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Driftwood Motels
Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nelson is a beautiful area, and the Driftwood is a wonderful place to stay. We were warmly greeted by David and Maida, and very pleasantly surprised by the large and very comfortable accommodations. It was just a short walk to the beach and several restaurants. A day trip to Abel Tasman for hiking ended with berry picking just outside of town. This was a great start to our trip around the South Island.

Room Tip: Room #4, at the back of the property, was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Karen W
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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

Thank you for your comments we are glad you enjoyed your stay and trust the rest of your time in New Zealand is as good.

Regards Maida and David

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The room was spacious and very clean and tidy. Hosts were extremely helpful. It was great to be able to sit outside in the garden in the late afternoon sun. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. The beach is only a short walk away. Will definitely book here again next time we visit Nelson.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you for your review, all reviews are helpful in keeping us on track to give the best service and value we can with what we have to offer here at Driftwood Motel.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Awsome place to stay - We stayed as a sports team of 10 kids and 10 adults. Dave and Maida sorted out the room allocarion with me so that we could ahve the kdis staying with each other and the parents could keep an eye on them. The beds are comfortable . It's yummy and warm and the Maida and Dave are the perfect hosts.

Thank you for a lovely stay

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for your review. Your team were great and a pleasure to have, we would welcome your team back anytime.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Toward the end of our 3 week South Island holiday, we decided at the last minute to return to Nelson to visit with friends. The Driftwood was one of the only affordable options left available at 5:00 on Friday night so we booked it.
What a pleasant suprise! The hosts were so, so helpful and welcoming. The rooms were immaculate (new furnishings gave it a great updated feeling) and we decided to book for 2 nights so they upgraded us to the large suite! Very nice, quiet area off the main highway. Easy, 5-10 minute drive to the Nelson CBD. Classic Kiwi hospitality, SKY, clean, safe and friendly. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Any will do! Every room faces the grass courtyard.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

My wife and I stayed for three nights at the end of February and were extremy happy with everything. In particular we want to mention the helpfulness of our hosts!
The continental breakfast that you can get in your room is quite sufficient - if you want a cooked one we found only a few alternatives nearby; McD and Amigos (not recommended for dinner but breakfast OK). For dinner there are several more alternatives. We liked "The Hot Rock"!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

The rooms were clean and hosts were very friendly. Loved the complimentary homemade shortbreads and enjoyed sipping my morning tea at the garden outside my room.

Highly recommended if staying in Nelson.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

The rooms are very big and clean. The hosts are very friendly. Very close to restaurants, shops and the beach. Around ten Minutes drive by Car to the Center of Nelson. Really good value for money. Highly recommended for a stay in Nelson. One of the best places we stayed during our holiday in New Zealand.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Swissbear07
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Additional Information about Driftwood Motels

Address: 21 Muritai Street, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $105 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Driftwood Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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