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Balmoral Motel
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“A very nice surprise!”
Reviewed 28 May 2011

Came across this motel by chance and was pleasantly surprised. Quiet location and nice sized rooms. The only thing that could have be improved is the shower. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Plenty to see within walking distance and town not far by car. Some very nice wineries and other atractions within easy driving distance. Even had a very friendly cat pay a visit!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Plenty of space and very helpful staff. Continental breakfast for $7NZ if required.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

Out of all the golden chain motels we stayed in this was the nicest room - very smartly done and a new fitted bathroom. There was a lovely pool that we sadly didn't use due to two very wet and rainy days in Nelson. The weather did not dampen our stay and it was a great room to hide in. A very warm welcome and helpful owner who gave us details on places to eat and a good map of the area. Quiet location - within walk of the beach and surrounding cafes.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

Rooms were comfortable but could do with an update. Good location, convenient to everything. Nice place to stay on a budget.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

The description and photos of the room we saw on websites had very little resemblance to the room we had. We booked a wheelchair friendly room, that was far from wheelchair friendly. Extemely steep ramp to get into unit. Very little room to mauoeuver a wheelchair in main bedroom or bathroom. One small, out of reach handrail at toilet and one very small, vertical handrail in shower. No shower seat and a fixed, very high shower rose in shower.

Unit very dated, expensive for what you get,

NOT suitable for a disabled person.

The only pluses we could give unit was the internet access (Surfspot), location and pleasant owners.

Sorry, but we would not recommend or stay at this motel again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

A party of 5 adults( 3 and 2) stayed for 2 nights in the Balmoral which is well situated near to the beaches of Nelson. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and our hosts were cordial and helpful. It also had good, reasonably priced laundry facilities. In our rush to catch the ferry to Wellington, we left a few items in the tumble dryer. These were posted on promptly to one of our touring stops. While in Nelson we did the walk from Medlands Beach to Anchorage in the Abel Tasman National Park. This 'up and down' walk took about 4 hours with a stop for packed lunch on the beach. The high tide meant that we could not take the short cut which would have taken 45 mins off our walk.
The Balmoral is located at the edge of town, with lots of other motels around it. So it is in a popular area. its location gave us a good start for catching the boat to Medlands Beach from Kaiteriteri. We stayed at 15 different motels on our travels around New Zealand and this was one of the best for value. We would all return there if revisiting Nelson.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Balmoral Motel
Address: 47 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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