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Bay Crest Motor Lodge

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had rung ahead to say we would be arriving later than they stipulate and then the ferry was late so we rang again to say we were going to be even later. But the owner/proprietor was really friendly and wanted to show us around etc. Felt bad because we were off again early in the morning. But what we...

Thank Pippola18
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We only stayed for one night at the Bay Crest but it was superb. Phil, the owner, was extremely friendly and welcoming. We had booked a family room and it was extremely comfortable and well equipped. I would not hesitate in returning!

Thank SpursMad
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We enjoyed a very comfortable night in a well maintained, clean and comfortable unit. Walking distance to the beach and local bars and restaurants. Very enjoyable and relaxing. Up Stairs units have views out to the beach.

1Thank Nicholas H
Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent value, rooms were clean, spacious, and quiet. We could walk to the city beach and neighboring park. It is located a little bit outside the downtown area, so we had an easy time of getting in and out. The owner is friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Great value.

Thank sam-I-am-0014
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After a very friendly and informative welcome we had a lovely stay for two nights. The accommodation is open and bright and a well kitted out studio. We cooked and ate in one night, and followed the advice on getting fish and chips the next. Bay Crest Motor Lodge is suitably situated a short drive from shops, restaurants and about...

Thank redjasper
Rushden, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed here for two nights and found the place to be perfect for us. When we arrived after a long drive the owner was friendly and informative. He suggested tours based on what we'd said we planned to do, he also suggested places to eat. After a little deliberation we went back down to the office and Phil booked...

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Close to shops and the beautiful beach, very tidy modern rooms only down side was no soap or shampoos were provided at all so had to do a super market run otherwise great place. Also they offer unlimited wifi for free which is always a winner

Thank staceys218
Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great location Owner went well above service expectations helping organize my wife's 50th cake and candles and bottle of wine. Room spotless, great space Recommended Speights hotel with pick up drop off and a motel discount plus motel informed hotel of birthday so free desert.. Would stay here any time thank you for such brilliant service.

Thank Craig L
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed for four nights and this place was perfect. Good sized room and nice and close to the beach. The planes do fly very close but they weren't flying often when we were there and they stopped and started at reasonable hours of the night and morning so weren't an issue for us. The host was welcoming and friendly...

Thank Garlic04
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A very warm and informative welcome thank you. The room was very clean and comfortable. The only down side was the airplanes flying over rather regularly late afternoon but that is the compromise with a lot of places in this location in Nelson. Airplanes vs. the beautiful Tahunanui.

Thank Alicia E

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Bay Crest Motor Lodge

Address: 87 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $126 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Crest Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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“The second floor has a nice shared balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles erb314, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be aware that the Airport is just down the road, handy if flying out of Nelson but you will heare the aircraft but it's not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“has upstairs and down we had up”
 of 5 bubbles craigl964, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Street end units have more windows and get more sun”
 of 5 bubbles Garlic04, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor disability unit at end had parking right next to unit. Noise was not a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles TramperNZ, 7 May 2016 | Read review
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