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The Hotel Nelson

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Executive Apartment, 4 Bedrooms | Living area | 40-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV
Studio, Kitchen | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Hotel Nelson

The Hotel Nelson

4.0 star property
Suburban hotel with outdoor pool, near Nelson College

9.0/10 Superb

775 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
40 Waimea Road, Nelson, 7010

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nelson South

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 11 min drive


  • Chokdee - 11 min walk
  • East St - 13 min walk
  • Cafe Affair - 13 min walk
  • Paasha - 13 min walk
  • Cod & Lobster Brasserie - 14 min walk

About this property

The Hotel Nelson

A great choice for a stay in Nelson, The Hotel Nelson is only 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Flames on 40, which serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and comfortable guest rooms.


Afrikaans, English, Hindi, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast on weekday mornings (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Flames on 40 – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 8.00 and NZD 28.00 for adults, and NZD 5.00 and NZD 28.00 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 30.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Quality Inn Nelson
Quality Nelson
Leisure Hotel Nelson
Hotel Nelson
The Hotel Nelson Hotel
The Hotel Nelson Nelson
The Hotel Nelson Hotel Nelson

Frequently asked questions

Does The Hotel Nelson offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Hotel Nelson does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Hotel Nelson?
As of 28 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Hotel Nelson on 23 February 2023 start from €99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Hotel Nelson?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Hotel Nelson?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Hotel Nelson?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Hotel Nelson?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking and electric car charging are available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Hotel Nelson?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Hotel Nelson and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden. The Hotel Nelson also has access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Hotel Nelson?
Yes, Flames on 40 offers al fresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Chokdee (11-min walk), East St (13-min walk) and Cafe Affair (13-min walk).
What's the area around The Hotel Nelson like?
The Hotel Nelson is in Nelson South, a short 10-minute walk from Nelson Hospital and 12 minutes' walk from Christ Church Cathedral.







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10/10 Exceptional

Ann, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First time staying. Found the unit to be spacious for 4 people. Quiet.
Fiona, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Check in was a bit awkward, we had pre-arranged a later check in due to travel and the lady seemed somewhat confused when I arrived and lacking in customer service. The room had somebody else’s hair stuck on the bathroom mirror, yuck. And the carpet had receded at the door from the tiles leaving a sharp edge (room 1). It was also quite noisey in the mornings with cleaning staff at the back of the property talking next to loudly.
Stuart, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All good. Late arrival
Kathryn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ludger, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I found the room very dark also having the shower over the bath was wierd. I would of liked to have more than 2 tea bags per day in room and our milk was left on chair not put in fridge which was a strange thing to do. Staff was lovely and friendly just sad the room was so dark and bathroom shower difficult.
Barbara, 4-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Liz, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would recommend Hotel Nelson, hotel was modern, clean, could walk to CBD. Pleasant staff, good parking, safe & quiet.
Nancy, 2-night family trip
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