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Harbourside Motor Lodge

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let's keep this simple. I travel to Nelson once a month for work and I'm really fussy about my accomodation. I can stay anywhere I like and someone else is paying for it. My requirements are simple. Large room, comfy bed, quiet and walking distance from a meal. What I get here is all that plus a room with a...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of Harbourside. We do appreciate hearing our guests thoughts on their stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again. Cathy and David.

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read previous reviews before booking I wasn't concerned driving through an industrial estate to reach this motel, although it could be off-putting to the unaware! Don't worry, the location is beautiful with stunning views across the marina once you get there. Unfortunately 'sunny Nelson' went awol the day we arrived but we still had a pleasant walk into the...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a great review. We strive to give guests the best stay possible and are pleased to read that your stay with us did not disappoint. The views of the marina are certainly a draw card for the majority of travelers that choose to stay with us. If only we had a dial to turn on...

perth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights, friendly staff, well positioned in Port Nelson with beautiful harbour views. Very comfortable bed and very clean apartment. A relaxing stop over, enjoyed the Continental breakfast both mornings. Great value and one of the most appreciated Motor lodges this trip. Visited Able Tasman, Anchorage Bay, stunning day and the World of Wearable art was really...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Harbourside Lodge, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in the 1 bedroom apartment. We hope to see you again someday and we will certainly be considering all your travel tips on our next holiday. Cathy and David

Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a little outside of the city center, but still walkable. We stayed 1 night in a nice room with friendly service (recommendations for the area and our next stop Abel Tasman) and a good continental breakfast.

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Cathy E, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate hearing how our guests enjoyed their stay and time in the Tasman area. Safe travels Cathy and David

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immaculately clean and within 15 minutes walking to Nelson town centre There is an excellent restaurant within 2 minutes walking Good internet; great breakfast & great hosts If I would have known how nice the spot was, I would have booked a harbour view room

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Harbourside Lodge. We are always looking to give our guests the best possible experience when they stay with us. Having the Anchor Restaurant next door is also an added bonus for all who stay. Please visit with us again if ever your are in the area. Cathy and David

Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed here on our way down South and even until the end of our trip in New Zealand, this was one of the best places we stayed. You will appreciate : • The harbour view. Seriously. Its nice • The rooms are pretty comfy • There is a restaurant just next door that serves yummy dinner • Breakfast was...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We really enjoyed having the group stay with us! We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour. Cathy and David

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night on a business trip to Nelson. Fast friendly checkin, clean quiet dark room, comfy bed, and good breakfast the next day included in the room price. I didn't go for the hot breakfast, available for a surcharge, but that too looked good, and pretty happy comments from the folks who did. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place,...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time time to write such a great review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met all of your requirements. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Nelson, maybe you will get to enjoy a cooked breakfast next time. Take care, Cathy and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Nelson and had a great time, due to the knowledge of Cathy and David! Had no plans to do the Abel Tasman, but went ahead and very glad it was recommended to us! Rooms were comfy and breakfast was good. Close to the water and town. Would recommend others to stay here!

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. So pleased you got to do the Abel Tasman and enjoyed your time in Nelson. IT's always nice to have such cheerful travelers stay with us. All the best, Cathy and David

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was a good choice for a one night stay in Nelson. The rooms were clean and comfortable, a little older than other hotels we'd stayed in on the south island, but with a great view overlooking the marina. It was a quick three minute drive to the town centre (a bit too far for us to walk) and a...

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Harbourside Lodge. We too enjoy the tranquility of the Marina setting, allowing our guests to get a peaceful nights sleep. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here in Sunny Nelson. Cathy and David.

Golden Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Harbourside Lodge is the prefect place for a tranquil, peaceful stay right in the heart of Nelson, overlooking the yachts in the city side marina. Spacious rooms and bathrooms (excellent showers), lovely views of the marina and beautifully comfortable beds. Friendly, helpful owners. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Great value. Good, safe parking on site. Easy 10 min walk to city centre....

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CJElbe, Owner at Harbourside Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Harbourside Lodge. It has been our pleasure having you both stay with us and we look forward to your return visits. Cathy and David

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Harbourside Motor Lodge

Address: 4 Duncan Street | Port Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 6,399 - ₹ 8,101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbourside Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles sandysviews, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have private balcony looking over marina”
 of 5 bubbles LonelyBlade, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book a harbour view room”
 of 5 bubbles Magnetyx, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the harbour”
  • Harbourside view from room
 of 5 bubbles JayRockStar, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Boat lovers will especially love this location.”
 of 5 bubbles JudeG363, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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