189. Lynton Lodge Motel, Nelson

Lynton Lodge Motel, Nelson: There is one sure way I know I’ve arrived at a remarkable hotel, and it has nothing to do with HBO or a continental breakfast in the lobby. I know I’m in a special place when I spend the first hour doing nothing but taking photographs of it. So it was with this time capsule guesthouse in sunny seaside Nelson, perched on a hillside overlooking the grand central cathedral and a pocketful of adorable small town cafes and shops. But lovely as Nelson is I could hardly pry myself away from the unpretentiously retro apartment we rented, a self-contained cocoon of orange curtains, impeccable lino, space age browns, about twelve different kinds of wall covering and those Miami-grandma perfect louvered windows with garden views. It’s also got the kind of civilized host who doesn’t ask for any money at check-in, but instead hands you a small jar of milk (choose whole or lite) for your afternoon tea. Far out. Super duper highly recommended.


 

  1. It's as adorable as you say! I LOVE the yellow radio most of all…