The Wheelhouse Inn

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Room amenity
Flat-screen TV, DVD player

Overview of The Wheelhouse Inn

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The Wheelhouse Inn

3.5 star property
Luxury apartments in Britannia Heights with kitchens

9.6/10 Exceptional

192 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
41 Whitby Road, Nelson, 7010
Main amenities
  • 5 smoke-free apartments
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Britannia Heights
  • Montgomery Square - 6 min drive
  • Trafalgar Park - 4 min drive
  • Richmond Mall - 12 min drive
  • Mapua Wharf - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Wheelhouse Inn

The Wheelhouse Inn is just 4 mi (6.4 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby surfing/boogie boarding. Free bike rentals and a terrace are offered, and apartments at this luxurious property have conveniences like kitchens and washers/dryers. The convenient parking and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children


  • Bed sheets provided
  • Double sofa bed


  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Balcony or patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washer/dryer

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • No elevators
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 5 rooms
  • 5 buildings


  • Beach access
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Wheelhouse Inn Nelson
Wheelhouse Inn
Wheelhouse Nelson
The Wheelhouse Inn Nelson
The Wheelhouse Inn Apartment
The Wheelhouse Inn Apartment Nelson

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Amazing location and hosts but needing an upgrade
The Wheelhouse Inn has an amazing location and amazing views towards the sea. There are a lot of thoughtful touches and the apartment is well-equipped. The love and care of the owners can be seen in everything. Also had a few chats with Ralph who is absolutely charming and willing to help in anyway. The cons: It's as well maintained and clean as an older apartment can but still it smells old, it looks old, it feels old. Also the beds were very worn, soggy and wobbly. Also missing a dishwasher which meant that to be on the safe side you needed to wash everything before using it (previously guests wash in a hurry on a check out day). It was nice but not luxury as it's branded and for the price it would need a complete upgrade. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice and extremely well-run and well-maintained place with lovely hosts! Just a bit disappointed with the high expectations from the raving reviews and highish price.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great views of the water. The unit had everthing you need on it to make your stay comfortable.
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Providing binoculars was a nice surprise. Loved the view of the water and watching the ships leaving in the morning. You can also see the planes coming and going. Great seating indoors and outside.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

a nice place with beautiful scenery.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful spacious apartment with all amenities including washer/dryer. Incredible view. Very private. Easy access to town and main road but quiet. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thanks!
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great accommodation with the most amazing views of Nelson. We were welcomed by the host & given plenty of information about the area Only thing that could be updated in the accommodation was to have better curtains/blinds in the bedroom & living area We enjoyed our stay here & would definitely stay again.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ideal scenic spot overlooking the water, Close to town and shops.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Was fantastic apart from mould smell coming from down stairs bathroom.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome stay in lovely surroundings.
Fabulous unit to stay in. Amazing view and quality furnishings. Would love to come back again.
Lunch on the deck
Nice kitchen
Bedroom with a view
Picture perfect
K, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely wonderful!
We loved our stay here - great location, stunning views and a great place to come back to every day. We really appreciated how well designed the house was - everything we needed and plenty of space to relax.
Ann C, 3-night family trip
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