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Abelia Motor Lodge
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Otahuhu Premier Women's Softball Team”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Our Team and Supporters (27 in all) recently had the pleasure of staying at the Abelia Motor Lodge. What a great place to stay, with hosts that were always willing to go out of their way to meet all our needs. The units were spotlessly clean and well maintained each day. Cooking for this large group was never a problem with the facilities available. The best thing was the large commercial 21kg washing machine and dryer which took away the worry of washing uniforms each night. Highly recommend that you stay on your next visit to Nelson - We will be.
Thank you Pauline for your hospitality.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Auckland
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Booked this motel based on trip advisor feedback. The motel itself is ok! Looks a bit dated though. But the traffic is constant on this road with B train trucks passing by at all hours!!! Do not stay here if you are not used to traffic noise as you will get no sleep.

  • Stayed March 2012
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AbeliaMotorLodge, Manager at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
It is unfortunate you didn’t enjoy your stay.

We currently have a special type of glass installed to prevent a large amount of noise coming in. So long as you keep your front window shut, most people find it no problem.
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We had a great night in this nice lodge. The room was tidy and clean, and all the facilities were coloured in lovely green, which is my favourate colour. The lodge was located just at the bottom of a hill and you could easily experience a sun rise if you drove to the top. It was closed to the everywhere, 5 mins drive to the beach, 20 mins drive to the town center. The owner was very nice and they offered FREE WIFI for us! The lodge was located just off a main drive and it ought to be a good place for you!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Jesse_Chen
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ashburton
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

This place was recommeded to me. It is a hidden gem. It is easy to find on a main road leading into Nelson town centre. Even though on a main road there is very little noise from traffic. The unit was very clean and modern. Excellent bed and I love the duvet as it was so light but warm.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Chris B
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Perth
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

As a couple of female friends, we requested a twin room and although this necessitated splitting a kingsize bed into two singles, this was done quickly, efficiently and with pleasant communication. The rain was teeming down but the response to our request lifted our spirits. The room, kitchen and bathroom were immaculately clean and very comfortably furnished and the cutlery, glasses and crockery were of very high standard.

I would certainly recommend this motel and appreciate the welcoming atmosphere created by the owners.

Elaine & Margart from Perth Scotland

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

The lodge was very clean and the service of the owners was terrific, we asked if they had a BBQ and they wheeled one right tothe apartment straight away. We enjoyed the BBQ in the sunset , as the lodge is facing toward the afternoon sun. All the utensils were there. The room was very clean, could not fault the cleanliness in any way, not a speck of dust or dirt to be found! The beds were so comfortable and pillows devine, what a great nights sleep we all had! Close to shops for small suppliessnd bigger shops a good 45 min walk, we walked there and taxi'ed back. Beautiful lodge, shame it is on the main road, however a 10 min walk and you right on the beach. If you have a car, it is close to everything wonderful that Nelson has to offer. Thank you for great service!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Thank hummingbird2007
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

This is a very well kept motel, we had a lovely one bedr0om unit with everything in tip top condition and very clean, it is one of the best units we have stayed in during our 8 weeks in New Zealand. The motel is on a busy road but the units are set well back from the road and we did not have any noise disturbance from traffic at night

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank caroway
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Property: Abelia Motor Lodge
Address: 121 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Abelia Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a high quality well appointed motel. Short walk to beach, shops and restaurants. 1 Hour to Abel Tasman National Park. Units are very sunny with panoramic view. Large open pleasant complex. Studios, interconnected studio units, 1 or 2-bedroom units are all self-contained with kitchen, shower and Sky TV. Spa bath unit, continental breakfast. Ample parking.BBQ deck. Owner managers make sure you have a comfortable home away from home. ... more   less 
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