Castles Motel
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Castles Motel

44 Tahunanui Drive Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
Traveller (15)
Downstairs Spa Unit and Courtyard
Room & Suite (11)
Lounge area
Dining (1)

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4.0
#19 of 23 motels in Nelson
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
11 Spacious Units, ranging from Studios to 1 Bedroom Units some with 2 person Spa Baths in the Bedrooms. All Units have Full Kitchen Facilities. Castles Motel is a 200m walk to Tahunanui Beach, 6 minute drive to the City Centre of Nelson and Close to Airport. We are surrounded by numerous Restaurants and Cafes. Try a stay at our Friendly family Run Motel, your Gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Tennis court offsite
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

44 Tahunanui Drive Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
68
Nelson Airport
Blenheim Airport
58.2 km
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Greg D wrote a review Feb 2020
Darling Downs, Australia183 contributions66 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and comfortable. Welcoming staff and easy parking with reasonable access to units. King sized bed was so good for a great nights sleep.
Self contained kitchenette with all that you need for an overnight or extended stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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colin m wrote a review Oct 2019
Paraparaumu, New Zealand69 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
good check in, a tired looking motel needing attention gardens also need attention, near Tahunanui beach also near by lots of take away food outlets considering the motel is situated on a state highway the sound of traffic was minimal fairly comfortable room.
i would stay here again
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gary M wrote a review Oct 2019
Upper Hutt, New Zealand64 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My grown up family needed a place to bass ourselves for a long weekend in Nelson We booked 5 rooms of varying size as we ranged from singles to couples with children and every thing in between. Being picked up at the airport was a great bonus. The hosts are more than happy to perform a shuttle service. Our rooms were all large and well maintained. The Motel is a very handy location being close to food and drink outlets.I would be more than happy to return.
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Odyssey238458 wrote a review Jun 2020
New Zealand2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Hosts are helpful and friendly.
But, if you are requiring peace and quiet, I would not recommend this motel.
Some of the units are located by a main road which is 24/7 traffic noise including vibrations of large trucks.
The other units are further off the main road which do not have traffic noise But at the time of staying, other guests were loud (either music or shouting and at one point I was verbally abused for asking them to turn their music down a little), there was an onsite security guard who I was able to speak with.
Service was ok and rooms were inconsistent with cleanliness and quality.
As I say the hosts were friendly and helpful and it was unfortunate I experienced lack of quality time in regards to peace, quiet and safety.
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Date of stay: May 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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fiona g wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this Motel on a quick vist to Nelson. The grounds are over grown and unclean but actually the worst was that this is more of an emergency accomodation place. I was uncomfortable walking through the hotel with some very undesirable people around . Noises and talking of all hours of the night outside woke me up at 4am.
Refused to walk through in dark so just left key under mat. Emailed the owners to say how uncomfortable it was and never heard back. If you are looking for a place to relax and stay do not go here diffently not a place to have kids. Actually should bot be able to say its a motel.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kcihciwik wrote a review Aug 2017
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, fantastic hosts!
Room was large and clean, with all the amenities. Safe and secure and although on a busy road once inside your unit, quiet! Close to beautiful beach and a stunning two minute drive to the Nelson CBD. Free internet and parking! Home away from home! Can't wait to go back to beautiful sunny Nelson and stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Blondedog1 wrote a review Dec 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms at Castles Motel are well set out with their own kitchenettes which were well equipped. They units were also meticulously clean and serviced every day. The hotel owners were very friendly, helpful and obviously take pride in their establishment. The hotel is on a busy road but is very close to the beach and has places to eat nearby.
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Date of stay: November 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Woody177 wrote a review Jan 2016
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The minute we walked in the motel we could tell that the place was very tidy, with owners who obviously take pride in what they do. The room was exceptionally clean with more that adequate amenities. They have thought of everything and are constantly reviewing all the facilities.
The location is on a main road close to Tahunanui Beach.
We would highly recommend if you want a comfortable stay and great service.
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chelsie J wrote a review Jan 2016
Roseville, Minnesota21 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here to pamper ourselves on Christmas day during our honeymoon. The beach is about a 10 min walk away, the staff was super friendly, the hotel was cute and unique, our spa tub was a great soak, and there seemed to be lots of space in our unit. The bed was comfortable and so was the couch (which also reclined).
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KiwiCBloke wrote a review Nov 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in Room 11, new carpet, new ensuite, & an awesome new bed!! a sheltered courtyard off the bedroom offers a relaxing space to enjoy a brew. free wifi with good coverage & speed makes out of office access a breeze.
Very handy to a range of restaurants (charge-back available) & cafe/bars, & 5 mins walk to the Tahuna beach. Located on the main road, allowing a short travel into the Port/Town areas , heading south, the main expressway is a mere 2-3 min drive away, ideal when traveling to Richmond or out across the bay.
The team were warm, friendly, and most hospitable, very willing to assist any requests I had. I most certainly will be returning here...
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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genieNZ wrote a tip Mar 2019
Darfield, New Zealand117 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 11, huge and comfy."
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Ken S wrote a tip Mar 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand280 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book away from the road as the noise was frustrating at times"
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Jill A wrote a tip May 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room on second floor at the end. More spacious"
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BeanzNZ wrote a tip Dec 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand76 contributions35 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request one of the "castle" rooms - they looked nicer"
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Jean T wrote a tip Mar 2017
Tonbridge, United Kingdom47 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All seem to be fine."
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castles Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Castles Motel?
Nearby attractions include Tahunanui Beach (0.4 km), Natureland Zoo (0.4 km), and Tessa Mae's Gifts & Homewares (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castles Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Castles Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castles Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Castles Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castles Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castles Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castles Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Castles Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.1 km).
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