Magical Monaco

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An in­com­pa­ra­ble com­bi­na­tion of ex­cep­tional ac­com­mo­da­tion and one of the re­gion’s top rat­ing ac­tiv­i­ties on the doorstep draws visi­tors to the Grand Mer­cure Nel­son Monaco, a unique re­sort-like prop­erty on the small finger of land called Monaco Penin­sula, just five min­utes from the air­port and 10 min­utes from Nel­son’s CBD.

With prox­im­ity to an ex­pan­sive va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties from pas­sive and re­lax­ing to ac­tive and ad­ven­tur­ous, with most op­tions avail­able year­round due to the tem­per­ate cli­mate, a stand-out is the award-win­ning cy­cle­way the Tas­man’s Great Taste Trail, which passes the hotel’s en­trance and pro­vides easy ac­cess to ex­plore nearby winer­ies.

The hotel has a great cy­cle pack­age along with bi­cy­cles for hire at re­cep­tion, en­abling guests to get out and ex­plore this de­light­ful trail which is hugely pop­u­lar due to the al­lur­ing com­bi­na­tion of easy-grade, stun­ning views and a va­ri­ety of artists’ stu­dios, winer­ies and cafes along the way. Per­sonal guides are also avail­able to ac­com­pany and en­sure the best is en­joyed in the time avail­able.

Grand Mer­cure Nel­son Monaco is built in a style that in­vokes an en­gag­ing vil­lage feel for guests to im­merse them­selves in, the de­sign­ers hav­ing taken great care to cre­ate an au­then­tic his­toric charm to both lay­out and fea­tures.

The re­sort feel is en­hanced by its spe­cial lo­ca­tion be­side the es­tu­ary. Ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures in­clude re­cy­cled hand­made brick work through­out, cob­bled lanes, case­ment win­dows, stone flagged floors and low beamed ceil­ings us­ing re­cy­cled tim­ber sal­vaged from the orig­i­nal Nel­son wharf built in 1842.

Four op­tions of ac­com­mo­da­tion (bou­tique hotel room, one-bed­room stu­dio, one-bed­room cottage with spa and two-bed­room cottage) are spa­ciously laid out in and around man­i­cured cottage gar­dens, a large vil­lage green plus the am­ple park­ing area.

Behind the scenes, how­ever, ul­tra-fast broad­band, a so­lar-heated swim­ming pool, a re­cently re­fur­bished gym and a team of skilled pro­fes­sion­als en­sure that this prop­erty of­fers guests the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional el­e­gance with the most up to date fa­cil­i­ties and fea­tures for to­tal com­fort, whether on hol­i­day or do­ing busi­ness.

The Monaco Penin­sula, a great base from which to get out and ex­plore the Nel­son/Tas­man re­gion and to come back to in the evening to watch the sun set behind the Kahurangi Moun­tain range; stay at the Grand Mer­cure Nel­son Monaco and dine at The Monaco Kitchen.

Visit: www.mona­core­sort.co.nz

Cy­cle Pack­age: http://www.mona­core­sort.co.nz/spe­cial-of­fers/cy­cling-pack­age/ Face­boook: http://www.face­book.com/GrandMer­cureNel­sonMonaco Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/mona­core­sort

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