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Palms Nelson

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lady in reception was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable with nice toiletries. In a good l poo a ion with only cur a 5 minutes walk to restaurants and bars. Park across the road and a supermarket on the corner within a few minutes walk. This motel also had a swimming pool which was a nice bonus.

Thank samoruk65
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks samoruk65 for your lovely review. Glad you found the room clean and enjoyed our wonderful toiletries. We love our fabulous location also :)

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in a ground unit. Every day the room was cleaned and sheets were changed, even when I had made the bed before I left for the day. Very friendly staff and a super handy location! The only let down, if I'm being picky, is the pool is in the middle of the car park, very exposed...

Thank Jess H
Palmsmotel5, Front Office Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Hi Jess, Thanks for your lovely comments, we love hearing from our guests. As for the pool, It is not in the middle of the car park it is on the edge. The reason you are able to see into the pool is for our guests safety, as we can see if children have sneaked in without their parents knowledge...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was very clean, well equipped, and comfortable bed. Close to the centre yet fairly quiet. The manager was extremely helpful and friendly. We were a group of 10 cyclists and everyone was happy with the service.

Thank philodile
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review philodile. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Palms, Nelson after the ferry crossing from Wellington. We were doing an Abel Tasman Park walk the next day, so picked this motel from TripAdvisor reviews. The motel is very nice, the rooms have large windows, are nice and bright, very clean and decorated in white. The rooms have everything you need for an...

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry to hear your internet connection was slow and frustrating for you. We have just today had the tech guys out, only to tell us that we have one of the fastest internet connections in town, so unsure as to why you had problems. Hope to...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay at the Palms. We were warmly welcomed by the staff who showed us everything we needed to know. The room was very clean and impressed with the bathroom products which were of a high standard. Mysky with all the sport channels for the blokes. The pool is nice however not heated. Across the...

1Thank Marcus D
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Marcus D. Always pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The pool is actually solar heated, im guessing that you were here on a cloudy day :). Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

Beautifully kept, handy to everything and lovely lady to welcome you. Can't fault it... close to countdown 2 mins walk, and walked around where ever we needed to go downtown. Parking easy and a Though close to Main Street sleep was easy.

Thank kiwisahoy
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review kiwisahoy. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and want to come back.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights on a recent business trip, in one of the upstairs units. Lovely facilities, including a swimming pool & is close to the cbd; but not noisy and is peaceful. The room had a queen size bed & a single, good bathroom & a GREAT SHOWER! Tv with Sky all channels, and my favourite part, a...

Thank nomadmattm
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review T1561BRmattm. Sorry to hear that the iron didn't meet your expectations, we are currently looking into that as I write this :). Pleased that you found everything else to your liking and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had 2 rooms, one for a family of 4 and each was very comfortable and well-equipped with everything we could want during our stay. It was very clean and well-furnished with easy chairs and place to sit and eat as well. Big TVs, if you wanted to watch and the location meant that the town was within easy walking...

Thank BarbRW
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review BarbRW. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you managed to make it out to the beach in Abel Tasman. Look forward to seeing you for a longer period next time :)

Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed in Nelson Palms Motel for a week. We were welcomed before we got there by a phone call checking what time we would arrive and we were allowed to check in early. The one bed roomed apartment was generous in size, comfortable, modern and one of the cleanest we have stayed in. The room was thoroughly cleaned daily...

Thank Jayne B
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jayne B. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found our room to your liking. Sorry to hear you had a slip when stepping out of the spa though. Thanks for your suggestion of a non-slip mat - we will definitely look into this. Overall, am pleased you had a great break away.

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel was very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly. The bath products are lovely. Little kitchen with everything we needed. Location is amazing with an easy walk to town and a Countdown right across the street. Day trips to Abel Tasman and farewell spit (do the horseback riding!!) We were fortunate enough to be here on a Saturday and...

Thank Lo L
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lo L. Glad you found everything to your liking and had a wonderful time during your stay in Nelson. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Nelson, New Zealand.The Palms Motel offers you modern, luxury apartments, with a choice of studio, executive or family suite accommodation.Set in landscaped grounds and located close to all local amenities, the Palms Motel gives the holidaymaker or business person the ideal home away from home. 28 Luxury Units/Apartments22 x Studio units: Floor area - 29 sq. metres each4 x 1 Bedroom luxury suites: Floor area - 36 sq. metres each2 x 2 Bedroom family units: Floor area - 73 sq. metres each Room Amenities:• Spa Baths (in 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites) • Sky TV • Kitchens in all Units • King & Queen size beds • Electric Blankets • Iron/ironing boards in all units • Satin-jet showers with massage • Hair dryers • Double glazed windows • Direct dial phones with modem access. Wireless internet available throughout complex • Recliner chairs and large flat screen LCD TVs in all units (in the lounge and for your convenience a smaller flat screen TV is located the bedroom)The fully fenced salt-swimming-pool is solar heated in summer and features a safe toddler’s pool. Also in the pool area is a large electric barbecue and dining area to use at your leisure. There is a guest laundry, plenty of off road parking and we are adjacent to many recreational facilities, for example there is a Supermarket directly across the street, along with Nelson Public Library and the famous Nelson Saturday Market is just 2 minutes walking distance. We are located just 100m from Nelson’s central shopping area with an abundance of choice for cafes restaurants and shopping. Tahuna Beach is just 5 minutes’ drive away.Your Host Cheryl has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and understands travel and holiday needs intimately. Her aim is to make your stay comfortable and memorable for all the right reasons. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palms Nelson

Address: 5 Paru Paru Road | Cnr Halifax and Rutherford Sts., Nelson, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 6,729 - ₹ 13,413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palms Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“poss 1st floor is best but all are very nice.”
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