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Riverlodge Motel Nelson

Accommodation in Nelson

Riverlodge Motel offers 11 comfortable and well-appointed units for you to choose from. All our units have LCD TVs with Sky and Freeview and free unlimited WiFi access; they are self-contained with most of them including cooking facilities.

The spacious access apartment in the rear building features an extra large open-plan living area suitable for group gatherings, family reunions or meetings. The four interconnecting units in this separate building sleep up to 13 people, and are a great choice for small groups. To accommodate a larger group, add on some of our other well-appointed units.

Please contact us with your group enquiry, we are happy to help.

north-facing studio unit

Queen Studio

Sunny upstairs north-facing studio unit with a queen bed. Well equipped kitchenette, including hotplates. Cosy dining and lounge area. Bathroom with shower or shower over bath and complimentary toiletries. Outside seating.

sunny upstairs twin studio

Twin Studio

Sunny upstairs north-facing studio unit with double bed and single bed. Sleeps up to 3 people. Well equipped kitchenette, including hotplates. Cosy dining and lounge area. Private bathroom with separate toilet and shower. Complimentary toiletries. Outside seating.

Maitai Studio

Maitai Studio

Sunny north-facing studio unit with queen bed and tea and coffee-making facilities. Bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries. Upstairs or downstairs – enquire for availability. Upstairs offers good privacy with separate entrance. Downstairs has outside seating.

ground-floor spacious two-bedroom apartment

2-Bedroom Family Apartment

Spacious ground-floor apartment, which sleeps up to 7 people. Queen bed and single bed in one bedroom, double bed and single bed in 2nd bedroom. Additional single bed in large lounge. Full-size kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and cooktop. Comfortable dining and living area with sliding door to patio. Bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries.

one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to 5 persons

1-Bedroom Family Apartment

Spacious ground-floor apartment, which sleeps up to 5 people. Queen bed and single bed in bedroom, two single beds in spacious lounge. Full-size kitchen with fridge, oven and cooktop. Comfortable dining and living area with sliding door to patio. Bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries.

one-bedroom unit with wheelchair access facilities

1-Bedroom Access Apartment

Very spacious ground-floor apartment with wheelchair access, which sleeps up to 5 people. Bedroom with queen and single bed, two single beds in large lounge. Extra spacious open-plan living with full-size kitchen including fridge/freezer, oven and cooktop, large dining table and comfortable lounge area. Bathroom with disabled access, floor-level shower and spa bathtub. Complimentary toiletries. Small patio with seating. Suitable for group gatherings. Interconnecting units available, sleeping up to 13 people.

one-bedroom unit with full kitchen facilities

1-Bedroom Apartment

Private ground-floor apartment, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the lounge. Sleeps up to 3 people. Full kitchen with stove, cosy dining and lounge area with sliding door to small private deck with seating. Private bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries.

Families Welcome

  • Infant rate up to 2 years $15/night
  • Complimentary cot and highchair available

Room Facilities

  • LCD TV with Sky and Freeview
  • Free UNLIMITED WiFi
  • All units non-smoking
  • Complimentary plunger coffee
    (tea and hot chocolate)
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric blankets and heaters
  • Radio/alarm clock
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Free bag storage
  • Off-street parking

Motel Facilities/Services

  • Guest BBQ
  • Guest laundry
  • Daily room service
  • Continental breakfast, pre-order
  • Complimentary newspaper, pre-order

Amenities and Affiliations


Sky TV

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Reception hours: 8.30am–12pm and 2pm–8.30pm
Check-In: Check-in is available from 2pm till 8.30pm on the day of arrival. A valid ID and credit card details will be requested at check-in. The motel reserves the right to preauthorise the c/card details for the period of the stay.
Late Check-In: For check-in after reception hours please contact us in advance on (03) 548-3094 or email info@riverlodgenelson.co.nz to arrange a late check-in or key collection. Prepayment of the 1st night will be required. Guests who do not contact us may be charged a late check-in fee of ($50).
Check-Out: Is by 10am on day of departure.
Cancellation: Cancellation or modifications have to be made in writing (email). Up to 2 calendar days before the date of arrival there is no charge. If cancelled or modified in the 2 days before arrival or on the day of arrival full charges may incur. Cancellation policy also applies for early departure. Policy differs for group bookings of 10+ people or 4+ units.
Deposit/Payments: Reservation guaranteed by provided credit card. Balance of accommodation to be paid at check-in. Any extras to be settled before departure.

Policy for Group Bookings (applies to all bookings for 10+ people or 4+ units)

Reservation: To secure a group booking 30% of the total amount for the booking is required as deposit.
Cancellation: Cancellations and modifications can be made free of charge till 4 calendar weeks before the date of arrival. If cancelled or modified in the week before the date of arrival the whole amount for the booking may be charged.
Payments: The full booking amount less the deposit is due one calendar week before the date of arrival. Payments can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For transfers please use the following account number and enter the family name, as used to make the booking, as Particulars. 38-9017-0807397-00.

General Policies

Children: All children are welcome. Infants up to 2 years are charged $15 per night. Full rates apply for older children. A cot and highchair are available free of charge from reception, subject to availability.
Pets: We do not allow pets in our guest rooms. Exception guide dogs, please contact us before you book.
Smoking: All our units are smoke free. Please smoke outside, as far from open windows, doors and other guests as possible. In the event of smoke being detected in the room we reserve the right to charge the registered guest for costs incurred in returning the room to its non smoking status and any resulting loss of income.
Visitors: Visitors are permitted at the manager's discretion. Visitors may not outnumber guests, maximum of 4 visitors. Visitors have to be off the premises by 8.30pm.
Damage: The registered guest is responsible for the behaviour of all associated guests/visitors whilst on the property. Damage to the motel property and any costs associated with inappropriate behaviour resulting in loss of income to the motel, will be charged to the registered guest.