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Harbourside Motor Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Duncan Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 41 hotels in Nelson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014
Mike T Victoria, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed here for two weeks for work at the port. It was a great experience. Angelika and Reinhard were very welcoming and gave great service. The breakfasts are great, especially seeing real food being used, not processed stuff. Location is great too for those needing to be near the port.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had 2 nights in an upper room overlooking the harbour. The room is very comfortable with a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy a glass or 2. Excellent bathroom facilities, large shower and everything you need. Rose and Simon are excellent hosts and provided lots of useful information and a good brekkie. We enjoyed 2 meals at the Anchor,... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Having arrived in Nelson, we were advised by the iStore (information) that the Harbourside Lodge was very nice. Correct. We booked and drove a short distance to be greeted by a very cheerful and helpful manager. I think, from memory, her name was Rose. This motel is situated by a Marina, and there is a watering hole, with restaurant, within... More

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Picton, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was a wonderful place to stay – right by the docks. We were able to sit outside in the late afternoon and look at the yachts with glass of wine in hand and just admire the view. We ate at ‘The Anchor’ restaurant next door – which was excellent and extremely popular. Mussels and salmon washed down with good... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Rose and Simon are the ultimate hosts.. there was an offer of help with bags, an offer to use Simon's bicycle, and of course the brilliant breakfast. This is more like staying in a small hotel in Europe than any other experience I have had in many years of traveling around NZ. Apart from all of that.. my room had... More

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St Helens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Thank you to Rose and Simon for a fabulous stay at Harbourside.....what a cook is our Simon, a real bonus to be able to go to a dining room and sit and talk to other guests. Rooms are spotless.highly recommended.

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Christchurch
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What an experience! From the moment we arrived and saw the marina view we loved it. The rooms with a view are slightly more expensive but well worth it. The inclusive complementary German style breakfast was excellent and having the linen and crockery replaced every day was a real treat. The adjoining restaurant was also very good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After contacting quite a few places in Nelson looking for somewhere where we could check in earlier than 2pm as we had a wedding at 3pm and wanted to be able to shower and change on arrival - most places either didn't bother answering or told us we would have to pay for another night. I contacted Harbourside and immediately... More

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reinhard0753, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Great facilities, spotlessly clean, nice & quiet location but easy access to CBD and excellent restaurants nearby = great nights sleep with complimentary continental breakfast. Left an item of clothing which Rose promptly mailed the next day at no charge!

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reinhard0753, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

On the way out to dinner (on a Saturday night in this town we'd never been to in our life) my wife suffered a severe bout of vertigo making her totally disoriented and unable to stand up straight. We returned to the motel and sought advice from Rose. She dropped everything, called the local hospital and then drove us to... More

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reinhard0753, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice words. We know that Rose and Simon are doing a great job and we thank them for this. Hopefully we can host you again in the future. More

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Address: 4 Duncan Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbourside Motor Lodge 3.5*
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