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Gladstone Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Richmond
England
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Deeply comfortable, exactly what we wanted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2011

We have stayed at this very comfortable motel on 3 occasions over the last 6 years. The cleanliness and comfort of the rooms cannot be faulted and the owners are always available to help with any enquiries. Good size rooms come with large TV, DVD and surround sound. Also wireless internet is available - the first 10MBs free but you pay thereafter, which was a little disappointing. SKY TV was advertised but only the most basic channels - we missed out on watching the Ashes cricket test, which we had been able to follow at a previous motel.
Bathroom a good size with jacuzzi-type bath and excellent shower.
The motel is right on the main Gladstone Road so access is very good and the local Richmond shops an easy 200m walk away. The downside to this is it can be a bit noisy traffic- wise but the owners have put in double glazing which helps.
Apart from these minor issues it remains a motel we look forward to returning to with luxury furnishings, comfort and cleanliness all paramount. Strongly recommend to visitors who want to be on the doorstep to everything Nelson and the Bays offer.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brian D, Owner at Gladstone Motel, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Thanks for your comments which we always appreciate. We have since canvassed our guests regarding Sky TV channels and as a result have added extra Sports channels so the cricket should be available in future. We have also switched over to all digital in anticipation of the digital cutover next year.
Regarding Internet access. We have increased our free allowance to 50Mb and reduced the charges for excess use. To be honest the only real reason we put a limit on it is to discourage the possibility of downloading Movies, Video clips or Music etc which may be subject to copyright law or of a sensitive or dubious nature. As these types of files are generally quite large, the 50Mb limit should discourage this activity.
Note: The double glazing is also with "Hush" glas specially designed to minimise noise.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2009

My wife and I stayed here last year, and it was a wonderful surprise. We thought it would be your run of the mill motel, but it was actually really nice. The rooms were well appointed and the staff freindly. Would definately stay there again. The only drawback were that the rooms were small, but they made up for that and more by being very nice rooms.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kirbaldo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2007

We recently stayed here for a weekend. We had booked three units and thought they were reasonably priced, very clean and everything you need. The 2 bedroom unit we had was a good size and well laid out. Our friends stayed in another 2 bedroom unit but their's was not as large as ours. The studio is just what you would expect for a studio.
The location was good - easy to access and close to shops etc.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gladstone Motel
Address: 19 Gladstone Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand (Formerly Destiny Motels)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gladstone Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gladstone Motel, Richmond,Nelson offers immaculate modern Nelson region accommodation in beautifully appointed units at an affordable price. Choose between fully equipped suites and fully serviced studio units. Everything that you would expect from a modern motel but with Gladstone's extra touches of hospitality and comfort that you would expect in a Four Star Plus rated Motel. ... more   less 
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