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Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went down to visit Nelson, flew down and booked at the Admirals Motor Inn, handy to the airport as well as the town. Great Host, very friendly and able to assist one with answer to the questions we asked him. Good pricing which helps out most people on a 2 day break.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's OK.... It's got a lot bedroom upstairs with 2 single beds but wooden floors so with kids sounds very loud above... We had a done up apartment room which was nice with a TV in lounge and a TV in the bedroom. Had microwave and a small fridge. You'll need a car from here to get around but it's...

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Thank Lance G
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our trip around New Zealand South Island. The unit was nice enough, very spacious if a little dated (and musty). The whole place had a camp/dormitory feel about it but for the price we couldn't complain. Here's the thing though: I don't get why these places skimp on the pillows. I mean the truth is we...

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Thank strawsy
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for one night on our tour of the South Island. Greeted by a lovely man on reception who showed us to our room and couldn't have been more helpful. A lot of road works going on directly outside the hotel which he was very apologetic for and kept us in the loop of what was going on. The water...

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Thank Laura B
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed with the Anderson family for over 2Years and I can honestly say I have never stayed I a better place they make you feel so at home and will do anything for you. Admirals is the perfect place to stay in Nelson and I would highly recommend it to anyone

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Thank mattinson1982
Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had a lovely night at the Motor Inn. People were friendly, rooms were clean and big. Nice beds, good service even milk for our coffee next morning! Will be back one day when we need a place the sleep around nelson!

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Thank Lwdzeeuw
South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I am giving this a three star due to nice staff members... The room is spacious we were at room 19 which had 2 rooms ... I main room with Tele and another small room for 1 person... The bathroom is outdated. This is a place only to sleep and explore Nelson. We won't be coming back but is you...

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Thank Shelathexplorer
Wellington NZ
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very nice welcome. Lovely unit although it is a little frugal with shower toiletries.A clothes hook or more would be very useful in the bathroom. Bathroom mists up severely, no ventilation. Spacious unit. Good parking. Good location.

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Thank GerryWellingtonNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is nice and central, about a 10 min walk to local shopping centre. Rooms a good size, traffic could be a problem if you have a front unit, as it's on the main road. Units nice and tidy, bed was very comfy. Good car parking. Family that run it are very nice and helpful.

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Thank Stubbies35
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The owners/staff at this motel were incredibly rude and inhospitable. The owners would scour at any visiting guest, pester and disturb your privacy with frequent uncalled for and irrelevant visits. Moreover, the condition of the rooms is utterly dismal. Smelt very old and musty and the cleaning efforts were incredibly poor and unhygienic. Would not recommend!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Admirals Motor Inn

Address: 26 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: £55 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admirals Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Host motel, web site there which we used to find it.”
 of 5 bubbles KevinH81, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Good acces, car parked in front of the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Lwdzeeuw, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles ss12987, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms better for familys with older children”
 of 5 bubbles the_brudderz, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“park view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles sukcir, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
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