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

By a verified traveller on Mon 21 May 2018

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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. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a microwave in a common area and a fridge 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.

Twin Single

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$60* Per night/room 22 Aug. - 23 Aug.

Twin Double Plus Single

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Wakatu Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 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 (10) Family (1)
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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2 out of 5
Nice and friendly patrons&staff close to every thing

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Hotel in noisey night life

Pros: Close to city centre
Cons: Very tired decor
Area has pubs open till early hours and noise was loud so sleep impossible prior to 4am!

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Wakatu Hotel also features a BBQ, 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
  • Fridge 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 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. This Nelson hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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

Food & Drink

Sports Bar – This sports bar specialises 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 arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and a lock box code. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival 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.

Pets

  • 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. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 are 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
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts

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 ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.