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Set in lush gardens with serene views of the Waimea Estuary, Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte boasts incomparable natural beauty, refined luxury accommodation and sumptuous local food and drink, all courtesy of well-travelled foodie hosts Ali and Ian Metcalfe.
Operating since 1993, the Lodge has sat on the exclusive Bronte lookout point for over a quarter of a century, with a recent renovation adding even more luxury facilities and enhancing the sophisticated décor; upgrading The Lodge to the highest standards of design and comfort.
Accommodation is comprised of gorgeous suites, charming villas and The Residence, a superlative property with two bedrooms, featuring a private heated spa pool and helipad.
All accommodation makes the most of the impeccable views of the estuary, with private decks and outdoor terraces overlooking the waters.
The main building of the Lodge is decorated in rich, warm colours chosen to provide an optimal drinking and dining atmosphere in the evenings.
Be sure to try the exquisite three-course meals prepared by Ali, which serve up local dishes of seasonal and organic ingredients, paired with local wines from the nearby award-winning wineries.
Located halfway between the city of Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, and with Nelson Airport only 25 minutes away, The Lodge is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the region via a cycling taste tour, a helicopter ride or even a private chartered boat trip.
That is, if you can tear yourself away from The Lodge’s heated outdoor swimming pool, delicious charcuterie boards and stunning estuary vistas.
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