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123 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Called in late one afternoon after seeing that a vacancy was available on the last minute website. Very large room, so clean. Was spotless! Very comfy beds and very large, generous rooms. Very close to the town centre.

Thank Antarisha
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send a review and thank you for the compliments. Hope to see you again in the future. Lyn More 

Paeroa, New Zealand
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99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had 4 nights here, and only on the last morning was I woken by traffic on the main road. Luckily the fire station alarm only went off once while we were there - it is very close by. The motel is very handy for shops and cafes, easy to walk to the supermarket. The rooms are large especially the... More 

Thank Juliet F
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again in the future. Lyn More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Have stayed at Nautilus Lodge a few times now, generally after a camping disaster and it always feels like such luxury coming here! Rooms are lovely, very clean, great location, easy to walk into town. They are going through change of management at the moment and new owners are lovely people as were the last. Great price to stay as... More 

1 Thank noushymoo
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments and review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Lyn More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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379 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This motel has a lot going for it - large rooms with a good bathroom, limited road noise, very friendly staff, and within walking distance of restaurants. The only thing we struggled with was having the sofa and TV on opposite sides of the room, so we had to drag the sofa closer so we could see it.

Thank Rick M
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for your review. We try to make the most of the rooms and give our guests as much floor space as possible for what sometimes seems like a mountain of luggage, which is why the settee is pushed back. The placing of any furniture is a very personal issue and no layout will be suitable for... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed for one night only on our way to Abel Tasman National Park. The room was large, clean, nice kitchen and bathroom facilities and a patio with an orange tree. Lovely! The managers were very nice and helpful. Restaurants and super market are close by. The price was right for sure.

Thank billie m
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, such a great review. Hopefully we will get to meet you again in the future. Very much appreciated, Stephen & Lorraine More 

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103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This motel was centrally located. All facilities were good and cleanliness of a good standard. Despite being close to he road traffic noise was not a problem Free Wi-Fi would be an asset as offered by most accommodation throughout the world now.

Thank piwi43
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the good review though I am a little confused about the Wi-Fi comment as we offer all our guests free unlimited Wi-Fi as we check people in???? We hope that we might see you again in the future. Best regards, Stephen & Lorraine More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here on/off for around three weeks while on business. The managers went above and beyond to accommodate me. The units were large and comfortable. On the odd occasion there was even a home made muffin to devour. Linen and unit was always clean and tidy.

Thank classicchch
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for the great review and its good to know you enjoyed the muffins, a little bit of home cooking when you are having to work away from home is always a treat. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area. Stephen & Lorraine More 

Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Nautilus Lodge Motel is a 5 minute walk to the local grocery store and restaurants are equally as close. Rooms are exceptionally clean and during the nice weather taking advantage of the outdoor patio adds to the enjoyment of your stay.

Thank don d
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Good morning Don and thank you for the great review. All our units have their own private outdoor space which allows our guests to take advantage of the beautiful weather that Motueka usually supplies us with. I think it is so important to have your own space to sit and relax, either between trips or at the end of a... More 

Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This was probably one of the best places we stayed during our trip. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. There was an outdoor patio area. The free wifi worked great. The office had DVDs available to borrow for free in our rooms. It was close to Abel Tasman NP. And the owners were extremely friendly & helpful and fun... More 

Thank Bob C
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Bob, What a great review, thank you. We and "the cleaning team" work hard to make sure the units are right for our guests so its fantastic to get such good feedback and we really appreciate it. We look forward to maybe seeing you both again one day. Stephen & Lorraine More 

san diego
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We had the perfect visit to Abel Tasman. We hiked, kayaked, ate wonderful food, had super friendly tour guides. When we checked into nautilus motel, things seemed normal enough. We didn't take up their kayak recommendation, but we appreciated the info. The woman half of the owner group, seemed helpful and welcoming. However, 3 days into our stay, we made... More 

5 Thank wfamily5
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

There is always two sides to every story and whilst I agree that this incident could have been handled better, it actually wasn't the only day that more towels had been requested for your unit. My normally affable husband had received some extremely bad news from home that morning and obviously wasn't processing things right. In this job you are... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern,spacious fully air conditioned complex located adjacent to Motueka's cafe's, restaurants and shopping. Beautifully appointed Studio, Superior and 1 Bedroom Spa Bath Units, all with private sunny balconies or courtyards. 400 Megabytes of free wifi each day of your stay. SKY Guest Select - 50+ Channels of Sport Entertainment and News. LED TV's and DVD players in all Units with complimentary DVD's in reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nautilus Lodge Motel

Address: 67 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: $140 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“As far away from the main road as possible. Ground floor with a patio is good.”
 of 5 bubbles JulietF891, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms double glazed with heat pumps, so all warm and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 479gavinw, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“rooms closer to main street might get some road noise, so you may want to turn on the AC fan, but traffic is extremely light at night”
 of 5 bubbles tato1, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles sweetpea65, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in room 8 - would request again - although I suspect all rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Brynkoru, 16 Mar 2014 | Read review
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