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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We booked a table for 3 on Sunday the 5th of Feb. Was busy and all tables were full but we didn't wait long for our meals. Hubby had a t-bone steak and it was cooked to perfection. My daughter and I both had a beautiful chicken schnitzel. Will be back and will recommend The Crossroads Restaurant to others.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay for work.. Good sized feeds with one of the best t bones I've had ...friendly staff... the rooms average and road noise if you windows open ... bar shuts early most nights... 9.50pm on Saturday ?...................truckies dream

Thank Phill M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We found very limited reviews online, so booked a bit worried of what we will find. So it was great when we got there to find a lovely and comfortable space. We arrive at 12am, so we had a next morning check in. Staff were really friendly and willing to help.

Thank Katherinne J
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This motor inn is right on the main road out of Nelson so is extremely noisy. It was clean but a bit dated. The host was very friendly. The double bed was old and very uncomfortable, but had a good bathroom and shower. There was a band playing outside the restaurant which was nice when we arrived. We went to...

Thank vpholidays
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food at the pub was superb, very tasty and well presented.. unfortunately, this is where the good things finished.... Place looking very tired and in need of some tlc. Window fittings falling apart, cables going across the wall, very untidy and lack of care. Noisy due to main road being so close, pub there closed at 9pm on a...

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in one of the studio rooms. Price was $115 which was fine for Nelson at this peak time of year. The walls of the room were quite thin so we could hear the couple next door snoring, and the shower went cold half way through - perhaps ran out due to being a late shower when the...

Thank Charlotte G
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a great stay at Brightwater Motor Inn. Staff were very attentive and helpful. We were spoiled by the kitchen staff with a generous serving of pudding. We had a nice walk down the rural roads and a short drive to the supermarkets in Richmond. Facilities as expected for price. Thank you!

Thank kathrynlee18
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Reasonable prices, great understated restaurant. Very nice, close to everything without being right in town, nice rural aspect.Very friendly and obliging employees. Nothing was to much trouble.Keep it up.

Thank AdeleFeilding
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We stayed here with a sprots group in September. The place was great and accommodating and the untis were tidy and clean. The only down side was the bed was not that comfortable, a little soft and lumpy.

Thank jamfactorynz
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We had a dirty unit the cupboards needed a clean and there was a spider Web in there the queen bed was hard we had a w room with 2 singles in the room they were comfy the shower filled the room with water maybe the drains need cleaning Also a couch in the room wouldn't go a miss yer...

Thank Sandra H

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Additional Information about Brightwater Motor Inn

Address: 1 Lightband Road, Brightwater 7022, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Brightwater
Price Range: ₹ 4,276 - ₹ 6,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brightwater Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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