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Located in central Nelson, opposite Trafalgar Park, Kings Gate Motel has free WiFi, a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and barbecue facilities. This 4-star motel offers complimentary secure luggage and bike storage.

Studios and apartments at the motel feature a 40-inch Smart TV with Netflix and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Each also includes a kitchenette. The King studios the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments feature air conditioning.

Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson is 0.8 mi from Kings Gate Motel, while Tahunanui Beach is 3.1 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Nelson Airport, 6.2 mi from the accommodations. Just 5 minutes walk to the center of town.

This is our guests' favorite part of Nelson, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Kings Gate Motel has been welcoming guests since May 11, 2016

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Nelson, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Breakfast to go

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Kings Gate Motel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beach
  • Tahunanui Beach

    Tahunanui Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Trafalgar Park
    0.1 miles
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson
    0.6 miles
  • Tahunanui Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Milcrest Estate Nelson
    10.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The River cafe
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Nelson Jazz Club Inc
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar DeVille
    0.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Tahunanui Beach
    1.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Nelson Airport
    3.9 miles
  • Marlborough Airport
    34.8 miles
How to get to Kings Gate Motel from Nelson Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Kings Gate Motel
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Kings Gate Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Kings Gate Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Bookings made within 48hrs of check-in may have the full amount of the accommodations charged to your card. Payment will incur a 2.5% credit card surcharge.

Check-ins after 8pm can be arranged. Full payment is be required before arrival. Please contact us to request this option. Late check-ins will not be granted for same day bookings.

We have a strict no noise, no party and no noisy gathering policy at all times of the day and night. Loud conversations, drunken behavior, yelling, swearing and the playing of loud music will not be tolerated. Guests who do not comply with this policy will be required to leave immediately without refund.

All units are nonsmoking/vaping. Please smoke/vape away from open windows or doors. You will be asked to leave without refund if you smoke/vape in your room. In addition you will be charged a $300 cleaning fee.

No pets or animals are permitted on the property. You be asked to leave without refund if you bring a pet/animal onto the property. In addition you will be be charged a $300 cleaning fee.

To stay at this property a valid credit card is required at check-in.

Payments by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge.

The swimming pool is closed for the season and will re-open 1 November 2022.

Please inform Kings Gate Motel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Fri, May 01, 2020 until Wed, Sept 30, 2020

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Fri, Oct 09, 2020 until Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Fri, Apr 16, 2021 until Sat, Nov 20, 2021

FAQs about Kings Gate Motel

  • The prices at Kings Gate Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kings Gate Motel by:

    • Taxi 15min

  • Kings Gate Motel is 1,650 feet from the center of Nelson.

  • Kings Gate Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, Kings Gate Motel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Kings Gate Motel include:

    • Studio
    • Apartment

  • Check-in at Kings Gate Motel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.