Tailor-made for art and wine lovers, a one-of-a-kind hillside hideaway in Nelson

luxury hotel in nelson, south island

  • Former apple orchard, now a luxury retreat and winery
  • Barrel tastings, vineyard and art tours
  • A complimentary bottle of wine and canapés for each guest, every day
  • Available for exclusive use hire to celebrate a very special occasion

Mahana Villa

Individual residences set within a vineyard, with views to the mountains and sea beyond. Handpicked art and collectibles to discover, along with customised viniculture experiences. Mahana Villa feels like one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. Home to an orchard for three generations, it’s now a blissful rural escape combining striking architecture, sustainable design and world-class artworks.

Sit out on your terrace, and you’ll be in the midst of the tranquil vineyard. There’s also The Loft and attached Owner’s Villa – a masterpiece of modern style. Spend your days with the winemaker, sipping and sampling wines. Or learn about the most extensive private art collection in New Zealand on a guided tour with the hotel owner and curator – Glenn Schaeffer.

At Mahana Villa, you can be as restful or adventurous as you like. Arrive in style via helicopter, savour gourmet picnics and inspiring vistas at Abel Tasman National Park, and go horse-riding along the coast. Motueka Marina is close by, putting fishing, diving and sailing experiences – not to mention trips to Marlborough Sounds – within easy reach. To celebrate a very special occasion with friends and family, Mahana Villa is available on an exclusive use basis meaning that you will have this beautiful hotel all to yourselves.

  • 2 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Fitness centre

Airport shuttle

Wedding services

Check in
  • 02:00 PM
Check out
  • 10:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking property
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Climate control
  • Desk
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business services
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry service
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wedding services
  • Gym
  • Cycling 7 Km
  • Watersports 7 Km
  • Nature trails 14 Km
  • 9 hole golf course 15 Km
  • Yoga 20 Km
  • 18 hole golf course 28 Km
  • Mountain biking 32 Km
  • Sailing 32 Km
  • Fishing 35 Km
  • Hiking 39 Km
  • Horse riding 42 Km