The Wakatu Hotel

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Overview of The Wakatu Hotel

The Wakatu Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Nelson with restaurant and bar/lounge

5.9/10 Good

67 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is €54
Price available on 23/05/2022
83 Collingwood Street, Nelson, 7010
Main amenities
  • 19 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Limited housekeeping
  • BBQs
  • Free self-parking
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nelson City Centre
  • Montgomery Square - 1 min drive
  • Trafalgar Park - 1 min drive
  • Richmond Mall - 13 min drive
  • Mapua Wharf - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 10 min drive

About this property

The Wakatu Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Nelson with a stay at The Wakatu Hotel. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travellers like the restaurant.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • 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 the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1865
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Wakatu Hotel Nelson
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

The room we had was clean and tidy as was the attached ensuite. The overall decor was dated and shabby. We had a friendly but disinterested interaction with staff who gave inadequate directions on how to get to our room. Parking was cramped and full, we did manage to nab the last spot though. We had to mount rickety stairs to get to our room, though the corridor was narrow and dingy. Fortunately we had crisp white bed linen which ultimately saved the experience from being a complete disaster.
Maria, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Decent but not great
The place was ok, what you expect from an old hotel. Bed was a bit too soft for my liking. It was good enough for the price.
Nick, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The room smelled like cigarettes and it didn't feel clean. There was no wifi even though it said there was free wifi, I was given no info on wifi availability - but couldn't find any anyway. The bed was super uncomfortable and our neighbour was playing heavy metal at a very loud volume. It was just really disappointing and uncomfortable for us to stay there. We ended up checking out half an hour after checking in.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

SELINA, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

No frills, but does the job
Dated and definitely no frills, but clean, comfortable and everything worked with no problems. Smooth check in, good central location, and friendly staff too.
Hamish, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Bed, clean but old worn uncomfortable mattress. No proper coat hangers, tatty worn bedside table. Broken windows repaired with cardboard and tape. Dismal appearance
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very basic but clean. Manager Alyssa was great and very accommodating. Food in bar very nice and cheap
Maree, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

It was OK for a free night
Nothing special, but has a good location
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It’s too expensive for what it is. Plus the fire alarm was triggered at 6:30am and it kept going fue a while. No one showed up to deal with it
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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