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The Hotel Nelson
Nelson South,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Bar
"This was one of the best hotel we stayed in throughout our 18 days journey in New Zealand. The staff was attentive and friendly. When the receptionist was busy with another visitor, the manager/supervisor from the room came out straight away to service us. This happened twice to us. We were given a room with one queen bed and a single bed. The room was huge and clean with cooking facilities. The bathroom was big too complete with all the toiletries required. Internet was free for 500Mb with good connection and we can ask for more if we run out of the usage. Overall, this hotel was great value for money and I highly recommend this hotel for people visiting Nelson. I would stay here again when I am visiting the area in the future."
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8.9

Excellent

312 reviews

The Beachcomber Hotel
Tahunanui,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  5. Laundry service
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Family room
  8. Car park [nearby]
"handy to some very good eateries and beach. very handy to main sightseeing routes and close to beach. also close to town without being too close. would highly reccomend stayng here to anyone."
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8.5

Excellent

73 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 128
Tasman Bay Backpackers
The Wood,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Game room
  6. Laundry service
  7. Safety deposit boxes
  8. Tours
"It was so nice. Kitchen and toilet, shower room were so clean, staff was nice, good location(nelson os small city) room was comfotable and fast wifi. The best things are they made chocolate pudding every night! And it is s"
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8.8

Excellent

201 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 36
The Bug Backpackers
Nelson South,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Game room
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"We really liked our night here when in Nelson. One of our fave backpackers in NZ! The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The room was really nice. All the sewn/hanging bug beetle decorations are a great touch. There was even two chocolates in the shapes of bugs on the bed when we arrived! Such a lovely touch!! The wi-fi was fast and reliable. We didnt use the kitchen as we went out for dinner so i cant comment on that. Bathrooms were clean. Good location!! Would stay here again!! "
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8.1

Excellent

139 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 39
Bridge Backpackers
Nelson City Center,Nelson - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Game room
  5. Laundry service
  6. Tours
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Smoking area
"Well it’s opened since 2017 so basically still pretty spanking new. Location is pretty central. Free bfast for my stay and Free bike rental too(don’t expect any hardtail mtb and hey, it’s Free). Dorm Room with bunks has high ceiling and I don’t have to bend or lower my head much when standing on top. Nice lounge area big tv screen Big dining hall and Long table. All in all if you’re here in Nelson solo or a group this is worth considering. "
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8.4

Excellent

145 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 36
Grand Arden Monaco Nelson
Monaco,Nelson - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"absolutely fabulous and while not necessarily in the heart of nelson, an absolutely fabulous place, great dining and undoubtedly one of the best places we stayed in on our nz trip"
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8.2

Excellent

109 reviews

Quest Nelson
Nelson City Center,Nelson - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
"Room wasn't really clean. Glasses, plates and spare pillows and blankets needed a good clean. There were old coffee cup stains on bedside table and dining table. Carpet wasn't vacuumed when room was serviced. Wifi was limited to 500mb per day with the option to purchase more which seemed a little cheap. Definitely not the standard I've experienced at other Quest hotels. On a more positive note, staff were very friendly and helpful and location was fantastic. Central to bars and restaurants in Nelson. "
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8.8

Excellent

121 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 152
Queen Street Studios
Richmond / Hope,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Laundry service
  7. Restaurants
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"Awesome location. Clean and all. Except for the plenty of Ants that I saw on my table the next morning, though it was cos I left my empty butteechicken container on table. Still, should not be happening. Would love a house discount on drinks at the bar in future. "
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9.2

Exceptional

18 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 121
Palms Motel
Nelson City Center,Nelson - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Tennis court
  7. Bicycles
  8. Car power charging station
"enjoyed our stay at the palms motel, just a few minutes walk from the main shopping streets of nelson, also some of the main attractions. also very handy to major supermarket. the room was quite spacious, the motel was relatively new by motel standards and everything was modern and clean. a friendly receptionist assisted with information on how to get to the local attractions and restaurants nearby."
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9.1

Exceptional

95 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 159
YHA Nelson by Accents
Nelson City Center,Nelson - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Sauna
  6. Tennis court
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"Rock star staff. We stayed here three times, taking side trips along the way. They put up with our complicated bookings and were very helpful. We utilized their bag and bike storage, which our great walk treks wouldn't have been possible without. Kitchen was great and WiFi did fairly well. The free bead was also appreciated. "
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8.2

Excellent

118 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 46

Fast facts about Nelson, New Zealand

Accommodations353 properties
Popular hotelThe Hotel Nelson
Popular areaNelson City Center
Nightly rates from$12
AirportNelson Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What's the typical price of a property in Nelson tonight?

The typical price for a 4-star property in Nelson tonight is USD 111. The average price for a 5-star property in Nelson tonight is USD 129.

What are the best accommodations in Nelson in close proximity to Nelson Airport?

Verified vacationers to Nelson who stayed around Nelson Airport have given top rated reviews to Pihopa Retreat, Grampians B&B and Woodstock Suite.

What hotels in Nelson offers the best views?

Verified vacationers to Nelson have given top evaluations for the views at Parautane Lodge, Tides Hotel and Asure Fountain Resort Motel.

What are the best resorts located in Nelson for solo tourists?

Properties in Nelson which are very highly rated by individual visitors are Tasman Bay Backpackers, The Hotel Nelson and Bridge Backpackers.

What accommodations in Nelson are very highly rated with respect to facilities?

Resortsaround Nelson that is exceptionally rated with regards to facilities include Tahuna Beach Holiday Park, Parkside Motel and Ah House City B&B Nelson.

What are the recommended properties found in Nelson equipped with spas?

Verified travelers to Nelson have given top ratings for the spas at Beaches Nelson, Joya Garden & Villa Studios and Organic Bed & Breakfast and Century Park.

What are the prime hotels located in Nelson which has free parking?

A place to stay offering complimentary parking found in Nelson which is exceptionally rated is The shed with a view.

What are the most suitable wheelchair accessible hotels located in Nelson?

Wheelchair-accessible accommodations found in Nelson which are very highly rated include Pihopa Retreat, Korepo Lodge @ Ruby Bay, and Korepo Lodge @ Ruby Bay.

What's the best hotel in Nelson near a amusement park?

Highly rated accommodations around Nelson near amusement park consist of U Boutique on Haven and Beautiful urban apartment 4.

What's the best area that has luxury hotels in Nelson?

The best district that has luxurious hotels in Nelson is Nelson City Center.

What's the best destination with famous beaches in Nelson?

The best area near well-known beach in Nelson is Tahunanui.

Are international visitors allowed into Nelson?

Foreign visitors are allowed into Nelson, based on our most current information. Due to evolving restrictions, we suggest you check out here for more details.

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More about Nelson

Discovering Nelson: Fun Facts and Reasons to Visit

Nelson, New Zealand is a vibrant coastal city located on the northeastern tip of the South Island. It is the second-oldest city in New Zealand and boasts a rich history that is evident in its well-preserved heritage buildings and museums. Nelson is also known for its stunning natural beauty, with its proximity to the Abel Tasman National Park, which is home to some of the country's most picturesque beaches and walking trails. Aside from its natural beauty and rich history, Nelson is also a hub for arts and culture. It has a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries and studios showcasing the works of local artists. The city is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Nelson Arts Festival, which attracts artists and performers from all over the world.

Getting to Nelson: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Getting to Nelson is easy, with regular flights from major cities in New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. The Nelson Airport is located just a few kilometers from the city center, making it a convenient gateway for travelers. For those driving, Nelson is easily accessible via State Highway 6, which runs along the coast of the South Island.

Top Things to Do in Nelson: A Comprehensive Guide

There are plenty of things to do in Nelson, whether you're a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or simply looking to relax and unwind. Some of the top attractions include: - Abel Tasman National Park: This stunning national park is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Nelson. It is home to some of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches and walking trails, as well as a variety of wildlife. - World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum: This unique museum showcases some of the most creative and innovative wearable art designs, as well as a collection of classic cars. - Nelson Provincial Museum: Learn about the history and culture of Nelson at this informative museum, which features exhibits on everything from Maori history to European settlement. - Queens Gardens: This beautiful public park is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. It features a variety of plant species, as well as a fountain and a bandstand. - Nelson Market: Held every Saturday, this bustling market is a great place to pick up local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.

Why Book Your Nelson Accommodation with Agoda.com

When it comes to finding the perfect accommodation in Nelson, Agoda.com is your go-to source. With a wide range of hotels, motels, and backpackers to choose from, there is something to suit every budget and preference. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel with all the amenities or a budget-friendly backpackers, Agoda.com has got you covered. Not only does Agoda.com offer competitive rates on accommodation, but it also provides a hassle-free booking experience. With easy-to-use search filters and a secure online booking system, you can find and book your ideal accommodation in just a few clicks. Plus, with Agoda.com's 24/7 customer service, you can rest assured that any questions or concerns will be promptly addressed.

The Best Time to Visit Nelson: A Seasonal Guide

Nelson is a year-round destination, with each season offering its own unique attractions and activities. Here's a seasonal guide to help you plan your trip: - Summer (December to February): This is the peak tourist season in Nelson, with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. It's the perfect time to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities in Abel Tasman National Park. - Autumn (March to May): The crowds start to thin out in autumn, making it a great time to visit if you're looking for a quieter, more relaxed experience. The fall foliage is also a beautiful sight to see. - Winter (June to August): While it can get chilly in Nelson during the winter months, it's still a great time to visit if you're interested in skiing or snowboarding. The nearby Rainbow Ski Area offers some of the best skiing in the country. - Spring (September to November): As the weather starts to warm up, the flowers start to bloom, making spring a beautiful time to visit Nelson. It's also a great time to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.

Travel Tips for Your Next Trip to Nelson

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your trip to Nelson: - Pack for all seasons: As the weather in Nelson can be unpredictable, it's a good idea to pack clothing for all seasons, including warm layers and rain gear. - Book your accommodation in advance: As Nelson is a popular tourist destination, it's a good idea to book your accommodation well in advance to ensure availability. - Rent a car: While Nelson is a walkable city, having a car gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas, including Abel Tasman National Park. - Try the local cuisine: Nelson is known for its fresh seafood and local produce, so be sure to try some of the local cuisine while you're there.

Where to Stay in Nelson: A Guide to the Best Neighborhoods

Nelson has a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own unique charm and attractions. Here are a few of the best neighborhoods to consider: - City Centre: This is the heart of Nelson, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance. It's a great choice if you want to be in the middle of the action. - Tahunanui: Located just a few kilometers from the city center, Tahunanui is a popular beachside neighborhood with plenty of accommodation options. - Stoke: This residential neighborhood is located just a short drive from the city center and offers a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere.

Exploring Nelson's Food Scene: What to Eat and Where to Find It

Nelson is known for its fresh seafood and local produce, with plenty of restaurants and cafes offering delicious cuisine. Some of the must-try dishes include: - Green-lipped mussels: These large, flavorful mussels are a local specialty and can be found on many restaurant menus. - Fish and chips: Nelson has some of the best fish and chips in the country, with plenty of options to choose from. - Wine: Nelson is home to a number of vineyards and wineries, producing some of New Zealand's best wines. Be sure to try some of the local varietals while you're there.

Getting Around Nelson: Transportation Options for Travelers

Nelson is a walkable city, with many of the top attractions located within walking distance of each other. However, if you want to explore the surrounding areas, there are a few transportation options to consider: - Rental car: Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas, including Abel Tasman National Park. - Bus: The local bus system is a convenient and affordable way to get around Nelson and the surrounding areas. - Taxi: Taxis are readily available in Nelson and can be a good option for short trips or late-night transportation.