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Palazzo Motor Lodge

#4 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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Sydney, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I toured the South Island of New Zealand over two weeks and this was our favourite motel that we stayed at! The rooms were spacious, warm and comfy. As it was a bit chilly the room was already heated when we arrived. Everything was clean and immaculate and our hosts were incredibly helpful with an abundance of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed her and liked it so much I sent my 3 siblings to stay there when they came to visit. We all loved it. The rooms are exceptionally high quality and the owner, Kiara, is full of extremely helpful information about the area. It's an easy walk to the shops and restaurants downtown.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

You would struggle to find a better motel in NZ from the quality of the rooms to the welcome and helpfulness of the proprietors. Walking distance to the town and probably a 10/12 min drive to the Airport. Bags of useful tips from the front desk, try the "Freehouse" for a quirky pint in the evening. Not the cheapest place... More 

Thank middleageoe
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Hubby and I went on 1st trip to Nelson arrived and Kiara was very friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and warm he had put aircon on for us. Most comfy bed I've slept in for years! Room was fab with little extras like filter tap for water, great quality china and linen etc. Nice big bathroom. After a hard... More 

Thank Janice090
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We arrived in Nelson late afternoon but we hadn't booked accommodation ..so called in at the Govt.Tourist Centre (like we did in most places where we decided to stop over) as they offer outstanding service and information. They recommended Palazzo as it had a special on and they made a booking for us over the phone . We were greeted... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

Bob and Kiara were great hosts. Kiara was able to guide us to the best way to get to Abel Tasman, and helped with all the arrangements, She told us wher the best restaurants were. We did not have a car and were able to walk whereever we wanted to go, so the location was great. The room was spacious... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

As part of a two week trek around New Zealand, we booked this hotel based on the number of positive reviews--the room was nice with a jacuzzi included. However, it was a bit pricey at NZ$225 for one night, and all we really needed was a place to stay overnight after arriving late in the afternoon from Abel Tasman National... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

The Palazzo Motor Lodge was outstanding. It had been refurbished by the present owners with the highest quality and style. The accommodation had everything you could wish for even a mini dishwasher! Although it was on a main road (and we're very noise sensitive) once in the room we were unaware of the road. We stayed in Nelson for 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Our family decided on a trip to Nelson as we had never been before. I surfed the Net and found Palazzo - what a find!! On arriving we were greated with a lovely warm welcome and as it was Easter our meals were booked around Nelson for the time staying. We were given ideas of what to do and we... More 

Thank KarenSorby
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Firstly I would like to apologise to Kiara and Bob as it has actually been a year since our stay and I have only just gotten round to writing the review but our wonderful stay here is never far from our thoughts. The Palazzo is the perfect base for a stay in Nelson it is a short, scenic walk from... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palazzo Motor Lodge offers 16 stylish apartments, each an individual expression of luxury living. Our central Nelson location is ideal for Company Representatives, Business Travelers and we are close to Conference facilities. You can choose from studios, one bedroom apartments and executive apartments. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or just feel like spoiling yourself? Then come and experience our 'Presidential' or 'Ambassador' suites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palazzo Motor Lodge

Address: 159 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $99 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Palazzo Motor Hotel Nelson
Palazzo Hotel Nelson
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#2 Business Hotel in Nelson
#2 Family Hotel in Nelson
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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