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Castles Motel

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#26 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This motel was a very good choice... for a road trip... right on SH 6 but not in main Nelson... its a 15 Minute drive to main Nelson town. But its very convenient... had a kitchenette and McDonalds right there. Close to Tahunanui Beach and lots of eating places around. Big Spacious rooms with lovely pullout Leather chairs. Shower is...

Thank Monalisa777
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Loved this affordable place!!! Highly recommend it! The room was very clean and several restaurants and a few bars were within a short walking distance as well as the best beach!!! Nice staff and they were very helpful.

Thank Stepmel
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Well positioned for eateries nearby. All in short walking distance. Thai to McDonalds. Very tidy and well presented. Good parking with security lighting. Beach nearby. Good kitchen facilities. Staff efficient.

Thank Brian M
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in a one bedroom downstairs unit for 10 nights and booked this motel as it has a full kitchen with a practical size fridge. The lounge/dining area was separate from the kitchen and there were brand new recliners in the lounge area. The couple who run the motel were very helpful and professional. Loved the location...

Thank Ken_and_Brooke
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Castles Motel is well located in the Tahunanui section of Nelson. It is close to a great beach playground where our nine year-old daughter played with several friendly and inclusive Kiwi kids. There are a number of restaurants to choose from in the surrounding area. We found the staff to be professional and attentive.

Thank Buju L
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

I Will never ever come back or recommend! we called in the night before, a bit of a last min booking to see Nelson for a couple of days, to see this amazing place that everyone has told us about. Less then 18 HOURS LATER We stopped in to check out our room and was hoping to drop off our...

Thank RobiUSA
RoweneP, Owner at Castles Motel, responded to this review

This is another review from the same source of the previous negative reviews. Please read my response to those reviews below. Thank you.

Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

Firstly staff are very disrespectful and ignorant it is run by an elderly unpresentable couple and his daughter! Rooms are very dirty and its very unpredictable with what you get. What we saw on the Internet and what we saw in reality were worlds apart. Pictures show rooms with spas but after we enquired to our disappointment only 1 room...

Thank cj1375
RoweneP, Owner at Castles Motel, responded to this review

We have checked all our January bookings and can confirm this reviewer has never stayed at our motel. It is directly linked to the negative review below as it includes references to the discussion held over that cancelled booking. Please read our response to the review below.

Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Don't know where to begin! I would never recommend this place to even an enemy. The rooms are dated and look nothing like the pictures which gave my family and I high expectations. The service was incredibly rude and was prejudice and naïve towards anyone not from New Zealand they told me America was '50 countries in one area' and...

Thank jo-musser
RoweneP, Owner at Castles Motel, responded to this review

This person cancelled their booking by phone on the day they were due to arrive. While explaining the late cancellation policy and offering not to charge a fee if the room could be re-let she began threatening us with a negative review on Trip Advisor even though she admitted she had never been in any of our rooms or stayed...

Reviewed 21 December 2014

Wonderful friendly welcome on arrival, clean well presented rooms, comfy beds and great shower - this stay ticked all the boxes as far as I am concerned! Stayed here as part of a group and everyone was very happy with the accommodation. Will be booking here next time I need to stay in Nelson.

Thank shellim15
Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2014

I stayed here for business for three nights. I stayed in a unit that had bedroom and kitchen and spa bath. It was very clean. Close to some excellent restaurants in Tahunanui. I could cook my breakfast and plunger coffee was provided in my room. There was free wifi and I worked at night in my room on the dining...

Thank Maz R

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11 Spacious Units, ranging from Studios to 1 Bedroom Units some with 2 person Spa Baths in the Bedrooms. All Units have Full Kitchen Facilities. Castles Motel is a 200m walk to Tahunanui Beach, 6 minute drive to the City Centre of Nelson and Close to Airport. We are surrounded by numerous Restaurants and Cafes. Try a stay at our Friendly family Run Motel, your Gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castles Motel

Address: 44 Tahunanui Drive | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM260 - RM455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castles Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Nelson
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nelson
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#21 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“All seem to be fine.”
578jeant, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs is best, away from the comings and goings.”
O8420WFbrianm, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor room better if you have lots of luggage”
RobHockleyUK, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the main road are quiter”
456zuhairs, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We gotta ground floor level room...convenient if you have lots of luggage”
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Monalisa777, 15 May 2015 | Read review
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US$59* /night
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