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“easy to stay here” 4 of 5 stars
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Kings Gate Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   21 Trafalgar Street, | The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Dunedin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“easy to stay here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

room fresh and clean, nice kitchenette and good to have it separate from living area. Hosts friendly, an easy walk to shops. Cute grocery shop/dairy with fresh fruit and veg right next door. Compared to other motels I have stayed at in Nelson, it is an economical option. The only improvement I would like to see is stays on the windows so they can be left open on hot summer nights, as without air conditioning it can get a bit hot. Also nice to get a couch rather than separate chairs.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Recently stayed at Kings gate motel for three nights for my first visit to Nelson. The motels are very clean, modern and really well priced for four star accommodation. Debbie and Ross were so helpful during our stay and gave us lots of advice, thanks for the great cafe hints! Would recommend Kings gate for anyone looking to stay in central Nelson and wanting to a great carefree experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here for 6 days, nice room with everything we needed. The hosts were lovely and at the end of our stay our flight was later than the check out time of 10am, they kindly offered us another room for us to relax in until it was time to leave. It's a nice walk to town too.

Room Tip: There are no A/C's in the rooms. Get a can of spray for the ants and some insect repellant if y...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Wonderful hosts, amazing service, and everything a visitor could expect for. Very close to town center. We had a wonderful time in Nelson during our family trip. Our children relaxed in the pool after long days out doors. Very family friendly, even provided pool toys for the children to play with.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The room we had was very spacious and clean.The decor and furniture was very modern and it was well equipped with everything that was needed for a stay.We stayed for two nights and was very impressed especially with its position within walking distance of the town, so we did not need to use our car. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. A must visit is the Saturday market in the town and also the Sunday market which had a terrific atmosphere. We would certainly return to this Motel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Kingsgate was lovely and we had a relaxing stay. We really liked how close to the city centre we were although it was a little loud - not a huge deal though because it definitely quietened by 8.30pm both nights we were. Rooms were clean and a decent size.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Kingsgate was a pleasant place to stay. The rooms were fresh and welcoming, and we loved the little pot of mints! It was nice how the motel was so close to town, but if you were to walk up, you'd still get some exercise. The motel isn't 'the flashiest ever,' but it is a sweet and inviting motel to stop off on your way.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kings Gate Motel

Address: 21 Trafalgar Street, | The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kings Gate Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
11 Self contained units comprising of 3 studio's, 4 x 1 b/r units and 4 x 2 b/r units. Situated within 5 min's walk from CBD ... more   less 
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