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The Hotel Nelson
The Hotel Nelson
8.8 Excellent
40 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 2,795 reviews
8.8

Boasting an outdoor heated pool, The Hotel Nelson is situated in Nelson and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
230 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 139 reviews
8.6

Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park provides comfortable 4.5-star accommodation in Nelson. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

Urban Apartments
Urban Apartments
Nelson, New Zealand
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1.4 km 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.

Gladstone Motel
Gladstone Motel
8.8 Excellent
19 Gladstone Road, Richmond, New Zealand
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11.5 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 181 reviews
8.8

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.

Parautane Lodge
Parautane Lodge
8.9 Excellent
137 Parautane Way, Nelson, New Zealand
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7.6 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 74 reviews
8.9

Parautane Lodge is located in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Trailways Hotel Nelson
Trailways Hotel Nelson
8.7 Excellent
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 2,136 reviews
8.7

Located in Nelson, the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Nelson Airport and offers a seasonal swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The Beachcomber Hotel
The Beachcomber Hotel
8.3 Excellent
23 Beach Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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3.3 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 1,717 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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11.7 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 507 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.

Quest Nelson
Quest Nelson
8.6 Excellent
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 1,560 reviews
8.6

Quest Nelson is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

Tasman Bay Backpackers
Tasman Bay Backpackers
8.9 Excellent
10 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 573 reviews
8.9

Situated a brief drive from The Grampians, Tasman Bay Backpackers provides charming accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Nelson:$110/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$17/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$90 - $144
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$68 - $125
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Parautane Lodge
Parautane Lodge
8.9 Excellent
137 Parautane Way, Nelson, New Zealand
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7.6 km from city centre, Nelson 

Parautane Lodge is located in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
7.9 Good
Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.6 km 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.

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Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent
59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Nelson 

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent
59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$18
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Tasman Bay Backpackers
Tasman Bay Backpackers
8.9 Excellent
10 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Situated a brief drive from The Grampians, Tasman Bay Backpackers provides charming accommodation in Nelson. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

$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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11.7 km 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.

$60
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Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
230 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre,  

Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park provides comfortable 4.5-star accommodation in Nelson. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

$73
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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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0.3 km 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.

$75
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Urban Apartments
Urban Apartments
Nelson, New Zealand
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1.4 km 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.

$91
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The Hotel Nelson
The Hotel Nelson
8.8 Excellent
40 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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1.3 km from city centre,  

Boasting an outdoor heated pool, The Hotel Nelson is situated in Nelson and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$92
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Admirals Motor Inn
Admirals Motor Inn
8.6 Excellent
26 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Admirals Motor Inn is located in Nelson and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers luggage storage, an outdoor pool and a tour desk.

$98
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Hotel prices in Nelson

2 stars or below

$22 - $73

Nelson City Top 10 Holiday Park

No. 1 most popular

$73
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Tasman Bay Backpackers

Best value

$22
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3 stars

$60 - $129

Admirals Motor Inn

No. 1 most popular

Admirals Motor Inn
8.6 Excellent
$98
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The Beachcomber Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$102
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Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Best value

$60
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4 stars and up

$92 - $328

Trailways Hotel Nelson

No. 1 most popular

$113
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The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection

No. 2 most popular

$108
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The Hotel Nelson

Best value

The Hotel Nelson
8.8 Excellent
$92
Avg. per night

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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?

    One of the most popular hotels in Nelson is Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments, which has been reviewed by 400 users and currently has a rating of 8.5/10. Other top-rated locations include The Hotel Nelson and Admirals Motor Inn, which have received 8.8/10 and 8.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.