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Century Park Motor Lodge
197 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

we rate this motel very highly - owners were accommodating with information, offers of DVD library, and the free internet allowance. Room was clean and well set up and the bed was very comfortable. Book direct for best room rates.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Many thanks for coming to spend time with us at Century Park. Nelson sure is a wonderful area to come to and there are so many wonderful things to see and do. We hope to see you again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stopover to break our journey home. Delighted with the accommodation, spotlessly clean throughout, furnishings, kitchenware and bathroom accessories are very good quality. Pleasure to see bodywash/shampoo/conditioner in decent size stylish glassware. Very pleasant welcome and friendly chats with Jan and Ross. No noise from the street traffic, easy parking on site and close to restaurants and shopping. We will definitely recommend to others.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are really glad you chose to spend your 2 day stop over with us at Century Park on your way back home. Many thanks for your lovely comments about our Motel, we do try to keep the quality to a high standard. Look forward to having the chance of meeting you again sometime in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for two nights just before Christmas while visiting relatives in Nelson.
Jan (the owner/manager) was bright and welcoming. She gave us a map when we checked in and pointed out all of the popular cafes and restaurants.
The room we had was spotlessly clean and had everything necessary for a self-catering stay.
There was even a small pack of freshly ground coffee provided.
Was a bit worried about cooking (and making a smell) as there was a note saying that cooking smelly foods was forbidden. We made salad both nights so avoided that...
Over all a great place to stay that is only a short walk away from Nelson's restaurants and cafes.

Room Tip: If we returned we would probably book a room on the top floor to see what the views are like.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your time in Nelson and we look forward to having you stay with again in the future. :-)
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Sapporo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very nice and tidy room with super helpful and friendly staff. Because I did't bring my PC with me, the one at the reception was a good relief. Whenever I inquired someting about what to eat, how to get somewhere etc, they checked more than I had expected. Plus the receptionist gave me their suggestions such as a good place to eat breakfast. It took me just 5 or 6 minutes to walk to Cathedral Square, which is the heart of town. It was also close to the best supermarket and the best fish and chips shop in town. They even phoned Supershuttle when the car didn't appear after the time I had booked. So I can say they were extra helpful until the last minute of my stay in Nelson. As an independent tourist, I totally enjoyed chatting to them, too. I'll definitely come back some day!

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor secures you more privacy with fence and the ones on the upper floor give y...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We so loved having you spend 3 nights with us in Nelson and having the chance of getting to know you.
Hope you are enjoying being back teaching English in Japan, your students are very fortunate having someone who does so well with their 2nd language.
We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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Adelaide, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed there for 1 night with the toddler while in transit in Nelson. The place is spotless, well fitted and nicely decorated. This comes at the price of being rather regimented – I was asked to sign a declaration of no smoking, no parties, no smelly food cooked on the premises, there are signs in the bathroom that advise if you have an artificial tan ask for a different towel. As a result I felt constantly anxious that I may break some rule that I had not registered in my mind strongly enough which did not add to the welcoming atmosphere and would make me think twice about staying there again.
The other thing was that unlike all other establishments where we asked for a cot, we would find it set up in the room on our arrival, in this one, the cot and linen was in a bag waiting for us to set up – I struggled with that too.

  • Stayed December 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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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
It was great to have you staying with us recently.
Thank you for acknowledging that we try to keep a spotless establishment, we do work hard to keep it nice for guests coming in and we are sure you would not have appreciated walking into a room that had lingering cooking or smoke smells from a previous guest.
You made a valid point about the cot not being put up for you, our apologies. Sometimes when a cot has been set up, the parents have decided to move the cot to another room, so they then had to dismantle the cot to get it through a doorway. We appreciate you mentioning this and we will try and make sure this doesn’t happen again.
We hope that you can spend longer in our wonderful area, there are so many amazing things to do.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

It's very helpful and flexible about our booking. When we want to change the total number of our booked nights the host still tries their best to help us out.

The room and the service are both so impressive.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 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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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Many thanks for spending time with us at Century Park, we hope that you will make it back to Nelson sometime soon.
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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80 hotel reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Good location for town, short ride to the Airport, very accommodating owners. The units are generally well equipped, could definitely use some more storage space, and somewhere to sit and eat what you have just cooked in the mini kitchen, the spa bath is nice, but v noisy, generally it's all very good, but a bit too small. Think of it as a very well equipped mini, rather than a Bentley.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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TopMotel, Owner at Century Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Great to have you spend time with us in our wonderful Nelson area.
We provide a variety of sizes of units for our guests which include smaller less expensive rooms up to the larger 1 or 2 bedroom suites.
All of our units have facilities to sit and eat, but some of our guests love sitting in the sun at the table and chairs on their balcony outside their rooms.
Perhaps when you come back to see us next time we could tempt you into staying in one of the gorgeous larger suites. :-)
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Address: 197 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#1 Family Hotel in Nelson
#1 Business Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Nelson's newest luxury accommodation right at the heart of the city. A fantastic team ready to welcome you and help with your vacation needs. The best beds available in New Zealand. Come along, we would love to meet you. ... more   less 
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