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Harbourside Lodge

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#6 of 41 hotels in Nelson
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The Harbourside Lodge is Nelson's only waterfront marina motel. Nelson Marina is the place to be, where you will be able to relax and unwind. All rooms have Sky TV, free WiFi and direct dial phones. Continental breakfast included. The Nelson CBD is a easy 15 min walk and 15 minutes' drive from Nelson Airport. Due to the location next to the Nelson Marina, the Harbourside Lodge is the ideal place for couples and corporate travelers to relax and unwind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Curious05173968434 wrote a review Mar 2024
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A very comfortable stay. The room was very clean and tidy. A great continental breakfast was provided. Excellent restaurant nearby. The staff went the extra mile. Highly recommend. We would definitely stay again should we go to Nelson. 😄
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John the Pick wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed in the disability wheelchair friendly unit (5 I think) for 1 night as we were wrapping up our road trip of the South Island. The hotel staff is friendly and tries to be helpful. They allowed us a late checkout which we appreciated. The included breakfast was also appreciated. We had to bring our breakfast to our room since the breakfast room was upstairs and my wheelchair confined wife could not climb the stairs. The grab bat for the toilet is on the right side. The roll in shower could mean issues for some travelers. The motel had a fold down shower bench but it was mounted on the same wall as the shower controls. To use the bench would mean the user would be faced opposite and away from the shower controls. Don't know if there is a way to remount the bench on a side wall which would give the user a reasonable chance to use the controls. For us though, it was not an issue as we brought our own shower stool so we could bypass the installed shower bench. Overall, though, we found the motel met our needs very well. Our room overlooked the harbor which was nice. There is not much else around the motel so a car would be very helpful to an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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erikStillwater_Mn wrote a review Mar 2024
Stillwater, Minnesota34 contributions6 helpful votes
Ideally located on Nelson Marina. Enjoyed the quietness and Marina view. Restaurant on the main bay are just a short walk. The rooms are very clean and have a practical layout. Motel Manager Belinda is always available and helpful! We booked again for next year!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We enjoyed the one bedroom.
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Theresa D wrote a review Mar 2024
Perth, Australia1056 contributions410 helpful votes
As the name suggests you are right on the water when you stay here. Our room was sparklingly clean and fresh when we arrived. Features are a comfy king size bed and really big bathroom with detachable shower head in the shower. Eco friendly push button soaps as well as regular soap and shampoo provided Tea and coffee are quality and two packs of welcome biscuits are in the kitchen area The fridge is pretty small but there is a good sized toaster and kettle. A free continental breakfast is offered in the upstairs breakfast room Not all the guest rooms have views of the harbour Ours was the carpark Also the air came in through the window or sliding door in the glass wall of our room that ran along the first floor balcony. Block out curtains also blocked out the fresh air and with the curtains open there was not much privacy when others went by on the balcony.. alternatively we could have just used the ac unit and closed the curtains The location was just a few minutes drive to the centre of Nelson Staff are very friendly and helpful There is a washer and dryer are fresh water to top up and encourage reusing water bottles Would stay again but opt for a harbour view room
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room with a harbour view
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Fussy_People wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom301 contributions183 helpful votes
We were a little disappointed on arrival as this hotel is in the industrial docks part of Nelson. However, the receptionist went out of her way to be helpful (she'd been looking after our cases for 3 days). We had the lovely marina view from our room which was well laid out with storage and spacious. Breakfast is included.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony D wrote a review Feb 2024
Hamilton, New Zealand192 contributions43 helpful votes
Great hostess , nice friendly welcome to a beautifully clean , fully equipped room with the most comfortable bed ever. Handy to the Anchor pub and left after a perfect breakfast. This is one of the best I've ever stayed. Thanks guys , we'll done
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose downstairs facing the harbour......walk to the Anchor for a great meal.
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Responded 23 Feb 2024
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Shaila Pinto wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
At first look the bright yellow exterior is quirky, but let it nor deter you from what is a really well managed property. Belinda is thoughtful, attentive, prompt and efficient. Thank you for our warm welcome, super clean rooms, and the magnificent view of the marina. We really appreciated how well kept and clean our rooms were. Beds were so plush and comfortable and air-conditioning perfect. Loved that the rooms had SkyTV. Our stay included breakfast and I must say that in all my travels around Aotearoa this was one of the neatest and thoughtfully laid out motel breakfasts...simple but fresh and the attention to GF eaters like myself was very much appreciated. Definitely a property we will recommend to friends or ne back for when next in Nelson.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Scott M wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia504 contributions262 helpful votes
We booked a room on the top floor overlooking the harbour. It had a double bed and basic amenities. The included breakfast was continental and very minimal. All ok except for the price of NZ$450 !!! Should have been half that. You are about 20 minutes walk to the centre of town
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephen & Sue wrote a review Dec 2023
Canberra, Australia2488 contributions528 helpful votes
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Harbourside is located out among the warehouses on the wharf just across the highway from Nelson. It’s a 20-25 minute walk to the shops, cafes and restaurants, apart from the nearby Anchor. If you’re in the upper floor there’s a nice view of the boats, but the surrounding area is all factories and warehouses. Rooms are a decent size, clean and quiet, though they directly face a road. There’s a laundry on site you can use, and a basic breakfast of cereals, toast and tea and coffee is included.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mumma&Co wrote a review Dec 2023
Timaru, New Zealand6212 contributions601 helpful votes
So many motels to choose from but we were happy with this one. Comfy beds, great view if you pay a little more, hot showers, restaurant 50m away. Appreciated we could leave our car there while hiking Abel Tasman. Husband loved the breakfast both days!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$179 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbourside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Harbourside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Saturday Market (1.2 km), Craft Beer Depot (1.0 km), and Parker Gallery (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbourside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Harbourside Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Harbourside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbourside Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbourside Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tides Bar and Eatery, The Styx, and Nahm.
Are there any historical sites close to Harbourside Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (1.3 km).
Does Harbourside Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the marina view available here.
Is Harbourside Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.