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Balmoral Motel

47 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Ranked #31 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

When first arrived the man at reception was very hard to understand and motel looked very dated and unkept. As we were meant to stay for three nights we were very unsure if we should. Once we settled into our room we noticed how clean the rooms and bathroom was. Lady at reception next few days was lovely and helpful,... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were welcomed warmly on arrival, and our room was changed from the booked upstairs unit to one at ground level when they saw I was a bit lame. The room was spotless and the large bed very comfortable. The kitchen had a range and a microwave, and the frying pan was non-stick which is unusual for a NZ motel.... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We spent two nights at the Balmoral Motel. We found this Motel to be extremely clean and comfortable. Well situated close to the beach and easily accessible to the city. The motelliers were helpful and always pleasant to deal with. Motel room is self-contained - kitchen sufficiently well-equipped for cooking meals. What a pleasant surprise to find good quality pots... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had an upstairs renovated room, which was lovely, big room with a comfy couch and a second bed in the room which gave us more room to put our bags, Had a lovely new shower and kitchen. Had all the lovely coffees and extras. it was very quiet and had a guests laundry so we were able to wash... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very nice and welcoming host. The room "studio" was small but clean and comfortably configurated. However the kitchen & bathroom are outdated and in need for improvement. Attention to things such as hooks to hang clothes on and a bigger shelf in shower and rubbish bin in the bathroom would have made a lot of differnce. Also please change some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lovely Motel very clean and the gardens and pool area were very well kept and tidy. The lady at the motel was lovely, she was very helpful and very informative. The room was clean and I loved the kitchen area being separate from living area. Nice place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

after a week of moving every other day from one bad motel to another basic motel, Balmoral motel is the first nice, clean, (more up-to-date) motel we stayed at. Its only drawback is that it is in Tahunanui, which is 1 hour walk to Nelson centre. Its upside is the beautiful and pristine beach with so few tourists. another minor... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed two nights in January with 2 children. Very comfy beds, great kitchen, bathroom and very quiet. The best night sleep in a month on a road trip. Rachel and Kenji were fantastic hosts. Highly recommend and will come again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We arrived at the Balmoral Motel in Nelson which I booked online. We had the choice of 2 rooms, 1 being downstairs and 1 upstairs. We took the downstairs room which was exactly the same walked in and found that it was not the refurbished rooms that are advertised in their website ...very misleading. The room was old and tired... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed at the Balmoral with our kids, 4 and 6 years old, for five nights. We intended to have a Tahuna Beach holiday and walk down to the beach each day. As luck would have it, it was so windy the whole time we were there we didn't get to have a beach holiday without getting sandblasted! However, the... More 

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