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Outdoor pool
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.6 out of 5 Wonderful
238 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationAnzac Park2 min walk
Popular LocationNelson I-site Visitor Information Centre4 min walk
Popular LocationMontgomery Square5 min walk
AirportNelson (NSN)9 min drive

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  • Studio Twin

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStudio Twin
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 73 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsApartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bedroom Executive Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More details1 Bedroom Executive Apartment
  • Studio Queen

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio Queen

About this area


Located in Nelson, Palms Motel is in the city centre. Waahi Taakaro Golf Club and Nelson Golf Links are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Montgomery Square and Nelson Market. Queens Gardens and Natureland Zoo are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Anzac Park - 2 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 4 min walk
  • Montgomery Square - 5 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 6 min walk
  • Trafalgar Park - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportNelson (NSN) - 9 min drive


  • Stefanos - 4 min walk
  • Riverside Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • Yello Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Chokdee - 6 min walk
  • Golden Bell Thai Restaurant & Takeaway - 6 min walk

About this property

Palms Motel

4.5-star motel with outdoor pool and children's pool
This motel features an outdoor pool, a children's pool and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. All 28 rooms feature kitchens with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LED TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find DVD players, room service and electric kettles.
Palms Motel offers 28 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. A pillow menu is available. 43-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 4.5-star motel has kitchens with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Off-street parking

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 14.00 for adults and NZD 14.00 for children
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 43-inch LED TV
  • DVD player
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in between 2:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.00 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 14.00 for adults and NZD 14.00 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9:30 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This Motel property has been rated 4 star plus.

Property is also known as

Palms Motel Nelson
Palms Nelson
Palms Motel Motel
Palms Motel Nelson
Palms Motel Motel Nelson

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Palms Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Palms Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Palms Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Palms Motel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7 AM to 9:30 PM.
Is Palms Motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Palms Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Palms Motel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Palms Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Palms Motel located?
Located in the heart of Nelson, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Anzac Park and Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre. Montgomery Square and Nelson Market are also within 10 minutes.
238 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family and small children
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
That was my worst experience ever. The room has very strong paint smell and there was no hot water when My half shower done that I had to go my brother’s room to finish, was freezing . And even worse thing is the attitude of reception lady, what she explained to me about paint is they had paint all room on May, but honestly that was very strong but I do understand. Then I had a surprise explanation for hot water, she said it may someone else used all hot water but I was the first one had shower. I do understand we can not get refund for second night but we just try to ask. Actually I was thinking if we can change to another room but she not even gave me a chance to say that. Her attitude was so rude and is absolutely not acceptable to do customer service like this. I am so disappointed my experience in this motel, like I told her “ this is my first time be here and is my last time.” And for paint problem I suggest use some good quality oil paint next time.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Had everything we needed for a short stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Is very clean and close to all ammenities, markets, town centre
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
If you are looking for a motel that is centrally located then this would be perfect however this comes with alot of noise. We were in a downstairs unit and when the upstairs units used the plumbing - we could hear it downstairs - everytime. The boy racers hooning around Nelson could be heard dragging off each other, as well as Police sirens in pursuit. We were woken by rubbish trucks at 5:45am. Unit was spotlessly clean and was mostly well appointed. There is no air conditioning, this could be problematic in summer - although there are ceiling fans in the rooms. Only a 2 seater couch and lounge chair for a unit that could sleep 5. In hindsight we should have chosen another location. Would be good if you were visiting Nelson for business and needed to be in the CBD however if looking for a quiet relaxing stay - look elsewhere.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome motel is a bit noisy outside in morning good location. Clean and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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