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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 travellers 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Blackout curtains
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jojo wrote a review 6 Apr
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We were lucky to have one of the refurbished 1 bedroom units during the long weekend. Clean, tidy, new beds, and comfortable furniture. We ordered groceries from Countdown in advance & Tony kindly stored them away for us before our arrival. Check-in was easy! Tony & Ru made us feel very welcome. The motor lodge is within walking distance to Tahunanui beach, cafes, and other stores. Thank you Tony & Ru for being great hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Some rooms have wheelchair access, swimming pool very clean
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Response from Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Good morning and thank you for the awesome Review. We think it is great to be able to provide refurbished rooms so guests can relax and enjoy. (only another few to go lol)I did take the liberty for putting the groceries away as there where perishable that needed refrigerating. It has been some time between visits and we do hope to see you again. All the best Tony & Ru
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G M wrote a review 5 Apr
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Highly recommend this establishment...has got it all...staff (T??) and owners (Tony and Ru) are fantastic...location is great, very close to the beach and easy access to a great park...not far from airport and city...great clean rooms with all amenities (love the espresso machine)…welcomed by Tony on arrival, shown the room and answered all our queries...in for a wedding and due to very busy Easter weekend, no taxis were available (did not expect Nelson to be so busy). Ru offered to take us to the venue at no cost. To top that, we left bag behind and Tony drove to the airport with the item...hope to see them soon again...
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Mr G Thanks for the outstanding review. It was great to meet you and your family (finally after a years delay (thanks covid)) We are pleased you liked your room and the amenities . We both like to help our guests as much as possible ( when we are able).We have passed on your gratitude to our staff (they love your feed back) We do hope to see you again. Kindest regards Tony & Ru
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Aidisin wrote a review Mar 2021
Hastings, New Zealand12 contributions4 helpful votes
Firstly we arrived & got told we had been upgraded from a studio unit to a beautiful newly refurnished 1 bedroom unit. Next we were able to leave our car there will we did a bike tour and also they printed odd an email for me. Great service, friendly, handy to everything and all round a great motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi and thanks for the fabulous review. When we can we love to upgrade people so they enjoy there stay more especially people with longer stays than most . We also try to accommodate with different things when we can. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and see you again soon Regards Tony and Ru
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44Jessicajones wrote a review Mar 2021
Picton, New Zealand45 contributions15 helpful votes
Tony and Ru are wonderful hosts with nothing too much trouble right from the first phone call through to them saying goodbye as we left. We were in Tahuna for 1 night with kids, Apex Motor Lodge is in a great location and within walking distance from the beach, the playground and local restaurants. Offering sky TV and free WiFi and the kids loved the pool. Our room was tidy and comfortable and had everything that we needed and more, great to hear there is ongoing upgrade to units. Would highly recommend anyone stay at Apex Motor Lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to post a great review. It was great to see you and your family, plus your sisters and their family all, coming over for the Weet Bix Kids Triathlon. It was great to see all the kids in the pool having a great time. The Upgrades will still be happening this year plus some modifications to room types. Again thanks for the awesome review and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Ru & Tony
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Peter1040 wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Would have given them 4.5 stars, if I could, due to covid preventing them from updating their bathrooms. Great location not far from Tahuna beach and local restaurants. Really friendly staff. We stayed 6 nights and they gave us a really good deal. Would definitely stay there again. Nice pool and table and chairs outside your room
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed at a quite time, so unsure which rooms are best. We had a ground floor unit, suited us...
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Response from Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello and thanks for taking time to put on a great review.We hope you enjoyed all you adventures on your bikes and use Nelsons great bikeways. We hope to see you both again. Kind Regards Tony & Ru
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US$66 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelsonTahunanui
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apex Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Apex Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.5 km), Tahunanui Beach (0.3 km), and Natureland Zoo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
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 and street parking are 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 a 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.
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.