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Nelson - Another Number 1 (thats 3 now)

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Rebekah Joy
Rebekah Joy
Eden House

First Trip Advisor rated Nelson 3rd best small town to live in  - IN THE WORLD! Yep there is something to be said about a beach town surround by skiing mountains and national parks. Speaking of National Parks, the Lonely Planet Guide named the Abel Tasman National Park one of the top ten things to do for 2010 - IN THE WORLD!

And where do you stay while exploring all these wonderful world firsts? In one of the Tatlers Magazines 101 best hotels in the world - Orinoco Valley's Edenhouse www.edenhouse.co.nz. The magazine describes it as "outrageously green and gorgeous", and "so deliciously pretty you'll want to take a bite out of it " Locals will be very dissapointed as the Monterey Resturant and coffee house is no longer open to the public.

So back to the old drawing board for those who used to like to take a leisurely drive and enjoy lunch in the countryside. However if you do have a few bob lying around you could just join the private golf course and have coffee that way!

Personally my favourite accommodation in Nelson is still the Wheelhouse www.wheelhouse.co.nz. Tucked into lush greenery with outstanding views over Tasman Bay and cheaper than anywhere else in the whole province. The owners like to keep it resonable so everybody can enjoy it - now that to me is truly world class!

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