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Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the highway this motel is convenient to all local attractions - the rooms are large and very clean - road noise is zero. Our room was at the back of the complex with a view to the hills and native bush gardens. The weather turned quite chilly during our stay - we were snug and warm. Take the... More 

Thank plum_persey
Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Drove in on a not so nice weather day seeking a quiet cosy room after an uncomfortable room the night before. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and provided with lots of helpful suggestions for walks, meals and activities. Room was very spacious, clean and felt like home. Capable kitchenette, comfy bed, room heater adequate, Great shower! Lovely walk... More 

Thank Pomeroys
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here at both ends of a winter Nelson Lakes tramping trip. Rooms were clean and easily warmed up and we got some great advice about what to watch out for on the track in winter from our experienced mountaineering hosts. Lock box for our stuff was really handy too. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others considering... More 

Thank HSNZ
Cheviot, New Zealand
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights in number 6 during the week so we could ski at Rainbow Ski-field and walk the tracks around the Lake Rotoiti. Lots of room for the 3 of us in the living area. Slat bed was a bit hard but we were very warm with heaters in both bedrooms and the living area. Great shower. Beautiful... More 

Thank M_Burnett77
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay so much that we stayed an extra night. The hosts were really friendly and our two young daughters had heaps of fun using the snow sleds that the hosts offered us during our stay. A fantastic location with super warm and comfortable rooms. Only a short walk to cafes and the school playground next door is... More 

Thank ginsta2016
Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed in the family cabin. Heaters was already on when we booked in very late. Very spacious cottage with a very nice kitchen. Woke up to watch the rabbits play on the grass. I can recommend this to anyone. Lake Rotoiti 5 minutes drive away.

Thank Gerrit B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Not sure what to expect but this is one of the nicest motels we've ever stayed in. Superbly clean studio apartment with lovely decor and nice furnishings. A short stroll to town, good parking, nice views from the unit and very friendly reception staff. Couldn't be faulted actually. We will be back. Thank you.

Thank Lynn S
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I stayed there twice for one night. Large and very modern, comfotable self-contained room. Very welcoming reception and information about what to see and do. Great value for money. My room was at the back, away from the main road and adjacent to a lovely river-side walking track that takes you to the beatiful St Armaud lake.

Thank Carolina G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We weren't sure what to expect at this hotel as it didn't seem to have many reviews, but were very pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the one bedroom motel rooms. The room was very generous and clean and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is in a perfect location to explore the lakes and set off on... More 

Thank Liz-James2016
Waregem, Belgium
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This motel is an example of how a natural ecological has to be. All the rooms are in firm wood so no noise of the neighbours. There is no asphalt or concrete. Everybody can park his car just beside the room because there is enough space between the chalets. My room/chalet at the end had a view on the wood... More 

Thank patricktkindt2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Nelson Lakes Motels

Address: State Highway 63, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Saint Arnaud
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Unit 6 (2-bedroom motel unit) was great - back off the road so very quiet. Great for children. Only one other unit attached.”
 of 5 bubbles ginsta2016, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were close to Lake so it didnt really make much difference which one you chose”
 of 5 bubbles 523graemes, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Contemporary studio unit on the end of the block have side windows and are light filled”
 of 5 bubbles pjcbvsc, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Choose a cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles sumanth1979, 6 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Unit 7 has an east-facing window to catch the morning sun”
 of 5 bubbles Coastfans, 15 Apr 2012 | Read review
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