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About Us

Amber Court Motel...

Has new owners!  We (Chris and Sharon Roden) took over from Lex and Kathy December 2011 and are totally loving our new venture. Having never been motelliers or in the hospitality service, we have been very busy getting our heads around all that this business encompasses.

Whats been the best things about this so far?

1. Meeting the guests: We love hearing where you have come from, what your purpose is in being in Nelson and where you are off to, when you leave us. We love Nelson, are born and bred locals and love sharing our amazing region and all it has to offer with our guests. We are happy to play tour guide and share our favourite places with you.

2. Providing a great experience to all our guests: We have travelled extensively also and know the realities of travelling, being away from home and do all we can to make your stay with us as comfortable, friendly, easy as possible, Our guests wellbeing is our main concern.


So who are we?  We are born and bred locals and actually both from Brightwater (just past Richmond), but we have also lived in Auckland, Zambia, Italy and Hong Kong, have been married for 26 years and have 3 children. Jess is 20 and going to Massey in Wellington, studying Journalism and is about to go to the USA on an exchange program for 6 months. Luca is 18 and in his last year of school and trying to make the big decisions of what to do when he leaves school. Georgia is 13 and our mini manager in training, loves the motels and being in charge if she can, and she has just started college.

Chris is a rugby coach, all the places we have been, Chris has been coaching, basically Chris has coached professionally off and on for maybe 20 of the last 30 years. Rugby has been very good to us, given us an amazing life and has been a great way to  see the world and live in and experience some different cultures.

Sharon has an accounting background, had a retail craft shop in Richmond for 8 years, and has now retrained as a life coach, also being a wife, mother and travelling the world with Chris and family.

Deciding to go into the motel industry was a planned move, it was time to do something together and could see that together our strengths really compliment each other and we are living it, all though its busy and always something that needs doing, we are loving this new life, and it really doesn't feel like work at all, even all the cleaning and washing!

 So keep reading, have a look at our units and please don't hestitate to ring us if you are planning a trip to Nelson in the near future.


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Your Hosts: Chris and Sharon Roden

Phone: +64 3 548 5059

Reservations 0800 62 63 64

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​Amber Court Motel,
190 Annesbrook Drive
Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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