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    Wakatu Lodge

    125 Waimea Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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      2 adults
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          • Excellent69%
          • Very good25%
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 16 reviews

          Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

          What a great place to stay. I was expecting something close to a backpackers, but instead this place is much closer to a hotel. The bathrooms & showers were clean, and maintained throughout the day by dedicated staff. The shower is on a 7 minute...More

          Thank Travellerbriz
          Reviewed 17 March 2017

          We had a double room with a very comfortable bed, linen very clean. Bathrooms and toilets spotless, kitchens have everything you need. Owners are trying very hard to save power, water, and recycle rubbish. Easy access to town.

          1  Thank Ruth D
          Reviewed 21 February 2017

          I actually booked this hostel based solely on TripAdvisor reviews and got really disappointed - no offense, maybe its just me as majority of the reviews were excellent. But I guess we have different opinions. The hostel seems like a hospital converted into a villa...More

          Thank LilMsTraveler
          Reviewed 20 February 2017

          Very good lodge. Most friendly and helpfull staff I have met so far in Australia and New Zealand. The beautiful outsite (with cosy lights in the evening) of the building welcomes you and the very friendly staff makes you feel like home. We rented proper...More

          Thank Eva D
          Reviewed 7 February 2017

          I just stayed here for 4 nights Jan 30-Feb 3 2017. Was excellent quiet calm place to stay! They have bike rentals $20/day or $10/half day with helmet and lock and the cycling trail is close by and about 10 min into town. Best if...More

          Thank neelynp
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          • US$ 39 - US$ 66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 16
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          • South Island >
          • Nelson-Tasman Region >
          • Nelson
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