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Castles Motel

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9 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Was a great place to stay,we were there for a few nights,the room was lovely little bit dusty, we chose room with a spa bath and that was great, loved it. The host lady was wonderful and very helpful, was very close to everything. Would definitely go back next time in Nelson.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We visit Nelson a couple of times each year for family reasons and we always enjoy Nelson for its seemingly never ending sunshine and calm conditions. We have stayed at the Castles Motel before and found it very handy for food outlets and the bay/beach.

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Thank Brian M
Hockley UK
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

This was our first stop on South Island after crossing on the ferry from Wellington. Motel is actually in Tahunanui which just outside Nelson about 10 min drive to City centre. Good size room with comfortable bed and pillows OK. A small continental breakfast will be provided on request. No air-con

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Thank RobHockleyUK
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Clean, friendly owners,spacious room with in room spa. The kitchen was complete with all the required utensils. Very near to amenities, beach and fast food restaurants. Our room was on the road so a little noisy and the parking is a little bit tight but this did not spoil the experience.

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Thank Zuhair S
White Lake, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nice clean room, with one bed in living area (air conditioned) and a queen and twin in bedroom (non air conditioned). The bedroom was a little cramped but overall this was a nice motel, clean with very friendly staff. We stayed with 3 adults and one child which worked with the bedroom separations, and slept with the windows open to... More 

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Thank Angie P
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

The minute we walked in the motel we could tell that the place was very tidy, with owners who obviously take pride in what they do. The room was exceptionally clean with more that adequate amenities. They have thought of everything and are constantly reviewing all the facilities. The location is on a main road close to Tahunanui Beach. We... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stayed here to pamper ourselves on Christmas day during our honeymoon. The beach is about a 10 min walk away, the staff was super friendly, the hotel was cute and unique, our spa tub was a great soak, and there seemed to be lots of space in our unit. The bed was comfortable and so was the couch (which... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I will not recommend this to anyone. The staff were nice, but the concept was wrong. The booking I made was for 4 ppl, 2 adults, 1 kid & 1 infant. 1 bedroom with double bed & a single bed, sound correct. On arrival, staff told me the booking was only made for 2 ppl, I need to pay extra... More 

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Thank Amykyle
RoweneP, Owner at Castles Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It is regretful that your booking made through Agoda was made for only 2 people when your were a family of 4. I checked with Agoda incase they had made a mistake and they confirmed you had only booked and paid for 2 people and that we should request the extra guest charge directly from... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Stayed for Secondary Schools tournament with team of 16 teenage boys. Owners were very helpful and understanding that boys will make a bit of noise at times. Units were well set up for us as a group along with the use of the conference room. Handy to town, beach and venue.

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Thank pmcglashan
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

I stayed in Room 11, new carpet, new ensuite, & an awesome new bed!! a sheltered courtyard off the bedroom offers a relaxing space to enjoy a brew. free wifi with good coverage & speed makes out of office access a breeze. Very handy to a range of restaurants (charge-back available) & cafe/bars, & 5 mins walk to the Tahuna... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11 Spacious Units, ranging from Studios to 1 Bedroom Units some with 2 person Spa Baths in the Bedrooms. All Units have Full Kitchen Facilities. Castles Motel is a 200m walk to Tahunanui Beach, 6 minute drive to the City Centre of Nelson and Close to Airport. We are surrounded by numerous Restaurants and Cafes. Try a stay at our Friendly family Run Motel, your Gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castles Motel

Address: 44 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $111 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castles Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Nelson
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nelson
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#19 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“Upstairs is best, away from the comings and goings.”
 of 5 bubbles O8420WFbrianm, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor room better if you have lots of luggage”
 of 5 bubbles RobHockleyUK, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the main road are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles 456zuhairs, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We gotta ground floor level room...convenient if you have lots of luggage”
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 of 5 bubbles Monalisa777, 15 May 2015 | Read review
“Request an upstairs room away from the comings and goings.”
 of 5 bubbles O8420WFbrianm, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
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