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Abelia Motor Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a few nights at abelia motor lodge. Room is spacious and comfortable. Sheets and bathroom were really clean. Fully equipped kitchen. Very convenient location close to beach and shops. A very comfortable stay and the host was very friendly. Highly recommend and will be back soon.

Thank fannyyuan
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are very pleased that you had a good stay with us. Love to see you again soon.

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is around 4 miles from the centre of Nelson - i.e. a few minutes drive. Plenty of parking in Nelson though. The main selling point for this motel should be its proximity to the Tahunanui beach area, which is a short walk away. Its biggest drawback is that it is on a main road but we didn't find...

Thank ThFerret
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Nelson.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on line, found it to be on a noisy main road. a large room but the bath had not been cleaned properly and the shower water pressure was useless. Poor selection of tv channels, not even an international news channel available

Thank airbus0320
AbeliaMotorLodge, Manager at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feed back. I am sorry your stay did not meet your expectations and ours. At Abelia we strive for high cleaning standards and we will address this.

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean room, well equipped with a very comfortable bed. Friendly owners. The only real drawback is that it's located on the main toad into Nelson and there is a lot of road noise. However our studio seemed to have pretty good soundproofing on the doors and windows at the front, so it wasn't too big a problem.

Thank Keith H
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay at Abelia. We use a special type of glass for our windows and doors to minimise the traffic noise. We are currently in the process of refurbishing our curtains with a 3 layer design, to further enhance the sound and heat insulation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in per telephone to the Deluxe Studio. On arrival was quite impressed with the size of the room; the fact that it was spotlessly clean; at the end of a row of other units. The owners are very nice people. All facilities for the room were as advertised. The beds were quite comfortable. Each of the 3 nights of...

Thank MadMaxChristchurch
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the review. We are sorry that you have to purchase another fan. It is our mistake that to put only one in that unit. A second fan had been put back to the unit now.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Modern, clean. Helpful friendly people. 10 minute walk to the beach. Good views upstairs and good access downstairs.on a main road but well back so not so noisy. Nice well tended garden. Lovely maple trees.

Thank Fran J
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review. All the best for you. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Clean and tidy unit, motel is handy to town and the airport. It was nice to have a deep bath to relax in. Wi-fi was always limited, it was a bit annoying to have to reset it with reception a number of times

Thank Waltersj1
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. It is a bit of annoying to have to reset the Wifi for a longer stay guests even it is free. We now have raised the limit to avoid the inconvenience. We will also reset before the guests ask for.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As Motels go, this place was good. It was not our first choice, so we were not sure what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised after arriving. The room was very tidy and spacious (we had a one bedroom unit) with a reasonably large bathroom, kitchenette, lounge and bedroom. The bathroom had a shower with a good supply of...

Thank SWGH123
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and positive review. We will continue to do our best to make our guests comfortable. All the best to you.

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Got a 2 bedroomed motel room for 3 nights! So wonderful! Enabled us to explore the Abel Tasman, beautiful Nelson & surrounding Vineyards! Beautiful garden, free parking & views of the snow tipped mountains.

Thank Janine B
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had a good time in Nelson. It was lovely to have your family stayed with us. We wish you the best. Thanks for the review!!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The ABELIA MOTOR LODGE was the most perfect place to stay with plenty of room in every unit..The Utmost standard of cleanliness. Pauline has the most friendly smile to welcome everyone and she is most accommodating as we changed our plans so many times over the last two years it was never too much trouble for her . We had...

Thank Christine O
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your encouraging review. It was a great joy to have your group. And it is even better to know that you all had a great time in our motel. All the best to each of you.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a high quality well appointed motel. Short walk to beach, shops and restaurants. 1 Hour to Abel Tasman National Park. Units are very sunny with panoramic view. Large open pleasant complex. Studios, interconnected studio units, 1 or 2-bedroom units are all self-contained with kitchen, shower and Sky TV. Spa bath unit, continental breakfast. Ample parking.BBQ deck. Owner managers make sure you have a comfortable home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abelia Motor Lodge

Address: 121 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM420 - RM641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abelia Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Abelia Hotel Nelson
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“All rooms are noisy due to the main road”
 of 5 bubbles airbus0320, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Access good downstairs, views upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles FranJ266, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Up stairs had a lovely view, but we were very happy with unit 1.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineO890, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level offer the best views.”
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“Family rooms are nice and roomy”
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