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Paeroa, New Zealand
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100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the motel had recently changed hands I rang to book accommodation as we have been caught out with places closing down. We were booked into a studio apartment for 2 nights. A few days before our arrival we received a text advising us about the keybox and the number for it. We hadn't realised that the new owners did... More 

Thank Juliet F
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights on a side trip from Wellington and we were very impressed by the cleanliness of the accommodation, and the fact that the TV worked properly. Staff were very friendly and we had everything we needed and more. It's a pity this motel will be closing soon.

1 Thank AlamoCrete
Kamuela, Hawaii
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371 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

My family stayed here two nights. It was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a van and it was a bit tight parking by our room. It was in a good location not too far a drive to town. We ate at the next door hotel restaurant which was very good. There was a... More 

1 Thank Gordon K
Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

Three friends shared a two bedroom, one bath unit with kitchen for one night. The suite was very large, almost too big for what we needed. It would be great for longer visits as cooking would be very easy in the unit. The room was clean well-appointed, and staff helpful and friendly. Wifi was free but limited (as seems to... More 

1 Thank Meredith C
New Zealand
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81 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

A slightly older style motel on the outskirts of Nelson city center. Our double room was spacious and clean with an open kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. The decor is partly a bit dated, especially in the bathroom, but everything is spotlessly clean and functional. Free wifi access and easy parking in front of the unit. Friendly staff,... More 

Thank finntastic
North Island
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Very clean and comfortable room with a kitchen and bathroom. Bathroom can be a little tight next to the toilet but otherwise, very clean and comfortable to stay in. I would happily book again at this hotel. You get a free wifi pass also for each day of stay and I was able to leave my luggage with the motelier,... More 

Thank soloflier
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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127 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

On arrival at Picton, by ferry, we drove to Nelson by car (a two hour drive if you take the scenic route). Online we had made a booking for the Carmel Court Motel in Nelson to stay two nights. Nelson has many many motels, and we have only stayed at Carmel Court Motel, so we cannot say its better than... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

We wanted an affordable studio close to the centre of town and came across this using the NZ Motels app. It was clean and comfortable and although on a main road and we were in unit next but one to the road, the noise was minimal. Internet was reliable and fast, and there was an option to purchase more when... More 

Thank Hanno155
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

We found this a very good motel - all facilities including Wifi , roomy and a very helpful staff. Would happily stay here again if I was in Nelson and I consider this good value for money. I travel around 8 months a year and am pretty fussy and possibly a bit overcritical but this motel - despite being unpretentious... More 

Thank IguanaSydney
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable. .. fully equipped kitchen including full sized oven as well as microwave. Full Sky TV as well as Freeview channels. Very friendly and helpful staff who even dried our dishes which we left draining while we went out. Location ideal for exploring the city. .. Best motel we've stayed in. ... highly recommend. ...

Thank Roger B
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Urban Apartments

Address: 50 Waimea Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Carmel Court Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $78 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 115
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