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5 Paru Paru Road Cnr Halifax and Rutherford Sts., Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#17 of 42 in Nelson
Nestled in the heart of Nelson, New Zealand.The Palms Motel offers you modern, luxury apartments, with a choice of studio, executive or family suite accommodation.Set in landscaped grounds and located close to all local amenities, the Palms Motel gives the holidaymaker or business person the ideal home away from home. 28 Luxury Units/Apartments22 x Studio units: Floor area - 29 sq. metres each4 x 1 Bedroom luxury suites: Floor area - 36 sq. metres each2 x 2 Bedroom family units: Floor area - 73 sq. metres each Room Amenities:• Spa Baths (in 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites) • Sky TV • Kitchens in all Units • King & Queen size beds • Electric Blankets • Iron/ironing boards in all units • Satin-jet showers with massage • Hair dryers • Double glazed windows • Direct dial phones with modem access. Wireless internet available throughout complex • Recliner chairs and large flat screen LCD TVs in all units (in the lounge and for your convenience a smaller flat screen TV is located the bedroom)The fully fenced salt-swimming-pool is solar heated in summer and features a safe toddler’s pool. Also in the pool area is a large electric barbecue and dining area to use at your leisure. There is a guest laundry, plenty of off road parking and we are adjacent to many recreational facilities, for example there is a Supermarket directly across the street, along with Nelson Public Library and the famous Nelson Saturday Market is just 2 minutes walking distance. We are located just 100m from Nelson’s central shopping area with an abundance of choice for cafes restaurants and shopping. Tahuna Beach is just 5 minutes’ drive away.Your Host Cheryl has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and understands travel and holiday needs intimately. Her aim is to make your stay comfortable and memorable for all the right reasons.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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G0ldie66 wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions45 helpful votes
Another faultless stay at Palms Motel, very clean comfortable rooms, great location in the centre of town, short walk to shops/eateries, fabulous amenities especially the generous toiletries and wonderful hosts - thanks again Cheryl & Robyn
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
rataferg wrote a review Jul 2021
Mangawhai, New Zealand23 contributions29 helpful votes
Booked last minute and receptionist was friendly. The room was a nice size and had everything you'd need. The room was quite cold though and the bathroom fan was very loud. The bed was quite hard which we prefer but some may find uncomfortable. Definitely nothing special but it is in a great location which is a plus.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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joanne w wrote a review Apr 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand52 contributions18 helpful votes
The positives definitely out way the negatives. If you want to be close to central Nelson shopping area and have a supermarket just across the road then this is a great place to stay. Our room was spacious and super clean. We were right at the back which was great because there was very little noise but not so great as the wifi was non-existent in the evening, maybe we were too far from the router.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Teagle wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, NZ97 contributions19 helpful votes
I chose the Palms because of its great location to city centre. However with this location comes traffic/street/supermarket loading bay noise. Our one bedroom apartment #8 was upstairs and was very clean on arrival. The bedroom is to the rear and street noise wasn’t too bad. Despite other reviews I’ve read, I had the one apartment with the hardest bed ever! After 2 nights my hips and I were very pleased to be checking out. I also wasn’t happy with the one foot step up into the shower, with no grab rails it made getting out while wet potentially dangerous .
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Date of stay: February 2021
nicolacrilly wrote a review Jan 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom33 contributions1 helpful vote
We had really high expectations for this motel, i had really sold it to the family with a heated pool and netflix....the apartment was spotless and we were located close to the city. They were the positives. The negatives are endless, 1. heated pool was freezing, not heated at all. Heated by the sun ‘apparently’ 2. No curtains in bedrooms and blinds didn’t fully cover the windows. 3. Netflix advertised but no netflix 4. No sleep due to being located next to countdown delivery area, trucks delivering from 4am. So much noise 🤦‍♀️ 5. Bedroom window didn’t close properly. 6. Noise also from busy main roads. Can’t believe the windows aren’t properly double glazed, it was so so noisy. We paid a lot of money to stay here and were very disappointed. Hopefully they improve things for other guestsin the future.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$95 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palms Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to Palms Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Saturday Market (0.4 km), Craft Beer Depot (0.1 km), and Wall To Wall Art Nelson (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palms Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Palms Nelson?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palms Nelson?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Palms Nelson?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palms Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paasha, The Tides Restaurant & Bar, and Tongtara Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palms Nelson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Palms Nelson located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Nelson.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palms Nelson?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Palms Nelson?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (0.5 km).
Is Palms Nelson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.