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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 June 2016

My recent stay at the Chelsea Park Motor Lodge was more than satisfactory. The hosts are great people and the units are superb, clean and modern. The motel is close to town and on the road out to the airport so access to the beautiful Nelson region is very easy from this location.

Thank thecamerons2016
Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Our hosts Barry and Lee went out of their way to make our stay (6 Nights) very enjoyable. Barry organised our scenic boat trip to Able Tasman National Park as well as a half day wine tour. The premises are well maintained and the rooms along with bedding are very comfortable. Chelsea Park Motel is very central to the city-...

1Thank pvward
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The owner was extremely welcoming, the unit was beautifully appointed and comfortable, and a feature was the heated mirror in the bathroom which could not steam up. Parking was easy, and we were close to the top end of the main street of Nelson. We were on a main road, and everything was easy to get to.

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

Thanks for your review. Our location is a great selling point, being handy to all the Nelson City shops, cafes and restaurants. Having a bus stop right at the front gate is also useful for guests.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Located in center of Nelson very modern very clean. On arrival we created by a owner who is very proud of his motel and his city and were very friendly and happy to help with advice regarding nearby sights. He walked us to our unit giving a quick tour 2 room unit separate bedroom lounge with kitchenette.The room was very...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are very proud of our business and we are really blessed to be living in beautiful, sunny Nelson, so we want our guests to have the best experience possible when they come here. We would love to welcome you back in the future!

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Good clean motel with spacious rooms, and full amenities. The beds were comfortable, and the room reasonably quiet. The manager was very friendly and helpful. Only a 10 minute walk into town where there is a good choice of restaurants.

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

Thanks Sarah for your review, we are pleased you had a good stay. We pride ourselves on the comfort of our rooms and serenity of the decor, and think we offer something a little different in these respects compared to other properties. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Nelson.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Brilliant place, Lee and Barry went out of their way to welcome us, from the little milk bottle for my tea to the extra beach towels for our day trip. Rooms are comfortable, mattresses are lovely and supermarket and town are close by.

1Thank LexitaKazan
ChelseaParkOwners, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're pleased you had a good stay - even better to hear you still needed beach towels in mid April! It has certainly been a lovely warm April.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The complex and unit were very clean and the facilities were modern. Well set-out King Studio. Close to town. Quiet. Lovely owners. Nothing too much trouble. Would definitely go there again and recommend to others.

1Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, welcoming and the facilities were excellent. I particularly liked the heated area on the bathroom mirror so I could see to shave after everyone else had used the bathroom. These small things make a difference. Would stay there again.

Thank Sweepdog14
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lovely little place with very neat & tidy room. King bed was very comfortable. It is only a short walk from the city center & some of the other local attractions. The owners are very friendly & helpful too. The only possible criticism I would have of it would be possibly a little noisy as it is right on the...

Thank PC62
ChelseaPark, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Our location is very convenient for guests to walk to the local cafe's, restaurants and city attractions. As with most businesses, we need to be located where our market is. For us, that's on a main road. We have double glazing on all our windows to provide...

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Price NZ$255 for the night. Laundry would cost $10 for wash and tumble. Costs seemed a little on the high side compared to motels elsewhere. The room was pleasant and spacious, and the kitchenette allowed us to sort our own breakfast and supper, which cuts down on calories and save us some money! The bathroom had a jacuzzi. The bed...

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. It's been a busy summer in Nelson and we think our prices fairly reflect the high season market place and the Qualmark 4 Star+ quality that we provide. We are pleased you enjoyed the spa bath, separate bedroom, lounge and kitchen facilities, Sky 50+, and unlimited free WIFI. There are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • 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: $160 - $313 (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
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#3 Business 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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