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Apex Motor Lodge

16 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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Located near the beautiful Tahunanui Beach, Apex Motor Lodge is the ideal choice for your next South Island visit. This cosy 12 unit motel is close to the vibrant heart of Nelson City and features a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry and parking. We have a range of options from Studios to Two Bedroom units, perfect for business travelers and families alike. All rooms feature a flat screen TV, SKY TV with 50+ Channels, free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and tea/coffee facilities. A delicious continental breakfast is available for an additional charge. Tahunanui Beach is a popular spot for swimming, paddle boarding, jogging and sunbathing. Our friendly team can give you information about the many nearby activities including: kayaking, local winery tours, mini golf, the Centre of New Zealand, helicopter rides and day trips to Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy our friendly service, amazing location, and cozy rooms. We look forward to you joining us!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Alison P wrote a review Mar 2024
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Friendly motelier who helped us with luggage and packing up our car. Great sense of humour and apart from being appreciating tips about taxis and the township, the room was very clean, tidy and comfortable. We will definitely stay again when we return to beautiful Nelson.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Easy walk to a great beach
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Alison, Pleased that i was able to assist you with your luggage and giving advise on what to see while you we here in Nelson. We will see you next time and be sure to book direct for the best rates. Tony
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alison_mccosh wrote a review Mar 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Spotless Motel at a good price. Owner welcoming, room had everything you would need. Just outside main part of Nelson but within walking distance to beautiful beaches. Good pub/restaurant within easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Alison, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are in a prime location and so close to everything you need . We look forward to seeing you again when you are visiting Nelson.
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Irene K wrote a review Mar 2024
Motueka, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
The owners could not be more helpful if they tried, let us leave the car parking there until after the grandchildrens sports. Everything we required was in the room, the bed was a bit soft but that was just me. It was in a convienent spot, well prices we will be back again
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for your kind review, we hope that you enjoyed the Weetbix triathlon and the kids had fun doing it. See you again next time. Regards Tony & Ru
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Sherpa29425760874 wrote a review Mar 2024
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I stayed at Apex Motor Lodge for 5 days, the rooms are well appointed and homely, made even more inviting and comfy by Tony & Ru (Management/owners) whom are lovely, talkative, informing and humorous!!! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely stay again. Thank you! PN
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Beach within walking distance
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for staying with us, we enjoyed having you and we are pleased to hear that you liked your room as we are continually updating these to ensure that our guest have a lovely stay. See you again next time your visiting Nelson and be sure to book direct for the best rates. Kind Regards Tony & Ru
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ajazc2016 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This was a great place to stay in Nelson- Tony the manager /owner couldn't have been more helpful. He was very knowledgable about the area and gave us lots of good tips on what to see and do. the room was great, clean, comfortable bed and well equipped. Would recommend to any couples / family without hesitation.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Hello, Thank you for staying with us and we are pleased to hear that we gave you good advice on the things you should see and do while you are visiting here. We hope to see you in the future. Regards Tony & Ru
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wendya18 wrote a review Feb 2024
Broadmeadows, Australia141 contributions34 helpful votes
I had a lovely unit in a great location. Friendly, efficient, and helpful service. The kitchenette with a microwave was excellent. Very handy to local shops, airport, Nelson cbd, and ferries with local buses at the door, and only a short walk to the beach. I'll stay here whenever I'm in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Hi , Thank you for your review, see you next time your in Nelson and don't forget to book direct for the best rates. Kind Regards Ru & Tony
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GlobeTrotting699741 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great location & we enjoyed the close proximity to Sprig & Fern pub & Tahuna beach. We had a 2 bedroom room which had plenty of space for our 2 night stay. Good position to travel in either direction to town or west to vineyards and other local attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 18 Feb 2024
Thanks for staying with us, there is so much to do in Nelson with our local attractions and great that some of these can be accessed within a short walk. Hope to see you in the future. Kind Regards Ru & Tony
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Isaac B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great location & well looked after property. Kids enjoyed the pool & we enjoyed the close proximity to Sprig & Fern pub & Tahuna beach. We had a 2 bedroom room which had plenty of space for our 2 night stay. This was our 2nd stay here & would stay again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 18 Feb 2024
Hi , Thanks again for reviewing our property, with such a hot Summer it is awesome to see the pool being used and enjoyed. We hope to see you again next time , booking directly will ensure you the best rates. Kind regards Ru & Tony
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JD W wrote a review Feb 2024
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Clean, well appointed room - everything we needed for our stay. Check in with Tony was easy and he was super friendly and helpful. Great location close to the beach and all the amenities we needed for our stay - restaurants, take away and an adult beverage store!! Thanks for the great motel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 18 Feb 2024
Hello, Thanks for the great review, We think this location is fantastic to and we are very spoiled to be in walking distance to the beach, bars and eateries. We do very much appreciate your comments regarding the cleanliness of our rooms and we will pass this on to our room attendants. Kind Regards Tony & Ru
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rebecca d wrote a review Feb 2024
19 contributions2 helpful votes
I can't say enough about this accomadation, superb in every way! Location: short walk to beach, playground, restaurants, pubs, convenience stores...even the airport is close by. Rooms: spacious, modern, well appointed, very clean and comfy, everything you need.....even phone chargers, coffee machines and pods! Outside area: off street parking, chairs and table outside rooms, lovely clean pool, gazebo with fabulous seating for morning tea or happy hour...even a grill. We used it all! Staff: Tony and Ru couldn't be friendlier or more accomadating. And the cleaning staff are delightful and helpful. There is a laundry room and clothes line for guests. Stay here, you won't be disappointed. We stay here every time we visit Nelson!! Becky and Charlie and family.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book early, its a popular place!
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Responded 18 Feb 2024
Hi Becky and Charlie & Family, It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us and having your daughter here as well. We are continually making changes to the property and upgrading furniture, appliances, bedding etc to ensure that our guests enjoy their home away from home. We hope to see you next time you are in Nelson and we trust you had a safe journey back home. Kind Regards Tony & Ru
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PRICE RANGE
$142 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelsonTahunanui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apex Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Apex Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tahunanui Beach (0.3 km), Natureland Zoo (0.4 km), and Tessa Mae's Gifts & Homewares (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Apex Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Apex Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Apex Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apex Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apex Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Apex Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Tahunanui.
Are there any historical sites close to Apex Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.1 km).
Is Apex Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.