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The Honest Lawyer Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We were recently at the Honest Lawyer Hotel on a cycling holiday & had a lunch of chowder as we waited for friends to join us on the trail. The chowder was divine, full of flavour and full of seafood pieces. The next day saw us unexpectedly back at the hotel as the abysmal weather had flooded the cycle path...

Thank Anne H
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the platter of meats and seafood. This provided a hearty meal for two and we particularly enjoyed the crumbed squid and pork (both warm). These were teamed with a sour dough bread and two dips. The tapenade lacked some real oomph and would have benefited from the addition of some woody herbs and garlic. The staff were friendly...

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a night at this hotel . The bed was very comfortable and the shower excellent. The breakfast, included in the price was very nourishing with orders taken from the extensive menu . The evening meal was very well priced but we had made other arrangements for that meal.

Thank vomo2i
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Some people like "Rustic" but i am afraid i am not one of them. The room was poorly lit making it impossible to read. Our room was adjacent to a convention centre and the noise was rather obtrusive. The staff were busy with a wedding ceremony, but that was no excuse to leave reception unattended in spite of me ringing...

Thank TykeHBNewZealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved this Pub, loved the atmosphere and the service was great. We didn't stay, just ate, there wasn't much to choose from on the menu, but what we ordered was delicious...would recommend a meal here. We were there for lunch, but apparently the menu is the same, so would be a nice place either on a summers night, sitting outside,...

Thank Justine P
Waihi, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stayed at this pub recently in our caravan. There is a large area at the back of the pub called The Orchard where self-contained motorhomes and caravans are able to park up. There is no charge for this but patronising the bar or restaurant is appreciated. This is a great park-over property and we highly recommend it if you...

2Thank wendhmagz
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Part of a group of 11 who ate here after a long cycle so cold drinks were a priority. Lovely outside area and food and drinks offered were excellent. Everyone was well satisfied. Off the main road a bit so nice and quiet.

Thank Jeff S
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place has your typical pub meals. Simple honest food with no frills. On a warm clear night, the outside dinner area is fantastic with small planes taking off from the nearby airport. Been here a number of times before and will keep on coming back.

Thank Hano59
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We actually took advantage of the excellent FREE 3 day parking for our caravan. Right on the waterfront a very quiet. We did have a meal or two in the hotel restaurant. Good food if a little expensive for a limited menu.

Thank John M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had coffee and morning tea at the honest lawyer. we sat by the sea, the coffee taated really nice and i was hesitant as its not a coffee shop but more of a wine and dine sea side rustic hotel. very nice service, service was fast and they brougt everything out together.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our unique establishment is an 'Olde Worlde' English Country Pub & Hotel situated on Nelson's Monaco Peninsula. Come and join us, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the true Honest Lawyer experience. Quench your thirst with a drink by the bar, or relish a hearty meal in our Restaurant and choose from an extensive range of wines and beers. You could choose to stay longer in our distinctive Hotel accommodation, decorated in English Country style. We also cater for Weddings, Conferences & Functions offering professional, efficient and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Honest Lawyer Hotel

Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 4,790 - ₹ 6,794 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Honest Lawyer Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nelson
#16 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“Room 9 overlooking the Monaco inlet.”
vomo2i, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think they are all noisy!”
TykeHBNewZealand, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“just had coffe”
, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get one of the cottages so you are away from the main building and have your own little space outside”
, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage for more privacy.”
jirwin, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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