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Bay Crest Motor Lodge

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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking process was easy. Found Bay Crest Motel without problem. We were greeted warmly by the owner/manager, who explained their facilities and showed us to our room. Room was like brand new, spotlessly clean and everything worked properly (the shower is a bit of a watering can rose but that's being picky). Accommodation was quiet and allowed us to rest... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. Immaculately clean and you feel as if you are the first person to ever stay there. I wonder how they do it! Phil is very welcoming and ready to help with anything Nelson-related. He recommended a restaurant that was excellent. The room design is great and very functional with a spacious bathroom and a wall-attached... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the motel for just over a week while on transfer. Phil went out of his way to be helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The room was immaculate and well appointed. Staff were very friendly and helpful as well. I would recommend the motor lodge to anyone. Its very close to the beach and easy short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here from 20-22 March and we loved it. We were welcomed by our lovely host Phil. Check in was fast and easy and his knowledge of Nelson was so helpful, it really got us around Nelson better. Bed was so comfy and the free wifi was a bonus. Our room was the perfect size for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying at the Bay Crest Motor Lodge. Our room was spacious, very clean and well appointed. The owner was just lovely, nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the free Wi-Fi, it was one of the deciding factors for us choosing the Bay Crest. The other reasons we chose to stay there is the area itself. Tahunanui... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at 1.30am after hours as accommodation we had booked elsewhere was closed after trying to get hold of the people there we where stuck with no where to go so rang bay crest and woke them up and not expecting much I was blown away when told give me ten minutes to get dressed and I will be down... More 

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