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Palms Nelson

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38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A very special motel in the heart of Nelson, New Zealand. The rooms are well equipped and very comfortable with a full kitchenette. All the rooms look out to a courtyard which gives it a very homely, safe atmosphere. Within walking distance to the central city and Tourist office, this is an ideal location. The staff are very pleasant and... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review AucklandTravellers09. So glad you found our motel homely, we do try our best. Hope to see you again. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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117 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The motel rooms are spacious, nice decor, very comfortable bed, very very comfortable recliner chair to watch TV in. Nice compact kitchen with everything you need. Quiet location , very close to countdown and within walking distance to restaurants.

Thank David2111
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review David2111. Glad you found our rooms spacious, comfortable and enjoyed your stay close to everything. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Palms is very nicely fitted out and well maintained. Great location on the edge of the town. Good size rooms, very comfortable bed, new kitchen appliances. Good quality French press coffee in the rooms. Nice pool and BBQ facilities and generous wifi voucher (1G). Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

Thank Janel P
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Janel P. Glad you found everything to your satisfaction and enjoyed our coffee. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We just checked out of this awesome motel complex. All the staff were soo friendly and accommodating and it had everything we needed. They have modern and clean rooms with all the extras you need. The pool was refreshing and it was great to be able to do our washing before heading home. Thanks Palms Motel! I definitely would stay... More 

Thank Cherie B
Palmsmotel5, Owner at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review Cherie B. Glad you found our rooms modern and clean and to your satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed in this motel when returning from a Southern Wilderness guided walk on the Heaphy Track. The rooms were excellent and quiet overnight, even though it is in the city center. I would definitely stay there again.

Thank Alan G
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Alan G, glad you found our place nice and quiet and to your liking. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I recently stayed at Palms Nelson while in town for a one night business trip. So glad I picked this spot and will defiantly book again for my next trip. The staff were helpful and friendly, the location was great with easy access to restaurants and supermarket, the wifi was fast, and the room was clean and comfortable. I especially... More 

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks so much Katie_on_holiday for your review. We also love our handy location and so glad you found our wifi fast, have just had a booster installed to help with this. Look forward to seeing you with your togs next time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This was my first time staying at the Palms and I will definitely be back. The rooms are tidy and well-fitted (the lazyboy chair is an awesome touch). There is a lovely looking pool which I didn't use but would like to. My favourite part was the bathrooms which have clearly been designed by a women and have lovely boutique... More 

Thank Kimberley F
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks Kimberley F for your fab review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and yes you would be correct in assuming that a female designed the bathrooms. Look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the pool next time. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This motel had the highest level of cleanliness I've ever seen. Everything was spotless. The rooms were fitted out in a modern, stylish way with all amenities we required. I would definitely book here again and recommend it to others. Our room was ready and waiting for us when we arrived which was fantastic.

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Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks so much 1tiffanyp for your fabulous review. Its always great to get a positive review like this, it just shows us that we are doing something right. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The rooms are not luxurious but very good for a motel. Beds are comfortable with good white sheets. Some rooms have a balcony with outdoor seating which can be handy. Close to supermarket (2 mins walk) and shopping and restaurants (5 to 10 mins).

Thank M S
Palmsmotel5, Manager at Palms Nelson, responded to this review

Thanks for your review M S. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Lovely Motel and staff were very helpful, however, when you pay $195.00 a night and are then asked to pay an extra $2.00 for a sachet of plunge coffee - a bit rich!!!!!! Surely at $195.00 it would automatically be included in rate.

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

Thanks for your comments, Regarding the coffee, We give complimentary coffee and biscuits in all rooms on arrival and yes any extra plunger coffee has a charge of $2.00. However there is instant coffee, tea and hot chocolate in all rooms replenished daily at no cost. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: RM522 - RM680 (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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“poss 1st floor is best but all are very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles davebR5117YU, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were there in the Winter so if you want sun into your room ask for a room facing the sun.”
 of 5 bubbles Fussei, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had No. 28 - upstairs and next to the heated pool !!!”
 of 5 bubbles karinording, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“They all seem like good rooms”
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“A room on the 1st floor is nice since you have a private balcony”
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