Waimarie On

Nelson, New Zealand
Secure bike storage
Scenic location
Free unlimited wifi
Large Units
Free off-street parking
On-site laundry

Tranquil and charming accommodation, nestled in the heart of Nelson City Centre.

Waimarie on Riverside offers central Nelson motel and apartment self-catering accommodation in an attractive garden setting beside the Maitai River. Whether you’re travelling for business, going on a family holiday, or planning a weekend getaway, we have something to suit your needs and budget.

The Perfect Location

Located alongside the Maitai river, Waimarie on Riverside provides you with the ideal city-centre location nestled in the beauty of the gardens and the river.  It is the perfect base for your Top of the South adventures.

Your Hosts

Alison and Robin

Alison and Robin have owned Waimarie on Riverside for 20 years and have been successfully hosting both domestic, international and corporate travellers ever since. They both enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience of the Nelson and Tasman Region with their guests and welcome back many repeat customers from around New Zealand and all corners of the Globe.


What our guests have said

“My very favourite place… The location was great. Close to iSITE . The Staff were absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble.

The accommodation itself was so comfortable and would have to be THE best place I have ever stayed at and was real value for money.”

“Ideal stop off on our way south. I arrived in Nelson after a long flight from London. Host was very welcoming as was her cute little dog. The apartment was clean and well equipped. Very convenient with shops, eateries and riverside walk all within easy walking distance. Good wifi and off street parking.

The host was very helpful and advised us of bad weather arriving from the West so we were able to change our plans and go East. I am so glad we did as bridges and paths were washed away. We were able to enjoy the sunshine away from the floods.”

“Very pretty little motel, right by the riverside and only a short walk from Nelson town centre.

The lady who checked us in, who I presume is the owner, was lovely and very helpful with directions to the town and the riverside walk.

Well equipped, clean and very comfortable room and bed and very quiet, considering how close it is to the town. A lovely little gem of a motel which I would be more than happy to return to.”

“The best place I ever stayed! Friendly reception where nothing was too much trouble. The room had everything and was so comfortable with a lovely hot shower. And use of the laundry facilities at a very reasonable price!”

“We enjoyed three nights in this pleasant studio unit which we used as a base to explore the area.

The attractively decorated studio unit was light and airy with a balcony and close to shops, restaurants etc.”

“Great spot! Our unit was clean, spacious and in a good location close to everything. We received great advice to go to Urban restaurant which was very good, and to go to the Saturday morning market which was also good. Enjoyed our short stay here.”

“This was the most perfect location of our trip as well as accommodation that went above and beyond the call of duty. Spacious and ticked every box imaginable. Location was perfect as well.

The lady who checked us in (sorry name forgotten) was absolutely lovely and so helpful. Makes us realise how different the NZ people are compared to the UK (and not in a good way). Would recommend 100%, my only regret being that it was only one night.”

Visit Nelson in Style

+64 (03) 548 9418


45 Collingwood Street, Nelson City 7010 New Zealand


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