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8.9

Excellent
13.6% this month
/10
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Housekeeping26
Shops9
View7
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 580 meters to the beach
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Woolworths Nelson Bay

150 m

Vomo the store

200 m

D'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay

220 m

Closest landmarks
Nelson Bay Medical Centre

330 m

The Pipeline

350 m

Nelson Bay parking

600 m

Dutchmans Beach

820 m

Nelson Bay

870 m

Hotel Nelson

"Great hotel in the main streets ove"

Terry - March 18, 2022
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Hotel Nelson

3-7 Government Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Nelson Bay part of Port Stephens, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 580 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Steamroom

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportNewcastle Airport (NTL)
Distance to airport29.7 km

Rooms available at Hotel Nelson

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment with Bay View - Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Apartment with Bay View
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Queen Room with Town View
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed ...
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Standard Family Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe King Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Nelson?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Hotel Nelson?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Nelson has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Nelson?

Hotel Nelson features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Nelson?

Hotel Nelson does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Nelson?

Hotel Nelson is located in Nelson Bay, famous for good restaurants such as The Little Nel Cafe, Sharkys and Jumbo Palace Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Nelson?

Hotel Nelson is located in Nelson Bay area which features shopping places such as Vomo the store and Port Stephens Community Art Centre.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Nelson?

Guests at Hotel Nelson can easily visit Tom Odwyer Memorial Oval located in the Nelson Bay area.

What popular beaches are close to Hotel Nelson?

Guests at Hotel Nelson can easily visit Dutchmans Beach, Nelson Bay and Little Beach in the Nelson Bay area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Nelson?

Hotel Nelson is located in the Nelson Bay area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as The Pipeline, Kurrara Hill and Fly Point.

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What people love about Hotel Nelson

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great hotel in the main streets ove"

    Terry

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    March 18, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Yes I will recommending my friends to visit your hotel"

    Jennifer

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    October 25, 2021

  • 8

    Very good

    "Has a great cafe downstairs that does get very busy (so best to get there early)."

    Theresa

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    May 17, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 808 Port Stephens properties
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Value for money score
8.4/10
Location score
9.3/10
Service score
9/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
99
%
of Port Stephens properties
Better than
99
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of Port Stephens properties
Better than
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of Port Stephens properties
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
2,022 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
The Marina across the road with lots of choices where to eat...
Freda from Australia
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More about Hotel Nelson

More about Hotel Nelson

Hotel Nelson

Hotel Nelson provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service and luggage storage.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Hotel Nelson include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the steam room. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing and motorized water sports. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the hotel. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel scores higher than 98% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 99% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

17 mentions

Swimming Pool

14 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

The Little Nel Cafe

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
3-7 Government Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports

  • Newcastle Airport (NTL)
    29.7 km
  • Taree Airport (TRO)
    98.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Nelson Bay Medical Centre
    330 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    80 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)36

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 39
  • Year property opened1985
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Hotel Nelson from real guests

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8.8
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10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.3
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.9
Value for money8.4
High score for Port Stephens
Rating
9+ Exceptional (63)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (23)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (36)
Jun - Aug (33)
Sep - Nov (34)
Dec - Feb (26)
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9.7
Exceptional
Anthony from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Location, location, location!”

Close to shops, great cafe, very friendly staff

So close to the marina, you can jump in and swim with the dolphins from your balcony. Just a short stroll through the arcade, which is practically in the resort, you are in the heart of Nelson Bay. You don't even need to start your car on your whole trip as everything is under your doorstep. Great cafe at the reception of the hotel and staff so friendly. Only bummer of the trip is that we had no TV reception. The staff told us that if we had spoken up, then they would have fixed it. Never mind, they offered us a discount rate for our next visit to the resort. We will definitely go back there again one day. The whole family loved the resort and Nelson Bay is a lovely place.

Reviewed April 29, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Rebecca from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe King Spa Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Location perfect”

Weekend away with my teenage daughter and was very happy with the hotel. Great location right in the heart of Nelson Bay. Great little coffee shop/restaurant at hotel and very much in demand as you'll see by the people lining up to get a table. Even though on main street double glass doors kept noise completely out but allowed you to take in the partial ocean views. Great facilities with gym, pool and bbq area. Can't forget to mention very comfortable bed and pillows and parking is included too. Would definitely come back to Hotel Nelson.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Alex from Australia
Family with young children
Family room Standard
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Unexpected delight”

We stayed one night at the Nelson on our way home from Byron. It exceeded our expectations and we would definitely stay here again. It is such a great little hotel. The rooms were clean, very comfortable and stylish. The heated pool and bbq area was fabulous and you could t beat the location in Nelson Bay. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed January 19, 2021

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Hi Alex, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our accommodation and facilities, & so happy to hear you will be back to stay with us again. Thank You for your review and we will look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Responded March 20, 2021
Hotel Nelson
10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Amazing hotel with friendly staff”

An excellent hotel to stay in. Exceptionally friendly staff and fantastic restaurant (Little Nels). Standard room is really big and balcony is always a plus! Pool is great but we spent most of our time at the beaches! Location is excellent for getting around Nelson bay. No complaints.

Reviewed January 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Cathy from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Perfect location for cruising the Bay”

The staff were fantastic and the room was so clean!! The beds were so comfortable and even though it's on the main road, we didn't hear any traffic at all!! It's so close to everything! When I come to Nelsons Bay again, it will definitely be The Nelson that I stay at!!!

Reviewed November 16, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Not my idea of a "resort", but definitely a lovely motel”

Not my idea of a "resort", but definitely a lovely Motel with pool and top notch restaurant. Would recommend to anyone for a stay in Nelson Bay and will stay there again myself. Staff were lovely and didn't mind that I left my car parked there after checkout whilst we went down to the Marina for the morning, which I thought was quite nice of them.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Caryn from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Comfortable and well located”

We had a lovely room close to lots of restaurants, shops and the marina. The room was very comfortable with good facilities for preparing snacks in the kitchen. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay at Nelson Bay for a night or longer.

Reviewed January 29, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Elina from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great location, comfortable stay!”

Superb location within walking distance to the marina. Hotel breakfast was amazing at The Little Nelson. Rooms are clean, but walls are thin and we could hear people talking next door in the middle of the night. There were some ants crawling near the door when we checked-in as well. The washroom is huge, water pressure is good. Reception staff was nice and helpful. Gym was well-maintained. Will stay here again!

Reviewed June 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Maree from Australia
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 1 night in June 2020

Lovely but...”

I really liked this accommodation for the location and decor but in staying there we found a few things that were in need of repair. The toilet and shower leaked, therefore we always needing a towel placed in front of toilet. We also found the pillows were really way too high for the softness of the bed and therefore could not get comfortable. The restaurant at Hotel Nelson had great delicious food and for that reason alone I would return to this accommodation.

Reviewed July 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Lorena from Australia
Couple
Room Deluxe Bay View
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Exceptional”

Hotel nelson is located right in the middle of town, central to everything. The staff were very welcoming and happy to accommodate my requests. Pool was lovely and warm with beautiful landscaping. The little Nel situated just below the hotel was perfect for breakfast with a terrific choice for meals.

Reviewed October 12, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kim from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great place to stay!”

Loved staying here, fantastic location across the road from the marina, with shops close by.. great staff and restaurant.. huge comfortable bed and very quiet, with a balcony overlooking Nelson Bay marina.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Cynthia from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in June 2011

Great hotel room and location”

Location and room

hotel location is centralized and the family suite is nice and spacious. my son loved the room very much. however, it would be great to have a lift for the 3 levels as it is rather challenging to climb the stairs to 3rd floor with big luggages. overall great stay in nelson lodge!

Reviewed June 12, 2011

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9.6
Exceptional
Sonny from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Clean spacious room 2 min from Nelson Bay”

Room that we got was clean and newly renovated 2 years ago. There was free parking at the premise and you can walk to Nelson Bay if you want to dine out or take the dolphin/whale cruise.

Reviewed June 25, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Clarissa from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Clean, lovely and spacious 3 bedroom appartment.”

modern design, lots of space

the resort comes with a heated pool, a tennis court and cooking facilities. the rooms are spacious and clean, with cool adjoining balconies. plus, it is located extremely near the beach where you can book tours for port stephens and within walking distance of numberous places to eat. a very reasonably priced resort!

Reviewed December 27, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Belinda from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Great location, staff & experience”

Great experience. There was a misunderstanding with our room booking, but the manager was great & offered is a discounted bfast. They are in the process of renovations but it didn't seem to affect us getting around and using the facilities. I would highly recommend visiting The Nelson.

Reviewed October 25, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Nhu from Vietnam
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Excellent”

Perfect location for one night stay at Nelson Bay with a fantastic view and amazing food from the restaurant The Little Net! Really enjoyed my stay there!

Reviewed September 27, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Jessica from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Good service and great food”

+ Would definitely recommend this resort: Great location as it was very near (just opposite) the bay, good service from the night check-in reception staff, great breakfast and lunch at The Little Nel (would definitely recommend guests to eat there), plenty of bars and restaurants that are open at night, spacious apartment (thankful to be upgraded to a 2-bedroom apartment). - Had booked the resort because it says "24 hours check-in allowed" and was expecting the reception to be opened 24 hours. However, we had to call the night reception service when we arrived as the reception had closed at 8.30pm. It was a problem for us as we did not have a local phone line. It was all good after that when we managed to make the call. Check-in was smooth and staff was very helpful. - Toilet floor was dirty and greasy.

Reviewed October 21, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Australia
Couple
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Bay View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Fantastic”

Will be back to stay. Great location and very very clean. Staff were great and the Cafe - to die for. Great for couples and families. Couldn't speak more highly of The Nelson Resort.

Reviewed July 14, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Rose from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Retiree travellers 👴🏻👵🏻”

This was our 3rd stay at The Nelson, in a great position in town the Little Nel cafe below for great breakfasts and lunches and just across the road from the Marina,shops, park, restaraunts etc

Reviewed August 13, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Jenn from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

A bit pricy for size of room.”

On our recent road trip north The Nelson was comparatively expensive but we still enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed March 02, 2017

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