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Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was very well equipped and was beautiful and clean. The location is perfect for a short walk to everything we needed. We will be back for a longer stay next time.

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Wonderful. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the surrounding area. We look forward to your next visit and thank you so much for the great review. Stephen and Lorraine

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Arriving in the north just on school closing time on our drive up from Greymouth, via Westport, we decided to nip in to Nelson which we regard as a beautiful and unique regional city. Especially when the tide is in :-) Oh, oh. A couple of hours later, after escaping the endless traffic which is forever 'zipping up' from 2...

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Well you certainly packed a lot into your stay in this beautiful area. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we might see you again in the future. Stephen & Lorraine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Comfortable beds, nice outside sitting area, walk to shopping and eating, nice big shower with lots of hot water. Stated for four nights because of central location to Tasman and Nelson. The parking area is a little tight but it works.

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on Nautilus Lodge. Yes parking can be a little tight sometimes if we have several big 4x4's or trucks in but most times it is just fine. The cars just seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Maybe we'll see you again...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We had a four night stay here and found it to be a relaxing place to stay. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It's a short walk to town. The apartment and complex has everything you need and the rooms are very well thought out. We were upstairs with a balcony. Of particular note, the rooms were very clean...

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning, I can't tell you how much we appreciate it when our quests give us such a glowing report, thank you so much. It's so good to know that we are getting things right. We hope that we might see you again in the future. Stephen & Lorraine

Paris, France
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights here. The rooms are perfectly cleaned, large and modern. We travel a lot and we had hardly seen such impeccable place. Lorraine and Stephen are very friendly and eager to help. They give good advice to explore the national park. The motel location is practical to visit the areas. A very good place to stay we...

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much. Its always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and that they appreciate our efforts, it makes all that hard work worthwhile. It also gives my cleaning staff a little boost when I tell them that guests have gone to the trouble for commenting on how clean the place is...

Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Nautilus Motor Lodge was a great choice to get out of the heat and into the airconditioning, lovely well appointed unit, great place to catch our breath and get out of the heat, Hosts were Super friendly and very helpful

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning. What a lovely way to start the day. Yes, our guests have certainly been grateful for that air conditioning this year. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate it and hope that we might see you again sometime. Best regard, Stephen & Lorraine.

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Rooms are comfortable , well appointed and convenient to Abel Tasman NP. We were pleasantly surprised with how nicely they were set up. Owners are very helpful and kind. They went out of their way to help us with our laundry which we started late in the day along with giving us directions for the remainder of our trip. We...

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We really appreciate it when our guests make the effort, particularly when there are so many other good things to be doing in NZ. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Thanks again. Stephen & Lorraine

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Owners are extremely accomodating and very pleasent people the accomodation is highly recommended neat and well looked after i would stay here any time great atmosphere and homely short walk or drive to ammeneties in the town and surrounding beaches highly recomended for a night or more great time had in a great surrounding with homely owners

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Jeremy. Its so good to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and that they appreciate all our hard work. Thank you again for the great review. Stephen & Lorraine

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This place is spotless! Even though it is on the main road and just at the end of town we didn't find it to noisy at all. Very convenient to be able to walk down the road to all the shops and restaurants. The sheets smelled so lovely and fresh! Modern and tidy motel.

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning Lizzie. Thank you so much for the lovely review, it just makes our day when we find that someone has gone to the trouble to leave such fantastic comments and puts a smile on our face from the get go. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future, Best regards Stephen & Lorraine

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We were more than happy with our stay at the Nautilus. It's spotlessly clean, giving the illusion that you're the first couple to stay in a unit. Lorraine went out of her way to accommodate us, showing us a couple of different units and bringing in a hotplate for us to cook when we chose a smaller suite. The upstairs...

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Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Wow, what a fantastic way to start our working day. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, we love it when guests let us know how happy they were with our efforts. We hope we might see you again in the future. Happy New Year to you both Stephen & Lorraine

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern,spacious fully air conditioned complex located adjacent to Motueka's cafe's, restaurants and shopping. Beautifully appointed Studio, Superior and 1 Bedroom Spa Bath Units, all with private sunny balconies or courtyards. 400 Megabytes of free wifi each day of your stay. SKY Guest Select - 50+ Channels of Sport Entertainment and News. LED TV's and DVD players in all Units with complimentary DVD's in reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nautilus Lodge Motel

Address: 67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $127 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any room is great. we stayed in Room 9 our first night and after a week tramping came back to Room 12.”
 of 5 bubbles Carrie2E, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 had a separate bedroom plus an extra bed in the lounge for a child (or snorer!)”
 of 5 bubbles Qual-65, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As far away from the main road as possible. Ground floor with a patio is good.”
 of 5 bubbles JulietF891, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms double glazed with heat pumps, so all warm and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 479gavinw, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“rooms closer to main street might get some road noise, so you may want to turn on the AC fan, but traffic is extremely light at night”
 of 5 bubbles tato1, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
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