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Intoxicating natural beauty meets bespoke luxury and charm. Te Koi the Lodge at Bronte - a new luxury retreat

Te Koi the Lodge at Bronte launches this month with an exciting new vision Situated between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park, the retreat is a sumptuous blend of understated luxury and natural beauty.
Set amidst ten acres of gorgeous, landscaped gardens on a secluded point overlooking he stunning waters of the Waimea Estuary, Te Koi plays to all the senses. New owners are seasoned hospitality duo, Ali and Ian Metcalfe, successful restauranteurs and boutique travel specialists. Of their vision for the Lodge, Ian says “Te Koi has been designed to create a sense of relaxed elegance paired with superb local fresh food and wine, allowing guests to feel completely at home and enjoy the spectacular surroundings”.
The property has been completely refurbished in 2017/18 and the interiors channel a distinctively European design aesthetic that is at once warm and relaxing. Looking out over the peninsular, the view is, literally breathtaking.
Accommodation ranges from waterfront Suites and Villas to a two-bedroom, self-contained luxury Residence perched on the edge of the peninsular with its own private helipad. Suites and Villas feature private waterfront decks with dazzling Estuary views. The Residence boasts a large out door entertainment deck and private heated spa pool. Interiors are thoughtfully orchestrated to showcase the majestic water vistas, with stylish furnishings and stunning local artwork that work to create a calm oasis of comfort and tranquillity.
For guests wishing to sample local delicacies, in-house Chef, Ali Metcalfe is on hand with specially prepared three-course dinners featuring the best of local seasonal produce, matched with delicious wines from the region.
Te Koi is located approximately half way between Nelson city and Abel Tasman National Park. Centrally placed in the region and accessible by road and helicopter, its tranquil, park-like setting belies its proximity to amenities; just 25 minutes drive to Nelson airport and 30 minutes to Nelson City. Great wineries, artisan beer crafting and fabulous arts complete the local surroundings. Guests are offered private transfers from Nelson Airport.
Tour the local surrounds with bespoke tours and charters. Te Koi the Lodge at Bronte can assist guests with bespoke tours and charters to enjoy the local surrounds. Personalised tours range from private helicopter and boat charters to explore the stunning local waters and beaches of the Abel Tasman, visit majestic locations from Lord of the Rings, or take a cycle through the delightful scenic surrounds. Bespoke taste tours allow guests to sample the best of local wine, artisanal beer and food produce and art tours offer a glimpse into a flourishing local art scene.
Features and amenities
Heated outdoor swimming pool
Tennis court
Two helipads
Over ten acres of landscaped gardens
Organic kitchen garden

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Ali and Ian, the new owners of Te Koi - the Lodge at Bronte have recreated the lodge and are winning accolades from guests who have stayed during the past season.
  • The level of hospitality
  • The care and attention to detail
  • The cuisine
  • And the decor and setting

Trip Advisor reviews - 

Guests from New York -

"Heaven on Earth" - our time at Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte was magical. Situated at the end of the Bronte peninsular, our villa overlooked an estuary that commanded the most breathtaking sunsets and the most powerful sunrises. We were in awe every single day of our stay. Owners Ali and Ian have truly mastered the art of hospitality. They went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a memorable and comfortable one. Not to mention the dining, curated by Ali and her team, were among the best meals we've every had. We highly, highly recommend you stay here, and make sure to have a dinner or two in the main dining room"

Guests from New Jersey

"Best Lodge Ever" - If we could give it 10 stars we would. The owners, Ian and Ali want their guests o have the best experience in New Zealand and will do everything to make that happen. The accommodations are private, beautifully appointed, and lcoated on gorgeous gardens and an estuary. Located between the city of Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park, you get the best of Nelson's art and New Zealand's jewel of nature. Ali, who is the chef serves the finest cuisine and will accommodate special dietary needs. The food was world class gourmet. Ian knows the area well and can help you plan your stay to the best advantage. We highly recommend Te Koi - The Lodge at Bronte."


Planning next season? Then do include this gorgeous lodge in your itinerary.
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