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Parkside Motel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   42 Gladstone Road, Richmond, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Richmond
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Dog friendly, comfortable and clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed with 2 small dogs to take part in competitions, lovely helpful hosts, clean and comfortable room with all mod cons, the park out the back is a real bonus for walking dogs in a safe environment.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed here for two nights. I must say this is one of the best motels we stayed at during our trip.

We liked:
- huge rooms
- fully equipped with fridge, hotplates, microwave
- flatscreen TV
- good beds
- big bathroom
- good water pressure in the shower

Preventing a perfect 5 star score:
- limited parking, some angles could be tricky with big cars
- no elevator/ramp, you have to carry your luggage up the stairs if you're on the first floor
- curtains do not fully block out light
- street noise from the front window
- free but time limited wifi (60 mins)
- door is misaligned and you have to force it open/close
- you have to lock your room door, otherwise anyone can open it from the outside. Doesn't self lock when you leave.

Overall very good but not perfect.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Our one bedroom studio unit was extremely spacious and well laid out with a huge bathroom and divine extra large shower. The furniture and decor were up to date and in good condition with a wonderful kitchen and everything you could need. The standard of cleanliness could not be faulted. The size of the unit was impressive compared to many motels. The hosts were extremely helpful and accommodating as we were a little early to check in. Richmond proved to be a great suburb with everything you could want and just a short drive to Nelson CBD, amazing wineries, galleries, cafes and the WOW Museum. We felt Parkside was like a home away from home for our 2 night stay and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed in Richmond for two nights to visit an old friend - arrived after their usual check in times , but reception stayed open for me and were friendly and helpful I booked a one bed apartment which was clean ,well equipped , looked very recently furnished , and above all was quiet - at the back , facing the pool , and had a comfortable bed Motel breakfasts are provided , along with fresh milk to start you off Some free internet is included - usual NZ usage limits , but I was usually out so never exceeded them Location is excellent - an easy fifteen minutes walk to Richmond town centre , which can fulfil most needs The park is at the back of the hotel if you fancy a morning constitutional I understand Richmond is a famously sunny spot , and certainly lived up to its reputation for me Highly recommended !

Room Tip: My room at the back overlooking the pool had very little traffic noise
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Having had some excellent motels already in our tour of New Zealand we were expecting another quality motel. Parkside exceeded our expectations in all round quality. Yes we were upgraded to a family unit which made a difference in the amount of space we had available but not in the quality of the fixtures and fittings which were very good indeed. The shower was excellent. Everything was in place and I could not fault the cleanliness or the facilities in any way.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've stayed at Parkside Motel three times now and have never been disappointed, the rooms are well appointed and very clean and tidy. The service is always very good and management very accommodating. Lovely outlook over the park and very nice pool which is great for an afternoon cool off.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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parksidemotel, Manager at Parkside Motel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
I would like to thank Bewitched11 for the positive review. This is the tone of response we work hard to achieve. I'm not sure what aspect of our location resulted in the loss of a point. We are not in a position to improve on the location of the complex but we are perfectly positioned to access the majority of the attractions in the Nelson Tasman District, be it Nelson City and Richmond for shopping and restaurants, the Tasman/Golden Bay Districts for art studios and wineries and the Nelson and Lakes and Abel Tasman National Parks for out door activity.
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

re booked into an unsuitable room, that had just been repainted, massive migraine the result the next morning. Had to book and pay for another room for work colleague it was that or the couch (not for 3 nights!). No tea, coffee, soap, toilet paper or anything replenished after first day. The unit was freezing cold... all a real shame as the furnishings were excellent had all the potential to be very good, just the extra's that make it what you expect for rating were missing - unsuitable for business trip no where to work in the evenings.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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parksidemotel, Manager at Parkside Motel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
We are sorry that Cheryl did not enjoy her stay with us as the majority of our feedback is highly commended. We recall Cheryl staying for three days and showing her the room when she arrived to check in. We explained that the bathroom had recently been painted as part of our maintenance schedule and Cheryl was given a choice of an alternative room. We have painted almost all of the unit bathrooms this year with low vapour paints and have received no adverse comment about paint smells from any other guests following painting. Had Cheryl mentioned at any time during her stay that this was causing her discomfort we would have tried to find an immediate resolution. Our policy on servicing rooms is that we will service all rooms each day unless the guests specifically requests otherwise. This policy and the extent of a service is outlined in our compendium which is available on our website. While it is possible that part of the service may have missed i.e. the refilling of complimentary items, our records indicate that there was a daily service when we would have removed the tray of room service cooked breakfast items. Again, should your concerns about room service requirements been brought to our attention at the time these would have been rectified immediately. All rooms are provided with tables adjacent to power points and data points should guests require a work station. This room has both a wall heater and a heat pump and if required the compendium advises that additional heaters are available. We are pleased that despite Cheryl’s disappointment she has acknowledged that the standard of the room fitting are of a high standard. We do appreciate feedback as it is helpful in our continuing commitment to providing a quality experience.
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Additional Information about Parkside Motel

Address: 42 Gladstone Road, Richmond, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Parkside Motel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkside Motel is ideally located in the heart of the Tasman Region and only 15 minutes from the centre of Nelson City. Sandy beaches, Waimea Estate, Fossil Ridge and Seifried vineyards, Hoglunds Glass, Saxton Field and the aquatic centre are within 5 minutes drive. The Richmond Mall, with free all day parking, is within walking distance as are a number of restaurants.Parkside Motel has a Qualmark 4-star plus rating and offers units with sun-drenched private balconies or patios opening onto a meticulously landscaped courtyard. Most have pleasing rural views over the adjacent park and to the distant ranges and Mount Arthur. All units have cooking facilities and some, spa baths. Sky TV and wireless high-speed internet access are available. The Motel provides a swimming pool which is heated during the swimming season. A guest laundry is available as is a BBQ. ... more   less 
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