Very good 7.8
Based on 9 reviews

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About this property


Designed for both business and leisure travel, Brightwater Motor Inn is ideally situated in Brightwater; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 22 km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Brightwater Motor Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as car park, meeting facilities, restaurant, bar can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Brightwater Motor Inn is home to 18 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Nelson, make Brightwater Motor Inn your home away from home.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Getting around

  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed
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When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 22 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 18
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
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Very good

based on 9 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Location 6.7
  • Room comfort and quality 9.1
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 7.8
  • Food and dining 6.4
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TOMOKO from Japan
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in May 2013
nice room ! nice place and nice stuff !
comfortable bed,close to lake taipo, high sence room
this motel was almost perfect for us.kind stuff,free wifi,near lake,quiet place. i prefer that the room has big window and back garden.i want to stay more longer next time.
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Sarah from New Zealand
Solo travelers
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in May 2013
perfect for what we needed
clean , tidy, ideal location
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Dian from Indonesia
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in April 2013
A good place to rest before heading to Greymouth
Friendly staff, the restaurant and value for money
We arrived quite late in the hotel there was only one staff working the for the reception and their busy restaurant, still I got a lovely welcome from her. I also ordered some food from the restaurant it was a huge portion of food with fresh salad and it taste delicious.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Dorothy from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012
Beside the main road.
Clean, good restaurant, helpful.
During our 3 day stay I think everyone in South Island drove past my bedroom. I was the nearest room to the road and it was fully booked. I would assume other rooms were farther away and quieter.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Winston from Singapore
Families with young children
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in January 2013
Great staff who are ready to help always
Great staff from reception to housekeeping.
Nice clean place not far from Richmond and Nelson City. A few small issues: i) the hot water tank keeps making creaking noises, ii)the large bathroom can do with a few more wall hangers iii) kitchen not fully equipped for cooking
Reviewed January 06, 2013

Winston from Singapore
Families with young children
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in January 2013
Great staff who are ready to help
Staff who tried their best to accommodate to our various needs
agoda website does not provide the flexibility to indicate additional children staying with parents - this need to be fixed. some hotels/motels charge a small fee for each child and are happy to accommodate a small family. this motel, though slightly out of town, is run by staff who are really guest and service-oriented. whatever shortcomings (like lack of full kitchen) are easily overcome by the great staff who are friendly and always ready to help.
Reviewed January 05, 2013

Marco from Switzerland
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in December 2012
out of town but all you need
clean, friendly, cheaper
although it is situated out of town, it is only a 5 minutes drive to richmond, and for the price we paid it was really worth it. the rooms are clean and tidy although they do not give a sense of luxury, but there is all one needs, and people are friendly.
Reviewed January 01, 2013

Linda from United Kingdom
1 Bedroom
Stayed one night in November 2012
Basic motel next to a main highway
Has a bar and restaurant on site
This motel is suituated next to a busy highway which can be heard in the rooms. The rooms were clean but tired and ready for refurbishment. As a bonus the staff were very friendly and helpful
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Andrea from Italy
1 Bedroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
Comodo per visitare Abel Tasman e Nelson
Camere spaziose
Soggiornato per poter visitare l'Abel Tasman National Park (30-40km di distanza).
Reviewed January 06, 2013


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