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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I have stayed at these motels many times over the years, including twice in the last month. The location is excellent being an easy walk from the many attractions of central Nelson. Even though it is on a busy road your never hear the traffic and I am a light sleeper. And the units are always clean - good sized TV with 50+ chanels. Beds are very comfortable and the kitchen has everything you will need. And even with a 9.30 p m arrival Lee was there to great us. Will stay here again any time.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Personal service and attention to detail uncompromising. Standard of interior design and decoration outstanding. Every item of equipment desired is provided, and easy walking distance to town. The separate lounge provided a perfect business meeting venue for four people, could have taken six comfortably. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have stayed here a few times now and wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Nelson. The units are modern and clean and the shower/spa bath is amazing! Nice private patio area to soak up the sun, whilst enjoying the Nelson delights of seafood and wine! Upon check out, we always re-book for the following year! We highly recommend the Chelsea Park Motor Lodge in Nelson.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

we stayed for 3 nights while touring around Nelson. The unit has recently been renovated and is very nice appointed. The kitchenette provided most equipment to make a meal, although a large mixing bowl to assemble ingredients would be a welcome addition. The motel is located an easy walking distance to the town centre but on a main road, which makes it easy to go touring outside of Nelson. A good grocery supermarket is near by. The owners are very nice and helpful on what to see and do in the area and where to dine out.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sacha01
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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here & hope the remainder of your South Island visit went as well as your stay in Nelson.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Barry and Lee work tirelessly to run what must surely be the best Motel in this region. Nothing was too much trouble, as they guided me throughout my stay. I was provided journey planning advice and they even took me to the car rental firm to collect my vehicle.

The rooms are very well designed and perfect for relaxed self catering. A substantial breakfast could be ordered and always delivered promptly to the room . The wash rooom was immaculate with a powerful and refreshing shower, and well supplied daily with fresh towels and soaps. The fridge was kept stocked with fresh milk so as tea and coffee can be made at any time, day or night.

The position of the Chelsea is perfect for accessing all of the shops, restaurants and facilties that the lovely town of Nelson has to offer, as well as providing easy access to the major highways when exploring the magnificent scenery and landscapes of the north of the South Island.

Great value and I wouldn't stay anywhere else when returning.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Thanks Martyn for taking the time to write a review. We hope the conference and visit 'down under' turn out to be more productive than the fishing expeditions! The weather has certainly settled in the past few weeks since your visit so it feels like we are well into the summer season.
Hopefully we will see you back in the future for some more fishing.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

the Chelsea is very much like the typical motel accomodation in NZ, which is far better than the typical in the USA. Units are all usually clean and fitted out with nice little kitchenettes, and it is customary to provide a little half pint of milk for morning coffee. This motel was distinguished by being just a little more updated and a little more comfortable, including providing most everything needed to cook a semi serious meal. The proprietors were wonderful,.. which happily is more the norm than the unexpected in this country. We were also provided with considrable extra internet access "chits" when requested. somehow the "Zenbu network" which is common in many motel/hotel accommodations seems jto eat through mb of data at an alarming rate. It is usual to be given a chit with a password to access up to 50 mb of data, which should be adequate. However, due to Zenbu issues,.. or maybe Mac Icloud issues, 50 mb is just adequate to check email and maybe a few web pages before ii is exhausted...??? This is a fault common everywhere except those locations with true free (or purchased" 24 hour access with no data limits attached.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your South Island tour and that the weather was kind to you!
We do find the "Traffic Mate" internet system we offer is easy for guests to use and allows us to provide greater data allowances to guests, at no charge. We were happy to offer this service so you could stay in touch with friends and family back home overseas.
Hopefully you can join us for a few extra days on your next visit to NZ.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I am pleased to have found such a great place to stay when away from home on business every two weeks, You could not ask for better hosts as Barry and Lee, Both are friendly and welcoming and always with a smile, The rooms are excellent/fresh/modern, having a sky decoder in the rooms is great for people like me who after a hard days work just want to chill, I recently brought my wife on one of my business trips and she also loved the stay, recommend to all

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Address: 214 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#3 Business Hotel in Nelson
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range: £75 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chelsea Park Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is a Qualmark rated 4 Star + motel, located in central Nelson city. Our boutique motel has only 10 units, all with kitchen facilities, free high speed WIFI and SKY Guest Select with over 50 channels. Our guests tell us we have a clean and luxurious motel with the most comfortable beds and best showers ever! With the tourist attractions of Nelson and surrounds on our doorstep, Paul and Jo look forward to hosting you and providing for your accommodation needs. For the best rates and no booking fees, book direct! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Nelson
Chelsea Park Hotel
Nelson Best Western

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