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Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We went to Nelson on a business trip. The hotel's location is very close (10 min walk) to the city centre where you can easily find a place to dine out. The owner of the hotel was nice and friendly. One minor defect is the wifi was not particularly good.

the staff ( a woman) was really freindly and lovely, we give thanks again. she explained to us everything which it is necessary to know to spend a really nice day in Nelson, after we went to tasman park and to the south, it was a pitty, after visiting Nelson we would like to spend more time here. the hotel is really nice, clean, everything is like the pictures and the staff is perfect. 5 minutes walking you can find the main streets where you can eat whatever you want and 3 minutes by car to the countdown (supermarket open 7 day from 7 or 8 to midnight).

I really enjoyed my stay at Chelsea Motor Lodge. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. The heated towel rail was an unexpected 'plus' and house keeping automatically supplied more soap / body wash / shampoo when the room was serviced. One interesting quirk is that if you leave any personal belongings on the bed, then said bed won't be made. This is actually a good thing as they have a policy to not touch guest's personal belongings and they left a polite note explaining why the bed had not been made when I left my pillow and PJ's on it. Maybe reminding guests about the policy on check-in would ensure all-round happiness.

We found this accommodation is perfect for family. Great, self contained unit. Extremely clean and lovely to come to at the end of the day. Very pleasant reception. We recommend it for families. Michelle

Very well maintained and comfortable accommodation. Everything to a high standard and very clean...separate bedroom with comfortable bed and electric blanket! Flat screen TV in bedroom as well as in the lounge area. Clean airy bathroom with jacuzzi tub, good fluffy towels and toiletries supplied plays hair dryer. Helpful advice from Manager regarding road closure of Sh1 following earthquake last year.

On arriving at our Accommodation Karen and I could see that we had chosen well. The grounds and units are immaculate beautifully presented, on meeting Paul our host we knew why, a very nice person indeed. Would recommend Chelsea Park Motor Lodge in Nelson any day.

We found the location was good as we had an event at the Trafalgar Centre. The room was quiet, comfortable bed and good daily service. Our unit had a nice big spa bath and a second television in the bedroom. The motel is described as best price luxury, but at $180 a night, I felt this was too much to pay for what we got. I have definitely had more luxurious accomodation for $40-50 less per night than this. The worst feature was the wifi, as I was unable to successfully connect to it on many occasions on any of my devices, and when I did, it was so slow that I couldn't book tickets for my event on line and had to but at the door, for extra cost. It advertised that it had super fast wifi, but it certainly wasn't. Very disappointing.

Stayed here last week while working in Nelson. By far the best accomodation I have stayed in. Worth every penny and Paul was a great host as always. Even went the extra mile to assist us with dinner plans. Will be back soon with the family! Gary

I arrived in Nelson after a long drive and a little stressed as my husband had been air-lifted to the hospital there the previous evening. The man at Chelsea Park Motor Lodge was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble when he was dealing with a woman who must have looked a little crazy at the time. I had a lovely unit that was everything I could have wished for, close to the hospital and quiet even though on a busy street. Would highly recommend this place for the hosts, proximity to the town centre and facilities. Thank you soooo much again!

Clean tidy and very friendly host. Stayed for 4 nights on business and was very comfortable. Close to town which meant easy access to restaurants, well within walking distance. Would be more that happy to stay here again

214 Rutherford St Nelson

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free bike rentals
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Nelson South, Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Nelson Market and Christ Church Cathedral. This 10-room, 4.5-star motel has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's in central Nelson and also close to Victory Square and World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars.


Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 10 soundproofed rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Chelsea Park Motor Lodge enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a garden and barbecue grills.

Room options

King Studio

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Executive Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 393 reviews