A Culinary Experience

Nelson, New Zealand

We are a 5-star luxury boutique B&B that offers special activities such as wine tours, culinary vacations, and active adventures to the discerning traveler.

Culinary Vacations 1

Speaks English

from US$1,296
from US$1,296
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Testimonials 5

  • a traveler United States

    Trip Advisor website

    Due to tight availability around Nelson we were only able to stay here one night but will definitely stay longer next time. Don't be fooled by the photo, it was taken some time ago and while the building is not changed the surrounding landscaping and gardens are now beautiful and extensive. In the downhill direction the bay view is outstanding as well. We did not opt for the dinner due to our late booking and limited stay, however based on the excellent Green Mussel and well paired wine appetizers we enjoyed with our hosts Kay and Joe we will have to next time. Our hosts were wonderful and great to talk with. Breakfast was also an experience not to be missed. The only thing I would note is that there are two suites and only one has A/C, alas not ours. We were there on a particularly hot day so we had to employ a few fans to cool our suite for sleeping, however overnight it cooled and we were comfortable. This is pretty typical of NZ and especially the South Island where truly hot weather is short lived and not that common, but if you will be there at the height of summer and are sensitive to the heat you should request the A/C suite. The rest of the year I doubt it matters as both have great views from their respective patios from which to have a nightcap and/or a morning coffee. Highly recommended.

  • Barry T Australia

    Trip Advisor website

    We started our week in New Zealand here and this was a great choice. A very relaxing place. Our host Kay and Joe were like old friends after the first evening of pre-dinner drinks. They have a vast knowledge of the area and helped us get the most from our couple of days in their care. The second night Kay ran a cooking class for us which was our dinner that evening. What great fun, we learnt a lot. I thoroughly recommend this bed and breakfast.

  • John and Louise US

    A Culinary Experience website

    A Culinary Experience was our favourite Bed and Breakfast on both islands. From their lovely home with its view of the bay across the Boulder Bank, to their fantastic breakfasts and dinners and attention to our needs as travellers in this wonderful land, Kay and Joe were great hosts. A truly memorable experience. New Zealand is awesome and so is A Culinary Experience.

  • Stan and Sheryl US

    A Culinary Experience website

    Congratulations on your Qualmark rating this week. In our estimation you are a 10. We loved being in your comfortable, interesting and lovely home and garden. Our bed was super comfortable, the food fabulous, but best of all was seeing the love and respect you have for each other. It all combined to made us feel so at home. Tyson is such a wonderful toe warmer and sweet puppy.

  • a traveler United States

    Trip Advisor website

    My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at A Culinary Experience for three days in March and can not say enough nice things. The hosts, Kay and Joe, were amazing and went out of their way to make us feel like friends rather than guests. If you are looking for a home away from home stay, this is the place to be. The rooms are spacious, clean and have amazing views. There is also a tremendous amount of privacy.The rooms have a nice assortment of teas and coffees with milk in the refrigerator. Kay even leaves fresh baked cookies for you. The breakfasts were incredible! Kay and Joe use fresh eggs from their chickens, blue berries from their garden and enhance the food with herbs they have grown. Kay is an incredible cook! Adding on the Culinary Experience was worth the time and money. We came home with several new recipes that we want to share with our friends. We would certainly stay there again!

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