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1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Ranked #30 of 41 hotels in Nelson
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Cant eat this place, great rooms with oodles of space and comfort, spectacular views of the sea and mountains from the deck, wonderful food and great craft beers. Locals are very friendly and reception just great. Just shows what a change it is to stay away from chain hotels. Might as well stay for the weekend as well.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We recently had a family gathering at The Honest Lawyer and had a happy experience. We were seated in a cosy room away from the main area and had a nice dinner. Only thing was it was a bit fishy smelling when we arrived.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us for your family get together, isn't our establishment unique? The odd fishy smell may have been our delicious chowder. It is a popular dish but you are quite right, sometimes it has a distinctive smell. We hope to see you back again... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere with more friendly, willing staff. Really makes the stay! This is my second trip stay here and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. This cute British styled pub is a short drive from the main city of Nelson on the way to wine country. The rooms are clean, and gorgeously decorated in the period... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to receive such fantastic feedback. We definitely agree, especially about our lovely and hearty food! Not a lot beats a hot and hearty meal prepared by our talented chefs on a cold Nelson day. Or any day of the year! We will pass on your words to our... More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed here for two nights while on business in the area - the location is perfect for Airport and main road links as well as being close to local shops etc The food served in the bar is first class both at breakfast and evening and would certainly stay again next time in Nelson.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review and feedback. As you were here on business, we thought you may like to know that we are just about to announce or Corporate Collection. This is where businesses can sign onto the Collection and receive discounts and Corporate rates! You also mentioned you enjoyed your breakfast (Thank you we will tell the... More

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We found the environment higgily piiggily. The tables were crowded and we felt a bit stuffed in a corner. The decor was off putting, the spiderwebs in particular. My daughter got the fish of the day (the most expensive meal on the menu) and found the fish to be old and tough,not what you would expect for the price we... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review, and for giving us a few pointers on improvements. We welcome all feedback and relish the opportunity to improve every experience at The Honest Lawyer. We are disappointed to hear that your meal with us was not satisfactory, as our talented Chefs are usually producing delicious dishes. Our décor is meant to have... More

Waikerie, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Walked in through the garden into the Bar and was greeted with a friendly welcome. Can we set up a Tab? No problem the barperson said. What would you like? We sat down surrounded by rustic artefacts from years gone by. The meal service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The meal was well presented and very generous. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Quaint Tudor style original. My favorite is the rose cottage as it offers privacy and has a real home feel. Have stayed in the regular rooms before which are nicely appointed too but can be noisy if you happen to stay near the honeymoon suite....( lots of nocturnal noise if you know what I mean) Great staff and fantastic pub... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a pleasant one night stay for us - room only with no breakfast. The pub was well done and does look like a British pub complete with great beer garden. We had one of the cottage rooms outside and that was nice and private but it was quite dark inside and the decor was a bit on the... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in this lovely old world (purpose built ) hotel just out of Nelson. Our room was made to represent old stables and was quite dark. The room itself was large, as was the ensuite bathroom. We had a small problem with the plumbing which was tended to immediately, and the only complaint we would have was that the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We loved this place. Outside of the main town. The place has a lot of charm of an old English pub and great value for money. We had the Honeymoon Suite - great. We were also there over New Years Eve. A BBQ with a jazz band in the afternoon and early evening was superb - good for families. There... More

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Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Our unique establishment is an 'Olde Worlde' English Country Pub & Hotel situated on Nelson's Monaco Peninsula. Come and join us, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the true Honest Lawyer experience. Quench your thirst with a drink by the bar, or relish a hearty meal in our Restaurant and choose from an extensive range of wines and beers. You could choose to stay longer in our distinctive Hotel accommodation, decorated in English Country style. We also cater for Weddings, Conferences & Functions offering professional, efficient and friendly service. ... more   less 
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