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5 Paru Paru Road Cnr Halifax and Rutherford Sts., Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#16 of 43 hotels in Nelson
Nestled in the heart of Nelson, New Zealand.The Palms Motel offers you modern, luxury apartments, with a choice of studio, executive or family suite accommodation.Set in landscaped grounds and located close to all local amenities, the Palms Motel gives the holidaymaker or business person the ideal home away from home. 28 Luxury Units/Apartments22 x Studio units: Floor area - 29 sq. metres each4 x 1 Bedroom luxury suites: Floor area - 36 sq. metres each2 x 2 Bedroom family units: Floor area - 73 sq. metres each Room Amenities:• Spa Baths (in 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites) • Sky TV • Kitchens in all Units • King & Queen size beds • Electric Blankets • Iron/ironing boards in all units • Satin-jet showers with massage • Hair dryers • Double glazed windows • Direct dial phones with modem access. Wireless internet available throughout complex • Recliner chairs and large flat screen LCD TVs in all units (in the lounge and for your convenience a smaller flat screen TV is located the bedroom)The fully fenced salt-swimming-pool is solar heated in summer and features a safe toddler’s pool. Also in the pool area is a large electric barbecue and dining area to use at your leisure. There is a guest laundry, plenty of off road parking and we are adjacent to many recreational facilities, for example there is a Supermarket directly across the street, along with Nelson Public Library and the famous Nelson Saturday Market is just 2 minutes walking distance. We are located just 100m from Nelson’s central shopping area with an abundance of choice for cafes restaurants and shopping. Tahuna Beach is just 5 minutes’ drive away.Your Host Cheryl has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and understands travel and holiday needs intimately. Her aim is to make your stay comfortable and memorable for all the right reasons.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Tennis court
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Heated pool
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Blackout curtains
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joanne w wrote a review Apr 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand52 contributions18 helpful votes
The positives definitely out way the negatives. If you want to be close to central Nelson shopping area and have a supermarket just across the road then this is a great place to stay. Our room was spacious and super clean. We were right at the back which was great because there was very little noise but not so great as the wifi was non-existent in the evening, maybe we were too far from the router.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Teagle wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, NZ97 contributions19 helpful votes
I chose the Palms because of its great location to city centre. However with this location comes traffic/street/supermarket loading bay noise. Our one bedroom apartment #8 was upstairs and was very clean on arrival. The bedroom is to the rear and street noise wasn’t too bad. Despite other reviews I’ve read, I had the one apartment with the hardest bed ever! After 2 nights my hips and I were very pleased to be checking out. I also wasn’t happy with the one foot step up into the shower, with no grab rails it made getting out while wet potentially dangerous .
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Date of stay: February 2021
nicolacrilly wrote a review Jan 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom32 contributions1 helpful vote
We had really high expectations for this motel, i had really sold it to the family with a heated pool and netflix....the apartment was spotless and we were located close to the city. They were the positives. The negatives are endless, 1. heated pool was freezing, not heated at all. Heated by the sun ‘apparently’ 2. No curtains in bedrooms and blinds didn’t fully cover the windows. 3. Netflix advertised but no netflix 4. No sleep due to being located next to countdown delivery area, trucks delivering from 4am. So much noise 🤦‍♀️ 5. Bedroom window didn’t close properly. 6. Noise also from busy main roads. Can’t believe the windows aren’t properly double glazed, it was so so noisy. We paid a lot of money to stay here and were very disappointed. Hopefully they improve things for other guestsin the future.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Sue F wrote a review Dec 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Quiet location, easy walking distance to town, and supermarket across the road if needed. Spent two nights in the most comfortable motel bed ever. Room clean and with everything you need. Good shower and spacious bathroom. Would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sharzt wrote a review Sep 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Very clean and nice room (Executive Suite). Bed very hard, but comfortable. No plug for the sink, so couldn't wash our dishes - which weren't all that clean to start with. Other than that, comfortable enough for one or two nights.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palms Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to Palms Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Saturday Market (0.2 miles), Craft Beer Depot (0.09 miles), and Wall To Wall Art Nelson (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palms Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Palms Nelson?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palms Nelson?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Palms Nelson?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palms Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paasha, The Tides Restaurant & Bar, and Tongtara Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palms Nelson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Palms Nelson located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nelson.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palms Nelson?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Palms Nelson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.