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Palazzo Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great personal touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Kiera and Bob are what we most remember from our three night stay at their clean, comfortable and conveniently located Nelson hotel. From the moment we arrived they were providing helpful recommendations and insight. We found their restaurant suggestions to be spot on and recommendations on hikes helpful. They assisted in our use of the guest laundry and offered us the use of hotel bikes to explore the area at a slower pace.

The hotel itself is well designed, modern and well equipped. Daily room service ensured that the high standard of quality was maintained throughout our stay. We would definitely stay again if we visit Nelson in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We initially booked 2 nights but ended up staying 5. The motel has 4 star hotel standard accommation (5 star by Sydney's stingy standards) with loads of space, very good cooking facilities/equipment (saving NZ$50-100 per night) and is in easy walking distance to everything in town.
Free car parking and good free internet connections a plus. Owners and staff very helpful and hard to find a fault.
Nelson itself is a lovely base to explore Abel Tasmen, Rabbit Island and wineries.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Havant
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47 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

What a great place to stay. The rooms are massive and really we'll equipped. You are only 5 minutes walk from the cathedral and the centre of town and on Bob,s recommendation we visited the free house which is a converted church now a pub which is great. Our hosts could not have been more helpful and this is a place I would certainly recommend not only. For the room but also for the great service from both Bob and Kiera. I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I am a business traveller and stay here roughly every 2-3 months for a couple of nights. Every stay is just "easy" it's just like been at home, the rooms are in excellent clean condition, modern and have everything you need. Kiara and her husband are very warm and welcoming and nothing is ever to much....for example my last stay I came down with a tummy buy and Kiara, hassle free picked up some bits and pieces for me from the supermarket to see me through! Nothing was a problem!
I would totally recommend this motel to all business, holiday or just mini break travellers, it's A+++++

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

The room was very nice. Had everything we needed as well as a small patio. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The location is great ! We could walk to a variety of very good restaurants as well as to the downtown area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night when passing through Nelson. Kiera checked us in and was polite and friendly. Room was lovely, clean and just what we wanted. After a little mishap when the man upstairs had a bath and overflowed resulting in water coming through into our room Kiera was very apologetic (even though it wasn't her fault) and moved us straight away to another room. Fantastic motel, staff and rooms. Would defo recommend and look forward to staying again when we come back to Nelson.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Formby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

OK it is only a motel, but Bob and Kiara made it seem more personal and less commercial. The facilities were second to none, once we managed to work out the AC controls, and free washing facilities were a big plus. It is a only short stroll into town where there is a great variety of good quality restaurants so no need to use the kitchen. Not a cheap place to stay, but fair value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palazzo Motor Lodge
Address: 159 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 Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Nelson
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#2 Family Hotel in Nelson
#7 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo Motor Lodge offers 16 stylish apartments, each an individual expression of luxury living. Our central Nelson location is ideal for Company Representatives, Business Travelers and we are close to Conference facilities. You can choose from studios, one bedroom apartments and executive apartments. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or just feel like spoiling yourself? Then come and experience our 'Presidential' or 'Ambassador' suites. ... more   less 
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