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Bay Crest Motor Lodge

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87 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand
Bay Crest Motor Lodge
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 yesterday NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here three nights. 8th to 11th. Cannot rate this motel too highly. The apartment was spotless. Bed was to die for the the owner very kindly did two washes for us. If you go to Nelson take this from a ?Scottish and a Kiwi please stay there you will not be disappointed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with other reviews that Phil the owner goes that extra mile to make your visit pleasant. We arrived after a long journey and wanted to swim in the sea but we also needed to do some laundry! No problem, Phil offered to do the laundry and gave us instructions to find the beach. The room was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I meant to mention that we had a very slight problem with the Shower. It was wonderfully powerful, but seemed to spray everywhere and defied adjustment. However, this should not detract from an excellent stay. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our room. Everything was explained and the owner made an outstanding recommendation for dinner. If he mentions Speight's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay here when I travel for work, it is modern, convenient, super clean, spacious, comfortable beds and the owners are lovely. Yes it is under the flight path but the planes stop flying by 9pm so its no issue for me. Excellent place to stay and I will be staying here again on my next Nelson trip. I travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay in February 2015 could not have been better. I agree with the others that this is a wonderful place to stay, and that Phil, the owner, does a magnificent job of being helpful and thoughtful. The value is wonderful because not only is the Bay rest clean and comfortable with little extra amenities like candy and really good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive until departure you feel welcome and cared for here. Phil does anything to ensure you get all the information about Nelson and Abel Tasman NP, and offers advice and help with booking of boat trip or other tours. He'll take you to your room, helping with the luggage (which is quite rare in this part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and value for money. All of the rooms are clean and finished to a very high standard. Location is good and the motel is in close proximity to amenities. Friendly and very helpful staff- would definitely reccomend this motel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in February 2015 on a South Island sales trip. Great location for us. Easy to find. Top quality unit at good value. Spotlessly clean. Free wifi and very friendly host. Very comfy bed.Would definitely recommend and happily stay again

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