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Nautilus Lodge Motel
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A good stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I would recommend this motel. The room was of a good standard, and clean. The one bedroom unit we stayed in had a queen bed in both the lounge and the bedroom. A pleasant courtyard area outside our room. The manager was very helpful. Good location, handy to the local restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Stayed 2 nights here on a trip around the island. Within the price range, it was the best accommodation we had anywhere.
Spacious and comfortable, conveniently situated and reasonably priced with very welcoming hospitality.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Studio apartment - lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Near new and well built motels close to town. Solid concrete floors so no squeeky floorboards to keep you awake. Good service too. Double bed should be a better quality model, futons went out years ago. Very clean and good facilities. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

The lodge is comfortably modern and pristine, and is located conveniently on the main street of this nice little town near Abel Tasman. You can walk easily to any of the tasty restaurants located just down the road. We greatly appreciated Roger and Marie, who were friendly and helpful and did everything possible to make our stay pleasant. We would absolutely recommend this place to anyone visiting New Zealand .. comfort, value, friendliness.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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 September 10, 2011

We have travelled the world extensivley with work contracts, this is one of the few exceptionally clean motels or hotels we have stayed in so we are proud that it is in New Zealand, our homeland! Thanks Roger and Maggie for your help in navigating our way around town. Your service helped to make our stay a relaxing retreat; putting a good word in with the weather guys for us helped too!!

See you next time.
J&I Forrester
Christchurch

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We stayed in Motueka for 2 nights, to enjoy the Abel Tasman National park and its various activities including kayaking with the seals and going for some stunning walks in the beautiful park area.

Location: Nautilus Lodge is a mere 10-15 minute drive away from Kaiteriteri Beach, which gives you access to the water taxi and allows you access to some of the National Park's best sights. Also Motueka has a supermarket (Countdown?), plus lots of shops close by, very handy if you are self-catering.

Parking: Just outside your accommodation and is free.

Room: large, comfortable and lots of facilities to make cooking a meal very straightforward. The balcony tops it off nicely.

Reception: Helpful and friendly staff. We were given lots of advice on what to do in the area, plus we were able to leave our luggage with them on the final day.

There is also a washing machine on site, which proved useful after a long stretch without laundry. Sachets were available from reception.

Overall, a good stay and I'd recommend staying here if in Motueka.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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38 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

We didn't realise how quiet Abel Tasman and the area around it was in winter, so were surprised to find a lot of places in the area closed when we turned up. Although Nautilus Lodge looks quite ordinary from the outside, inside it is beautifully fitted and furnished and was an immensely comfortable one night stay. The kitchenette had everything possible to make a light meal, the spa bath was lovely and the bed very comfortable. The owners were also kind enough to look after our bags for us while we went into the National Park. A recommended stay in the Abel Tasman area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nautilus Lodge Motel

Address: 67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Lodge Motel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern,spacious fully air conditioned complex located adjacent to Motueka's cafe's, restaurants and shopping. Beautifully appointed Studio, Superior and 1 Bedroom Spa Bath Units, all with private sunny balconies or courtyards. 150 Megabytes of free wifi each day of your stay. SKY Guest Select - 50+ Channels of Sport Entertainment and News. LED TV's and DVD players in all Units with complimentary DVD's in reception. ... more   less 
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