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4.9 out of 5

"Excellent customer service from Mark the manager who gave us lots of helpful hints around what to see and do in Nelson. Beautifully appointed and very ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

The Sails Nelson puts you in the heart of Nelson, steps from Trafalgar Park and within a 15-minute stroll of Nelson Market. Highlights at this Mediterranean motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 15 soundproofed rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and DVD players. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Room service, espresso makers, and pillow menus are also available.

Enjoy access to free bike rentals and bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 5-star Nelson motel include Christ Church Cathedral and Founders Park.

Studio Suite, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$116* Per night/room 13 Aug. - 14 Aug.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite (Twin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Sails Nelson ratings based on 113 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Sails Nelson

Everyone (46) Couples (54) Family (10)
5 out of 5
Excellent customer service from Mark the manager who gave us lots of helpful hints around what to see and do in Nelson. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable accommodation.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
This motel is the best we’ve stayed in in N Z , extremely clean, and everything available you might need

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Location, well appointed, very clean and service excellent

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Up market,excellent bed & pillows....lighting in bathroom could be better,for make up putting on etc

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very modern well-equipped accommodation. Staff were friendly and accommodated a late check-in.

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
great room fit out, with comfortable bed a quality tv system

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
This property is modern and well located to the city centre. The bed is dreamy and the unit comes with above average facilities. The outdoor setting was great and TV large and well placed. It really was a lovely room to spend a few days.

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
So convenient...walk to Town & the water front Lovely light Ambience & Modern tasteful decor. Like being in Hotel Room with a Kitchen. NOTHING was amiss & The Owners were no less that Charming. As an International Traveller it is the best Motel lve stayed in.

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely accomodation, we loved staying here! Would stay here again next time we’re visiting from Australia

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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Property Features

The Sails Nelson offers its guests a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly The Sails Nelson also features laundry facilities, a grocery/convenience store, and express check-in. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Nelson motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2012
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nelson (NSN) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Sails Nelson offers 15 accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 55-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 5-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include minibars and espresso makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 30 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Nelson Sails
  • Sails Motel Nelson
  • Sails Nelson
  • Sails Nelson Motel
  • The Sails Nelson Motel
  • The Sails Nelson Nelson
  • The Sails Nelson Motel Nelson

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.