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The Sails Nelson

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Rutherford, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 1 February 2017

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

Thank you for a great review, yes these beds are incredibly comfy and at the top end of luxury, we are able to remove the feather topper as you mention if required but this only happens about once a month as it can get down to personal preference . Regards

Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 26 January 2017 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

Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Sails gives you luxury accommodation right on the edge of Nelson. Modern, clean and very well supplied with most things you will need. The spa bath was definitely worth a little extra and the lovely products made in NZ were just the touch. Sky TV is available in your room and breakfast can be ordered if required but Nelson...

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

Thank you Alice for a great review and recommending The Sails for accommodation. We do have a breakfast menu but like you say Nelson has so much to offer. Regards

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to stay; clean, modern, comfortable, well-equipped & close enough to the centre of Nelson to walk to some fantastic restaurants & shops but far enough out to be quiet & secluded. The bed was really comfortable, the toiletries were great, linen was clean, white & crisp, the kitchen was well-stocked & our room was serviced...

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

Thank you for recommending our hotel Pete and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. You have reviewed The Sails very highly and there is not to much more we would like to add. Regards

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived post 5 days of tramping in desperate need of a little luxury and this place delivered. Super helpful hosts welcomed us into our executive spa suite where we could unwind. All life's little luxuries were catered for, super comfortable bed, heated towel rails, Sky tv in a modern and new suite. Would highly recommend!!

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

Thank you for taking time to write a great review and recommend us to other travellers like yourself that need to unwind relax and enjoy a bit of the good life. Regards

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to stay in/around Nelson. I searched many accommodations in the area and decided to go with the Sails based on part reviews. It was exactly as described and even better. Looks like new. Great location. Friendly staff. Beautiful and clean room. Simply excellent motel in a nice town. We highly recommend the Sails Nelson.

Thank 229travel
Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a great review, yes simply excellent motel in a nice town thank you for recommending us to other travellers.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

The place is new and well kept. Rooms are 5 star quality, bathrooms are even better and toiletries are top quality spa. We stayed for 2 might (couple + child). Host was very helpful with things to do and places to eat. Location was a few mins walk to downtown. Highly recommended.

Thank ManojD75
Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending our Hotel, Nelson is really lucky to have so many top notch restaurants, glad you made the most of them.

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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: ₹ 7,932 - ₹ 13,373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sails Nelson 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Our spa apartment also had a balcony off the bedroom,also, from the lounge. Quite,afternoon sun.”
 of 5 bubbles br0ad0aks, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get an upstairs unit”
 of 5 bubbles Toddy04, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If possible, ask to avoid the corner room. There is some traffic noise here, but not enough to in anyway spoil your stay.”
 of 5 bubbles LucyKate, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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