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Palazzo Motor Lodge

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159 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1st time travellers to Nelson we wanted something walking distance to city centre and easy access to everything else without breaking the bank. Palazzo fitted that description perfectly. Friendly managers, spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation and nice big shower. Just a few minutes walk to city centre and on a main road so no problem getting to other parts of... More 

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

I arrived on a cold, blustery Nelson day and the lady at the front desk was just so lovely and inviting. I felt absolutely at ease. The room was impeccably clean and well presented. Really warm and very very quiet. Really handy to town too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Palazzo was brilliant. The room far exceeded our expectations, with everything you could ask for and more. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and provided some great local knowledge and tips. The location is ideal; virtually everything in town is within walking distance, yet you don't get any street or nightlife noise in your room. Our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my partner and the room was nice and spacious. Definitely a place you can settle in for a few days. The location was excellent, we just walked everywhere. It was only a 5min walk to get to the shops, restaurants and parks in central nelson. We stayed here in winter so the rooms were discounted due... More 

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Christchurch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived late in the evening with no booking, and was grateful for the help into my room while I had a crying baby, staff were friendly, courteous and the room itself was far better than I expected for the cost, warm and modern with a really nice bathroom. I would definitely stay here and recommend others too as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a lovely stop off for us on our trip around the South Island and the amenities were excellent. loved the #extra touches#. The breakfast was one of the best we had on the whole trip. Lovely!. Would recommend this as a good value place to stay. Kiara was very friendly and helpful.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Is a real treat to stay in a home from home when traveling, when booking it was so friendly and polite I had a reasonably good expectation that when I arrived did not disappoint one bit, the room was so clean and fresh, really comfortable as a business traveller I sat out on the balcony made my calls and finished... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The motel is really handy to town. The room is clean and amenities are really good. However bedding is substandard. The bedspread was dirty and stained, I took it off and tuned it so the cleaner could see the grubbiness of it, and it was put back on the bed. There was a visible stain on the bedspread that should... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A perfect stop-off in Nelson. Ciara and her husband have created a lovely motel which is spotlessly clean, spacious, fully equipped kitchen and centrally located. Don't stay here if you're priority is scenic views but if you want a practical, clean, comfortable and central place to stay then the Palazzo is a great choice. Having stayed in 10 other hotels... More 

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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed here for two nights while touring New Zealand . Excellent accomodation. Ideal location for restaurants. Owner recommeded walks and restaurants and was very accommodating when we arrived early off a flight from Wellington . We have no hesitation in recommending this well run motel.

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