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Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge

80 Tahunanui Drive Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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Nelson accommodation for business or pleasure at the Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge, near Tahunanui beach. Our Nelson motel is the ideal destination for the traveller seeking superb comfort and personal service. Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge provides Nelson motel accommodation in a striking Mediterranean styled complex with stylish self contained studios, luxury one and two bedroom suites, some with air conditioning. Designed for superior comfort and relaxation, all our accommodation is positioned to capture afternoon and evening sun and feature individual patios and balconies facing into a Mediterranean inspired private garden with outdoor furniture for your enjoyment. Each guest room is self contained for comfort and serviced daily. Kitchen facilities include twin ceramic cook top, microwave oven and refrigerator. Double-glazed and hush glass is standard for all suites. Please note that all guests over the age of 12 years must be able to produce their My Vaccine Pass on arrival for scanning, please be aware that we may ask for ID along with this pass to verify its validity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Hiking
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Roving67177957952 wrote a review Mar 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
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13th March 2024 Dated, tired and Needs a make over - over priced, dreadful road noise . Asked for quiet room sadly due to single glazing and motel location on a busy road this was BAD. Rooms very basic decor, firm beds where you could feel the join badly (2 singles together) booked a king. It would be hard to escape the noise from road single glazing does no favours.Ear plugs should provided in rooms sadly didnt have any on hand -what a shame worst sleep as a result and woken early when traffic and trucks started first thing. The motel ideally should say somehting about noise ...I am sure reading reviews we are not the only ones to have this complaint. Outdoor areas needed a freshen up, leaves swept .Bathrooms you could see black mould etc..needs a good srub and bleach Clean.This is not good enough. Dated fixtures/old corroded mirror .Paid more around 241 corp rate for a spa room (what a joke worst spa) noisy old and dribbled out spa jets. Toaster wasnt clean and overall due to be being dated and sparse it didnt feel fresh. Lamp shades askew ....drapes x 3 singles, not joined.. All of the above does not hurt as much if you pay for what you get, or your informed. at $240/night deluxe studio you would and should expect more. On the postive side the managers were delightful and friendly and was made to feel very welcome shown to the room ..the office hours were 8 am however they were not open when I left the key. I did email my concerns and felt I had been over charged noise/old spa/cleanliness etc...The managers sent my email to overseas owners after my second email 16th March -no surprise not one word from the owners. Dreadful shame on you. Will never stay there again and would not as a globally travelled perosn 30+ years of travel reccomend this place -especially at the overinflated prices they charge.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: very noisy, dated, on a main road, old tired decor and fittings, bad spa, mould needs a really...
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Paul wrote a review Feb 2024
Greytown, New Zealand3 contributions
In short, give it a miss. The photos of this place totally misrepresent the property. It is an extremely tired, old-style motel right on a busy and noisy main road with single glazing. Think 1980s style NZ motels you would pay 100 bucks a night for. Which brings me to my next negative on this place, we were charged $752 for two nights. For that we were expecting a level of accommodation implied by the photos. As it stands, even 1980s prices might be too much. It was so bad we didn't even bother staying, and went and booked in elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the actual motel, is my advice.
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PaintingitRed wrote a review Feb 2024
Chelmsford, United Kingdom66 contributions31 helpful votes
Clean, practical accommodation and reasonably located for the beach area of Nelson. However, you won’t want to stay long. Motel is tired, in need of a refurb and located alongside a busy main road so very noisy with a constant hum of traffic. We liked the idea of a balcony but it looked out onto an internal courtyard with no view as very large tree protruding. Ran out of hot water on the morning before checking out.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Passport36704812992 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A clean, tidy unit with everything we needed supplied. Spacious bathroom with fabulous shower. Laundry available. Kind, cheerful staff. Close to great eateries, the beach and the city itself. Highly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Connector68546186051 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Attempting to check in when the property Network Interface was not connected, causing our Card Transactions to decline, was an all to accurate fore-taste of things yet to come. The property owners (Paul and Adele, nominally) had seen fit to 'bugger off' for the holidays, leaving poor Gail (a friend, apparently) to look after everything in their absence. Poor Gail managed to get the Network running, but the room WiFi didn't work. She fixed this, bless her. Then, the Spa bath !! It was filthy and didn't work and remained so for the duration of our 3 night stay, despite the cleaners giving the bath a good clean the next day. My advice ? Stay WELL CLEAR of this poorly maintained and poorly managed property. And, by the way. The outdoor furniture was just shoddy white iron table and chairs, in no way, resembling that in the published photograph.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay here, AT YOUR PERIL !!
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gedder2014 wrote a review Nov 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom37 contributions37 helpful votes
A 4 night stay in a lovely apartment, spotlessly clean, tidy and modern. Off street parking right outside our door, a really comfortable bed and pillows, great shower and a handy well equipped kitchenette, outside private patio with chairs and table. Daily room service. Our hosts Paul and Adela were very welcoming and accommodating. Walking distance to the beach and very close to many shops bars and restaurants, a lovely area to spend some in, we were very happy with finding Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge and would highly recommend this place to any visitors to Nelson. “ Thanks for a great stay “
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trev wrote a review Oct 2023
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Right next to the Tahananui beach and park and a 10 minute drive from Nelson, this accommodation was a great find for two nights. Rooms have generous proportions, beautifully appointed and comfy facilities, clean and tidy with a nice balcony and warmed by the setting sun. Close walking distance to Tahunanui Beach. It is on a busy road but with double glazing that was not an issue.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Inspiration541940 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our flight on 9 August 2021 was cancelled. We spent the night at Tuscany Gardens and continued to Wellington the next day. The place was spotless and the gardens and outlook pleasing. We were blown away by the kindness of the owners of this motel. They were warm and welcoming and even loaned my husband a jacket to walk to the restaurant they recommended . To add to our delight, the driver who drove us to the Motel took our frozen food home and stored it in his freezer overnight!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Andrew S wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand70 contributions10 helpful votes
A traditional motel, bringing back memories of childhood holiday trips. The key to a great motel is a great operator, and the friendly personal service of the hosts is really appreciated. Clean and tidy with a nice balcony and warmed by the setting sun. Close walking distance to Tahunanui Beach and park. The busy road didn't bother us.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Lucy duckworth wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
We spent New Year’s Eve here and had the best experience. Service was impeccable Adela followed up a list property item and was all around brilliant. Rooms beautifully appointed and so very clean. Quite a magical place. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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$170 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Tuscany Gardens
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.7 km), Tahunanui Beach (0.6 km), and Natureland Zoo (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are there any historical sites close to Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.3 km).
Is Tuscany Gardens 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.