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Nautilus Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 24 Motueka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in February 2012. Booked a one bedroom unit for two adults by email. Beds available to accommodate 4 adults. The shower, in the bath, was modern and of a good quality. A number of extra consumable items were included for use in the bathroom. The tv had 50+ sky channels. Wifi was available at an additional, not unreasonable price, the signal was strong and the speed of download was acceptable for normal use. The room had a pleasant attached courtyard with a table and chairs.
The kitchenette was adequate and had all the necessary equipment, but was a bit cramp - the only reason for a 4* rather than 5* rating, in my opinion.
The motel is well placed for walking to the centre of Motueka, where restaurants and a supermarket can be found, in addition to a good number of interesting shops and stores.
Motueka is handy for trips to the Abel Tasman Park (only a 15 minute drive away from the boat shuttle service), and has an interesting Estuary walk (circa 1 hr) where we saw kingfishers and spoonbills (plus a number of other birds).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank DavidofDevon
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

I would recommend this motel. The room was of a good standard, and clean. The one bedroom unit we stayed in had a queen bed in both the lounge and the bedroom. A pleasant courtyard area outside our room. The manager was very helpful. Good location, handy to the local restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Cecily767
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Stayed 2 nights here on a trip around the island. Within the price range, it was the best accommodation we had anywhere.
Spacious and comfortable, conveniently situated and reasonably priced with very welcoming hospitality.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Studio apartment - lovely.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jonnotheskier
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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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Thank prism30
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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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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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Additional Information about 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: £78 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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