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The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection

1 Point Road Monaco, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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#28 of 42 hotels in Nelson
Our unique establishment is an 'Olde Worlde' English Country Pub & Hotel situated on Nelson's Monaco Peninsula. Come and join us, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the true Honest Lawyer experience. Quench your thirst with a drink by the bar, or relish a hearty meal in our Restaurant and choose from an extensive range of wines and beers. You could choose to stay longer in our distinctive Hotel accommodation, decorated in English Country style. We also cater for Weddings, Conferences & Functions offering professional, efficient and friendly service.
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wmacdonald2016 wrote a review Mar 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand4 contributions
We visited Nelson for the weekend of 5/8th of March. We left Nelson 20 years ago and thought we would stay in a place we were familiar with when we lived there.The hotel is a run down shadow of its former self. The accommodation is adequate but the meal service and standard of food is appalling. I won't bore you with the tedious details of the bad service and poor quality of the food as other guests have already pointed this out. Needless to say we will not visit this place in any future visits to Nelson.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Don't go there
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Bella9867 wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I stayed here overnight with a friend twice in a week, book-ending a tramp in the Abel Tasman. I thought it was great value for money - clean, big, comfortable rooms in a busy but peaceful English country pub-style small hotel. Nice grounds and reasonable food on offer in the pub downstairs. Lovely staff, particularly Aroha the manager. Toby the dog and his duck toy a highlight.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
TwoHungryghosts wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand73 contributions55 helpful votes
We visited as a large group. Sadly, the food was disappointing, fish and chips was very ‘average’, no choice for desert, just chocolate brownie, which was very oily & served with a minuscule ‘squirt’ of cream! A very different experience than previous visits, we had expected better. A very ‘average’ experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Fiona F wrote a review Feb 2021
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Ordered our meals and drinks to wait nearly one hour. No advance warning of wait time. Soup was cold. Duty manager couldn’t give a toss really. What a shame as lovely setting but service slack Today. Out of town visitors, not good enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
christine j wrote a review Jan 2021
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Obviously no one wanted our money as after getting a beer and a wine we found a table then went and found menus and after looking through a very average menu and no one coming to take our order even when i caught the eye of one of the wait staff we decided not to eat here. There was a lot of chatter between staff over the counter but no one interested in serving us. We have been going to that pub for a number of years but the menu just gets worse with each (i guess) change of chef. We paid for our drinks and left. No one even thought to ask why we were leaving. This was early in the evening. No other customers except one table. We are locals but will not go back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
US$73 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (3.4 km), Tahunanui Beach (3.6 km), and Queen's Gardens (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Honest Lawyer, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paasha, Harry's Hawker House & Bar, and The Sands Fish and Chip Shop.