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Trailways Hotel Nelson

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Waikato New Zealand
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a room through wotif and selected a poolside studio...which turned out to be the smallest room in the hotel and not quite poolside...on the same side of the pool yes but fenced off it (there's a small gate through it) and basically on the side street completed with parking space right in front of the sliding door(public car... More 

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Thank c0mmuter
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the misunderstanding the wording of our rooms has created. Our online team at Trailways Hotel categorised our rooms according to either side of the building the rooms were on ie. the river side or poolside. While your room did not have direct pool frontage it was on the poolside of the building.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a poolside room for one night last minute so was a bit expensive. The hotel is right in town and on the main street so getting around is easy. The room was good, it was a disabled access room so the bathroom was set up for that. The free carpark was good but we found it full when... More 

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Thank Dave H
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased that you found our location handy close to the centre of Nelson. Some guests enjoy the close proximity to the pool and easy access, however we have many other rooms which are away from the pool and offer privacy. You are correct that the best way to get the room and rate... More 

Montana City, Montana
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is absolutely lovely! This was our first stay on the South Island and the room itself had some amazing comforts! First off the floor in the bathroom was heated, absolutely lovely (although the shower itself was quite confusing). The room itself felt spacious enough for two people. There were two single beds on wheels in the room (a... More 

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Thank Lori_World_Travler
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased to read that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed all our little extra comforts. Our location is a treat and the river is just beautiful when the tide comes in. We hope to see you for longer next time. More 

Noosa, Australia
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114 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel in great location. Walking distance to city centre and virtually next door to a large supermarket. Parking spaces seem limited but early arrivals should have little trouble securing one, and they are free. The check in was seamless and pleasant with an offer to carry bags up to the second floor. Room was quite small as was the... More 

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Thank Jock G
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the size of your room. You may have booked a basic studio which we just have 2 of these rooms and they are smaller than our other rooms. I will also look into the noise from the fridge as this is not usual and I... More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with Family (6rooms) and the rooms were very well appointed with heated bathroom floors, spa baths and extra amenities for older persons. We dined in restaurant twice with up to 20 people and they could. To do enough to assist and serve us. A special,fallout to Tom who was friendly and with a great sense of humour and... More 

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Thank AdamVBaxter
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so delighted that you had such a pleasant stay and enjoyed dinning in our restaurant. Our great team of staff would have enjoyed helping your family and making them feel welcome. Our Tom is a valued staff member who does go the extra mile and is a pleasure to have. We will... More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed here before walking the Abel Tasman Track. The room was very comfortable, the location great (within easy walking distance of the I Site and Inter City Terminal) and very close to the local supermarket. All in all, pretty hard to beat!

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Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Hope you had a great time on the Abel Tasman, it is a fabulous part of the world. Thank you for your positive comments, and for taking the time to share these on line. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was very hard to fault this hotel! Friendly staff during my stay, excellent modern room, extremely good bed, very clean, and good food from The Tides Restaurant. I also really enjoyed the fact that I could still get a quiet night's sleep yet still be so close to the city. Further to this, the pricing was very reasonable, particularly... More 

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Thank jimbarrow245
Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It is a great location, so close to the city centre, yet having the tranquillity of the riverside. Good to see you were well looked after by the team here also, and we hope to see you again. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Location is walking distance to just about everything in Nelson, Staff are excellent, Bathrooms are modern, hall ways and rooms a little dated but still comfortable and clean. Restraunt is very good Definitely good value motel

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Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Trailways Hotel. We are very fortunate with the team we have here, and it is always great to hear their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The highlight of our stay was the evening meal we had at the restaurant. Delicious and wonderfully helpful waitstaff. I particularly enjoyed the risotto. The wine list was a pleasant surprise as well. We were able to order a favorite of New Zealand Pinot Noir from Mt. Difficulty vinyard. To complete the meal, we had a very nice dessert and... More 

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Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Tides Restaurant on line. Fantastic to see you enjoyed your dining experience, and also your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Christchurch
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed here for work for one night. Nothing was a problem. It was a basic twin share room but clean and tidy with everything we needed. Free wifi. Quiet ground floor room with a door out go a small outdoor area near the pool. Could maybe get noisy in summer. Dinner in the restaurant was lively, a bit more... More 

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Trailways, Front Office Manager at Trailways Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Trailways Hotel. It is great to see you were well taken care of by our team, and you enjoyed both accommodation and dining in the Tides Restauarant. We hope to see you again. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Trailways Hotel, one of Nelson's most stylish and contemporary venues. We are centrally located within a few minutes walk of Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafes, the information centre, and close to the scenic waterfront. Stay in the heart of Nelson city and explore the region, famous for its sunshine, wine, seafood, art and craft, Saturday morning open-air market, its five national parks and abundance of outdoor recreation. Trailways Hotel is right on the river and many of its rooms open onto the river side. There are 47 rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites and interconnecting rooms. Also overlooking the river is award-winning The Tides Restaurant and Bar. There are three serviced conference rooms for your next business event, wedding or function. For the business traveller, we have up-to-the-minute facilities to make your stay most productive. Our staff are on hand 24 hours to respond to your requirements. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Trailways Hotel Nelson

Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $103 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Trailways Hotel Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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#7 Business Hotel in Nelson
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“avoid room 49”
 of 5 bubbles c0mmuter, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for river view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 19Bruce59, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Accessible rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwi0lds, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all good, stay here”
 of 5 bubbles frankl170, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If on first floor you need to carry your bags up the stairs, though If asked I'm sure you could get help with that.”
 of 5 bubbles Gaye790, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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