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Guest Testimonials of Awatea Tasman Bay’s Boutique Motueka Accommodation

Guests who have stayed in our boutique Bed & Breakfast and luxury Cottage accommodation have written us the following messages in our Guest Book or as personal notes:

Dear John & Scott, Thank you both so much for a wonderful stay. What a beautiful place you have here. Many thanks!Eileen & Dave, Surrey, UK
Thank you for your warm & gracious hospitality. You have created a magical retreat & we are honoured to have experienced it!Jon & Laura, Windsor, USA
Dear Scott & John, We would like to thank you both for the most amazing time we had here. Your place is beautiful, warm and welcoming and we felt like at home here. Also thank you very much for your trip advice, tips where to go and what to see, thanks to them we have memories of this area that we will never forget! This really was the sunniest place of New Zealand but not only because of the weather smiley face Thanks again!Martina & Michal, Brno, Czech Republic
Wonderful location. Wonderful hosts. Wonderful food. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!! See you again & possibly lots of our friends. xxxMalcolm & Harjit, London, UK
Best place to stay ever! Great house, great location, perfect hosts (& dog!). Thank you so much for wonderful service and family-like atmosphere. See you next time for sure!Barbara & Marco, Basel, Switzerland
We had a great day on our trip to Farewell Spit – lots of sea bird sightings and splendid dunes! Thank you for making this a beautifully appointed place. The site is so lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed being here for three days. Very best wishes...Jan & Stuart, Los Angeles, USA
Dear John and Scott, We thank you very much for the chance to be at this wonderful place. You create a fantastic place to live. All things in and outside harmonise together. It was a big pleasure for us to share this place for a short time with you. We try to come back. All the best for the future.Tina & Uwe, Hanover, Germany
Scott & John, Thank you so much for a perfect start to our honeymoon ♥Emily & Michael, Dallas, USA
So glad we found this idyllic place – a cut above the rest for sure. We enjoyed a long walk in the [Abel Tasman National] park despite the intermittent rain. Thx for a great stay, one we’ll certainly recommend to friends.Paul & Rachael, Singapore
Dear Scott & John, Thank you both so much for a most perfect stay for our anniversary. There was not one thing we could have wished for; it was just beautiful! See you again!Mark & Lilian, West Coast, NZ

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  • awatea amazing view motueka river
    An amazing view of the Motueka River awaits you at Awatea Tasman Bay’s boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Motueka
  • awatea amazing view motueka town
    You will see the town of Motueka and Tasman Bay from Awatea Tasman Bay’s boutique B&B accommodation for Abel Tasman National Park
  • awatea amazing view moutere inlet
    Kina Peninsular and the Moutere Inlet can be seen from Awatea Tasman Bay’s boutique Cottage accommodation for Abel Tasman


Such a comfortable & stylish house. We have had a wonderful time here!Katie & Mike, Royston, UK
Dear Scott & John, Many thanks for your hospitality and all the little details that made our stay so comfortable and special. We have been to quite a few 5 star hotels, but your cottage and the way it is so nicely furnished ranks ahead of them. All the bestSina & Alex, Hamburg, Germany
Merci! Tout est beau, accueil parfait.Yves & Roselyne, Lyon, France
Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful home. Fantastic location & hospitality & great fun with [your puppy] Molly!Mel & Bruce, Wellington, NZ
Thank you for such an enjoyable and relaxing time. It felt like staying with friends at Christmas time!Sasha & Asha, Los Angeles, USA
Wonderful stay. Great Views. Brilliant house & great hostsChris & Pat, Enfield, UK
Thank you John & Scott for a very great stay. Such a beautiful view, excellent service, great house, we feel so well. Absolutely the perfect hosts in NZ. We’ll be back!Jutta & Frank, Hamburg, Germany
Wow!!! What a gorgeous place & so full of heart & soul. Thank-you for sharing with us. Love!Lynn & David, Santa Clara, USA
John & Scott – The Perfect Hosts in an idyllic setting, gorgeous home, and sumptuous meals. We have had the perfect holiday – Many Thanks!Diane & Amy, Asheville, USA, and Katie & Pat, Hamilton, NZ
Thank you Scott & John we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your stylish comfortable home – heavenly spot!Gill & Keith, West Tilbury, UK


TripAdvisor Awards for Awatea Tasman Bay’s Boutique Accommodation


tripadvisor award certificate of excellence in 2014 for awatea
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award to Awatea Tasman Bay in 2014
tripadvisor award certificate of excellence in 2015 for awatea
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award to Awatea Tasman Bay in 2015
tripadvisor award certificate of excellence in 2016 for awatea
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award to Awatea Tasman Bay in 2016
tripadvisor award certificate of excellence in 2017 for awatea
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award to Awatea Tasman Bay in 2017
awatea picnic point autumn view painting
Photographic painting: Autumn colours in the Motueka River Valley and Richmond Range from Awatea Tasman Bay