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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Driftwood was a fantastic location for a team to stay at. The hosts were sensational with their helpfulness (thanks, Lucy) & the courtyard was a perfect place to relax in the sun with a beer or two in hand. Our apologies to other residents. Thank you Driftwood - I would recommend you in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming and accommodating hosts, nothing was too much trouble, even delivering our laundry to our door and an extra treat of fresh lemons! The units were very clean and well serviced. The motel is within walking distance to the beach and a number or restaurants, we look forward to staying again!

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David_M255678, Manager at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

We are so glad to have your family stay with us. All the best for your family in 2016. We would provide better service and place for your next stay :)

Turangi, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Location was great. 5mins walk from Tahunanui beach, restaurants within 5mins (Smugglers, Thai Tahuna, Mc Dees etc), bottle store and pub across the road. Hosts were very friendly, very accommodating, lollies, chocolates yum :). Rooms clean and tidy. Simple, not flash, but had everything. Will definitely come back again. Had a BBQ (not that we used it but saw other...

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David_M255678, 经理 at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for stay with us, we are so enjoy to have your family here. Wish all the best for 2016 and we look forward to serve you again :)

Reviewed 2 January 2016

We received top class service from the owners with a genuine and welcoming smile. In fact, nothing was too much of a problem. We woke Maida up at 6.45am to drop off our bags before heading off to the Heaphy and she happily sorted our bags with no problems at all. When we returned from our tramp, Maida had our...

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David_M255678, Manager at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for let us know you enjoyed to stay with us, just like we enjoyed having you here. If there is anything we could do better please let us know, so we can try to attend to it for next time when you stay with us. All the best for 2016 for your family. We expect to serve you...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in Unit 2 and were welcomed by Lucy and her partner who greeted us with a smile and friendly service. This motel is one of the best places we have stayed at and rated high with us. They rooms were very clean and the service throughout our stay was 5 star Lucy was very...

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David_M255678, Manager at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

It's lucky to having you stay with us during this holiday season. Next time you come to Nelson, we would like to book into unit 2 again, we will do our best to arrange it, or a room similar. Hope your family having a great holiday and all the best for 2016.

Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I always stay at Driftwood when I travel to Nelson. Maida and David are friendly and do everything to make my stay comfortable. I have stayed 4 times now for business, with family, and by myself while travelling and have been very satisfied each time. Highly recommended, and I will continue to recommend to my friends and colleagues.

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Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Very good value for money. Traditional kiwi motel accommodation with friendly and helpful owners. Very clean and comfortable interior if a little basic. If you only seek a quite, clean comfortable stay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2015

What a pleasant surprise the Driftwood Motels turned out to be. We couldn't get into our regular motel because a Cricket World Cup match was being played in Nelson and we were recommended this place by the owner of another Motel. Looking at it from the street it gave the impression of being just an average, older style motel which...

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments its nice to know that our guests appreciate the upgrades we have done to make their stay more comfortable.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Once again it is time to hit the road and as always great to catch up with David and Maida, the run a great motel and as always clean and ready togo the xtra mile for me and other guest's!! no worries recommending this motel to other travlers and tourists

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments its good to catch up with repeat guests who we have got to know and find that we still meet their expectations from a motel and service industry that we are in.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Simple motel. Spotlessly clean. Very well equipped . Good quality bedding. Very helpful owner. Garden with barbecue . Excellent location. Metres from a very nice beach and children's play area. Food outlets opposite.

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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and have safe travels.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Driftwood Motels

Address: 21 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $98 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Driftwood Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are away from the road so little noise. We had 1 bdrom and it was spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles Ironmaidn, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“It's perfect for the beach too.”
 of 5 bubbles Paremata2, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Any room would be suitable”
 of 5 bubbles TarziaG, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“It all seemed quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Aucklander68, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We had 4 rooms and all were great”
 of 5 bubbles christ283, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
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