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Pancake Lodge

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   33 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand (Formerly Four Seasons Motor Lodge)
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Ranked #27 of 41 hotels in Nelson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Family unit was dark, tired and not well maintained. Sofa very uncomfortable (springs shot), kitchen facilities not adequate for a family of four. Advertised to have a playground with trampoline but there was no playground or tramp. Yes, the pancakes on day 1 were delicious and hosts very friendly, but that was not enough to make up for the poor... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

As a family traveling with three children this motel was great value. It is run by a friendly young couple who are working hard to make this tick. The kids (and us) loved the pancakes. Great to have a point of difference. The place doesn't look much from the road but it was spotless with nice bedding.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Best things: clean, close to airport Not good things: light bulbs not going in the lounge, shower pressure very low The ridiculous: nice to see electric blankets, but only one plug in reach of one blanket. Value for money: $138 per night over priced. Recommendation to operator: if you are going to be cheap while over charging, at the least... More

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This would have been ideal, if the weather had been more in our favor. Right near the beach, bus stop right out front, one free crepes breakfast, and all able to sleep 4+ people. The couple running the place were very nice and helpful! Nelson itself was a wonderful little city. Very close to Abel Tasman. My favorite part of... More

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Yorkshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were 2 couples holidaying together and had booked a 2 bedroomed unit to sleep 4 adults. The manager and I disagreed on what constituted 2 bedrooms. He was anxious that I wouldn't say the unit had been misrepresented so I will describe it and you can decide for yourselves. The door into the unit opened into a twin bedded... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is easy to see how this would be a popular place for families looking for a home base close to the beach; the units are spacious, there is a common outdoor area, laundry is convenient, and the lovingly prepared pancakes (crepes, really) were truly great. All this for a reasonable price. That said, travelers should not expect more than... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Such a fun atmosphere. Clean rooms. Great breakfast. Comfortable beds. Kitchens filled with everything you need. Truly amazing and helpful hosts. Great location to access the Abel Tasman national park and lots of great wineries and breweries close by. Amazing part of the world. We will be back . Thankyou

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Didn't realise at first we were so close to the beach. Excellent hosts. Clean unit and took our two small dogs. From the cleanliness I would say past pet owners step up to the mark with this one. Reasonable pricing too. Will come again. There seems to be some advantages to being located just down the road from the mainstream... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Managers are very accommodating and always willing to help. Units were clean. Location is great. Very comfortable beds.They cook great pancakes if you do not feel like making breakfast. We left behind a watch which they found and sent to us. Great service. Good value for money. We will definitely go back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I booked this after seeing it on Trip Advisor. Although there is very little street appeal for this motel and the gardens are overgrown the rooms themselves are very spacious and comfortable. The rate was reasonable and its only a few minutes from the beach. As part of the cost, breakfast was included which was pancakes with bananas, cream and... More

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Sascha S, Owner at Pancake Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Nelson Four Seasons. Since taking over the motel Sascha and I have made numerous improvements, we are glad they made your stay more comfortable, we will always strive to make our motel as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Don't forget about our return corporate rate :)... More

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Address: 33 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand (Formerly Four Seasons Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pancake Lodge 3.5*
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Great central location, spacious units and a Free Breakfast deal - Pancake Lodge Motel is the perfect choice for your personal, business or group getaway.Located just minutes from Tahunanui beach, Nelson, with local cafes, shops and family fun just a walk around the corner. We offer spacious ground floor family and single units, fully self contained all with a full kitchen, with separate living space in our one and two bedroom units. Perfect for any length of stay.On site we have a swimming pool, tennis court and large back yard area with a trampoline. Enjoy a BBQ and eat around the large outside table available for all guests.We love pets! So we offer pet friendly designated units, now the whole family can enjoy a holiday together!Perfectly located in sunny Tahunanui we are just a 10 minute drive from Nelson airport and Nelson city. ... more   less 
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