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The Sails Nelson

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#3 of 41 hotels in Nelson
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Nelson's newest luxury motel is unparalleled in quality and price. 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, 65 inch LED 4K TV, Unlimited Ultrafast WIFI and Guest Laundry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
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christinemccartney wrote a review 4 Apr
Ottawa, Canada36 contributions9 helpful votes
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One of the nicest places we stayed in our 1-month trip around NZ. Beautiful contemporary design, SPOTLESSLY clean (WOW-zahs) and the COMFIEST bed with crisp white sheets (oh-my-goodness - we're n heaven) and so many details thought through (built-in luggage shelf; fancy teas, adorable teapot, lovely hand and body soaps). Heather was delightful and engaging, offering valuable tips, e.g. to make a pitstop at Mapua Wharf - we were tickled what a lovely discovery it was! Thank you for the memorable stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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carnabombers wrote a review Mar 2024
Menai, Australia275 contributions99 helpful votes
Very modern accomodation, clean and comfortable. The hosts are super friendly and make sure the place is looked after. Having a safe and good facilities is important. IWe enjoyed sitting outside having a coffee and watching the world go by. We would stay here again
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Date of stay: March 2024
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bull59 wrote a review Mar 2024
Highland Park, Illinois117 contributions89 helpful votes
Our sixth stay. Always Perfect. Already booked our next stay. Clean , friendly. Everything u would want. We love Nelson and the Sails.., The location is close enough to Town and restaurants, yet a quiet Residential neighborhood We never drive to dinner, no need
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DragonMother1506 wrote a review Feb 2024
Australian Capital Territory, Australia108 contributions44 helpful votes
There is something special about family owned motels and lodges in New Zealand and I will always try and book these when staying. The Sails did not disappoint. The room was our home from home for a week and suited us perfectly where we could cook our own meals one night and then eat out another night. The location was perfect, a short walk into the city centre and yet minutes from the main highway and beach. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jim H wrote a review Jan 2024
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Smart apartment minutes from the town centre and cafes / restaurants. Comfortable and quiet location. Nelson is a really nice town and I can’t add anything more that is useful but some idiots want 200 characters. So 24 more letters of waffle.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Paolo1005 wrote a review Jan 2024
Montreal, Canada632 contributions238 helpful votes
Really nice property with free private parking space Always a plus. Rooms are spacious, well equipped, kitchen And modern. Bathroom large and modern. Great bedding. Check-in check out was a breeze. Laundry service on site at a cost. 5 min walk to the downtown core. I recommend this property
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah C wrote a review Jan 2024
Ashtead, United Kingdom1290 contributions274 helpful votes
We stayed here three nights and loved it. Our apartment was a corner one with balcony and we were grateful for the opportunity to do some laundry. Cherie was an excellent hostess, nothing too much trouble. The rooms were clean and airy and the kitchen equipped enough for us to cook breakfast. Good location too
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Abby W wrote a review Jan 2024
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Wonderful stay at Sails Nelson. High end fixtures, furnishings and touchs (ie loose leaf herbal tea x 3 options.. 2 different types of coffee). Just delightful and staff very accommodating. Well worth the money paid and will definitely come again when i'm next in town. Best Abby Woollaston
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Fiona Scovell wrote a review Jan 2024
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Cherie and all the staff were so welcoming, with nothing too much trouble. The room was spotless and so well equipped; drinking coffee outside in the morning was a delight! Beach towels provided, a laundry for guests and plenty of local knowledge. We would love to have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Alistair W wrote a review Dec 2023
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Good big room: good facilities/ comfy bed/ bathroom. Laundry worked well. Easy stroll into town: easy parking on site. Try the public swimming pool: walk into town turn left on the river path and in 5 mins you come to it: early morning lane swim.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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$204 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sails Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to The Sails Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Queen's Gardens (0.7 km), Nelson Saturday Market (0.8 km), and Centre of New Zealand (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sails Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Sails Nelson?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Sails Nelson?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sails Nelson?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sails Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nysa Turkish Restaurant, Babagatto, and Hopgoods & Co.
Is The Sails Nelson located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Nelson.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sails Nelson?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sails Nelson?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (0.9 km).
Is The Sails Nelson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.