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“Great Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sands Nelson

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The Sands Nelson
Ranked #22 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

We really loved our 3 night stay at The Sands and enjoyed the benefit of low season travel by being upgraded to a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment.

The apartment was very modern, clean and spacious and the managers friendly. Yes, it is on a busy road which may be an issue in the warmer months, however we had the doors closed as it was cool and opened the windows for ventilation at night time. Our bedrooms were at the back so the noise wasn't a big issue.

The apartments are a short drive out of the main area of Nelson but in a good location and the beach across the road is lovely.

I would definitely stay at The Sands again....... if I'm lucky enough to visit Nelson in the future!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2011

Very disappointed with whole expereincefor the price we paid. Not only were the rooms were not that clean the main bedrrom linen looked like it need a good wash and the 2nd bedroom was very small.
View was great but yet again furniture on balcony very old looking.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kylna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2011

We stayed for 3 nights in late December 2010. The apartment was excellent, bathroom a bit small, but bedroom was quiet. Traffic noise really is a problem - it is on a very busy road, and you could not watch TV with the balcony doors wide open. Same with sitting on the balcony, the traffic noise was a problem, although my husband like watching the planes take of and land. But we had a restful 3 days before heading south.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

We had three glorious nights in this lovely spot.
The apartment literally took our breath away, it was so lovely, although very modern, was comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. The furniture was so nice, we wanted to pack the entire apartment up and take home. The large balcony gave a fabulous view over the beach. Although a busy road and restaurant/bar were directly below us, we heard nothing. Bed was king size and very comfortable. Manager went out of his way to cater for our needs. The one and only negative feedback was the towels, they were so thin and old and for three days we only had 2, but they got everything else right. We can't wait to return

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Sands Nelson
Address: 623 Rocks Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price range (per night): $143 - $305
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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