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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Whether you are visiting sunny Nelson for business or pleasure you will find comfort, tranquility and elegance right in the heart of Nelson City at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge. Enjoy Nelson’s beauty from your room while still enjoying a bundle of life’s luxuries that make Chelsea Park a Qualmark, 4 Star destination. Chelsea Park Motor Lodge offers high quality motel accommodation including the homely comforts of each room having access to SKY 50+ Channels with a SKY Guest Select decoder in every room and access to FREE, unlimited fibre WiFi. Our cozy, clean rooms are only a stone’s throw away from some of Nelson’s best attractions. Situated on Rutherford Street, Nelson’s best cafes, bars and restaurants are only a short stroll from Chelsea Park Motor Lodge. Look no further for great comfort and personal, friendly service in the heart of the city. Our 10 rooms mean that we offer friendly and helpful service - Hospitality, the way it should be.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Electric vehicle charging station
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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214 Rutherford Street Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
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Voyager160642 wrote a review 14 Apr
Nagoya, Japan12 contributions8 helpful votes
We loved staying at this Motel, really warm friendly hosts! The room was really clean and the bed very comfortable. We sat outside in the charming little courtyard attached to our room with fantails flying around, such a peaceful place to enjoy a drink in the evening! The motel is only a couple of minutes away from the Cathedral, everything within walking distance but enough separation to be a very quiet spot. Thanks Dean and Tomoko we will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Great place to stay, walking distance to sights and dining but enough separation to be very quiet...
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Stephanie M wrote a review Feb 2024
Sechelt, Canada430 contributions166 helpful votes
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This was our first visit to Nelson and we found Tomoko and Dean wonderful hosts to stay with at the Chelsea Park Motor Lodge. It is very easy to find if you are driving into Nelson and Tomoko made our check in very easy. The room is clean, bright and well appointed. This location is within easy walking distance to the main eating/shopping area and also to the Art Gallery and Botanical Garden. The room we had was spacious and comfortable and the kitchenette was perfect for us. There is a laundry room available too which was very helpful for us after a few days on the road. We would stay here again and we highly recommend it as your place to stay in Nelson NZ.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Responded 4 Feb 2024
Kia ora, Cucina58. Thank you for staying with us at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge. Thank you for your excellent review and comments. Our girls will appreciate the clean comments! There is a lot to do in Nelson and great food and vine experiences. Hops galore and some great little breweries. We certainly hope you will return one day. Thanks again, Cucina58. Dean and Tomoko.
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D P wrote a review 13 Apr
Wellington, New Zealand6709 contributions740 helpful votes
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Great place to stay, with friendly staff who go out their way to help. Including checking you in whilst in your car because it’s raining so hard!! The room we had was a two bedroom family room and it was an awesome size. With an open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area and two separate good sized bedrooms. The bathroom even had a spa bath and shower that was on a hose which is perfect for cleaning kids if you have any!! The beds were comfy and rooms we’ll temperatures with aircon if it was needed. Just a few minutes walk into town and parking this place was a fantastic find that I’ll stay in again. Value for money- a rarity currently- thanks for a wonderful if not short stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Turning in the car park is tight.
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Response from Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora folks, thanks for your excellent comments and review of Chelsea Park Motor Lodge. We appreciate you staying with us. Yes, I am getting the quick check in service down to a fine art, especially when the weather has turned. Lovely to meet you both and hope you do return to Chelsea Park one day. Thanks again, we appreciate it. Dean and Tomoko.
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mrpsuk m wrote a review 8 Apr
Whitchurch, United Kingdom68 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed for just two nights, and it was an excellent choice. Check in was very straight forward, the owners were very helpful and informative, highlighting some of the best places to visit during our short stay. They were obviously very proud of their bit of the world. We had been upgraded to a King apartment, which was very spacious, quiet and clean. A good king sized bed, very comfortable. The carpets throughout must have been quite new, because you sank in it as you walked across it! The kitchenette was very well stocked with crockery and cutlery, but we preferred to eat out, after all, just a ten minute walk got you into town, with plenty of cafe's and restaurants. All in all, an excellent place to stay, Thank you Dean and Tomoko for making our stay so pleasant.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy!
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Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora folks, thank you for such a lovely review and with in depth comments to boot! We are grateful to have you stay with us at Chelsea Park and proud to show off Nelson/Tasman. We just believe in great hospitality and showing our international guests what our area has to offer. Our housekeeping fairies will be grateful you spoke of their dark art skills too! Thank you again, we appreciate it. Dean and Tomoko.
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Robin M wrote a review 2 Apr
Vancouver6 contributions2 helpful votes
The motor lodge was sparkling clean. The bed was very comfy and the room was a good size. It was very well situated and just a short walk to town centre and great restaurants. The amenities were great and the owner Dean could not have been friendlier or more helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are looking for a great stay in Nelson this is it.
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Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora, Robin. Thank you for your stunning review and comments. I know our housekeeping fairies will be grateful for your comments too! Chelsea Park is a 10 - 12-minute walk to the city centre, great for the walk home after a delicious dinner and stuff... Thank you again, Robin we appreciate it. Dean and Tomoko.
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Rob G wrote a review 2 Apr
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Great hosts, hospitable and friendly, genuine people who engage with and remember me each time I stay. Always very clean and comfortable, modern well appointed suites. Walking distance to the CBD with great dinner and entertainment options. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora Voyager........, thank you for always wanting to stay with us when you come to Nelson. A fantastic review and lovely comments. Our housekeeping angels will be pleased you spoke of their skills! Thank you again, we appreciate it. Dean and Tomoko.
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Claire P wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had the warmest welcome from the hosts who went out of their way to help with any queries. Beautifully appointed rooms, spacious and so clean. The bed was very comfortable, bathroom lovely, ours had a spa bath. The kitchen area was well equipped and perfect for self catering. Also a pretty little courtyard for sitting outside. We were also able to use the washing machine and dryer which was perfect timing for us. Highly recommend this place and would definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Chelsea Park Motor Lodge, Owner at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Claire and family, thank you for staying with us and for your lovely comments and review. Our beds are being renewed which is good timing and it is handy to have a kitchen to cook in instead of always going out for dinner and stuff. Good shower pressure and hot tubs help too! Thanks again and please come back sometime. Dean and Tomoko.
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Natasha wrote a review Mar 2024
Masterton, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island7 contributions
Really enjoyed the stay. We booked 2 bedroom unit. It was spacious, very clean, and very quiet being at the far end from the street. The beds were very comfortable. The hosts were super welcoming and very helpful. The motel is very close to the centre of the town, Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora janolaqueen! Thanks for staying with us and for your great review. We appreciate it. Good to hear we are doing a good job of looking after our guests. Thanks again. Dean and Tomoko.
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yaelb411 wrote a review Mar 2024
Israel7 contributions2 helpful votes
Dean was very kind and did everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The room is big and equipped with everything you need for a family stay with children. It was a great place to unwind after the Abel Tasman track. We highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora Yael, it was lovely to meet you and your husband. The kids were too tired! Thank you for your lovely comments and review, we appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your time in Aotearoa, Yael.
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Peter B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Everything was as expected, provided by service with a smile. It was handy to the shopping centre and supermarkets, all within walking distance. We appreciated being advised of key happenings on arrival. Thank you for contributing to our holiday pleasure.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia or Peter, thank you again. We appreciate the lovely comments and review. Please consider coming to stay again with us oneday. Dean and Tomoko.
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PRICE RANGE
$164 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western nelson, chelsea park hotel, nelson best western
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Queen's Gardens (0.8 km), Nelson Saturday Market (0.6 km), and Nelson Provincial Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nysa Turkish Restaurant, Babagatto, and Hopgoods & Co.
Is Chelsea Park Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Nelson.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Chelsea Park Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (0.6 km).
Is Chelsea Park 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.