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Trailways Hotel Nelson

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#9 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 91*
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

My wife & I stayed there over the long weekend & we relaxed & enjoyed our time great service, very friendly staff best place to stay in Nelson relaxing outside by the river was so nice & very peaceful & so close to town it made coming & going easy no need to drive.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you could relax and enjoy your time here. We appreciate your recommendation that Trailways Hotel is the best place in Nelson.

Reviewed 4 June 2016

great room and lovely over all. Excellent restaurant with great food and so handy to everything. Short walk into town excellent parking and a lovely swimming pool. Lovely staff that were very helpful when i left some property behind. It was no problem for them to post it back home to me

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

Many thanks for your review and positive comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we could help you out with sending your lost property to you.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

No hassle booking and great staff at Reception. They kindly upgraded us at arrival which was fantastic with a spa bath. Very easy walk into town, plenty of car parking available. Rooms very well furnished and we were very comfortable here. Highly recommend to all,

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed our great location. We hope to have you stay again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Trailways is beautifully located by the estuary and very close to the centre of town. The staff are very engaging, the room and the food is good (didn't have dinner there). Highly recommend if you passing thru Nelson. The only downside is that wifi speed is very patchy if you at the far end of the accomodation.

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

Many thanks for your review and recommendation to stay at Trailways Hotel Nelson. We are pleased that you enjoyed our location and our friendly staff. The majority of the time we do not usually have a problem with our wifi speed. I apologise if it is was patchy. We hope to have you stay next time you are in Nelson...

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

10/10 for The Tides restaurants food and the amazing staff at Trailways. Look forward to coming back for a pleasure trip. Awesome location and the staff really brighten your day. Even when I spilt my coffee at10pm, the staff were nice and sorted it out. Recommended to all my friends :)

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation. 10 out of 10 is what we like to hear and we are always willing to provide great service. We look forward to seeing you when you return for some rest and recuperation.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

The team at Trailways were so accommodating and helpful - we had wonderful stay. Rooms were great had tea & coffee facilities plus a hob and convection oven/microwave. They have fantastic facilities and a friendly group of staff. Location was ideal so close to the city and our event. We travelled as a group and they accommodated all our needs...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Trailways Hotel. Your team was a pleasure to have stay and we are delighted to hear that you found our great team of staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. I will ensure that I pass on your message to all our departments and staff.

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and quiet. Parking is a problem tho. There is no microwave in the room (studio) and it only had tea/coffee making facilities. Great location close to shops and supermarket. Very clean. Friendly staff.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased to read that you found Trailways Hotel Nelson quiet, comfortable and clean and our staff friendly. Our studio rooms do not have kitchen facilities (other than coffee making facilities), however if you book a kitchenette room or suite it will have a microwave and stove. Parking is not usually a problem, however...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Trailways for 4 nights Excellent staff, wonderful dining experience and very clean and practical rooms. Will definitely be back and recommend to others. Close to Nelson city for a pleasant walk, and a lovely setting by the river

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

Many thanks for your review of Trailways Hotel Nelson. We are pleased that you enjoyed our great location close to Nelson CBD and on the Maitai River. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for your recommendation.

Wrea Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Strange hotel as it’s not a motel , Hotel or an Australian Motel. Its seems to be struggling to know what. Limited Breakfast. Falls between them all. Saving grace is the central location which allows walk into town

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

Thank you for your Review. Our central location is an added advantage of our Hotel. I am not sure what has given you the indication that we are struggling to know what we are. Our name Trailways Hotel Nelson clearly indicates that we believe we are a Hotel, which is defined as an establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Great location just a few minutes walk into town and directly up the street to the Church. Hotel is quite large and is situated right on the river affording lovely views (when the tide is in ) I stayed in room 77 on second floor mid way along and had nice view and no traffic noise. Room was quite compact...

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

Thank you for your review and sharing your experience at Trailways Hotel. Being right beside the main centre of town we do have a wonderful location and access to the shops and eateries of Nelson city. Our restaurant is a fantastic place to dine with great views of the river and we hope to have the opportunity to host your...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: ₹ 4,310 - ₹ 7,783 (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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“River side and main level”
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