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“Exceptionally clean and well appointed studio”
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Admirals Motor Inn
Ranked #19 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed for four nights on business at Admirals motor inn, Nelson. Room had recently been completely refurbished with beautiful new kitchen and bathroom. Very compfy bed and good work area for business traveller.

Owner very friendly and wellcoming,

Room Tip: In downstairs studio looking out over playing field.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had a single unit on the ground floor for a weekend stay in Nelson. Found the facilities excellent and everything I needed was in the unit. Very warm and comfortable and the hosts were especially helpful and friendly. Easy walk to city, cathedral and market. I wouldn't look any further for a delightful place to stay in Nelson.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor unit if you're getting on a bit (like me).
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Val H
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We knew this would be a very basic no frills motel, but did not know that this extended to the very rude manager.
Found the room very cold and friends were staying at another motel, so tried to change motels through our booking agent. The agent contacted the motel and the manager came to the unit at 4am and demanded to know what was wrong with his motel.
The next day after coming back from an event at 1am the manager refused to let us in as it was late and he didn't like people who complained about his motel! My property was in the room. He only relented after nearly half an hour when we contacted some local friends who suggested we call the police.
The amenities were what was expected. At no stage were we rude, loud or offensive. I suggest the management change their key system if they do not want to be woken up during the night.

Room Tip: Any room NOT at this motel.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank BlacKiwi
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Admirals Motor Inn last week for a night. It has been a couple of years since we last stayed there. We were delighted at the most beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean rooms. Along with the above we found the owners went above and beyond to make our stay one to remember. We also found the rooms priced well for the location etc that was offered.
It has worked as we now wouldnt stay anywhere else in Neslon.
Thank you to the owners, who have maintained a very high standard.
Peter and Shirley

Room Tip: We had one of the newly furbished rooms over looking the park, just lovely.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shirley O
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Have just spent 2 nights in the Admirals Motor Inn and wouldn't recommend it if you wnat a decent nights sleep. We had a family unit with a bedroom upstairs - part way up the stairs is the hot water tank for all units in the vacinity so whenever anyone in a unit close to us had a shower the hot warter clyinder made a terrible noise. Lounge area is so small that 4 of us couldn't all sit at the table as one persons head would be hitting the TV above. Extremely small family area and poorly equipped kitchen - one cupboard so high with the glasses cups etc couldn't be easily reached. Although our unit was back from the main road it was very noisy at night - could hear people talking as the walked home from the pub. No water presssure in the shower. Would not recommend this to another family if there is another motel available!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

Pros: very comfortable bed, had a good sleep, two-bedroom unit, quiet, laundry, obliging management, pool, laundry, separate bath and toilet, well-equipped kitchen including a microwave. Shower ok. Christchurch newspaper provided.

Cons: bathroom sink was cold or scalding; tap was right over the lip of the sink so you could barely get a toothbrush under it; decor dreadful, depressing, tatty. tv very limited but maybe it is just that way in nelson -- would have liked a news channel to follow Japanese earthquake at the time. did find newscasts a few times a day on one channel. Kitchen sink leaking - reported it but not fixed. Could use waste basket in the bathroom.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

Less than 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Large rooms with dated decor but very clean. Some have nice views.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank TheAdventurer1234
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Address: 26 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: $68 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admirals Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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