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Century Park Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley
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“A nice motel, but still a motel”
Reviewed 25 March 2011

As others have said the Century Park is new, clean and well appointed and despite being on a busy street has good soundproofing. I liked my stay fine but would not consider this establishment to be the "best in New Zealand" as the banner says as you enter the street. It is located amongst car lots and the nearest restaurant is a McDonald's. Were it to have nice views and close proximity to nice restaurants I would think differently. Internet is free but limited to a certain amount of megabits without incurring additional costs. A continental breakfast is available for purchase (about $12 NZ as I recall).

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment, we thoroughly enjoyed your company and getting to know you during your stay.

We truly value the feedback we receive from our guests. It’s important for future guests to be able to ’remove the mystery ’ when making an accommodation booking. So we feel it is necessary to inform the readers of your review that some of your details are inaccurate, which we will respectfully try to correct here. Firstly, there is only one car yard within 200 metres of our accommodation. On either side of us and behind us there are large lawns and trees. Maybe you were thinking of the Motor Lodge down the road? Secondly you mentioned - 'the nearest Restaurant is a McDonalds' (which is 370 metres away). Perhaps you didn’t notice the Miyazu & Oceano Restaurants - two of Nelson’s top Restaurants and only 250 metres away, which many of our guests walk to.

In regards to the internet, you’ll remember there are actually 2 options available for our internet access - either
1) Endless free high speed Internet up to 500MB data per day, thereafter (still no charge) at dial-up speed
OR
2) Bottomless high speed internet, with the first 500MB at no charge, thereafter at $1 per 200MB.
We believe this makes it fair for everybody without compromising constant data feed.

While nearly all of our guests’ expectations are met and exceeded, we are sorry that in your case, for whatever reason, your expectations of our Accommodation were not met.

We welcome the opportunity to be your hosts again and know that you will again experience our famous hospitality and fantastic city.

Brendon, Ross & Jan
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

We very impressed how many things are thought of. Not only numerous handy things which makes traveling relaxed, but also a very nice decorated apartment. Couldn't we have this great jacuzzi at home? And the mattresses please?

A short comfortable walk to the city centre leads you to great restaurants in Nelson which are recommended by the perfect hosts of this great family run lodge.
Everything is working, of course also the (free) wireless.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

This place is amazing, beautiful decor, comfy beds, very clean. The Hosts are very welcoming. We would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Nelson. We definitely be back.

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Wellington
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

Excellent service, top class decor and the best beds ever.

If you need somewhere to de stress, this is the place. They even froze our roast lamb raffle winnings for us!

Highly recommended. Well worth the money

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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 23 March 2011
It was great having you stay with us, we do hope that you enjoyed your lamb!
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

We stayed for two wonderful nights in February while we were travelling throughout New Zealand. I would rate this as the best by far. We had a beautiful room, the bathroom was gorgeous and the kitchen area great...tv.....stereo.
Our hosts were fantastic and very helpful with places to go and restaurants to eat at.....We loved Ford's. The food and service were wonderful.
We were in love with Nelson and we had a great day of sea kayaking and could come back and enjoy a glass of wine on our balcony. Our hosts even drove us to the bus the day we were leaving. We are hoping to go back to this oasis!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We were quite confident before we arrived that we had chosen well, but were still pleasantly surprised at just how nice this motel was. Everything was done so tastefully, and there was nothing we could have asked for. We were in the one-bedroom Ambassador Suite and it was perfect for the week we spent there. Our original plan was for 5 nights, but the Christchurch earthquake required a last-minute change of plans. We are so happy that we chose to lengthen our stay in Nelson and that we were able to add the 2 days at the Century Park.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We found this hotel by chance. We stayed there for 2 nights and would have stayed longer but we needed to move on in our travels. We were in Room 206 and it was fantastic. We had all the amenities of home and more. They even had a dishwasher in a drawer. The kitchen utensils were fantastic so we wre able to make our meals and eat in. It was also a fantastic bed and had the best sleep ever.
Will definitely return on our next visit.

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Property: Century Park Motor Lodge
Address: 197 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Nelson
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#1 Spa Hotel in Nelson
#1 Family Hotel in Nelson
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Century Park Motor Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Nelson's newest luxury accommodation right at the heart of the city. A fantastic team ready to welcome you and help with your vacation needs. The best beds available in New Zealand. Come along, we would love to meet you. ... more   less 
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