We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Comfortable no-frills accommodation” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nelson Lakes Motels

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Saint Arnaud
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Nelson Lakes Motels
Ranked #1 of 5 Saint Arnaud B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Comfortable no-frills accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed in the 1 bedroom log cabin motel room and were quite comfortable. The staff were friendly and allowed an early check in. The room had a basic kitchenette with a small oven/grill and a cooktop. There is an onsite laundry. The motel is a 10 minute walk from the national parks visitor centre or a short drive to longer day-walks.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Momofan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    33
    24
    4
    0
    0
See reviews for
15
30
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I was really impressed by the friendly and efficient service. So willing to help out with the minor disasters(lost phone) and trivial needs (how can I enjoy my holiday without a kitchen whisk). We had frosty weather, but the unit was warm and comfortable. Good value for St Arnaud.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NestorNotabilis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Our unit at Nelson Lakes Motels was very comfortable and well-equipped - with everything we needed for a pleasant stay. We were a little surprised at the costly wifi (most places do not charge for wifi) but maybe this was because of the isolated location. Certainly not something that would put us off staying here again. The local general store has reasonably good supplies but is a little expensive - would recommend stocking up in a larger centre before heading to St Arnaud.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jefenelen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NelsonLakesMotels, Manager at Nelson Lakes Motels, responded to this review, 17 December 2015
Thank you for your review , happy you enjoyed your stay with us !
You are correct in what you have said regarding the WiFi , being a smaller business and our location, we had been unable to offer free WiFi but we now can, so 100MB per person free (enough to check emails, update Facebook etc ) and if more is needed it can be purchased online with your credit card. So great to have this available to our guests now.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ruby Bay, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I stayed in both the cabins & lodge recently (April 2014) and found both to be excellent value for money.
Service is top-notch and I was most impressed by how clean everything is.
Well done, Nelson Lakes Motels! Your efforts are appreciated

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank James M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mold
Level Contributor
527 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

travelling down highway 63 6 oclock at night, nearly 2 hours out of blenhiem and we thought we were not going to find anywhere to stay the night when we almost passed this place.

stopped (quickly) and went into the carpark and into reception

really nice host showed us around the cabins and backpackers.

liking the conviviality of a backpackers so we chose here and it was a good decision

sat on the upstairs veranda looking out over the vista as the sun sank

room roomy, comfortable and cheap with great views

kitchen nearly industrially large and all stainless steel with functional dining area

cant fault it and it should be put on the map

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank chris c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hokitika, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night in a studio unit and received warm welcome. Unit was modern in design and well appointed throughout,
Fantastic panoramic views of the mountains and a 5 minute walk to Lake Rotoiti made this an idyllic stay! Easy to walk to small village centre.
Would recommend without hesitation!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Issy C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
148 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

We had a one bedroom motel unit which had a number of differences from most motels we have stayed at in New Zealand.

Positive differences were: (obviously) a separate bedroom, and a further single bed in the main room; a small oven (as well as a hob and microwave); a couch that would easily seat 3; great water pressure in the shower; well spaced out two unit log buildings; relatively private and quiet; cheaper than most.

Negative differences were: no bath and a hanging rail but no drawers or shelves for your clothes etc.

For us the net balance of these differences was certainly positive.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank PercyVeerance
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Saint Arnaud
6.0 mi away
Alpine Lodge
Alpine Lodge
#1 of 1 in Saint Arnaud
4.5 of 5 bubbles 224 reviews
8.1 mi away
Tophouse Historic Guesthouse Cafe & Bar
20.8 mi away
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
#4 of 5 in Murchison
4.0 of 5 bubbles 21 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.0 mi away
Mataki Motel
Mataki Motel
#3 of 5 in Murchison
4.0 of 5 bubbles 80 reviews
21.9 mi away
Murchison Motels
Murchison Motels
#1 of 5 in Murchison
4.0 of 5 bubbles 51 reviews
21.6 mi away
Murchison Lodge
Murchison Lodge
#1 of 6 in Murchison
4.5 of 5 bubbles 51 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Nelson Lakes Motels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nelson Lakes Motels

Property: Nelson Lakes Motels
Address: State Highway 63, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Arnaud

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing