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159 Rutherford Street, 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-out
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Updated 08/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 42 in Nelson
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Palazzo Motor Lodge offers 16 stylish apartments, each an individual expression of luxury living. Our central Nelson location is ideal for Company Representatives, Business Travelers and we are close to Conference facilities. You can choose from studios, one bedroom apartments and executive apartments. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or just feel like spoiling yourself? Then come and experience our 'Presidential' or 'Ambassador' suites.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Terri E wrote a review Mar 2022
Rome, Italy13 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here either side of our Abel Tasman walk. We were treated like long lost friends. Very easy to deal with an accommodating when booking that was disrupted by covid adjustments. The location was 9 mins to the city centre/restaurants. The rooms were perfect, clean and modern. Great shower! Real milk in glass bottles. Coffee plunger and a dishwasher. Ticked all the boxes. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Max Reelick, Owner at Palazzo Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hello KiwiTerri, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review we appreciate your support. Kind regards Max and Robyn.
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Rossi393 wrote a review Mar 2022
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Stayed two nights in the fabulous motel - book ending my Wilsons Abel Tasman walk. I was greeted so warmly - like an old friend - and ushered to my deliciously comfortable room. The proprietors could not have been more helpful. My room on both nights was extremely clean and very comfortable with high quality bedding and towels. Big screen TV for sports lovers, and seamless internet connectivity. Palazzo is superbly located - only a 5 minute walk into town. I will most definitely be staying here again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Max Reelick, Owner at Palazzo Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hello Rossi393, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review we appreciate your support. Kind regards Max and Robyn.
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Sasha wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed here for our second wedding anniversary for 4 nights and loved it. We booked the Spa King which had unlimited WiFi and a full Kitchen with a Nespresso Machine. The TV also had Netflix and Spark Sports which my husband loved. The rooms also come with free parking but if you don't have a car, everything is within walking distance to Nelson City. Thanks for a great stay Palazzo Team 😄
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Max Reelick, Owner at Palazzo Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hello Sashajosephs_21, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review we appreciate your support. Kind regards Max and Robyn.
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Pinocity wrote a review Mar 2022
Australia46 contributions21 helpful votes
Walking distance from Nelson CBD you'll find this motel with the slightly overstated 'Palazzo' name. Overall a good experience. Tripadvisor rating system drops from 'Very Good' to 'Average' > we would rank Palazzo between these two ratings at 'Good', but Tripadvisor doesn't let you do that. So lets list some remarks in +'s and -'s (meant as possible improvements) + Reception is extremely friendly + Really close to Nelson CBD + Clean room +/- Drive-in motel from very busy Rutherford Street. Some pics suggest a more quiet setting than it actually is. +/- "Over" marketed bathtub/whirlpool in top priced rooms > hard to fill with the available water flow the motel has.....would take hours +/- Queen beds.....why not King in the expensive rooms? +/- Towel size should be increased -
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Max Reelick, Owner at Palazzo Motor Lodge
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Hello Pinocity. Thanks for the review.. i guess.. Very odd way of doing one. You have some valid points, that we can't change, and other we can. Our location is in the CBD, which we promote for great walking into the city . Our Spa's are large corner ones, that do take a lot of water to fill, and time. All of our beds are King and super king except for 1, which is in an access enabled room. Our towel size is standard, and sized to be able to dry quickly. As for the coffee capsules , Yes we will be changing them, but we do supply local plunger coffee and instant. So we actually have 3 types in all of our rooms. In reading all of your other reviews, you don't seem happy with much in life, which is a sad thing.. kind regards Max Reelick
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Karen D wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a wonderful place to stay, the rooms were clean, spacious, lovely extras including nespresso machines, toiletries for shower and treats. But the best part is the service, Max and his wife were so friendly and helpful, like staying with friends, thanks for a wonderful stay, will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Max Reelick, Owner at Palazzo Motor Lodge
Responded 29 Mar 2022
Hello Kjday1965, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review we appreciate your support. Kind regards Max and Robyn.
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PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
palazzo motor hotel nelson, palazzo hotel nelson
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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