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Balmoral Motel
Ranked #31 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
540 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“Great for Self-Caterers!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our studio was quite spacious and had a separate kitchen, if a bit dated, with an electric cooker comprising a four-ring hob and an oven. The bathroom was more than adequate. Wi-fi (50 MB) is included in the price. A/C was not available in our room. Traffic noise was audible and coud be disturbing for light sleepers. The proprietor was very friendly. We can recommend the "Balmoral".

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The room we had was clean and comfortable and the location was great only 10 mins walk to Tahuna beach. The negative was the noise from upstairs, loud footsteps and creaky floorboards which woke us up early mornings. Over all OK.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Feilding, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

As a small family we recently stayed in a studio unit for 8 nights as a base for our Nelson holiday. While our units bathroom and kitchen could do with being renovated, the fact that it was serviced daily (which you would not get in an apartment setting usually), a paper was at the door each morning was a lovely surprise. I agree that a rubbish bin in the bathroom would be good, it was only ten steps to the one in the kitchen. Our shower had great water pressure and the pool was as they say very refreshing, even in summer.!. It is located in a fantastic area with tahuna beach just a five min walk and lots of cafes and eateries around. Hosts were lovely.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

First I must say host was lovely! Sadly was disappointed with unit as kitchen & bathroom very outdated. Everything was functional however felt a little cheated that we paid the same rate as refurbished units. Some attention to small details like a hook to hang clothes on, a decent shelf in shower and rubbish bin in bathroom would have been simple things to add. No microwave in kitchen however one was offered but this would take up too much bench space. Also no air conditioning. Photos on website are quite deceptive.

  • Stayed December 2012
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The room was VERY clean with a beautiful modern, upscale bathroom. Every detail for comfort was available. Electric mattress pads kept us cozy at night and the good sized kitchen had everything you would need. A morning paper was delivered to our door each morning and their was a self-service laundry for use of the guests. The lights for reading in our room were very good.The motel was located in a very quiet area and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Great place to stay to explore this lovely area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We had a great 2 nights here , very relaxing, very clean , staff very helpful

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Brian M
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Christchurch
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Staff were great; even put two single beds together and made one queen sized. Motel was very clean and with excellent shower.
Swimming pool was a good asset and nice to use before breakfast and then time at the beach.
We realised that these were older units but for the tariff charged ($180 per night) we expected sky t.v. and also a modern t.v. itself, not the one we had with the very large protruding rear.
Looking at the location map, we thought that this motel would be quite quiet as far as traffic noise was concerned. Traffic volume has either increased greatly or traffic are using Muritai Street as a by-pass because from 6am onward we were woken by such.
This motel is indeed close to the beach.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Balmoral Motel
Address: 47 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balmoral Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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