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10 Best Family Accommodation in Nelson

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Nelson

With amazing outdoor adventures for the kids, like at Tahunanui Beach, the Queen’s Gardens, Rabbit Island and Founders Park, and a mix of fine restaurants and long sunny days for mum and dad, Nelson is an ideal destination for a family getaway. During that time, you’re going to want to find kid-friendly accommodation in Nelson. In this list, we go through the budget-friendly accommodation, luxury apartments and convenient self-catering motels – whatever suits your travel style. Check out our top recommendations in the list of family accommodation in Nelson below!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Nelson for Families and 15 Things to Do in Nelson City.

1. The Wheelhouse Inn

Fantastic sea views, ultimate privacy and enough space for everyone: what’s not to love about The Wheelhouse Inn holiday homes? The Wheelhouse Inn consists of five individual holiday homes elevated on a bush-clad hillside. Each home has all the essentials for an easy and convenient stay, including a full kitchen, TV, laundry machines, free WiFi and a deck/balcony. There are one and two-bedroom houses available, even the one-bedrooms sleeping up to five people. Needless to say, it’s best to have your own transport for a stay at this retreat, yet you’re only a five-minute walk from the waterfront.

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The Wheelhouse Inn© The Wheelhouse Inn

2. Delorenzo Studio Apartments

It’s all too easy at the Delorenzo Studio Apartments, providing great value in the centre of Nelson. This apartment-motel has chic and stylish decor across its 30 rooms, with most apartments featuring a full kitchen, ensuite, spa baths and some even a balcony. Families have a couple of luxurious rooms to choose from: the Superior Double-Spa Studio Apartment and the Executive One-Bedroom Suite, both with a separate bedroom for mum and dad and ample space in the living area and on your private balcony with a barbecue. Communal facilities at the motel include a heated swimming pool in summer and a laundry service. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nelson.

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Delorenzo Studio Apartments© Delorenzo Studio Apartments

3. Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

The Grand Mercure is an attraction in itself. Set in its own village with brickwork laneways and cobbled streets, the setting of the Grand Mercure is sure to get the imaginations of the little ones’ running. Stay in one of the Victorian-styled two-bedroom terraced houses evoking charm with their timber beams, gas fires and tiled bathrooms. The houses have a full kitchen, while there’s also the option of the on-site restaurant. Kids will also love the on-site pool, while mum and dad might appreciate the convenience of the courtesy coach into the city centre.

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco© Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

4. The Sands

The Sands, overlooking Tahunanui Beach, can’t help but transition you into holiday mode. Lapping up the sun throughout the day, The Sands is a range of luxuriously-appointed apartments with private balconies/patios. No tribe is too big for this accommodation, with one, two and three-bedroom apartments available. While you’ll have the conveniences of your own kitchen (with a dishwasher!), Italian-style bathroom, laundry machines, a TV and heat-pump/air-conditioning, there’s also the option to make use of the cafes, bars and takeaways either on-site or within short walking distance.

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The Sands© The Sands

5. Palms Motel

A modern resort-style motel in the heart of Nelson, Palms Motel is well worth considering as family accommodation in Nelson. Set in landscaped grounds and featuring an outdoor pool and barbecue area, the motel makes a pleasant place to enjoy some family time in summer. Not only that, but the motel boasts excellent features, such as Sky TV, full kitchens, electric blankets, double-glazed windows, Satin-jet showers, free WIFi, USB charging ports and more. You’ll find plenty of space in the two-bedroom family units.

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Palms Motel© Palms Motel

6. Saxton Lodge Motel

Although a little out of town, Saxton Lodge Motel is an excellent choice for families thanks to its proximity to the Saxton Field sporting complex with a children’s playground and Aquatic Centre. What’s more, you can enjoy family barbecues in the barbecue facility, as well as easy on-site parking. As for rooms, you can keep things cheap and simple in the Studio Room or enjoy more space in the Two-Bedroom Apartment. The latter has a kitchenette, while all rooms have Sky TV, double-glazed windows and air-conditioning.

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Saxton Lodge Motel© Saxton Lodge Motel

7. Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel

Ultra-affordable cabins, motel units and camping sites can be found at this out-of-town holiday park at the idyllic Tahunanui Beach. While dirt-cheap cabins are available, where you’ll need your own bedding or hire them, the best option for families are the motel accommodation with full bedding and kitchen facilities provided. The holiday park is an excellent option for budgeting families thanks to the children’s playground, large open spaces, mini-golf and outdoor gigs in summer.

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Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel© Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel

8. Quest Nelson

You can hardly do more central, or more contemporary for that matter, than Quest Nelson. The serviced apartment complex provides a luxurious stay for families in their Two-Bedroom Executive Apartment with a fully-equipped and sleek-looking kitchen, dining table and a private balcony. Keep the little ones entertained with the in-house movies available and the DVD collection, while mum and dad can get some help with the laundry facilities and easy express check-out. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Nelson.

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Quest Nelson© Quest Nelson

9. The Beachcomber Inn Hotel & Conference Centre

Located just a short stroll from Tahunanui Beach, The Beachcomber Hotel offers family accommodation in Nelson at an affordable rate. Stay in one of their Family Units with a kitchen and a separate bedroom. As for facilities, you and the kids will have access to an outdoor heated pool, as well as an on-site restaurant, the Saltwater Bar & Kitchen. What’s more, the natural playground of Tahunanui Beach is just a short walk away! See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Nelson for Foodies.

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The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre© The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre

10. Urban Apartments

The Urban Apartments everything a family could need: a central location, two-bedroom units, a compact kitchen for self-catering, a TV with Netflix and plenty of on-site parking. While these serviced apartments are quite compact, they provide great value for families wishing to stay in the heart of Nelson. What’s more, they are modernly furnished and decorated, making for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

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Urban Apartments© Urban Apartments

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