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Kings Gate Motel

4.0 of 5
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21 Trafalgar Street, | The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #27 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights. Very nice and clean unit. All the basic needs provided. Cleaned during the day with fresh towels. Also just a short stroll into city centre. Family and I enjoyed the stay and owner was extremely helpful and very cool.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late into Nelson, being about 9:00pm and were left with very little choice in town. So we were grateful to find a room. Our room was a very tired looking set up, including the bathroom. BUT WORSE, the mattress had a unacceptable smell to it. Given the price of NZD160 for the night, it was just not good... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel for a one night stay and were sorry we weren't staying longer. The room was spacious, very well equipped and comfortable - very comfy bed. The town centre was a short walk away. We would definitely stay here again.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well appointed and spacious unit on upstairs section. Kitchen and bathroom facilities good with high standard of cleanliness. Comfortable bed and seating. Town centre within easy walking distance with shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We also stayed as a group for the same event in Nelson,had a blast the motel was great clean and trendy at a good price,staff went out of there way to help, would stay there anytime.... I guess some of us don't " squeak " as we walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed here as a large group for an event in Nelson. The biggest complaint from the group was the huge prices we paid for pretty average rooms (possibly as it was Waitangi Weekend). The showers were poor, and the bathroom could definitely do with a renovation. The room servicing was poor i.e. the rooms were obviously not vacuumed daily,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed in a two bedroom suite at this motel. It was clean and comfortable, and the owners were very nice. It is not a fancy luxury place, but does not advertise itself as such. It was also quiet which was nice! There is a washer and dryer at the motel which you can use up until 9 pm at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stayed here for five nights and would definitely recommend. It is an older building which has been modernised and has all the amenities needed. Importantly, there is no noise from other units or from the street, The location is excellent with the city centre and supermarket a short five minute stroll.There are numerous cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Having never been to Nelson, we found this motel a great place to stay. It was walking distance to town and supermarkets, it also had easy access to roads out of Nelson to visit other places. The host was very friendly and the apartment was very well set up. We would stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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Kingsgatemotel, Owner at Kings Gate Motel, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't get a good night's sleep. Our beds are of a high quality with a medium to firm rating, no soft pillow top which you stated as your preference. In fact most of our guests comment on how they loved the bed and had the best nights sleep. When we inspected the room after you left it smelt... More 

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