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Abelia Motor Lodge

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern, clean. Helpful friendly people. 10 minute walk to the beach. Good views upstairs and good access downstairs.on a main road but well back so not so noisy. Nice well tended garden. Lovely maple trees.

Thank Fran J
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review. All the best for you. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Clean and tidy unit, motel is handy to town and the airport. It was nice to have a deep bath to relax in. Wi-fi was always limited, it was a bit annoying to have to reset it with reception a number of times

Thank Waltersj1
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. It is a bit of annoying to have to reset the Wifi for a longer stay guests even it is free. We now have raised the limit to avoid the inconvenience. We will also reset before the guests ask for.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

As Motels go, this place was good. It was not our first choice, so we were not sure what to expect. However we were pleasantly surprised after arriving. The room was very tidy and spacious (we had a one bedroom unit) with a reasonably large bathroom, kitchenette, lounge and bedroom. The bathroom had a shower with a good supply of...

Thank SWGH123
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and positive review. We will continue to do our best to make our guests comfortable. All the best to you.

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Got a 2 bedroomed motel room for 3 nights! So wonderful! Enabled us to explore the Abel Tasman, beautiful Nelson & surrounding Vineyards! Beautiful garden, free parking & views of the snow tipped mountains.

Thank Janine B
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had a good time in Nelson. It was lovely to have your family stayed with us. We wish you the best. Thanks for the review!!

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The ABELIA MOTOR LODGE was the most perfect place to stay with plenty of room in every unit..The Utmost standard of cleanliness. Pauline has the most friendly smile to welcome everyone and she is most accommodating as we changed our plans so many times over the last two years it was never too much trouble for her . We had...

Thank Christine O
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your encouraging review. It was a great joy to have your group. And it is even better to know that you all had a great time in our motel. All the best to each of you.

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were on our way from Blenheim with poor cellular reception in the valley and struggled with finding some place which were open for late check-ins and found Abelia who were flexible and allowed us to check in later than stated in booking.com We got two studios and liked them, especially the benches outside with great view over the sea...

Thank Viktor_Ernholm
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. It was our pleasure to be able to help with your late check in. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes, it is nice to welcome the resting evening through sitting outside your room and watching the nice sunset. We wish all the best for your family.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

A nice and friendly welcome to an easily accessible location with off street parking. Very clean, warm and comfortable room for two complete with basic cooking facilities and a spa bath. Great panoramic views of the hills to the west with impressive bright red/orange sunsets.

Thank Paul F
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. It is also lovely to hear your nice impression with the panoramic sunset views from your room. We would love to see you again.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Every year we are welcomed with smiles and hugs, the rooms are spacious, modern and clean, the owners are amazing and its in a great spot. We feel like we are family whenever we come stay. The owners remember everything about us and our families and its awesome

Thank nga t
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Nga Thank you very much for such a warm review. It is always our pleasure to see your return to our motel. Yes, we love to treat our guests like our family. This wonderful feeling is the exact reason to keep us enjoying our service in this hospitality business. All the best for you and your family.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I am so glad we chose this motel to stay in but unfortunately it was only for one night. The owner was friendly and helpful and the room itself modern, very well appointed, spacious and spotlessly clean. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. and the rate was very fair. Definitely recommended - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Anne M
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anne Thank you very much for your positive review. We are so pleased that you had a great stay with us. All the best for you!

Reviewed 4 April 2016

The panoramic views of the motel make the sunset most impressive. I also like the lovely landscaped aargen which is lined up with some large trees. The atmosphere of the whole complex is very pleasent. The owners are always friendly and helpful. They made my stays comfortable and relaxing. This is why I keep coming back to thestay at this...

Thank 啟聰 張
AbeliaMotorLodge, Owner at Abelia Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are very pleased that you have had good stays with us. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wish you all the best!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a high quality well appointed motel. Short walk to beach, shops and restaurants. 1 Hour to Abel Tasman National Park. Units are very sunny with panoramic view. Large open pleasant complex. Studios, interconnected studio units, 1 or 2-bedroom units are all self-contained with kitchen, shower and Sky TV. Spa bath unit, continental breakfast. Ample parking.BBQ deck. Owner managers make sure you have a comfortable home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abelia Motor Lodge

Address: 121 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $137 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abelia Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“Access good downstairs, views upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles FranJ266, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Up stairs had a lovely view, but we were very happy with unit 1.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineO890, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level offer the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles paulfK814AK, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms are nice and roomy”
 of 5 bubbles ngat939, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We only stayed 1 night and from the plan of the motel, any room would have suited us.”
 of 5 bubbles AnneM494, 26 May 2016 | Read review
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