and is rated 'Platinum Maple Leaf' one hundred per cent new zealand logo Gold Member of New Zealand Tourism Guide

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