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Nautilus Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 24 Motueka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Motel”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Near new and well built motels close to town. Solid concrete floors so no squeeky floorboards to keep you awake. Good service too. Double bed should be a better quality model, futons went out years ago. Very clean and good facilities. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The lodge is comfortably modern and pristine, and is located conveniently on the main street of this nice little town near Abel Tasman. You can walk easily to any of the tasty restaurants located just down the road. We greatly appreciated Roger and Marie, who were friendly and helpful and did everything possible to make our stay pleasant. We would absolutely recommend this place to anyone visiting New Zealand .. comfort, value, friendliness.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

We have travelled the world extensivley with work contracts, this is one of the few exceptionally clean motels or hotels we have stayed in so we are proud that it is in New Zealand, our homeland! Thanks Roger and Maggie for your help in navigating our way around town. Your service helped to make our stay a relaxing retreat; putting a good word in with the weather guys for us helped too!!

See you next time.
J&I Forrester
Christchurch

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leamington Spa
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

We stayed in Motueka for 2 nights, to enjoy the Abel Tasman National park and its various activities including kayaking with the seals and going for some stunning walks in the beautiful park area.

Location: Nautilus Lodge is a mere 10-15 minute drive away from Kaiteriteri Beach, which gives you access to the water taxi and allows you access to some of the National Park's best sights. Also Motueka has a supermarket (Countdown?), plus lots of shops close by, very handy if you are self-catering.

Parking: Just outside your accommodation and is free.

Room: large, comfortable and lots of facilities to make cooking a meal very straightforward. The balcony tops it off nicely.

Reception: Helpful and friendly staff. We were given lots of advice on what to do in the area, plus we were able to leave our luggage with them on the final day.

There is also a washing machine on site, which proved useful after a long stretch without laundry. Sachets were available from reception.

Overall, a good stay and I'd recommend staying here if in Motueka.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

We didn't realise how quiet Abel Tasman and the area around it was in winter, so were surprised to find a lot of places in the area closed when we turned up. Although Nautilus Lodge looks quite ordinary from the outside, inside it is beautifully fitted and furnished and was an immensely comfortable one night stay. The kitchenette had everything possible to make a light meal, the spa bath was lovely and the bed very comfortable. The owners were also kind enough to look after our bags for us while we went into the National Park. A recommended stay in the Abel Tasman area.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2010

We had an unplanned 2 night stay here in an otherwise fullly planned and booked honeymoon as some friends we were due to be staying with had let us down and we found ourselves stranded in Motueka. Nautilus Lodge was recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and the managers at a local bar, the Sprig & Fern, also recommended this place to us. We were not disappointed and I thought the quality of the Lodge was top-class (although a little more expensive than I believe other motels to be). I thought the people on the front desk were exceptionally friendly and overall the room quality was top-class. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here for a visit to Abel Tasman National Park.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

We stayed here just for 2 nights but it was so nice I was sorry we didn't have more time to stay longer!! Our double-bed studio was ground floor, and it the largest motel room we have stayed in so far in NZ. The kitchenette was equipped with the usual - toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge etc. The rest of the room was so nicely decorated, not at all like other bland motels, with large flatscreen tv & dvd player. The bed was really large, and so comfortable. The bathroom was stocked with really nice shower gel, shampoo etc. And powerful hairdryer (hard to find in a motel in my experience!). There was a small deck out the back, and with conservatory doors plenty of light coming through to the bedroom. The owners were so helpful with loads of information on the local area. They also have internet - usually pay per use but they did give us a complimentary 60 minutes, free weekend newspaper and they also have dvds to borrow at reception. Slightly pricier than other motels I've been in but well worth it for the little extras mentioned and the high standard room & great service.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Nautilus Lodge Motel
Address: 67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern,spacious fully air conditioned complex located adjacent to Motueka's cafe's, restaurants and shopping. Beautifully appointed Studio, Superior and 1 Bedroom Spa Bath Units, all with private sunny balconies or courtyards. 400 Megabytes of free wifi each day of your stay. SKY Guest Select - 50+ Channels of Sport Entertainment and News. LED TV's and DVD players in all Units with complimentary DVD's in reception. ... more   less 
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