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Hotel Nelson

4.0 out of 5.0

Hotel Nelson

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Walking distance to CBD, and jetty, plenty of car spaces, newly renovated, reasonably priced, generous size rooms with king size beds, quite at night and a trendy cafe downstairs with plenty of yummy foods vegetarian, gluten free options. We felt welcome, safe and comfortable, we certainly will be back on our next visit.

Comfortable bed , walking distance to the beach and the shops . Perfect spot for someone who wants to enjoy a walk on the beach and maybe deep into the water a good swim. Easy access to restaurant and also supermarkets.

We stayed in Room 31 with views over the Nelson Bay Marina as a part of the winnings of an instagram competition. The staff were very warm - special thanks to Debbie, who was generous and approachable. Room was clean and tidy, fresh feeling and modern. The balcony to the room has 2 x glass sliding doors - couldn't hear any of the road traffic! We used the pool and sauna - both clean and easily accessible. We visited the onsite cafe - warm, very trendy and great menu accommodating a wide variety of diets. Thanks for an enjoyable stay!!

Hubby and I were on a two week driving tour of Australia so we had been in and out of many hotels/motels. The Hotel Nelson was an unplanned stop, we were supposed to stay with family but at the last minute we decided to stay in a hotel. The Hotel Nelson is a really nice place. Our room was very spacious and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the swimming pool, it was warm and clean and a great place to spend some time. The location of the hotel is convenient to restaurants and stores and was very close to our family.

For our short stay in Nelson Bay we stayed this time at Hotel Nelson. It’s a great place to stay in the Bay! Although an older style hotel it has been refurbished and all the rooms are well appointed and clean. Located right in the heart of the Bay it’s close to shops and the Marina. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The lady on check-out this morning was a bubble of energy (we love you Deb!) We would recommend a stay at Hotel Nelson when you’re next in Nelson Bay.

Love this hotel, have stayed a few times. Always clean and the staff are friendly. Highly recommended staying here. The Little Nel cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, food and coffee is fantastic. Free parking. The pool area is being renovated.

Loved staying at Hotel Nelson, small, modern and fun hotel. Very confortable beds. It is also centrally located, walking distance to all major spots. The breakfast was amazing! Would love to stay again.

Hotel Nelson was a great place to stay, recommended by staff at the tourist information in Nelson Bay. Very convenient location, close to shops & Marina. Staff very friendly & helpful, my room was newly renovated & well equipped for my needs, also was a very quiet room with my own balcony, views of the Bay & town. A walk up to Tomaree Head Summit is well worth it, also a dolphin cruise. A ride on my push bike was rewarding as well.

We stayed for a 1 night stopover on our way up the coast from Sydney to Brisbane. The hotel is in a nice location although quite a trek along the peninsula just for a stopover. It is a good hotel with a comfy bed and kitchenette close to the marina which sadly was deserted when we were there. Wifi was patchy and only basic TV channels. Visited Fingal bay on way out which was a beautiful rocky cove.

The hotel is in convenient location, minutes walk from D’Albora Marinas, wharf and Woolworth. All shops, restaurants and cafes around.We are a family of three, stayed at Deluxe Family room with 2Dbl plus Sofa bed, comfortable beds!

1 Government Road Nelson Bay NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dutchies Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Dutchies Beach is a short stroll from Hotel Nelson , and other popular attractions like Tomaree National Park are within a mile (2 km). This 39-room, 4-star motel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


This motel is home to a café and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 11 AM.


An LCD TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport down comforters and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and an electric kettle.

Property features

At Hotel Nelson , guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

One Bedroom Apartment with Spa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room, Garden View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 657 reviews