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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$120 for a 3 bedroom apartment! Clean sheets , towels etc. Equipped kitchen. Cheaper and cleaner than any hostel / holiday park. 600m walk to restaurants and bars. Really friendly guy at reception. Great value for money.

Thank aoteoroa
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here as a student because it was on campus. It was such a rip off, i do NOT recommend students staying here! WIFI is terrible, i spent most of my time down in the library although in some apartments, the library WIFI can be reached. The kitchen is terrible, the hob hardly works, using the oven in general uses... More 

Thank Zealand K

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Carterton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed three nights - very friendly and helpful check in. We had a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor - if privacy is an issue suggest you ask for a room upstairs. The place was very clean and serviced daily. Cooking facilities were great. A very small thing but would be good to have a soap dish in the... More 

Thank Matarawa
Langwith, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Perfect location for having a good wander around the many sites of Nelson. Just a short trip from the airport. The rooms are perfect for friends and families alike with a small kitchen if you feel like cooking.

Thank Jay G
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff but very expensive and have a lot of strict and unnecessary rules. Didn't enjoy my stay there because of my assigned flatmate and high rent for what was provided. Only good thing about the apartments is location and staff.

Thank jenmlgrant
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place was clean and warm with the use of a fan heater and an oil heater. We just needed to stay for 1 night and we wanted somewhere affordable with our young family. This is Student accommodation but didn't bother us in any way. We found the beds comfortable and the only thing we could say was that there... More 

Thank Sallabelle
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

That it is convenient is the best that can be said about this accommodation. I don't know where it gets its 4 stars from it is 2 at best. Student accommodation in term time - wafer thin pillows, no sky tv, instant coffee and powdered milk and the most unpleasant manager I have encountered anywhere. There was a smell of... More 

1 Thank SianEC
Takaka, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A terrible dead fish smell coming from the extractor fan made my son vomit then there was no hot water to wash him off. When we had to get the manager in to try and sort it out she threatened to get us all evicted by the police. If there was anywhere else in Nelson available that night we would... More 

2 Thank 135clayton
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Rooms are Very small with little on no heating (1960's oil heaters are hard wired in), most mornings I have more water on my SINGLE GLAZING then water in the sea (I have complained about this many times and only got a little slip under the door suggesting I OPEN A WINDOW IN WINTER!!)! and NO CURTAINS, just blinds, which... More 

1 Thank Ryan D
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We found ourselves in a cozy two-bedroom apartment just a five-minute walk from the central city. It was extremely clean. They provided in-room wi-fi. I was very impressed with the quality of the room service — when we came back at the end of the day we found they had even washed our dishes for us, something we never expected.... More 

1 Thank David C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nikau apartments is a 42 apartment complex comprising 3 four bedroom apartments , 9 three bedroom , 21 two bedroom and 9 studio apartments in three houses on three levels. Contemporary and modern, we provide complete independent facilties for both long term or short term stays in Nelson. We welcome tourists who want affordable comfortable independent facilites to rest and relax. We are situated on the edge of the CBD within easy walking distance to many top quality cafes restaurants and bistros. Gentle nature walks along the river or to the Centre of New Zealand beckon in the other direction. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nikau Apartments

Address: 79-85 Nile St., Nelson 7101, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM291 - RM644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nikau Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Do not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles SianEC, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Never stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 135clayton, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Less street noise on the top (third) floor.”
 of 5 bubbles K5222SJdavidc, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose any rooms as i can only assume that they are all of poor quality”
 of 5 bubbles JohnUge, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“If you are carrying heavy cases ask for a romm lower down as there are a few stairs to the top floor. Stay away between 8.30-9am and 3-4pm if school is in because traffic can be a problem when using street parking.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikaere, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
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