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Urban Apartments
Urban Apartments
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Located in Nelson, Urban Apartments Nelson is within easy reach of Botanical Gardens and Saxton Oval. It also offers a swimming pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Brightwater Motor Inn
Brightwater Motor Inn
7.2 Good
1 Lightband Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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11.2 mi from city centre, Nelson 
GoodBased on 313 reviews
7.2

Brightwater Motor Inn Nelson provides 3-star accommodation, plus luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Trafalgar Lodge
Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent
46 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 3 reviews
8.9

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Gladstone Motel Nelson
Gladstone Motel Nelson
8.9 Excellent
19 Gladstone Road, Richmond, New Zealand
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7.2 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 172 reviews
8.9

Gladstone Motel Richmond is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this modern motel has to offer include a playground, laundry facilities and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Palms Motel
Palms Motel
9.0 Excellent
5 Paru Paru Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 676 reviews
9.0

Palms Motel Nelson provides 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features outdoor tennis courts, a heated pool and a fitness centre.

Abel's Central Backpackers
Abel's Central Backpackers
163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Abel's Central Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It also provides luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.3 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 563 reviews
8.7

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and a library.

Marama Vineyard
Marama Vineyard
10.0 Excellent
114 Haycock Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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10.6 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 16 reviews
10.0

Located in Hope, Marama Vineyard is within a 25-minute drive of Nelson Airport and offers a swimming pool. The various amenities this luxury bed & breakfast features include laundry facilities, luggage storage and an airport shuttle.

The Beachcomber Hotel
The Beachcomber Hotel
8.3 Excellent
23 Beach Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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2.0 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 1,640 reviews
8.3

Situated in Nelson, The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre is within walking distance of Tahunanui Beach and offers an outdoor heated pool. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include babysitting/child services, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
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7.3 mi from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 492 reviews
8.4

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Nelson:$94/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$13/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Monday
$68 - $127
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$57 - $146
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Marama Vineyard
Marama Vineyard
10.0 Excellent
114 Haycock Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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10.6 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Located in Hope, Marama Vineyard is within a 25-minute drive of Nelson Airport and offers a swimming pool. The various amenities this luxury bed & breakfast features include laundry facilities, luggage storage and an airport shuttle.

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Palazzo Motor Lodge
Palazzo Motor Lodge
9.5 Excellent
159 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Located in Nelson, Palazzo Motor Lodge offers stylish, 5-star accommodation close to Christ Church Cathedral. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

3
The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
9.4 Excellent
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.3 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
7.0 Good
42 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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Trafalgar Lodge
Trafalgar Lodge
8.9 Excellent
46 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Trafalgar Lodge provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

6
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
8.0 Excellent
Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre, Nelson 

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.

Cheapest hotels in Nelson, Nelson

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Abel's Central Backpackers
Abel's Central Backpackers
163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Abel's Central Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It also provides luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

$12
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Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
7.0 Good
42 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

$13
Avg. per night
The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
The Innbetween Lodge And Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

INNBetween Lodge & Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and a library.

$22
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Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
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7.3 mi from city centre,  

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

$48
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Mid City Motor Lodge
Mid City Motor Lodge
6.6 Good
218 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Mid City Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Nelson. It is steps from the Nelson Provincial Museum and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

$56
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Apartments Paradiso
Apartments Paradiso
7.0 Good
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Apartments Paradiso provides 3.5-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features an outdoor pool, a sauna and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$58
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Downtown Backpackers
Downtown Backpackers
6.1 Good
131 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Downtown Backpackers & Accommodation is set in Nelson and is close to local attractions, including Christ Church Cathedral. It also offers a sun deck, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$61
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Urban Apartments
Urban Apartments
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Located in Nelson, Urban Apartments Nelson is within easy reach of Botanical Gardens and Saxton Oval. It also offers a swimming pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

$67
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Hotel prices in Nelson

2 stars and under

$12 - $61

Downtown Backpackers

#1 Most popular

$61
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Abel's Central Backpackers
$12
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Paradiso Backpackers

Best value

$13
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3 stars

$48 - $114

Collingwood Manor

#1 Most popular

Collingwood Manor
9.5 Excellent
$114
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Brightwater Motor Inn

#2 Most popular

$71
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Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Best value

$48
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4 stars +

$109 - $164

The Sails Nelson

#1 Most popular

The Sails Nelson
9.4 Excellent
$122
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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

#2 Most popular

$130
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Gladstone Motel Nelson

Best value

$109
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About Nelson

Renowned for its arts and crafts scene, Nelson is the second-oldest city in New Zealand and boasts a picturesque setting on Tasman Bay. It claims to be within one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions and lies on the doorstep of sweeping vineyards and spectacular national parks.

Things to do

Nelson has long lured creative people, with more than 350 artists and craftspeople living in the city. There are plenty of working studios and art galleries to peruse featuring traditional, contemporary and Maori work, so you can find a unique piece to take home with you.

Stemming from the annual Wearable Art Awards in Nelson, Nelson now has its own World of Wearable Art Museum. Get up close to these unique international fashion designs that look well and truly outside of the box, as well as a collection of classic cars.

Nelson serves as the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, a large wilderness reserve that is home to little blue penguins, seal colonies and bottlenose dolphins. Follow the Abel Tasman Coast Track along its white sandy beaches and coastal ridges or slowly paddle across its clear blue waters on a kayaking adventure.

Want to experience the historic side of Nelson? Then make a stop at Founders Heritage Park, which brings together a collection of historic buildings housing artisan foods, locally made artworks and an award-winning brewery. A short heritage railway offers train rides around the park, with its quaint streets interspersed with village greens and landscaped gardens.

Getting around

Nelson Airport is located around 15 minutes’ drive south-west of the city and has flight connections across New Zealand. Buses connect Nelson with destinations across the South Island, while the city centre is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.

Nelson travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Nelson?

    500 reviews rated The Sails Nelson with an average score of 9.4/10. It may also be worth looking into the Trailways Hotel Nelson, which received a rating of 8.7/10 from 2,048 reviews. Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments could also be a good option, with a score of 8.5/10 from 400 reviews.