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Oamaru
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We actually took advantage of the excellent FREE 3 day parking for our caravan. Right on the waterfront a very quiet. We did have a meal or two in the hotel restaurant. Good food if a little expensive for a limited menu.

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Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had coffee and morning tea at the honest lawyer. we sat by the sea, the coffee taated really nice and i was hesitant as its not a coffee shop but more of a wine and dine sea side rustic hotel. very nice service, service was fast and they brougt everything out together.

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Thank inspire a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal on a lovely summer evening. Great location and friendly staff. I had calamari which was soo tender and tasty. Hubby had steak and ale pie, mash and pea which he loved. Would recommend to all who enjoy good hearty food in a pub atmosphere, and a reasonable price.

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Thank Lovesourhols
Denpasar, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting garden seating great for families lovely view of the estuary. Food expensive. Server taking orders extremely hostile and impatient unfriendly . I asked for a halumi salad no haluminthen she siad i could have aside slald i asked ofr a main dish .salad main course recieved small amount of quinoa and spincah leaves sent it back came back...

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Thank Victoria K
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you didn't look beyond the garden to the bay it would easy believe you were in a pub in Southern England; but all the wooden beams, panelling, antiques around give the place character. They have a great range of beers on draught plus wines. The menu is definitely pub grub but the quality is good and the portion sizes...

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Thank Mike R
Berlin, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 2 nights and loved it. Had dinner one night in the pub and loved the grounds, with the flowers and shrubs. Easy location to make it up to the beaches like Kaiteriteri, the wineries and some great dining in Nelson. Would strongly recommend the Honest Lawyer to everyone. Everyone there was so nice!

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Thank rickdegroff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on an inlet. Lovely garden area to eat out, lots of space. Room - we had a double bed cottage - was superb with a table and chair area outside to sit. Would really recommend this place for a great break. Close to cycle tracks and has a lovely walk around the inlet. The restaurant is great and...

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Thank Sue B
Northern California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I stayed here during our Xmas trip to NZ. Loved it! We selected one of the cottage rooms and I'm glad we did. It was spacious, had great amenities (including a blow dryer and 'frig), and it had a nice little outdoor seating area. There's a small orchard next door that you can wonder through (with wine...

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Thank jirwin
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Largish group, staff helpful and considerate, food very mediocre, out of seven Christmas functions attended this was second to last in the food stakes and also the most expensive $40.00 each. Very overpriced for a meal of little merit; one lady complained her couscous wasn't cooked properly! Couscous for Christmas dinner? Dark room not very Christmacy, little effort made to...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed two nights at The Honest Lawyer during the height of Christmas functions and had a lovely experience. The room was quiet, quaint and comfortable. My only critic would be the lack of mini bar but as there is a full pub/restaurant downstairs, this was only a minor inconvenience. There are a number of good walking/running tracks in the...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our unique establishment is an 'Olde Worlde' English Country Pub & Hotel situated on Nelson's Monaco Peninsula. Come and join us, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the true Honest Lawyer experience. Quench your thirst with a drink by the bar, or relish a hearty meal in our Restaurant and choose from an extensive range of wines and beers. You could choose to stay longer in our distinctive Hotel accommodation, decorated in English Country style. We also cater for Weddings, Conferences & Functions offering professional, efficient and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Honest Lawyer Hotel

Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: £64 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Honest Lawyer Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nelson
#15 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“just had coffe”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get one of the cottages so you are away from the main building and have your own little space outside”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage for more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles jirwin, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check there are no functions on if youre staying the night.”
 of 5 bubbles jdillon2016, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the south are not above the bar/restaurant and so are better if you want sleep in”
 of 5 bubbles peterf539, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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