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Palazzo Motor Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   159 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot rate this motor lodge highly enough! the standard that the Keira and Bob maintain in all the rooms is second to none! spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and very comfortable! Bob and Kiera are the most wonderful hosts! nothing is too much trouble for them and they are always happy to chat and give you help and information. The... More

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

I've been visiting Nelson every 4 weeks for the last year and always stay at the Palazzo. Kiera & Bob are great hosts. Nothing is a problem for them. Rooms are clean, warm and well furnished. If you are wanting value for money and a motel close to town then this is the place for you.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palazzo , is great, location is excellent. We arrived very early and our rooms did not take long Kiera and Bob made sure we got them quickly. Beautifully decorated, could not fault anything. Only a short walk into Nelson, everything we needed was close by . Kiera and Bob have done a great job, Kiera always checking making sure everything... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: Very friendly owners who provided great information and good introduction to hotel. Room was extremely clean and felt very inviting. Nice jacuzzi bath tub. Negatives: None really. The hotel is located a few block from downtown, but is a very quick walk and not sure there are any hotels closer. Overall, great stay at good value - would recommend... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a great night's sleep here, on what was our last night in NZ. The room was really lovely, well decorated and presented. The staff were lovely and very helpful. They even have a loan pair of bikes for us to ride around the town! We were sorry we were only here for 1 night!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Kiera and Bob are what we most remember from our three night stay at their clean, comfortable and conveniently located Nelson hotel. From the moment we arrived they were providing helpful recommendations and insight. We found their restaurant suggestions to be spot on and recommendations on hikes helpful. They assisted in our use of the guest laundry and offered us... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We initially booked 2 nights but ended up staying 5. The motel has 4 star hotel standard accommation (5 star by Sydney's stingy standards) with loads of space, very good cooking facilities/equipment (saving NZ$50-100 per night) and is in easy walking distance to everything in town. Free car parking and good free internet connections a plus. Owners and staff very... More

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29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to stay. The rooms are massive and really we'll equipped. You are only 5 minutes walk from the cathedral and the centre of town and on Bob,s recommendation we visited the free house which is a converted church now a pub which is great. Our hosts could not have been more helpful and this is a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am a business traveller and stay here roughly every 2-3 months for a couple of nights. Every stay is just "easy" it's just like been at home, the rooms are in excellent clean condition, modern and have everything you need. Kiara and her husband are very warm and welcoming and nothing is ever to much....for example my last stay... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The room was very nice. Had everything we needed as well as a small patio. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The location is great ! We could walk to a variety of very good restaurants as well as to the downtown area.

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Also Known As:
Palazzo Motor Hotel Nelson
Palazzo Motor Hotel
Palazzo Hotel Nelson
Address: 159 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Nelson
#2 Family Hotel in Nelson
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Palazzo Motor Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo Motor Lodge offers 16 stylish apartments, each an individual expression of luxury living. Our central Nelson location is ideal for Company Representatives, Business Travelers and we are close to Conference facilities. You can choose from studios, one bedroom apartments and executive apartments. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or just feel like spoiling yourself? Then come and experience our 'Presidential' or 'Ambassador' suites. ... more   less 
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