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Trafalgar Lodge

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46 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Murchison, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Situated very conveniently to the CBD and a supermarket. Our room was spotlessly clean and just adequately equipped for making a light meal. We were welcomed by the very friendly owner who offered us a wealth of information. We were warm and comfortable and the shower pressure could have blown us away! It was a cold and frosty morning to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We wanted to cook our own meals and this room provided all the facilities we needed. The room and bathroom were spotless, the bed comfortable and the shower hot. We were welcomed by a very friendly lady who gave us some local insights. The hotel is located a short walk from the supermarket, main street and restaurants. Overall a great... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Trafalgar motel is close to Nelson central and was very clean, quiet and very reasonably priced. Friendly owner and due to the motel been not too busy I was given the bigger room at no extra cost.

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Had 4 nights . Great time. Very pro owner. She is very dedicated to her place. Very helpful.The accommodation is fantastic close to all restaurants, cafes...A lodge i would recommend to all travellers to Nelson.

Thank shaznfrog
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The property is very dated and requires major renovation and updating. The property is clean but lacks the comforts required by visitors.Kitchen utensils and cooking facilities are very eclectic and dated

Thank EnglandWorldwize
Adelaide, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The rooms are spacious and very clean. The owner is delightful and cannot do enough for the guests. There is a laundry on site at a low cost. The units are self contained and the location is fabulous - a very short walk to the main street and supermarket. Have stayed here a number of times and will stay again.... More 

Thank RhellieKeith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We booked the place using trip advisor just by having a look at the pics and when we arrived we found a very nice cottage style motel. Near the center of the beautiful Nelson. We picked a small room upstairs but felt very comfortable withe size and extended our stay for an extra day. Strongly recommended.

Thank Harry L
tearaNelson, Owner at Trafalgar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Harry. It was a delight to have you and your lovely wife stay here with us at Trafalgar Lodge in Nelson. We hope you have a wonderful trip in the South Island and have a pleasant journey back to New York. Regards Georgina More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Friendly and genuine greeting on checkin. I stayed in the Nelson Room. This was newly decorated with fresh carpet and paint. I found the paint smell very strong which I did find difficult. It had a very large bed and a tiny Bathroom. There was no usable desk, and the iron and ironing board 'travel' style. Toiletries were in unmarked... More 

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tearaNelson, Owner at Trafalgar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There are many discrepancies in this review. Firstly, there were no vacancies in Central Nelson on the night that this gentleman booked the Nelson Room. The Lodge had been completed renovated and finished by June 2015, some 4 months prior to this gentelman’s stay in the Nelson Room. Incidentally, the only renovation to the Nelson... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stayed a total of five nights, while visiting Nelson and can highly recommend the accommodation for the central location and friendly service. The unit was really well provided for and perhaps most importantly, we found the beds to be very comfortable. We would happily stay at Trafalgar Lodge again.

Thank StefanGay-Lynn M
Jerusalem, Israel
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed here two nights before and after our Abel Tasman Park visit. Staff was very friendly and helpful, lots of parking, clean room with pretty linens! Bathroom was a bit small, though this was NOT the teeny room that some people seem to complain about. Nice equipped kitchen. Great location just a few minute's walk from a supermarket and... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at 46 Trafalgar Street, the main street of Nelson, Trafalgar Lodge is a 200 metre walk to the city centre and the Nelson Information Centre. The Intercity Bus Depot is a five minute walk from the Lodge. Trafalgar Lodge is located next to Trafalgar Park Rugby grounds and Sports grounds such as The Nelson Community Tennis Centre, Squash Courts and is an easy walk to The Trafalgar Centre. Ideal for Conference accommodation in central Nelson, with up to 20 beds, very competitively priced. Trafalgar Lodge comprises of both a motel complex and a separate 100 year old Lodge. Each of the lodge rooms and motel units have cable television, telephone,free limited wireless internet and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available on request, check with Motel for current charges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Trafalgar Lodge

Address: 46 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $68 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Trafalgar Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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