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"Excellent customer service, the staff was very accommodating and the place is very handy , will recommend . " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At The Wakatu Hotel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of The Suter and Nelson Provincial Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 19 rooms feature free WiFi. Limited housekeeping is available.

Sports Bar serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Nelson City Centre hotel include Montgomery Square and Queens Gardens.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$78* Per night/room 10 Jul. - 11 Jul.

Twin Double Plus Single

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Single

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Wakatu Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Wakatu Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Excellent customer service, the staff was very accommodating and the place is very handy , will recommend .

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2020

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3 out of 5
PRO - Close to centre of city CON - Light bulbs missing in room and bathroom. Quite noisy from traffic.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
Air con unit humming outside our room window, but didn’t have our own air con or fan to cool our room so had to have the window open. Found box of condoms beside the bed.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Thanks was lovely to stay here meet some lovely people n bar people were very good so all good

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2019 by Wakatu

Thankyou for you feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay.

1 out of 5
Smells bad stains everywhere on wall and floor. Sheets on the bed were disgusting we couldn’t even stay there the night waste of money

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jan. 2019 by Wakatu

Good morning. I am sorry to hear that you had issues. Can you please let me know what room you are talking about as I have been through the rooms and fail to see one with the stains mentioned as our rooms have just been repainted and a number with new carpet. I am also at a loss with the smell ? The sheets are laundered daily through Alsco Linen. so I need to know what was wrong with them. I feel that issues need to be addressed whilst you are in the hotel, not via bad feedback once you have left. Appreciate more contact,

5 out of 5

Central to everything

Warming and welcoming staff. Surprised to have an ensuite in our room considering the cost of the room was so cheap.

Posted by , from auckland nz on 21 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 May 2018 by Wakatu

Thankyou for taking the time to review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay :D

3 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Pros: Cheap. Location, Service
Cons: Shower wall linings need replacing
Location: Great location on the eastern edge of Nelson CBD. Very close to restaurants, bars, shops etc.
The cheapest place in town so didn't expect much. Reception / welcome was friendly and fast - efficient. Room was clean and all we needed for somewhere to just sleep for a night. Shower wall covering was peeling but all other aspects were ok. Location was very good - close to centre of town

Posted by , from Marlborough, NZ on 26 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Mar. 2018 by Wakatu

Thankyou, hope you enjoyed your stay here and in Nelson.

4 out of 5

Nelson Holidays

Very nice town so beautiful places around Nelson and I very love Abel Tasman National Park I got a lots of experience on this vacation

Posted by , from Bali-Indonesia on 3 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jan. 2018 by Wakatu

So glad you enjoyed your time here.

4 out of 5

.Whakatu Hotel, Nelson NZ

Pros: As above
Cons: The tea/coffee making facilities.
Location: In the heart of Nelson, close to all facilities.
Always interesting to stay at the Whakatu with tis old world charm and atmosphere. New management this time but services still the same and pleasing.

Posted by , from West Australia on 13 Apr. 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The Wakatu Hotel also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Nelson hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1865
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Wakatu Hotel offers 19 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. This Nelson hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Sports Bar - This sports bar specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to At the bar This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to At the bar
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 5 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property does not provide bed linens for the Dormitory Bunkroom room type. Guests must bring their own.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Private entrance

Hotel Names

  • Wakatu Hotel Nelson
  • Wakatu Hotel
  • Wakatu Nelson

You should know

  • Children 5 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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