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The Sails Nelson

0.8 km from Nelson centre
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7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great owner (Mark) as upon arrival asked if we had plans ( which we didn't) and proceeded to suggest places to eat in the town centre, a 10 minute walk and where to go the next day for a fish lunch (Mapua) and to visit the WOW museum. All excellent recommendations. He also suggested a boat ride and walk back...

Thank Moosie57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are absolutely stunning and beautifully designed. I wish we had stayed here longer. The location is just ok but very close to all attractions. I highly recommend this hotel if coming through Nelson.

Thank Samira N
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place and a good location. Very new and clean with the rooms/studios well equiped we had 2 nights here and we enjoyed despite our very small room including the bathroom. My gripe (everywhere in NZ) is why are the ice trays in the fridge freezer are always with no ice ??? Our recommendation is ensure you choose...

Thank Tony M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sails is a nice, friendly hotel in a great location a short walk from the central business district. The rooms are clean and well layer out, the staff friendly and helpful. We stayed for two nights in January 2017 and found this to be an excellent base to explore Nelso.

Thank MarkToronto_Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, efficient staff, modern rooms. Stay here. I usually stay at hotels, but this has to be one of the best motels I have ever stayed at an Ii would stay again. Still has motel feel, but delivers a better experiece than normal.

Thank Rugbyfan35
Rutherford, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work for a NZ based company so I come to Nelson twice a year. The first time I came to Nelson I stayed at the Sails and I loved it so much I booked it again. I have been told by my coworkers that it is the best hotel in Nelson. A few things about the hotel: there is...

Thank ShannonW3
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this place for one night before our 3 day walk in Abel Tasman and also the night after. Rooms are spacious and very tasteful. Everything spot clean, minibar, coffee etc.. Staff also very friendly and helpful. Only minus the beds, which has a strange kind of top on the mattress (but to there is a note that they...

Thank Kkleyn
Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel itself is lovely -- staff are very friendly and helpful when you need them, rooms are clean, quiet and well stocked. Decor was modern and not overpowering. TV and shower were both high quality, which was a nice change from previous accommodations. Wifi works well and they don't limit the amount you can use, or number of devices....

Thank CTB403
Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review, another one of our good points is no shortage of water pressure at The Sails for taking a shower as you mentioned and all rooms have a 42 inch flat screen mounted on the wall, two points worthy of a mention.Regards

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been traveling throughout the South Island and we're extremely happy with the Sails Nelson. The room is very clean with luxury features and fixtures that you'd see at a large chain 5 star hotel. The best surprise, almost a full kitchen, even in a studio room--fully equipped with even a little dishwasher! It literally had everything but an...

Thank needsclean
Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a great review, yes fully functional kitchen except for oven, there is a hob, microwave, electric fry pan, and every thing else you would expect at home including dishwasher, perfect for holidays. Regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked a King Studio for a couple of nights and the room and accommodation did not disappoint. The room was spacious, contained more than the basic amenities and also had a small outside space where one could eat/have breakfast. There was a choice of two pillows and the bed was the most comfortable experienced during our stay in New...

Thank livermagpie
Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a great review, the rooms have free fibre internet and it is unlimited as it seems to be one the most essential requirements when travelling around the world. Regards

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nelson's newest luxury motel is unparalleled in quality and price. Qual mark rated 5 stars. The Sails provides 3 different size suites: 4 Elegant One Bedroom Apartments, 4 Sumptuous Executive Suites, 6 Luxury Studios and 2 Luxury ground floor Access Enabled Suites, Individual Car Parks. Our suites enjoy floor to ceiling windows opening onto your own intimate balcony or courtyard, fully equipped stainless steel kitchens, 42in LCD Televisions, Mini Bar, and Guest Laundry. Complimentary 50+ Sky, Wi Fi, Blue Ray, Ipod Docking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sails Nelson

Address: 7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $160 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sails Nelson 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“See if they have a room with a tub!”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonW3, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for something off the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles CTB403, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had upstairs back room and were happy with it”
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 of 5 bubbles ozdrifter, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have balconys”
 of 5 bubbles gemini1245, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs room fine. No upstairs noise.”
 of 5 bubbles glennism2014, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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