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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 bags ready in our room. We stayed in unit 2, it was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. The motel is well located within Tahunanui, close to a safe swimming beach, good restaurants, liquor stores. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Maida.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank TWalker08
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David_M255678, Manager at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

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 again.

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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 informative and helpful on all things to do with Nelson and the surrounding areas. Next time we are in Nelson we will 100 % stay here. Thanks Lucy and family for making our stay comfortable keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank PatMacnz64
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David_M255678, Manager at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

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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Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I always stay at Driftwood when I travel to Nelson. Maida and David are friendly and do everything to make my stay comfortable. I have stayed 4 times now for business, with family, and by myself while travelling and have been very satisfied each time. Highly recommended, and I will continue to recommend to my friends and colleagues.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled solo
Thank CaitlinNicol
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Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Very good value for money. Traditional kiwi motel accommodation with friendly and helpful owners. Very clean and comfortable interior if a little basic. If you only seek a quite, clean comfortable stay.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
Thank yukev
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

What a pleasant surprise the Driftwood Motels turned out to be. We couldn't get into our regular motel because a Cricket World Cup match was being played in Nelson and we were recommended this place by the owner of another Motel. Looking at it from the street it gave the impression of being just an average, older style motel which it is. BUT inside it is a gem. Large and spacious, spotlessly clean with a wonderful Queen [King?] sized bed. The owners couldn't do enough for us, and in-fact recommended two restaurants which turned out to be equally as good.
Would I recommend staying here? Definitely.

Room Tip: It's perfect for the beach too.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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David_M255678, Owner at Driftwood Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you for your comments its nice to know that our guests appreciate the upgrades we have done to make their stay more comfortable.

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