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Driftwood Motels

14/07/2017 15/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I spent one night with my wife in a standard studio: quite roomy with a separate kitchen and bathroom. Although the place feels a little bit dated, it is clean with a comfortable bed and has everything we needed. It is close to restaurants and shops and within 10mns of the city center by car. Overall, it was perfectly in-line...

Thank Dom21076
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is our second visit here. Staff very welcoming. They give good recommendations of where to go to visit. Very clean. In walking distance to a few local restaurants and beach. A short drive into Nelson. Also a 20 minute drive to Rabbit Island which is a beautiful unspoilt area of woodland walks and golden sand beaches. Need o take...

Thank WeeRozzy
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love the Driftwood, writing this review as we're packing to leave. ( so sad to to go) Such a great place and Lucy is the best host. So accomadating and friendly, the Chinese breakfast was delicious too. ( great dumplings ) Can't beat the location and the apartment was very clean and spacious, I would definitely recommend the Driftwood...

Thank zaitzmz
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made a last minute decision to stay in the area another night. We lucked out finding this place when we took the last room on offer. We we greeted very well and was taken back by how friendly the receptionist was. While older, the inside of our room was spotless. Everything we could have possibly needed...

Thank KiwinPA
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here with the family. It was a nice peaceful place to be. Well equiped kitchen, comfortable beds, generous Wi-Fi and sky TV. The staff were really polite and helpful even going so far as to bring in and fold a load of our washing and hang a fresh load out for us! This was such a treat.

Thank dorthabell
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 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!

Thank sholley8765
Reviewed 17 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!

Thank jomO1576ZC
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 7 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...

Thank Ironmaidn
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...

Thank TWalker08
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 26 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...

Thank PatMacnz64
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.

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

Additional Information about Driftwood Motels

Address: 21 Muritai Street, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €58 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Driftwood Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are the same. Free parking. Washing line outside in small back garden area”
WeeRozzy, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can't go wrong, great place”
zaitzmz, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are away from the road so little noise. We had 1 bdrom and it was spacious.”
Ironmaidn, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“It's perfect for the beach too.”
Paremata2, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Any room would be suitable”
TarziaG, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
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