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Kings Gate Motel

21 Trafalgar Street,, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maybe it was me, maybe it was the room. I got little sleep in what seemed to be a very hard bed. A topper pad would have helped. The unit appeared to be very clean and tidy but there was a pervading smell of mustiness and damp. The bathroom was a little cramped with a heavy 70's vibe. The kitchenette... More

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Paihia, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great Manager, friendly and helpful. Very comfortable, well designed and well fitted out very clean and well appointed two bedroom unit. Quiet and close to town. Very good nightly rate. Thoroughly recommend staying at this motel and would stay again myself.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The motel was excellent value and the manager was very friendly and accommodating.We were impressed with the cleanliness, comfort, decor and facilities. It's central location was a bonus and the room was very private and quiet. We were easily able to unload our gear from the car and found the unit very spacious to repack for the next part of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hosts were great, approachable and friendly. Loved the room and the kitchenette. The only thing that was a bit weird was I took a bath on my last night and it couldn't drain. Other than that, King's Gate is really handy to town, private and had a great bed.

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Thank you for your feedback. On inspection we fund the plug had stuck. This has now been remedied More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on the 4th of August, with my 2 kids and and my mum, Rooms were high standards, each bed had electric blanket, and enough blankets to keep us warm, the room was self sufficient, it had the essentials you need, They lady that ran the place suggest an awesome park to take kids it was one of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just a short walk from the centre of Nelson (opp Trafalgar Park sports ground), I-SITE Visitor centre and bus station if you don't have a car. Debbie and Ross were most helpful and friendly with ideas of places to eat, letting us wash clothes late and store luggage while we tramped. The rooms are large and clean with a very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in what turned out to be a spacious, comfortable, and modern unit with all fittings and equipment of a very high quality. Our hosts Debbie and Ross were very helpful and friendly and when asked were able to recommend restaurants which they had been to. Both restaurants were brilliant. We stayed on a Friday and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

room fresh and clean, nice kitchenette and good to have it separate from living area. Hosts friendly, an easy walk to shops. Cute grocery shop/dairy with fresh fruit and veg right next door. Compared to other motels I have stayed at in Nelson, it is an economical option. The only improvement I would like to see is stays on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Recently stayed at Kings gate motel for three nights for my first visit to Nelson. The motels are very clean, modern and really well priced for four star accommodation. Debbie and Ross were so helpful during our stay and gave us lots of advice, thanks for the great cafe hints! Would recommend Kings gate for anyone looking to stay in... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here for 6 days, nice room with everything we needed. The hosts were lovely and at the end of our stay our flight was later than the check out time of 10am, they kindly offered us another room for us to relax in until it was time to leave. It's a nice walk to town too.

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Address: 21 Trafalgar Street,, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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