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Harbourside Motor Lodge

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York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a studio marina view for our stay and it was a great view looking out in the morning. The rooms are spacious with a large, comfy bed, large shower room and fast hi tech heating. The black out curtains are great for a bit of a sleep in! The free breakfast had choices to cover most people's tastes...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place on the harbour. Second floor would have had better harbour view. The front desk staff was helpful, as were others we came in contact with. Easy to walk around to town if you want to stretch after long flight.

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are always pleased to hear about a guests stay with us. The walk into to town along the river is enjoyed by many travelers such as yourselves. Safe travels, Cathy and David

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to New Zealand we stayed at a couple of hotels and three properties, including this, that can be best classified as motels. Without any doubt, Harbourside stood out from the others, and was a really nice place to stay two nights. Our room was spacious with an anteroom and some kitchen facilities that we did not...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Harbourside Lodge, we enjoy hearing of a guests stay with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Nelson and your time with us. We hope you have enjoyed your time in NZ and hope that you get to visit again. Cathy and David

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Continental breakfast was provided and it was possible to have a cooked breakfast for an additional cost. We enjoyed walking into the centre of Nelson along the river and watching the tide come in. There is a lovely beach a few miles away if you want to swim. Nelson was buzzing with a...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is always nice to read bout a guests stay in Nelson with us. The buskers certainly made for a entertaining weekend. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in NZ. Cathy

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a little concerned as we approached that the motel was set in the industrial port but it's not; it overlooks the yacht harbour. Simply wonderful views. Rooms are set on two floors around an inner courtyard. Whole place was very quiet. Cathy was an excellent host, friendly and helpful. Room was of good size. Bed was very comfortable and...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. We always appreciate hearing of our guests stay with us and all that they enjoyed. If you are ever in Nelson again we would love to see you. Safe Travels, Cathy and David

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been making our way across the world and have stayed at a lot of hotels now. You can tell that the staff truly cares about what they do! This hotel is perfect and has a complimentary continental breakfast! This was a first for us in NZ. We loved the location because it was quiet. Would...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a terrific review. We have an amazing team that are constantly looking at ways to give our guests the best stay possible. We are pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and look forward to a return visit. Best wishes on your future travels.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the location by the marina excellent, was an easy walk to town but away from the busy streets. Set next to the marina means a scenic and tranquil location. Bed was very comfortable and shower pressure very good. Excellent selection on cable TV and nice complementary breckfast in the breakfast room. Would absolutely stay here again.

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are always working hard to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to see you again. Cathy and David

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for over 2 weeks. The owners are awesome looked after me really well wonderful Hospitality. Loved the views from the rooms of the Marina. Nice and comfortable rooms. A wonderful treat for breakfast where you choose from the menu and they cook it fresh none of this buffet meals. The staff are lovely too. It was a home...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your great review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and would love to see you again if ever you are in Nelson. Kindest Cathy and David.

Hirwaun
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This motel is right by the harbour in Port Nelson. At first sight I thought it was in the middle of an industrial area, and was a little disappointed. My opinion soon changed when we arrived at the motel. The room was immaculate and had all amenities necessary to have an enjoyable stay. The moteliers were absolutely fantastic and could...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Harbourside Lodge, We appreciate your feedback. I am so very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and also in Hanmer Springs. We hope the rest of your NZ visit was as memorable. Safe Travels Cathy and David.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Really enjoyed our stay at the Harbourside Motor Lodge. Staff friendly, room's were very clean and tidy, bed comfortable and good selection of channels on the TV. Only issue was that we did not get any milk in our room.Thanks

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Harbourside Lodge. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with the best stay possible. I am sorry to hear you were not offered a complimentary bottle of milk upon check in. We hope to see you again on your next stay in Nelson. Regards, Cathy and David

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Harbourside Motor Lodge

Address: 4 Duncan Street | Port Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $95 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourside Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Would choice marina view, upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PrincessYork, 6 days ago | Read review
“higher floor would have better harbour view.”
 of 5 bubbles eliz516, 1 week ago | Read review
“rooms to the front have a small balcony”
 of 5 bubbles anne182015, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If you book a marina facing room, ask for a room on the second floor, much better view.”
 of 5 bubbles seanakl, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Harbour view”
 of 5 bubbles ErylAnn, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
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