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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 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

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 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

Dayton, Ohio
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.

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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...

Seattle, Washington
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...

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

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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...

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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...

Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was very well equipped and was beautiful and clean. The location is perfect for a short walk to everything we needed. We will be back for a longer stay next time.

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

Wonderful. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the surrounding area. We look forward to your next visit and thank you so much for the great review. Stephen and Lorraine

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Arriving in the north just on school closing time on our drive up from Greymouth, via Westport, we decided to nip in to Nelson which we regard as a beautiful and unique regional city. Especially when the tide is in :-) Oh, oh. A couple of hours later, after escaping the endless traffic which is forever 'zipping up' from 2...

Thank growingold_never13
Motueka1, Owner at Nautilus Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Well you certainly packed a lot into your stay in this beautiful area. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we might see you again in the future. Stephen & Lorraine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Comfortable beds, nice outside sitting area, walk to shopping and eating, nice big shower with lots of hot water. Stated for four nights because of central location to Tasman and Nelson. The parking area is a little tight but it works.

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

Thank you for writing a review on Nautilus Lodge. Yes parking can be a little tight sometimes if we have several big 4x4's or trucks in but most times it is just fine. The cars just seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Maybe we'll see you again...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We had a four night stay here and found it to be a relaxing place to stay. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It's a short walk to town. The apartment and complex has everything you need and the rooms are very well thought out. We were upstairs with a balcony. Of particular note, the rooms were very clean...

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

Good morning, I can't tell you how much we appreciate it when our quests give us such a glowing report, thank you so much. It's so good to know that we are getting things right. We hope that we might see you again in the future. Stephen & Lorraine

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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: €86 - €129 (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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“Any room is great. we stayed in Room 9 our first night and after a week tramping came back to Room 12.”
 of 5 bubbles Carrie2E, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 had a separate bedroom plus an extra bed in the lounge for a child (or snorer!)”
 of 5 bubbles Qual-65, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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