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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great motel well located to central Nelson sites. Clean unit with pleasant decor and great bathroom. I enjoyed the outdoors sitting area for breakfast and an afternoon read. Hosts very helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank Louise L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lesson learnt again - at first look I thought oh dear, this is going to be one of those old style Best Western motels - but quite the opposite - very nice inside, comfortable and very clean. The hosts were lovely - an easy walk into town and also up to the hospital. My room was a little noisy as...

Thank maddie1964
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great overall value for the price. This motel is just a few blocks away from lots of great restaurants and shops in Nelson. Service: Prompt, courteous and very helpful. They were very helpful in extending our stay an extra night, even though it was a last-minute request. Cleanliness: Again, excellent. The room was neatly made and cleaned when we returned...

Thank Jason C
Auckland NZ
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The motel had good reviews on TripAdvisor and our group of four was not disappointed. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for 4 nights and it was a very comfortable stay. The unit is very well equipped with everything you would require. The unit was warm and cosy and reasonably quiet, even though it was situated next to a...

Thank Ingy13
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Warm and comfortable unit, good facilities and amenities in the room, spacious and very quiet. Staff are friendly and helpful. Great location and parking. This is good value for money, and a very pleasant place to stay.

Thank pennydej
ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. All of our rooms are north facing and catch the sun - great on these cooler winter days, and lovely to sit out on the private patio during the warmer months. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Booking direct via our own website or calling us is the way to go to get...

Inangahua Junction, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I stay at Chelsea Park every time I visit Nelson. I have stayed in a variety of rooms including studio, 1 bedroom, King Share and Family Suite. The rooms are always cleaned and presented to an extremely high standard with super comfortable beds and awesome showers (plus lovely spa baths in some units) Warm & Cosy with everything you need....

Thank Ang-Troy
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I found my unit very warm, cosy and homely after a long day attending Conference. It was well set out, extremely clean and modern. Although a 5 minute walk to town it was very quiet and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again should I be in Nelson.

Thank Ann C
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ann for your review. We are pleased you felt so comfortable in our sunny, warm rooms. It's always pleasant when you are travelling for work to be able to come back to an environment with all the comforts of home.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Lovely room , very clean and with everything needed for a sort or long stay. Loved the heat pump for the cold Nelson nights :) The room was very spacious and the kitchenette was a bonus. I was there on business and the table become my desk for the conference. The wi-fi was excellent and no problems with connectivity. Bed...

Thank Michele S
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Michele and thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you had a warm and comfortable stay with us. Being just a short walk to the conference center is a bonus, and being able to stay in touch with family and business colleagues with our high speed, unlimited free WIFI is a necessity these days....

Amberley, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, well serviced rooms, super clean. Lovely spa bath, excellent beds. The service was fantastic and owners helpful and accomodating. Highly recommend it!! Great rooms for kids, we got the two bedroom apartment upstairs and it was perfect.

Thank claireinkson
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Claire and thanks for your review. The 2 bedroom family apartments are very popular in the school holidays, so we are pleased we could accommodate your family and that you enjoyed your break away.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Second time back. Beautiful spotless rooms and wonderful spa bath. Location perfect - it was an easy walk to town. Great recommendations by owners who know the region very well, for places to eat and visit.

Thank Zigi1
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review J and it was lovely to see you again in Nelson. Great that you could enjoy our lovely spa baths - a treat for Auckland apartment dwellers :) We look forward to your next visit - either conference or taking time out to enjoy our lovely region.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is a Qualmark rated 4 Star + motel, located in central Nelson city. Our boutique motel has only 10 units, all with kitchen facilities, free high speed WIFI and SKY Guest Select with over 50 channels. Our guests tell us we have a clean and luxurious motel with the most comfortable beds and best showers ever! With the tourist attractions of Nelson and surrounds on our doorstep, Lee & Barry look forward to hosting you and providing for your accommodation needs. For the best rates and no booking fees, book direct! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

Address: 214 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM502 - RM982 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chelsea Park Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Best Western Nelson
Chelsea Park Hotel
Nelson Best Western
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Nelson
#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#4 Family Hotel in Nelson
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“If you don't do stairs well, or have heavy luggage, it might be best to request a downstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles 974TaraW, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A short walk into town - not much very close by so be prepared for this.”
 of 5 bubbles maddie1964, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book directly with the motel for the best rates.”
 of 5 bubbles thecamerons2016, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have difficulty in stairs let the owners know.”
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“One bedroom apartment was good value.”
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