The longer the stay, the bigger the discount! Typical prices of our rooms per night staying more than one night and except in peak season: Tipping is not common practice in New Zealand, "Thank you" is all that is expected - even for exceptional service.
Click your arrival date on the individual room calendars to the left to find out the exact price for your stay Click to see individual room features tabulated here Our Balcony Suite occupies the entire North-East wing of the top floor of Amber House and is some square feet in total area.
Double glazed French windows open on to twin carpeted and sheltered balconies overlooking our front rose garden with degree views out over Tasman Bay to the snow topped in winter and spring Arthur Ranges to the North-west from one balcony and the Sugar Loaf and Botanical Hill geographical Centre of New Zealand metres to the South-East from the other balcony.
Both balconies have clear, see-through zippered awnings that can be lowered on hand-cranked rollers if it becomes windy. The cooked breakfast of your choice can be served either here, on one of your private balconies, or in the downstairs dining room with other guests.
We provide a complimentary selection of local wines and fruits, together with a cheese board. Use either our laptop in the Balcony Suite's large desk or your own portable computer on our The Balcony Suite tariff also includes click here to continue to Balcony Suite page The setting sun is viewed between two large Canary Island palm trees in Cambria Street with Cathedral Hill and the Grampians providing a backdrop.
A third large, double glazed window at the West of this bedroom has ultra narrow venetian blinds inside the argon filled gap of the sealed glazing unit operated by a magnetic drive so that they do not rattle in the regular sea breezes each afternoon.
The Gold Room has a Daikin, reverse cycle air-conditioning unit to provide almost instantaneous and abundant heating in Winter and cooling in Summer. There is one Queen-sized bed with an Orthopaedic mattress in the Gold Room - but Gold Room tariffs for more than 2 people automatically include an adjoining, air-conditioned and double glazed, larger bedroom in addition to the Gold Room - ie you get TWO bedrooms, if you are paying the Gold Room tariff for more than click here to continue to Gold Room page Our Blue Room is also on the upper floor with plenty of hanging space in the fitted wardrobe which contains a digital safe.
There is a two seater couch, fitted carpet, a large work desk and swivel chair, one cordless, direct dial DECT phone and the highest speed internet connection available in Nelson from Telecom NZ to use with your laptop or ours included in the tariff. You may choose whatever you want cooked for breakfast within reason or a "continental" buffet type breakfast - both served in the guest dining room downstairs. The Blue Room has a Daikin, reverse cycle air-conditioning unit and argon gap, noise insulating, double glazing.
Access to and from the Blue Room is either via its double glazed French doors that open to the balcony or via its long and narrow en suite shower, wash hand basin and WC compartment. We did not wish to move the original walls and room proportions of Amber House, so we have formed en suite ablutions for this bedroom by taking space from an adjacent landing.
Satellite and TV programmes are available, together with 31 other local and terrestrial digital television channels of which five are currently transmitted in high definition to a large LCD TV which will also show your movies, play your music MP3 files and display your click here to continue to Blue Room page The Rose Room has eleven foot high ceilings with twin crystal chandeliers and is furnished in late Victorian style.
The original Victorian French doors made from Kauri wood have now been double glazed with low emissivity glass for quietness and insulation and open on to a verandah providing a separate private access to our Irish rose garden at the front. The ground floor Rose Room is spacious and has two Orthopaedic Queen-size beds, each with individual LED reading lamps, so a maximum of four persons can be accommodated. The Rose Room has fitted carpet and is air conditioned with a Hitachi reverse cycle heat pump.
It has a large work desk with a chair, wardrobe with digital safe, cordless diect dial DECT 'phone, alarm clock radio, hairdryer and a chess set. A cooked breakfast of your choice is included in our Rose Room prices - or you may choose to help yourself to a free 'continental style' buffet breakfast at any time between Fruit, juices, ANZAC biscuits and cold drinks are also available free of charge in the dining room opposite at any time.
A shower, wash hand basin and WC are all in a long and narrow en suite compartment. We did not wish to move the click here to continue to Rose Room page The Green Room on the ground floor is popular with those on a very tight budget since we have not increased this room's price for 7 years.
We've been able to screw prices down by only including a continental breakfast and not including a cooked breakfast in this room's price and by not yet installing a heat pump. We change the sheets every 3 or 4 days of your stay or if you have an accident but we don't make up the Green Room daily for you and expect you to hang the towels we provide out to dry on the rotary dryer in the back garden in return for a very keen price. Even though it's our smallest, budget room, the Green Room is not spartan.
It has fitted carpet, a large desk with chair, mirror, wall closet to hang your clothes and a chest of drawers with two bedside lamps. In hot weather a floor-standing fan is available; a fan heater and extra duvet will keep you warm in colder weather. The Green Room has two Queen sized beds so up to four can be accommodated. Full argon-gap double glazing with low emissivity glass and comfortable beds ensure a tranquil night.
The Green Room has a large en suite shower cubicle and wash hand basin with large mirror above in the bedroom with a convenient click here to continue to Green Room page Your user agent or browser does not support the W3C recommendations for Iframes!
Time to update your browser to firefox? When space or your budget is very tight and you trust our choice, we have a network of accommodation choices all within the boundaries of the City of Nelson unitary authority where we can place you. Overflow Rooms and buildings vary but all are clean and comfortable and our friends and colleagues will make you more than welcome in their homes, tourist lodgings and accommodations Sometimes it may happen that, after you have reserved an Overflow Room, we get a cancellation in the main house.
In this case, if you have a reservation for an Overflow Room, we may be able to accommodate you in Amber House itself in what we call an "Our Choice Room" at the same ultra-low price. This is where you let us pick your specific bedroom in Amber House - and you are prepared to move bedrooms during the course of a stay of more than one night.
You could get lucky and bag an air conditioned and en-suite "Our Choice Room"; equally you might end up without air-con and a heat pump and using a WC down the hall. Digital safe, colour TV. Although we have 5 guest bedrooms available at Amber House, we don't accept reservations for the main house for more than 4 guests staying at one time. Should a particular bedroom not be showing as available for the entire duration of your planned stay, you may like to book some days in one room and some days in another room that is showing availability.
If you then add an appropriate note in the comments field of both of the online booking forms at the time you make both reservations, then, at our discretion and with your agreeement, we may be able to consolidate the two separate bookings so that you spend your whole stay in one room at the cheaper of the two room rates quoted by the online system.
Parking is free and there is no time limit. Guests staying in the Balcony Suite, Rose Room and Blue Room will be able to keep an eye on their vehicles parked in Weka Street from their bedroom windows. Nelson has the lowest crime rate of any police district in New Zealand but thefts do sometimes happen - even if none of our guests have ever been robbed. Our advice contradicts that of the police: Remove everything from your vehicle to the safety of your room.
This includes drink cans, jackets and maps and don't forget the glove box. Leave nothing on display. If your vehicle is the modern type with a radio actually built into the dashboard, then leave the glovebox open, the doors unlocked and the windows one inch ajar to keep the vehicle cooler and avoid rain penetration. If your vehicle is the older type and the radio or GPS, etc. A maximum of 3 spaces are available there but only the last vehicle parked will have instant egress without moving the other vehicle s.
For that reason, if you park in front of another vehicle you are required to leave a set of vehicle keys with a member of the Amber family so that your vehicle can, if necessary, be moved in your absence. Please do not reverse from our long drive into Weka Street - there is ample room to turn around in front of the cottage at the rear of Amber House. Parking within the domain of Amber House is complimentary while you are sleeping at Amber House and for up to 8 days after you leave.
We keep our garage available for cycles maximum of 8 , motorcycles maximum of 4 solo machines with panniers , hovercraft maximum of 1 and kayaks maximum of 8. What's the difference between a "Bed and Breakfast" and a full service hotel?
Amber House is NOT a stately home or luxurious - we believe you will find us helpful and our Guest House clean and comfortable but we don't do "swanky" or "flunky" or "obsequious" at Amber House. If you don't like interacting with your host family and fellow guests and much prefer to lock yourself away in your bedroom to commune with a vast and impressive selection of toiletries, cosmetics and cuddly toys, then please choose somewhere else for your Godzone stay!
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