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“Nice little motel, but the location wasn't the best.” 4 of 5 stars
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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   214 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 41 hotels in Nelson
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice little motel, but the location wasn't the best.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a very nice motel, with very welcoming staff, and umbrellas to borrow (which was great because it was raining all day). The location wasn't the best, however, as the motel was on a busy street fairly far from downtown if walking. It was pretty close to the cathedral and some nice gardens. Overall, good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here. We are a handy 600m walk to the Cathedral Steps, located near all the cafes and restaurants at the top of Trafalgar St, the main shopping area. Hopefully the wet weather didn't make it seem too far, and that the sun shone for the rest of your NZ holiday.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I enjoyed the motel. It was centrally located and within walking distance of most things downtown. The rooms were well built and well kept. They were clean and the atmosphere was good. I found that the staff were friendly and approachable. I certainly hope I can stay there when I return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights at Chelsea Park and would rate as 5 star not 4 plus as it has all you would want plus more. Best nights sleep in ages 50+ Sky and Free Wifi was better than I had at home so will definitly be back plus your not paying 5 star rates for this quality

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you in Nelson again soon - the golf clubs will be waiting!
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Takaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very friendly and helpful hosts, they even lent us their bikes to roam around and explore. Very good and clean rooms, quiet, within easy walking distance to the towncenter. Wen enjoyed our stay very much and can highly recommend it!
Susanne & Edi

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
It was lovely to have you here for a few days and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our mountain bikes are always available to guests free of charge. We had some lovely late autumn weather for you to go for a ride. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ holiday.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Centrally located property. We walked the 2 blocks (with kids) to Lone Star for tea. Room itself was modern and clean. Had all the facilities we needed for our short stay. We had booked this through Booking.com for a Sunday but the owners had no issues with us changing this to a Saturday as our plans changed. Would definately stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thanks for the review. Our location is very handy to the central city cafe's and restaurants. We are looking forward to Paula, the Masterchef runner-up, opening her cafe just down the road. Come back for another visit when "Paula's Place" opens in August.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in a family unit with separate studio for my elderly parent. The accommodation was excellent, comfortable with a high standard of fixtures and fittings. The owner host was very accommodating and helpful given our late arrival due to an horrendous ferry crossing. She also sourced a mobility aid for us to enable my father to enjoy our visit to the area even more. Her knowledge of the area helped us plan our local itinerary . Highly recommended all round especially for location too.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your South Island tour. As requested, the lost property has been sent to those in need!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We booked this online easily, received a text from management to confirm booking. We were given a family suite for the two of us. I neglected to do our dishes the first morning, and they were done by staff on our return back to the motel. Very helpful and pleasant staff. Clean, tidy and very comfortable rooms. Would certainly return.

Room Tip: We had room 10 which was upstairs and had no traffic noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, our family rooms are located at the rear of the property and are very quiet. The views have recently been enhanced with the removal of the old house next door, and the landscaping that we have been undertaking. Come back in the summer and enjoy the patios extending from our ground floor rooms!
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Address: 214 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Nelson
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chelsea Park Motor Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is located in the center of Nelson city. Our boutique motel has only 10 units, all with kitchen facilities, free WIFI and SKY Guest Select with over 50 channels. Our guests tell us we have a clean and luxurious motel with the most comfortable beds and best showers ever! With the tourist attractions of Nelson and surrounds on our doorstep, Lee & Barry look forward to hosting you and providing for your accommodation needs. For the best rates and no booking fees, book direct! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Nelson
Chelsea Park Hotel
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