We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Show Prices
#6 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 346: English reviews
Auckland NZ
Level Contributor
88 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel had good reviews on TripAdvisor and our group of four was not disappointed. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for 4 nights and it was a very comfortable stay. The unit is very well equipped with everything you would require. The unit was warm and cosy and reasonably quiet, even though it was situated next to a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ingy13
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Warm and comfortable unit, good facilities and amenities in the room, spacious and very quiet. Staff are friendly and helpful. Great location and parking. This is good value for money, and a very pleasant place to stay.

Helpful?
Thank pennydej
ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. All of our rooms are north facing and catch the sun - great on these cooler winter days, and lovely to sit out on the private patio during the warmer months. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Booking direct via our own website or calling us is the way to go to get... More 

Inangahua Junction, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I stay at Chelsea Park every time I visit Nelson. I have stayed in a variety of rooms including studio, 1 bedroom, King Share and Family Suite. The rooms are always cleaned and presented to an extremely high standard with super comfortable beds and awesome showers (plus lovely spa baths in some units) Warm & Cosy with everything you need.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ang-Troy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I found my unit very warm, cosy and homely after a long day attending Conference. It was well set out, extremely clean and modern. Although a 5 minute walk to town it was very quiet and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again should I be in Nelson.

Helpful?
Thank Ann C
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ann for your review. We are pleased you felt so comfortable in our sunny, warm rooms. It's always pleasant when you are travelling for work to be able to come back to an environment with all the comforts of home. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Lovely room , very clean and with everything needed for a sort or long stay. Loved the heat pump for the cold Nelson nights :) The room was very spacious and the kitchenette was a bonus. I was there on business and the table become my desk for the conference. The wi-fi was excellent and no problems with connectivity. Bed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michele S
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Michele and thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you had a warm and comfortable stay with us. Being just a short walk to the conference center is a bonus, and being able to stay in touch with family and business colleagues with our high speed, unlimited free WIFI is a necessity these days.... More 

Amberley, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, well serviced rooms, super clean. Lovely spa bath, excellent beds. The service was fantastic and owners helpful and accomodating. Highly recommend it!! Great rooms for kids, we got the two bedroom apartment upstairs and it was perfect.

Helpful?
Thank claireinkson
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Claire and thanks for your review. The 2 bedroom family apartments are very popular in the school holidays, so we are pleased we could accommodate your family and that you enjoyed your break away. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Second time back. Beautiful spotless rooms and wonderful spa bath. Location perfect - it was an easy walk to town. Great recommendations by owners who know the region very well, for places to eat and visit.

Helpful?
Thank Zigi1
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review J and it was lovely to see you again in Nelson. Great that you could enjoy our lovely spa baths - a treat for Auckland apartment dwellers :) We look forward to your next visit - either conference or taking time out to enjoy our lovely region. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My recent stay at the Chelsea Park Motor Lodge was more than satisfactory. The hosts are great people and the units are superb, clean and modern. The motel is close to town and on the road out to the airport so access to the beautiful Nelson region is very easy from this location.

Helpful?
Thank thecamerons2016
Greater Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Our hosts Barry and Lee went out of their way to make our stay (6 Nights) very enjoyable. Barry organised our scenic boat trip to Able Tasman National Park as well as a half day wine tour. The premises are well maintained and the rooms along with bedding are very comfortable. Chelsea Park Motel is very central to the city-... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank pvward
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
418 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The owner was extremely welcoming, the unit was beautifully appointed and comfortable, and a feature was the heated mirror in the bathroom which could not steam up. Parking was easy, and we were close to the top end of the main street of Nelson. We were on a main road, and everything was easy to get to.

Helpful?
Thank John M
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our location is a great selling point, being handy to all the Nelson City shops, cafes and restaurants. Having a bus stop right at the front gate is also useful for guests. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

41 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
0:28
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nelson hotels
0.9 mi away
The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
#1 of 42 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 560 reviews
0.0 mi away
Century Park Motor Lodge
0.1 mi away
Palazzo Motor Lodge
Palazzo Motor Lodge
#4 of 42 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 495 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Trailways Hotel Nelson
Trailways Hotel Nelson
#7 of 42 in Nelson
4.0 of 5 stars 394 reviews
0.8 mi away
Delorenzos Studio Apartments
3.6 mi away
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is a Qualmark rated 4 Star + motel, located in central Nelson city. Our boutique motel has only 10 units, all with kitchen facilities, free high speed 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 

Additional Information about Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Address: 214 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $91 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chelsea Park Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, Hotwire, Agoda, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Chelsea Park Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Nelson
Chelsea Park Hotel
Nelson Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Nelson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay