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“Owesome place to stay when traveling dog” 5 of 5 stars
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Pancake Lodge
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   33 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand (Formerly Four Seasons Motor Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
“Owesome place to stay when traveling dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A pet friendly place to stay in Nelson. Modern and clean. Sasha and Michelle love animals and made our stay very welcoming. The room was quiet and warm with new furniture and fittings. Very well placed with cafes and a pet friendly beach nearby.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My sister from Perth, myself and Gimli (the DOG) had the best time at Four Seasons. We found the owners to be extremely helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The motel was spotlessly clean and the electric blankets fantastic in the coolish conditions. The motel was well equipped and just right in size for our needs. Location, close to beach, city,fish & chip shop to say nothing of a nearby bakery and pub ensured all our needs were met!
We thoroughly recommend Four Seasons as a great place to stay and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I thought this hotel was a good price for what it offered. We were travelling as a family with one child under two, so needed a one-bedroom unit at a reasonable price. The unit was spacious and had seperate rooms for the bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. This was great as it allowed us to close off certain parts of the unit to our small child. It was nice and warm with the heating it offered, even on the cold nights that we stayed there. The unit was not modern, but it had everything you would want. They did not charge extra for our child under two, which I think is great and should be standard in all motels. Finally, the staff were excellent and extremely helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Four Seasons Motel in April for a weekend while we were up for a conference.

It was a very enjoyable stay. The rooms were very comfortable, a few minutes walk to Tahunanui beach, and the couple running it could not have been more helpful or friendly.

We were sorry to leave and travel back to Shaky City (Christchurch). Will definitely stay here again when we're next up in Nelson.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Felt it was a little pricey for what it offers, but then it is Nelson, and at least it IS DOG FRIENDLY, which is a rarity in this part of the country.
The motel owners appeared to be a young couple, perhaps venturing into the motelier business for the first time.
The unit we had had a very strange layout with a requirement to walk through both bedrooms to get to the lounge, and that to get to the kitchen and eventually the bathroom. It may be because we had a corner unit, but some other friends we had staying in another unit had an equally (but not as bizarre) layout.
One of the beds in one bedroom was across the wardrobe, rendering the only wardrobe in the unit totally unreachable and unusable (unless you wished to climb over the bed)
Furniture was very well worn and in some cases broken. Coffee plunger was broken and had clearly not been cleaned for some time (to the point that its lid had become corroded).
Lights in the bathroom did not work, and the air freshener was clearly inoperative (or ineffective).
Accentuating the positives, it is located very close to the beach and other recreational facilities as well as a number of restaurants. However, if you wish to do any shopping, you will need to travel a further 3-5km in either direction.
It does have a lovely internal courtyard with bar-b-que facilities, but I would avoid a dip in the swimming pool which contained some very green looking water.
Because they are dog friendly, I would return, but only as a second choice.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We were thrilled with our stay – reasonable price, very comfortable with a modern decent sized TV for people too tired to go out and the bonus is that you are DOG friendly.
The unit we stayed in was immaculately clean.

Room Tip: The rooms are arranged in a horseshoe around a communal courtyard. They would all be good.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Picton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I stayed at the Four Seasons for one night on a recent trip to nelson. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. My first impression on arrival was how immaculately our room was presented. I could not fault the cleanliness of the room and the attention to detail was quite impressive. amongst the best i've seen. The managers of the complex were friendly and welcoming and considering the tarriff I paid I thought it was excellent value for money. I would have no hesitation in staying there again

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pancake Lodge

Address: 33 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand (Formerly Four Seasons Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pancake Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great central location, spacious units and a Free Breakfast deal - Pancake Lodge Motel is the perfect choice for your personal, business or group getaway.Located just minutes from Tahunanui beach, Nelson, with local cafes, shops and family fun just a walk around the corner. We offer spacious ground floor family and single units, fully self contained all with a full kitchen, with separate living space in our one and two bedroom units. Perfect for any length of stay.On site we have a swimming pool, tennis court and large back yard area with a trampoline. Enjoy a BBQ and eat around the large outside table available for all guests.We love pets! So we offer pet friendly designated units, now the whole family can enjoy a holiday together!Perfectly located in sunny Tahunanui we are just a 10 minute drive from Nelson airport and Nelson city. ... more   less 
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