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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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A Brit in Dunedin
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“Lovely place... on the whole”
Reviewed January 1, 2007

We stayed in one of the self-catering cottages at Monaco - essentially, like an old English style terraced house, with oak beamed ceilings, tiled floors throughout, lovely window boxes and gardens. The place has only been open a few years, so everything is clean and modern. When we arrived we were disappointed that our cottage was really quite dark inside... so they moved us into one which got the afternoon sun, and this was much better. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The furnishings were good quality, and included TV, DVD, stereo, broadband access (free unless you download stacks of data), dishwasher, very large shower, and very comfortable beds. There were a few irritating aspects, however. The only oven provided was an electric convection oven, but every time we tried to use it, the fusebox tripped after about 10 seconds, so we gave up trying. Also, the kitchen area is a bit too small to be practical - so we ate out every evening at the Honest Lawyer over the road - excellent English pub, with great food. The main annoyance, however, was that the hotel hosted a wedding reception while we were staying, and they only told us about this a few hours before it was due to start. The music from the band was fairly loud, and as a result we had to move our baby into our bedroom, on the other side of the building. We couldn't open our windows because of the noise. We felt that the hotel was taking a liberty in hosting a wedding during our stay without warning us about it when we booked. In fairness to them, when we complained about this, they didn't charge us for that night. So overall, we were happy with our stay, and would stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 14, 2006

My husband and I had a delightful one night stay at the Monaco. We had a upstairs sea view hotel room. The room was cozy, very nicely furnished and had a window that opened to the gorgeous gardens below. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We arrived for breakfast just as the kitchen was closing. The chef cheerfully agreed to cook us breakfast anyways. Have dinner at the Honest Lawyers across the street - dinner can be charged to your hotel room. The restaurant has excellent food and a great English pub atmosphere. I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2006

Stayed 4 nights in Feb.Upgraded to a villa from a de luxe room at no extra charge.Wonderful accommodation and because the villa had all the facilities were able to self cater which saved money.Hotel doesn't do dinners but eat one night at the Honest Lawyer pub across the road-good food.The hotel is not easy to find so get directions.

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Property: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
Address: 6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Nelson
#3 Family Hotel in Nelson
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
#6 Business Hotel in Nelson
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco offers luxury boutique accommodation by the water in Nelson, New Zealand. Located only about five minutes' drive from Nelson Airport and 15 minutes drive to the city centre. Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco offers well-appointed accommodation for up to 215 guests in boutique hotel rooms, along with a range of self-contained apartment accommodation including one-bedroom studios, one-bedroom spa cottages and two-bedroom cottages. ... more   less 
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