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Nautilus Lodge Motel
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 26 Motueka B&B and Inns
Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“The best motel I've seen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

The Nautilus Lodge Motel is amazing--extremely clean, well kept, everything seems very new. Gleaming bathroom, ample balcony, kitchenette with everything you need. The owners are extremely helpful and nothing seemed too much bother for them to help with. They even lent us a laundry drying rack to use on the balcony overnight. It was a bit noisy from the main street BUT all was quiet during sleeping hours so that was no problem. Just a really comfortable and well appointed motel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2008

we stayed in hotel for only 1 night and it was just amazing. Hotel was brand new, we had a great room with a jacuzzi, and it was a walking distance to the city center. The jacuzzi was fantastic and just what we needed during our long 2 week road trip.

The rooms were spacious and clean and I would definitely go back to this hotel again.

  • Liked — Location, Hotel Room, in-room Jacuzzi
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely motel. It is of a very high standard, superbly serviced daily and nothing is too much trouble for the very friendly hosts, Maggie and Roger to do for their guests. Rooms are very well equipped and we can recommend room 9.This is an exellent location to eplore Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay. Moteuka is a much nicer place to say then Nelson. We would deinitely stay here again.

  • Liked — superb standard and very friendly hosts
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2005

This new motel in Motueka is modern and stylish. They made the decor much more interesting than that of a standard roadside motel, with everything being modern and tan in color. Note that the room I got is somewhat different than the other rooms in this property since it was Unit 1 which is a studio in a different building from most (all?) of the other units. This unit is the furthest from the street and has no neighboring units so it was fairly quiet. It had a glass sliding door unlike the other units which have a standard door. One drawback to this was that the unit got a bit hot with all the sun coming in and the unit has no A/C (although hardly any motels on the South Island have A/C). I liked the comfortable futon bed and the cool throw pillows that came with it which made it very comfortable to sit in for reading or watching TV. There was a small kitchen area in the room. One thing that was missing was a closet and storage area for luggage; only a coat rack with a few hangars was provided. The bathroom was nice although having a shower with no curtain or door was a bad idea since the bathroom floor got all wet (although the photo on their website shows a normal shower stall so this could be an anomaly with Unit 1). Also, it was a great value for what I paid. Note that this is in Motueka, which is about a 45 minute drive from Nelson, but much more convenient as a gateway for Abel Tasman activities. Since the current listings for Nelson contain motels in Motueka, I'll list this one under Nelson also.

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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 #5 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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. 400 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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