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Bay Crest Motor Lodge

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4.0 of 5
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87 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, clean, spacious modern rooms and owners couldn't have been more helpful. Handy location. Super comfy beds and huge lounge area. Highly recommended. Will definitely stay again in the future. AAA+

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at this fab motor-lodge partly business(partner) and holiday (me) everything we needed and wanted was their. Great service,super-comfy unit and the best bed winner for sure! We will certainly stay their when we are up for business and highly recommend it to anyone..

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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fresh & modern in the inside, reasonably priced & very welcoming owners. Definitely recommend!! Just what we were looking for for our family of five. Nice & warm, beds very comfortable along with great shower pressure in a lovely location, handy to the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed one night only on route to Australia and enjoyed the comfort and friendly atmosphere of this motel. We didn't have transport and the owner offered some excellent options for dining out with transport. We enjoyed the best nights sleep before our flight out. Well done and thankyou.

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bay Crest ticked all of the boxes for us - free unlimited wifi (essential with a teen!), the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in, well stocked kitchenette, great heating, super quiet location. The manager was so helpful and friendly. Bay Crest really did go the "extra mile" from the quality towels and toiletries right down to the complimentary... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

NZ is famous for its friendly people, but the staff at this motor lodge really went that extra mile. They were the nicest and most accommodating folks we've met throughout our travels in NZ, staying all over the North and South Island. We really recommend this place if you're looking for a spacious room with really nice towels, sheets, etc--so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

we all enjoyed our stay at bay crest, there was everything we needed. it is a wonderful place the room exceeded our expectations and was presented beautifully. We will be back for our next trip to nelson!

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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stayed in this motel for a night on our way to Franz Josep. The place is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. Nice big rooms with a wide balcony running in the front (on the first floor). I felt the kitchenette is bit inadequate and there is no chimney over the hot plate which caused little problem during our... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed here as a family of 4 and were very impressed by the great, friendly service and how clean the rooms were. It was a cold weekend but the rooms, without any heating, were fabulously warm. We will definitely stay again when in Nelson.

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed here for a short visit to see friends in Nelson and to travel to Farewell Spit and Golden Bay. It proved an ideal location and was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We only used it as a base to sleep and facilities were limited but it provided all that we needed.

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