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10 Best Hotels in Nelson

The Hotel Nelson
4 out of 5
40 Waimea Road, Nelson
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NZ$95
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
1.33 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (526 reviews)

"Pleasant friendly property with reasonable sized bedrooms"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

The Hotel Nelson
Trailways Hotel Nelson
4.5 out of 5
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
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NZ$100
per night
11 Apr. - 12 Apr.
0.16 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (905 reviews)

"The hotel is in a very good location. It’s in the town centre, next to a river. The dining room and cafe and our room looked out on the river. The restaurant serves a very good breakfast and dinner."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

Trailways Hotel Nelson
The Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
23 Beach Road, Nelson
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NZ$102
per night
11 Apr. - 12 Apr.
3.29 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (226 reviews)

"Great staff- even opened pool for just me. Very clean. Walk to beach. Laundry facilities. Dining close- great pizza place. Ten minutes to city centre by car or longer by bike track."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

The Beachcomber
DeLorenzo's Studio Apartments
5 out of 5
43-55 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
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NZ$100
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
0.01 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,047 reviews)

"Very well equipped. Good location close to CBD and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

DeLorenzo's Studio Apartments
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
4.5 out of 5
6 Point Road Stoke, Nelson
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6.57 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (744 reviews)

"The ambience and also the close proximity to the airport etc."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
Quest Nelson
3.5 out of 5
108-110 Collingwood Street, Nelson
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NZ$129
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
0.44 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (253 reviews)
Perfect location

"The only reason this is a 4 was there really was no place for 2 people to put cloths"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Quest Nelson
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel
4 out of 5
70 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson
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3.72 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (129 reviews)

"Staff and guests were friendly. Excellent amenities for kids and good location close to the beach with activities and walks"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel
The Sails Nelson
5 out of 5
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
NZ$162
per night
23 Apr. - 24 Apr.
0.5 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (456 reviews)

"Clean, helpful. Nice location. I recommend the property."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

The Sails Nelson
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
4 out of 5
Trafalgar Square, Nelson
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0.62 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (359 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We found the hotel to be an extremely comfortable place to stay with a good feel about it."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Saxton Lodge
4 out of 5
103 Saxton Rd East, Stoke, Nelson
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NZ$124
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
8.28 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (289 reviews)

"Spacious rooms, amenities and location. Accommodates large family and value for money."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

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Accommodation in Nelson

Come discover Nelson, New Zealand’s second oldest city. While its history dates back to 1871, there’s more to this coastal community than its past. Nelson sits on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay on the South Island, and it’s home to some picturesque scenery; lush mountains and turquoise water surround the holiday spot. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ve come to the right place. Nelson is teeming with outdoor adventures, from caving around Takaka Hill to kayaking along the coast of Rabbit Island. While you’re in town, get some height and paraglide over Tasman Bay, or go below the surface and snorkel at nearby Tonga Island. For those who prefer to bask on the shores, grab your sandals, unfold a beach chair, and stake a claim at Tahunanui Beach. Meanwhile, if you’d rather stay on dry land and get to know a bit about the city’s history, saunter around the exhibits at the Nelson Provincial Museum, which is the oldest museum in New Zealand. Other interesting exhibits around town include those at The World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars and the Suter Art Gallery. Whether you spend your Nelson getaway exploring the great outdoors or venturing around the local attractions, this is one island holiday you won’t forget.

Hotels and Accommodation

Travelling to Nelson for business or pleasure? We have the perfect hotel waiting for you. Here at Expedia.co.nz, we offer a variety of Nelson accommodation, including places near the airport, Trafalgar Park, and Queens Gardens. Browse hotels with outdoor pools, on-site restaurants, and even 24-hour business centres. Whether you’re sticking to a tight budget and want to stay in a motel or looking to pamper yourself at luxury accommodation in Nelson, you’ll find just what you had in mind.

Getting There

It’s always a good time to visit Nelson, but if you’re looking to stay on the island during the warmest seasons, consider booking a trip during between September and April. Mid-December through January tend to be the warmest, but also the busiest, so make reservations in advance. Once you decide on when to book your trip, reserve flights to the Nelson Airport (NSN), which services major NZ cities, such as Auckland and Wellington. The airport terminal is located just 8 km southwest of the city centre, so it’s easy to reserve a car hire in Nelson or hop in a taxi or shuttle to arrive at your final destination.

Book Your Holiday Today

Here at Expedia.co.nz, we offer cheap deals on Nelson motels and hotels, because booking your dream holiday shouldn’t make you strapped for cash. With our discounts, you can rest easy knowing that you have access to some of the hottest rates around. To save even more, bundle your airfare and rental car with your lodging. There’s no time like the present to arrange your next holiday, so book today and get ready to take on the outdoor adventures in Nelson.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Nelson?
Woodstock Suite is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star guesthouse offers private pools and an outdoor pool. Other favourite options based on reviews include The Sails Nelson and Harbourside Lodge.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nelson, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Nelson.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Nelson?
Based on reviews, The Wakatu Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include YHA Nelson by Accents and Apartments Paradiso.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Nelson?
DeLorenzo’s Studio Apartments is a top 5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Courtesy Court Motel and Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel. Also, attractions such as Natureland Zoo and Nelson Fun Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Nelson?
Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is a favourite 4-star B&B for couples, and features pillowtop beds and bathrobes. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments and The Sails Nelson.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Nelson?
Woodstock Suite is a top 3.5-star beach B&B with free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Arcadia Motel and Asure Fountain Resort Motel. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Tahunanui Beach Reserve during your stay.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Nelson?
Boutique Hotel Warwick House is a 4-star B&B with a terrace, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Shelbourne Villa and Baywick Inn are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Nelson?
The Sails Nelson is a favourite 5-star property with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free parking and in-room massages. Joya Garden & Villa Studios and Boutique Motel are other boutique-style choices.
What's the best golf hotel in Nelson?
Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast is a 4-star B&B featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good choice is Tudor Lodge Motel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Nelson Golf Links or Waahi Taakaro Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's it like staying in Nelson?
Travellers to Nelson give high marks for the shopping, beaches and top-notch restaurants. This cultural city also attracts tourists with its cafes and cathedrals. In Nelson, there are 213 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Nelson?
Cultural venues in the city include Founders Park, The Suter and World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars. Attractions such as Natureland Zoo and Nelson Fun Park are fun for everyone, not just children. The city is notable for its cathedrals and landmarks such as Christ Church Cathedral, Centre of New Zealand Monument and Montgomery Square.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nelson?
The hottest months are usually February and January, with an average temperature of 20°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 6°C. Average annual rainfall for Nelson is 990.60 mm.

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