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“My home away from home”
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Saxton Lodge
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My home away from home”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I'm a frequent traveller for work and always enjoy staying at the Saxton Lodge. My sister frequents this place alot with her sports affilliated job so she recommended it to me.
I speak more highly of the wonderful, friendly hosts- and they are the mian reason for my return visits. Very clean and spacious rooms. Fantastically comfy beds and hot, great pressured showers. Excellent value for money
There is a huge car parking area. The site itself is very quiet and very minimal (if any) road noise. They do have tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the communal kitchen supplies anything else you may require.
I would certainly recommend this place for group/family get to gethers, conferences or like myself, someone wanting a nice, quite and safe place to stay.
I look forward to my next trip :-)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed 4 nights and was most impressed with the service - Staff very friendly and obliging , rooms very spacious and cleaned daily, very clean communal kitchen, shuttle free of charge to and from airport - overall a very pleasant experience and would recommend the Saxton Lodge to any travellers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Pleasant/Professional hosts. Stayed three nights in a unit on the Saxton Rd side of the complex - no traffic noise & a spacious unit. The rate was very reasonable. Communal kitchen well stocked - white goods are due for a deep clean but other than that the kitchen area was of a good standard. Was a little disappointed that a request for daily vacuming was confirmed however never happened. Overall a very pleasant stay.. Thanks

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We met my folks in Nelson for a couple of nights and Dad booked us in Saxton Lodge. My sister & I literally chanced upon the hotel before needing to pull up a map. Huge amount of parking (so many other hotels/motels have one park per room). Iron & board, hair-dryer, coffee & tea making facilities in the room. We expected there to be a toaster etc and when there wasn't one we thought "oh - more like a hotel than motel then". Then Dad went for a walk & found the communal kitchen for his toast in the morning. Great idea. The rooms are VERY spacious - four of us in one room & not squashed. The rooms were very clean and had a wee courtyard (several chairs missing from outside rooms though). Some road noise, but did not keep me awake at all and the bed was good quality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

I stayed at Saxton Lodge for one night and really liked it. The linen is spotlessly clean and the furnishing make you feel like you are in a luxury lodge. The room was huge and about the size of my studio/bed-sit apartment when I lived in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Really liked the huge shower and private balcony facing the sunset. It is a bit out of town, but central to driving to town, beach etc. Ample parking and easy to find. Nice quiet neighbourhood (no bars!) so a good quiet place to sleep.

Room Tip: Upstairs has no lift but the have balconies to sit outside.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2012

very spacious rooms - "communal" kitchen good idea - could walk back from wedding reception so excellent location.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

We've stayed at Saxton Lodge several times on overnight trips to Nelson. Rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable; service is great. There's a bit of traffic noise sometimes but not enough to prevent a good night's sleep. Location between Nelson and Richmond suits us perfectly as we always have the car and we find Richmond convenient and well-serviced.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Saxton Lodge
Address: 103 Saxton Road East, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Saxton Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering you comfortable, spacious motel style accommodation in Nelson for holiday vacations, group functions, sports team, business or corporate travellers. Saxton Lodge is the perfect option for anyone visiting Nelson. We offer spacious modern units for your comfort and conveniently located opposite Saxton Field, only 15 minutes' drive to Nelson city centre, 30 minutes' drive to Motueka, 3 minutes' drive into Stoke or Richmond, and approximately 5 minutes' drive from Nelson airport. We also offer a free airport transfer service on demand, subject to availability. For families coming to Nelson, the Saxton Field sporting complex is directly across the road and this has a children's playground. The aquatic centre is a 2 minute drive down Main Rd Stoke (toward Richmond) and we offer barbeque facilities, a spacious lawn for children to play safely and free off-street parking. With 84 car parks on the property, we can accommodate large vehicles, towing vehicles, camper vans, buses and trucks with ease. The property also has a fully equipped communal kitchen for you to prepare simple meals and a self-service laundry is also available onsite. Our accommodation is a two-storied complex with 48 generous sized units, consisting of Studios, and 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. All of our units have SKY Select 50+ TV, UFB Internet and Wifi, individual air-conditioning in each room so you can control your temperature, blackout curtains for a relaxing sleep, double glazed windows and soundproofed rooms to ensure quiet enjoyment, tea/coffee making facilities, and a mini fridge and an ensuite bathroom with shower. We also have rooms that have wet-floor showers to accommodate guests with limited mobility and all of our downstairs units have sliding doors opening out to patios. A number of our upstairs units have balconies. ... more   less 
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