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Harbourside Motor Lodge

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed here on our way down South and even until the end of our trip in New Zealand, this was one of the best places we stayed. You will appreciate : • The harbour view. Seriously. Its nice • The rooms are pretty comfy • There is a restaurant just next door that serves yummy dinner • Breakfast was...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We really enjoyed having the group stay with us! We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour. Cathy and David

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night on a business trip to Nelson. Fast friendly checkin, clean quiet dark room, comfy bed, and good breakfast the next day included in the room price. I didn't go for the hot breakfast, available for a surcharge, but that too looked good, and pretty happy comments from the folks who did. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place,...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time time to write such a great review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met all of your requirements. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Nelson, maybe you will get to enjoy a cooked breakfast next time. Take care, Cathy and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Nelson and had a great time, due to the knowledge of Cathy and David! Had no plans to do the Abel Tasman, but went ahead and very glad it was recommended to us! Rooms were comfy and breakfast was good. Close to the water and town. Would recommend others to stay here!

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. So pleased you got to do the Abel Tasman and enjoyed your time in Nelson. IT's always nice to have such cheerful travelers stay with us. All the best, Cathy and David

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was a good choice for a one night stay in Nelson. The rooms were clean and comfortable, a little older than other hotels we'd stayed in on the south island, but with a great view overlooking the marina. It was a quick three minute drive to the town centre (a bit too far for us to walk) and a...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Harbourside Lodge. We too enjoy the tranquility of the Marina setting, allowing our guests to get a peaceful nights sleep. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here in Sunny Nelson. Cathy and David.

Golden Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Harbourside Lodge is the prefect place for a tranquil, peaceful stay right in the heart of Nelson, overlooking the yachts in the city side marina. Spacious rooms and bathrooms (excellent showers), lovely views of the marina and beautifully comfortable beds. Friendly, helpful owners. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Great value. Good, safe parking on site. Easy 10 min walk to city centre....

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Harbourside Lodge. It has been our pleasure having you both stay with us and we look forward to your return visits. Cathy and David

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed a room in Nelson for just 2 nights. The Harbourside fit the bill nicely. It was very close to town and we could walk there using a dedicated cycle/walking path. The room was clean and modern. We had a wonderful view of the marina which was in stark contrast to the rather commercial setting when...

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Cathy E, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is was pleasure having you stay with us. We too enjoy the walk in to town. We would love to have you stay again if you ever make it back to Nelson. Cathy and David

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderfully clean, well presented motel. Great view of the marina. Close to town. Yum cooked breakfast. A short walk to the Anchorage Restaurant and Bar who will also do room service (Menu in our room) Free wi-fi .Highly recommend staying here

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate hearing about a guests stay with us. I am so pleased you have joined the many who enjoy the location and view. Best wishes on your future travels and we hope to see you again. Cathy and David

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We loved our one night stay, and would have loved to stay longer, but had to move on. When we venture back to Nelson, we will have no hesitation in booking Harbourside again. It is a lovely quiet location right on the Marina. We had a room with a balcony which we highly recommend. Also located almost next door is...

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Brent W, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Motel. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay and it was our pleasure. We also get a great deal of satisfaction when our guests enjoy their stay and do appreciate the feedback. We would welcome you back in the future and hope the rest of your travels went well. Kind Regards Brent &...

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The place overlooks the marina so the outlook is really good yet it is only 2 minute drive from town. The owners are really friendly and the free breakfast a bonus. Would stay here again as its so peacefull.

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Brent W, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our Motel. Being close to town is a real bonus and its a nice walk or short drive to the shopping centre. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that that rest of your travels went well. We do enjoy meeting new people and its always interesting receiving feedback....

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The best place that we stayed in NZ! Perfect location in a quiet place of the city but just 10 minutes of beautiful walk to town. Very comfortable bed, and huge space in the room. Hosts are the kindest people, Brent and Vicky are lovely and very helpful! We absolutely recommend this place to stay in Nelson!

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Brent W, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our Motel. We do enjoy hosting our guests and get personal satisfaction from our guests enjoying their stay. We have enjoyed having you stay with us and wish you all the best on the rest of your travels around NZ. Kind Regards Brent & Vicki.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Harbourside Motor Lodge

Address: 4 Duncan Street | Port Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $125 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbourside Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Would choice marina view, upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles PrincessYork, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floor would have better harbour view.”
 of 5 bubbles eliz516, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms to the front have a small balcony”
 of 5 bubbles anne182015, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you book a marina facing room, ask for a room on the second floor, much better view.”
 of 5 bubbles seanakl, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Harbour view”
 of 5 bubbles ErylAnn, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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