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125 Waimea Road, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#22 of 52 Speciality lodging in Nelson
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Game room
Table tennis
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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AdamR wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at Wakatu lodge couple weeks ago. Awesum place to relax. Massive coms room. Our kids would have loved it there.We were charged twice but once we emailed the owners they refunded us straight away. Great people to deal with. Definitely reccomend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
MarkYorker wrote a review Dec 2018
York, United Kingdom9 contributions
Friendly and helpful hosts with nice clean rooms and crisp linen/towels. The shared toilet & shower facilities were exceptionally clean & hygienic. Sun drenched rooms on the west side in the afternoons. Probably best value for money in Nelson. An old nurses home with funky 60s vibe. Good up to date info on things to do in region. Eleven out of ten.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
santo t wrote a review May 2018
Auckland, New Zealand7410 contributions505 helpful votes
Affordable accommodation among a bit expensive Nelson City hotel scheme. Our room was OK with a bunk bed for 2 at the lower bed and 1 person at the upper bed. A bit small with very limited stuffs available in the room except the heater, that’s fine. Bathroom and toilet were shared as well as the shared kitchen, all clean and good. Bathroom’s hot water was timed to 7 minutes limit. Everything was basic but OK. On minor side, the location is a bit far from city centre and you need car to go to the city centre. During our night stay we smelled a bit unusual smell like oil smell, probably coming from the heater system, a bit annoying. A spacious dining room with several entertainment stuff and table tennis was also available. Anyway, you get what you paid. Parking is on the property.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
The B wrote a review Jan 2018
48 contributions21 helpful votes
When my husband booked this lovely sounding lodge I pictured something rustic and romantic. When I read what we'd printed off the day before arriving and discovered it was a HoStel not a Hotel I was not thrilled. I'm not a princess, but I'm not a "backpackers accommodation" kind of girl. On first impression it reminded me of a homeless shelter I used to go to for work in the 90s, however the place is very tidy, clean and calm. The owners friendly and the room was comfy - the beds gave us our second best sleep of our entire trip to NZ! The kids loved the pool table, the tv room and the resident cat. The shared bathrooms and kitchens, although dated, were 100% clean and tidy. Best part is that it was quiet. The noise rules (& heavy curtains) meant that we slept soundly each night which was much appreciated. I'm not converted to hostel travel, but it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it would be.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stabsy wrote a review Jan 2018
Rheinfelden, Germany34 contributions17 helpful votes
Perfect place to stay for reasonable money. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. We felt so welcome. The original house is a jewel which still needs a lot of renovation. We definitely recommend it ! Thanks Melissa and Simon !
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$50 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wakatu Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Wakatu Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Classic Car Museum (2.8 km), Pro Karts (2.6 km), and Queen's Gardens (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wakatu Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Wakatu Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wakatu Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wakatu Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harry's Hawker House & Bar, Paasha, and The Sands Fish and Chip Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wakatu Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wakatu Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Wakatu Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.