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The Wheelhouse Inn

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Crow's Nest | Exterior
Crow's Nest | Terrace/patio
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Room amenity
Crow's Nest | Living room | Flat-screen TV, DVD player

Overview of The Wheelhouse Inn

Entire apartment

The Wheelhouse Inn

3.5 star property
Luxury apartments in Britannia Heights with kitchens

9.6/10 Exceptional

201 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
41 Whitby Road, Nelson, 7010

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Britannia Heights

Getting around

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


  • Boat Shed Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Harbour Light - 12 min walk
  • The Boathouse Cafe - 12 min walk
  • The Styx - 17 min walk
  • Chokdee - 3 min drive

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 only 4 mi (6.4 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby surfing/body boarding. Free bike rentals and a terrace are other highlights, and apartments offer conveniences such as kitchens and washers/dryers. The convenient parking and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travellers.



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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


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

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 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 transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • High chair


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


  • 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
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Balcony or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washer/dryer

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • No housekeeping

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Free bike hire on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 5 rooms
  • 5 buildings

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).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Wheelhouse Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Wheelhouse Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Wheelhouse Inn?
As of 2 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Wheelhouse Inn on 3 March 2023 start from NZ$251, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Wheelhouse Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Wheelhouse Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Wheelhouse Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Wheelhouse Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Wheelhouse Inn?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Wheelhouse Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Wheelhouse Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Wheelhouse Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Boat Shed Cafe (11-min walk), Harbour Light (12-min walk) and The Boathouse Cafe (12-min walk).
Does The Wheelhouse Inn have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does The Wheelhouse Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Wheelhouse Inn like?
The Wheelhouse Inn is in Britannia Heights, a short 18-minute walk from South Pacific Distillery. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very walkable.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic views
The view was amazing. Beautiful sunset!
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best place ever! Will definitely come back! Absolutely gorgeous views and a perfect little house. Super clean, has everything you would need to cook for yourself & small family. Easy access to dining & not far from Abel Tasman Natl park. Worth every cent for a stay.. highly recommend!
Serena, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing view and clean and beautiful room!
Yohei, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Unbelievable view, fantastic apartment, awesome
Fantastic apartment, everything you could ask for. Unbelievable views through the huge picture window in the living room. Fantastic bedroom with even more views and the bathroom was very roomy and well set out. We loved our stay and would highly recommend to anyone.
Rhonda, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed sea view and close proximity to Nelson city However had wet weather on arrival and fortunately it cleared up the next day of my stay Would recommend this accommodation to other travellers
Maria, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

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

8/10 Very good

Stunning views.
Petra, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia 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