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Bay Crest Motor Lodge

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4.5 of 5
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87 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been touring NZ for a while now, but never have I been this impressed by the impeccable service and rooms. Amazing value and staff (really great guy!). We came late at night and were greeted by friendly and generous staff. It was the four of us, and since they weren't fully booked we got two rooms for the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Recently stayed here for a weekend as my partner was competing in Nelson. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely owner who was incredibly helpful and kind. We were in a family suite which included a kitchenette. The room was great and the pictures do not do it justice. Incredibly spacious with a full lounge set up. The kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing service by the staff! Showed us our room and told us how everything worked. Booking process was easy and it was a very comfortable stay. The room was very clean and very well stocked with kitchen utensils.

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