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Cedar Grove Motor Lodge

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here with a colleague for a couple of days while working in Nelson. We were never going to get there before 9PM which is typically when all motel offices in NZ close. I phoned ahead, and even though the rooms were not pre - paid they left keys under the mats for us. Rooms were very large, everything you... More 

Thank Ikorel
Lintrac, Manager at Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ikorel Thanks for your comments, pleased we were able to assist you. Kind regards Lindsay & Tracy More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed at Cedar Grove for four nights. We stayed in a one bedroom unit that was spotlessly clean and very well appointed, (as good as any we have stayed in anywhere). Although it was the closest to the road it was quiet and warm due to the double glazing of all windows. The owners Lindsay and Tracy, who I... More 

Thank Travellingjaffa
Lintrac, Owner at Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind remarks, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Nelson has a lot to offer and we are very fortunate we are only a short walk into town. Kind regards Lindsay & Tracy More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Have stayed occasionally for many years and always been a good standard of accommodation. Friendly owner and well equipped rooms Would have marked it a 5 but this last visit the cleaners let them down and there was some hairs ( the short curly ones) on the wall of the shower

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I stayed at Cedar Grove Lodge a few years ago and had great service, so when I needed to stay in Nelson for business recently I thought I would re-book there again. Well this time the service was so laid back it was practically horizontal! I had several incidents that made me decide to A) place a review and B)... More 

Thank sydneyvisitor2016
Lintrac, Owner at Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing stay at Cedar Grove. Lindsay & myself have recently purchased Cedar Grove Motor Lodge as of 01-10-2016, we are both very excited about this and are looking to make everyone's stay a enjoyable one. Nelson is such a beautiful part of the country with so many lovely restaurants, cafes and of... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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142 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Clean very well appointed rooms. Service from reception very friendly and efficient. Couldn't fault this good old fashioned South Island hospitality. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Up until March this year all our previous stays at Cedar Grove Motel were when John and Jill owned them. What a contrasting difference we experienced, we couldn’t get over how the Motel had gone back and in such a short time. The décor was tatty and getting dated. For the 7 nights we stayed the only room service was... More 

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Guangzhou, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2016

motel is big and beautiful. The rooms are clean and tidy with modern equipments. The boss are nice and patient Here have the hardwoking cleaners. Also this motel has a good location which is conventient to get to the market and countdown. Just a few minutes' walk. It near the sea,in the morning i can go to walik along the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Do not stay in this motel if you are a single woman on your own. The man on reception the night I booked in had roving hands. I should have reported him to the police, but I was travelling on business and moving on the next day (thankfully). Lovely motel with really impressive rooms on such a beautiful place, but... More 

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DesWendy, Manager at Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, responded to this review

This is a slanderous email & there is a camera in office that will show the staffs behavuor what date was this booking and we will have our camera checked,thats why its there regards the manager DES More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

it's a nice experience to stay in cedar grove motor lodge . The boss here is very nice They are so kind to help me a lot as i was not familiar with this place .it;s the first time i visited Nelson. And this motel is beautiful clean and tidy with a nice environment.Also it;s convenient to get to the... More 

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2 Thank tsew2016
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Fawlty Towers is going strong in Nelson. Over the past 10 years we have regularly used this motel under the management of whom, we assume, must have been its previous owners. In any event, we did not recognise the person who checked us in. The motel has always been of a good standard, clean and good quality. The people we... More 

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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located within a 2 minute stroll over the Maitai River bridge to the central Nelson CBD and shopping area, Cedar Grove Motor Lodge is ideally located for travellers and those on business to Nelson, seeking top quality accommodation that is close to all the great things that Nelson has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cedar Grove Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Trafalgar and Grove Sts | 59 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €106 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cedar Grove Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Pick a room to the back away from the street for a quieter night”
 of 5 bubbles traveller35302, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor is more pleasant. Better light and a little better view, otherwise, rooms are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles nzlfr, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for ythe one bedroom units”
 of 5 bubbles DavidViewbank18, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“1st floor room had a lovely patio which was a suntrap in the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles Nelcums, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“studio suite excellent”
 of 5 bubbles pistol116, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
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