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Abelia Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   121 Tahunanui Dr, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
Garry T Featherston, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Featherston, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very nice tidy motels, Run by very obliging people who went overboard to help. Very very comfortable. Very handy to where we were going and acomadating excellent breakfast ,handy to bus stop.Was a bit worried about traffic noise as is on busy main road , but this turned out to not be an issue at all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Abelia mortor lodge is the greatest motel in the city Nelson. Warm welcome to the customer, quite place in the main road of traffic. Brand new and clean in door facilities in the room. I recommend to the people of visit this small town of New Zealand.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My friend and I picked the Abelia as it was on the right side of the road to get all the afternoon sun. We asked to inspect a room and the lady was more than happy to split the king into 2 singles. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean, large bathroom, everything was in working order... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I had three great nights here. Extremely tidy. Owner has a taste on all facilities, simple but with good quality. Comfortable bed for good sleeping. No worry of the traffic noise as long as you close the door. Big bath room. Full facilities kitchen. And we really enjoyed our lunch or dinner under the shade tree. Close to the beach... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My hubby and I were in Nelson camping when some unexpected rain rolled in and ruined our plans. We drove past several motels hoping to find something comforting for the night. We drove up the inviting driveway at Ableia and were graciously invited to inspect the rooms they had available for the night. We chose a Deluxe Studio unit with... More

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AbeliaMotorLodge, Manager at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad that you truly enjoy your stay. Thank you very much for your review. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

The all time best thing was the fans provided in the rooms as it was a hot day. Large spacious unit. Short walk to shops. older tv in unit but good value unit for 5 people. Large bathroom smaller kitchen. We had a portable grill and made a bbq in the outside area under the shade tree. A few stairs... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Really enjoyed staying at Abelia Motor Lodge - wonderful owners who looked after us so well. Extremely tidy, comfortable, spacious and close to great restaurants and the beach. Highly recommended. Thanks for having us, Mary and girls.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a most enjoyable stay at abelia which we chanced on by accident. it was very spacious, very very clean and new and well equipped. We had two adjoining rooms and it was great. Great location with restaurants just round the corner The hosts were very helpful and warm. Will certainly stay there again next time we visit nelson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Pauline and Sonny were wonderful hosts who welcomed me warmly and went above and beyond to assist me during my stay in Nelson. My room was comfortable, spacious, and immaculately clean with furnishings and facilities of a high standard. I greatly enjoyed my stay here and highly recommend Abelia to anyone visiting Nelson

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Our Team and Supporters (27 in all) recently had the pleasure of staying at the Abelia Motor Lodge. What a great place to stay, with hosts that were always willing to go out of their way to meet all our needs. The units were spotlessly clean and well maintained each day. Cooking for this large group was never a problem... More

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Address: 121 Tahunanui Dr, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Abelia Motor Lodge 4.5*
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We are a high quality well appointed motel. Short walk to beach, shops and reastaurants. 1 hour to Abel Tasman National Park. Units are very sunny with panoramic view. Studios, 1or 2-bedroom units are all self-contained with kitchen, shower and Sky TV. Spa bath unit, continental breakfast. Ample parking. Owner managers make sure you have a comfortable home away home. ... more   less 
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