Guest Reviews

Parkside Motel is a modern motel which is well designed, spacious and has all the finishing touches to make a stay relaxing and fun. The owners are very friendly and keep the swimming pool and barbecue in good condition for the benefit of guests. Also well suited for Richmond and the surrounding area.

Ian K

Honestly, I cannot recommend Parkside enough. We had stayed here before under the previous management, so when we heard they were new managers, we were a little concerned… but I have to say our concerns were soon put aside. The bright happy welcoming manner/personality, the little `happy holiday’ cookies we received. We booked in for 7 nights and were treated like Royalty. The extra linen changes and are little `surprises’ were a delight. It was great meeting the family running Parkside and understanding it was a complete NZ family unit running this happy camp. They stopped to speak to us often to check everything was ok. Their cleaning staff was thorough yet quick. This family is just the right family to run this motel. They are all so positive and happy and acknowledge/celebrate special things with you.

Lorraine T

Upmarket, good sized rooms, very recently updated. Heat pumps. Manager very helpful. Cooking facilities (as indicated for studio rooms).

Close to central Richmond. Internet allocation generous, and fast and usable.


ground floor unit, disabled parking at the door, wheelchair accessible bathroom.spacious room, very clean. Super friendly owners, very short distance to Richmond for shopping, dining or entertainment.


I absolutely loved my stay here. My room was very tidy, both kitchen and bathroom was very spacious and the staff were VERY friendly, helpful and bubbly. Perfect customer service. I wished i stayed longer! Highly recommend 🙂


Very comfortable and relaxing stay. Motel very spacious and well laid out for the 2 of us. Easily room for 3 comfortably. The owners could not have been more helpful. Motel was very very clean. Very well equipped for self-catering.


Really enjoyed my stay. Quiet hotel not far from nice takeaways and bars and beautiful beach walks. Large modern tidy rooms comfy beds and nice bathrooms great shower. Free WIFI and all the cooking comforts of home. Really friendly helpful staff. GREAT BBQ


We loved staying at Parkside Motel with Alasdair and Elaine and family. The hosts are so warm and welcoming and went out of their way to assist in any way possible. Our room was excellent – 100% clean, well fitted out and great space and bathroom – perfect for our family of four. A well equipped kitchenette was also provided although we enjoyed eating out, exploring the many nearby pubs and restaurants. The laundry facilities were excellent and the pool lovely to swim and play in. The in-room breakfast including extra large and fluffy pancakes were a real hit with our kids. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend Parkside for anyone visiting the area – it is a very easy drive to the Able Tasman National Park area.


This motel is on a busy road, but if you get a room at the back, it feels like the countryside. Even better if you get one of the rooms on the first floor, with more natural light and a lovely view over the manicured sports field and the paddocks beyond. My room was much less soulless than most motel rooms I’ve stayed in, and the fittings were good, with a really nice bathroom, and the heated pool was an extra bonus. And the staff were really nice too


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Parkside Motel

Alfion Enterprise Limited
42 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.



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