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“Not up to expectations.”
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Trafalgar Lodge
Ranked #18 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We have written an earlier review on this accommodation which, for some reason, has not made it onto the website. Although well situated in Nelson, our supposedly king size room was almost filled by the king sized bed, which left almost no room for luggage and movement. The toilet, miniscule wash basin and shower also filled the very small space available in the ensuite copboard. No more to say really, other than that this was the smallest, and for us the worst, accommodation we experienced in our 5 weeks in NZ. Not recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We stayed one terrifying night at a hostel in town and then stumbled upon this quaint little lodge. Georgina and the man that was working the front(can't remember name) were great hosts. Room was cleaned daily and it is only a couple blocks from town centre. It was only $30 more than the hostel for two of us and we got our money's worth by using the kitchen

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank mgittlein
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed here twice for 1 night, had 2 different apartments on each occasion, but loved both rooms.
Location: 3-5 minute walk from the town center. Ample free car park on the premises. A previous reviewer complained about noise, but we thought the place was very quiet.
Reception: very friendly, both the lady as well as the chap on the last night were extremely helpful.
Price: excellent value at $115 per night - including WiFi.
Rooms: large, obviously recently renovated with fresh paint and new carpet, all in trendy colours. The rooms come with kitchen with all pots and pans and all you need to cook up a storm. All very spotless.
Bath room: the first bathroom was small (but super clean). The second bathroom was really big. Seems like the size of the bathroom depends a bit on the room you are allocated.
Beds: HUGE king size beds with the most comfy mattress we slept on during our trip in New Zealand.

The Lodge was always full when we stayed there, and I can see why. We can't say anything wrong about this place. Definitely recommended.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ChocolateKiwi
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

The manager of the Trafalgar Lodge was extremely helpful in suggesting restaurants and giving ideas of things to do in Nelson. The location is ideal -- a 5 minute walk to the center of town, on a main street but not too noisy. The room was small but comfortable and well appointed. The ensuite was extremely small, but perfectly usable. Great value for the price.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank BWfromIthaca
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Recently refurbished, so clean and smart. Only downside were the large number of rules pasted all over the Walls- made us feel much less welcome

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank Alexweed
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We had a great 4 nights here. The owner was always helpful with any advice around the area. The unit was clean and warm and serviced daily. The kitchen was well appointed. We had a great view of the stadium as well!
Really close to to i Site and the centre of town - would recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank lovetravellingYork
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We were greeted as if we were friends returning for a visit - and on the day we had to venture out in the rain, I was lent an umbrella by the manager who also had been helpful and knowledgeable in informing us about Nelson. Lent us a very nice book on local museums and sites, offered to give us a ride to visit a distant museum (it was near where they were planning to visit friends, overall made our stay a pleasure. The location is convenient - a pleasant 10-minute or so walk to the center. We'd certainly book there again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mememw
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Additional Information about Trafalgar Lodge

Address: 46 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: £44 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Trafalgar Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at 46 Trafalgar Street, the main street of Nelson, Trafalgar Lodge is a 200 metre walk to the city centre and the Nelson Information Centre. The Intercity Bus Depot is a five minute walk from the Lodge. Trafalgar Lodge is located next to Trafalgar Park Rugby grounds and Sports grounds such as The Nelson Community Tennis Centre, Squash Courts and is an easy walk to The Trafalgar Centre. Ideal for Conference accommodation in central Nelson, with up to 20 beds, very competitively priced. Trafalgar Lodge comprises of both a motel complex and a separate 100 year old Lodge. Each of the lodge rooms and motel units have cable television, telephone,free limited wireless internet and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available on request, check with Motel for current charges. ... more   less 
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