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The Sails Nelson

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Newcastle
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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This motel is in a great location, just a few mins walk into Nelson shops and restaurants. Our room was immaculate. Everything brand new and in perfect condition. Exceptionally clean and the hosts were really helpful and attentive. We'd definitely recommend staying here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sails motel is well located, just 10 min walk from the town centre. The rooms are clean, well equipped and modern. There are also spacious. The managers were friendly and provided us with great tips on shopping and dining. Just 5 min away is a trail which leads to the sea at one end and the mountains at another.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights following a family recommendation and weren't disappointed! Great customer service, clean rooms, great coffee machine and good location for the city centre. Parking was a bonus. Thank you!

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chicago, illinois
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236 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights at the Sails and thought it was wonderful. I like a soft bed, so I had a perfect night's sleep. The design is sleek and modern, decorated in white and grey with splashes of blue. Our room was on the second floor (210) with a balcony overlooking the side street, and it was quiet at night.... More 

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MELBOURNE
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managers/owners friendly and helpful. Room was small but functional. Bed was super soft and not my fav bed. Pillow menu was excellent. Location is great, close to city and supermarkets, info centre. Place is quiet, no noise from neighbouring properties. Wifi worked really well, complimentary small milk each day. The negatives - no range hood so room steams up when... More 

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

Thank you for writing a great review, the luxurious bed toppers that really make the bed can be request to be removed for a firmer nights sleep if this is a preference. Hope you come again for another enjoyable stay soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a first floor room, balcony which got the afternoon sun, only 5 minutes to walk into the centre of Nelson, close to cafes, restaurants, shops. Beautiful room, lovely bathroom and good kitchen facility. Very friendly and helpful service from Mark and Cecilia.

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

Thank you Sonia for a great review, Nelson is so lucky to have so many top restaurants, Cafes, and Bars making the city a good choice for holidays. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High quality unit with everything you need, lush carpet and super comfy bed and really modern nice bathroom, good wifi Short walk to town and friendly host Higher end price wise but you get what you pay for and we Certainly our short stay here.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Michelle & Clint . I'm glad you enjoyed your stay we are very proud of accommodation and try our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Regards Marie on behalf of Mark & Cecillia More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Booking.com and found the motel very much up to its reputation. It is in a great location, management are friendly, the rooms are well appointed, spotlessly clean and quiet. The bed was a little on the soft side for us, buts that's just personal preference.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Maria. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay even if the bed was a little too soft for you, as you say it's personal preference. Regards Marie on behalf of Mark & Cecillia More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing. From the moment you walk in you are met with a friendly face and great conversation. Escorted to your room it's pretty flash and the added Nespresso machine and super comfortable bed is just the icing on the cake. More TV channels than you need and an amazing bathroom with good shower and amenities. I'd go back to... More 

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

Thank you Timmy for taking time to write a great review, yes all our rooms have locally made green, fruit, and black tea all complementary with our executive and one bedroom apartments also having a nespresso machine. More 

Sopot, Poland
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67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful room with everything you need when you are on the trip. Loundry with dryer, what is very importand when you stay for a short time (cost 2 dollars each), kitchen comfortable, maybe there could be a place for sit and eat , but there is a possibility. Me gusta :)

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

Thank you for a great review, each room has its own out door seating and table to make the most of nelsons long hot summers, there is a garden area on the ground level and views from the balconies on the first level. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $174 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sails Nelson 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“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.”
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“I think the top floor is probably best.”
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“any. Second floor offers a bit more privacy and a balcony instead of being on street level.”
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