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Palms Nelson

4.5 of 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Back again, high standards maintained. Quiet and peaceful, room very clean and tidy. Fabulously clean barbecue to cook on, right by the pool, all the utensils and cleaning materials right there. Staff friendly and very obliging. Internet connection free initially then came at a cost for the duration of the stay, was a strong connection, full sky coverage, excellent. Nelson... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed and fantastic review, we are having a great year! We are glad that you made use of the BBQ the weather has been lovely this year so its the perfect opportunity for BBQ's by the pool. Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you next year. Cheryl,Robyn and Katie More 

Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed there for two nights in a double room with ensuite which was very clean and modern. The motel is situated in walking distance to the town centre and large food store. The staff were friendly and helpful about where to go and eat. We had good in room breakfasts on each day. Had a good nights sleep as it... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. The Palms Motel Team More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been a wee while since staying at Palms but the place is still on the money in every respect. From the fantastically friendly welcome at reception right through to the same friendly farewell. Very clean, well presented motel and quiet even though it was a busy time in Nelson with alot on about the place.

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Palms. We are loving the busy Nelson summer so its great to hear that you had a fantastic time too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheryl, Robyn and Katie More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel had everything we needed, fantastic location, clean, comfortable, lovely pool, friendly and very helpful staff. We really enjoyed our stay, it was so convenient, close to town and relaxing.

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at The Palms. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks again, Cheryl, Robyn and Katie More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This motel is super clean, it looks a bit like early American from the dashing 80's but offer good accommodation , fair prices and is well located, friendly staff and up to date facilities. Top place , walk over the road to the super market, and the down town area is just minutes away and a short walk.

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

Thank you for your review, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Palms. Thanks Again, Cheryl, Robyn and Katie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great place to stay, excellent facilities, friendly staff, abundance of everything you require. Rooms are quiet. Good swimmimg pool. Stay in nelson often as family live there and this has been the best place and we have stayed at lots. We will be using this motel for all our future visits. You won't be disappointed.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great xmas and the Palms could be part of your 1st anniversary together. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. The Palms Motel Team. More 

Matamata, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a quiet spot, centrally located, with modern up to date facilities. Close enough to walk to most places in central Nelson, with time limited free wifi. Most TV channels are available/ No Sky Movies though. Nice swimming pool.

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

Thank you for your review, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Palms Motel More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Love staying at the Palms, very helpful and friendly staff. Always exceptionally warm and clean. Within easy walking distance to a wide variety restaurants that you can charge back. Plenty of off street parking.

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheryl, Robyn and Katie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I was booked in here by my company as I was attending a conference and there was no room left where it was being held. I think I got the better deal! My room was perfect. Very comfortable bed. Very quiet room. Breakfast was great (poached eggs) and there are charge back options with various cafés and eateries nearby. Very... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Hi Rosemary, Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and your poached eggs ;) We hope to see you again soon. Cheryl, Robyn and Katie More 

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The rooms were very nice with tinted, double glazing and looked recently refurbished. There was everything you needed and it was warm overnight. The place is very handy to the city centre if you are walking. Whilst someone popped out quickly when I rung the bell, I was surprised that the office was closed so early at 6.30pm. Also unusually,... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you noticed our recently refurbished rooms and overall enjoyed your stay. Our office hours are 7.30am-6pm however as mentioned in your comments we are still on site, and try to get to you as soon as possible. Unlimited WIFI is available at a cost of $10 which can be used at... More 

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Address: 5 Paru Paru Road | Cnr Halifax and Rutherford Sts., Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palms Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Nelson

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