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Palms Nelson

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5 Paru Paru Road | Cnr Halifax and Rutherford Sts., Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leeds
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern and clean. Nice pillows. Why only one easy chair? First motel in New Zealand to have an ice machine, a nice surprise. Easy walk into town. Excellent, friendly and informative staff, could not have been more helpful.

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jillip. The reason for the one easy chair is to do with the unit size. So pleased you enjoyed our ice maker and found our pillows comfortable, hope to see you again in the near future More 

Auckland NZ
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of two adults and one teen stayed for four nights in July. The units were immaculately presented and well equipped for our stay. Good location with an easy walk into town and a Countdown supermarket directly across the road. Car parking outside the door. Lovely shampoo and body wash and lotion in the bathroom and comfortable beds. While... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you Ingy13 for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that your teenager was happy with our free Wi-Fi. Look forward to seeing you back in the near future More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise this Motel enough. Have stayed in many places and the Palms is certainly a step above the rest. The room was spotlessly clean. SPOTLESS! Perfectly furnished. Extremely quiet! Close the door and any city noise was instantly gone. Its well up to date, fancy bench tops etc. (and the fridge has a wine shelf! I was in... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your fabulous review Mattyjayjay. So pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you back again in the future. More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Slightly overpriced at $170 a night. Clean and tidy interiors with friendly service. Nothing wow about this accommodation its basic but at the same time nothing wrong with it. If I was paying $120 a night I would have said it was fab. Walking distance to town, markets, cafes etc

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Just so you're aware our rates are cheaper in the winter and you stayed during our peak season. More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very central and within walking distance of main shopping area, coffee shop and supermarket close by. While near main intersection, little traffic noise. On first night, a low humming noise from somewhere adjoining the complex, which seemed to go most of the night, was distracting an quite annoying.

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Palmsmotel5, General Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, sorry about the noise you have described. if you could email us at stay@palmsmotel.co.nz to let us know which room you stayed in we can have a look into this for you. I am glad to hear you found the motel close to local shops and cafes. Kind Regards Palms Motel Team More 

Baslow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is an excellent Motel. Large number of rooms in 4 blocks forming a square around the car park. 2 floors. We stayed for 4 nights and were allocated a 2nd floor room facing North which was probably the best position. Room a good size and very modern with high quality everything. Fittings, furniture, appliances and equipment. Large balcony with... More 

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Palmsmotel5, General Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We like to keep everything updated here at The Palms. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Katie, Robyn and Cheryl More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A great central location to explore Nelson. Friendly service, clean and well appointed rooms. Quiet despite it's central location. A pleasure to spend our last 2 nights in NZ here. good old fashioned kiwi service!

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Palmsmotel5, Director of Sales at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future, The Palms Motel Team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're looking for an inner city sanctuary that is sheltered from traffic noise, the Palms Motel is your pick. It's very well appointed with really helpful staff. Then when you want to explore or eat or go to the movies, it's such a short convenient walk. Need to pop to the super market? Go next door.

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Palmsmotel5, General Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

What a lovely review to wake up to on a Saturday morning. We love our spot here in Nelson especially the easy walk to restaurants and bars. Thank you so much for your review Meredith we hope to see you again in the future, Thanks again, Katie, Robyn and Cheryl More 

Auckland
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121 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed as a family in a one bedroom unit over Easter. The motel is very well located just outside the CBD district but walking distance to all sights within it. And there is a supermarket just across the road (although that does mean supermarket trucks unloading now and then with some noise as a result). The motel has free... More 

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Palmsmotel5, General Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

What a lovely and detailed review, we are glad you had a great Easter break with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Cheryl. Robyn and Katie More 

switzerland
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85 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This newly build Motel is right at the corner of the historic town center of Nelson, and just a 5 min. walk from Trafalger St. with all the shops, cafes and other businesses. These motel units come with a small full equipped kitchen with hot plates, fridge and a microwave. A nice small bathroom with a large shower cabin and... More 

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Palmsmotel5, General Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your in depth and detailed review, we love that you have written newly built. We have actually been here 15 years its great to hear that we still have that newly built look about us. We hope to see you again in the future. The Palms Motel Team More 

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