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Driftwood Motels

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   21 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014
elaine l Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We are staying at this motel right now, the staff are very helpful rooms are very clean and tidy.beach close by and places to eat.if we come back to nelson we would stay here again.we would recommend it .

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review Maida and I are glad you enjoyed your stay and we would be more than happy to have you stay again. Enjoy the rest of your time on holiday in NZ. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Motel has been refurbished to a high standard Very clean. Well appointed. Close to beach and other ammenities. Tranquil setting. Very comfortable bed. We were in Nelson for a wedding. Would stay again. Friendly hosts.

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Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. More

Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A fantastic weekend at Driftwood Motel, our leisure marching team spent two nights while attending Nationals. It was just like being in our own backyard with all the outdoor equipment we needed for our `quiet drinks and nibbles' each day. Inside, the very spacious, very clean units were all and more we needed. Heads up to Dave who I had... More

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Maida and I are glad you had a good weekend. Thanks for see it as a smile I was still half asleep so not shore myself, we are happy to you again any time its good to see a group enjoying what we have to offer here at Driftwood Motel. More

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nelson is a beautiful area, and the Driftwood is a wonderful place to stay. We were warmly greeted by David and Maida, and very pleasantly surprised by the large and very comfortable accommodations. It was just a short walk to the beach and several restaurants. A day trip to Abel Tasman for hiking ended with berry picking just outside of... More

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we are glad you enjoyed your stay and trust the rest of your time in New Zealand is as good. Regards Maida and David More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The room was spacious and very clean and tidy. Hosts were extremely helpful. It was great to be able to sit outside in the garden in the late afternoon sun. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. The beach is only a short walk away. Will definitely book here again next time we visit Nelson.

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Thank you for your review, all reviews are helpful in keeping us on track to give the best service and value we can with what we have to offer here at Driftwood Motel. More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Awsome place to stay - We stayed as a sports team of 10 kids and 10 adults. Dave and Maida sorted out the room allocarion with me so that we could ahve the kdis staying with each other and the parents could keep an eye on them. The beds are comfortable . It's yummy and warm and the Maida and... More

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your team were great and a pleasure to have, we would welcome your team back anytime. More

Breckenridge, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Toward the end of our 3 week South Island holiday, we decided at the last minute to return to Nelson to visit with friends. The Driftwood was one of the only affordable options left available at 5:00 on Friday night so we booked it. What a pleasant suprise! The hosts were so, so helpful and welcoming. The rooms were immaculate... More

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Alingsas, Sweden
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

My wife and I stayed for three nights at the end of February and were extremy happy with everything. In particular we want to mention the helpfulness of our hosts! The continental breakfast that you can get in your room is quite sufficient - if you want a cooked one we found only a few alternatives nearby; McD and Amigos... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

The rooms were clean and hosts were very friendly. Loved the complimentary homemade shortbreads and enjoyed sipping my morning tea at the garden outside my room. Highly recommended if staying in Nelson.

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Schaffhausen
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

The rooms are very big and clean. The hosts are very friendly. Very close to restaurants, shops and the beach. Around ten Minutes drive by Car to the Center of Nelson. Really good value for money. Highly recommended for a stay in Nelson. One of the best places we stayed during our holiday in New Zealand.

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Address: 21 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood Motels 3.5*
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