The Sails Nelson

The Sails Nelson

Kitchenette - had all the equipment you need
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Room had balcony facing car park -
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Wonderful Room wtih and clean and inviting space to eat breakfast
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#3 of 42 hotels in Nelson
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Green
Languages Spoken
English

Location

7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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Mia wrote a review May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here several times and am always impressed. I arrive to a friendly greeting, fast efficient check in and luggage bought to my room. Rooms are spotless, well maintained and equiped with coffee machines, smart TV's, sound systems, wireless charge ports, magazines and a selection of herbal tea jars and coffees. I usually book the spa suite and am provided with NZ made eco friendly spa salts and toiletries. Robes, towels and bedding is beautifully laundered. The feather down duvet on the springy mattress is a nice touch. Dark curtains and good insulation makes for a quiet night sleep. Mark makes a delicious breakfast which is bought to your door hot. Cleaning staff are very friendly and happy to work around your plans. Pricing is very competitive for the quality of this hotel. I highly recommend staying here and will be back again.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Jun 14, 2020
Hi Mia, thank you for for staying and your kind words. We are delighted that you found the Sails a great experience and to be so comfortable, enjoyed having you stay Kind regards Mark & Cecilia
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John Welly wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the third year in a row that my wife and I have enjoyed Mark and Cecilia's hospitality at The Sails. The room is always spotless and we have always had great service from them when it comes to accommodating our requests for extra pillows, beach towels to name a few. It's always a treat to enjoy the comfortable beds, Sky TV with sport and movies, free Nespresso coffee, and the spacious spa bath.

We look forward to our next stay in the summer on '21.

Thanks again

John Raybould
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Hi, it was a pleasure to receive your review about your stay with us here at The Sails. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay here. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review for us and see you both next year Kind regards Mark and Cecilia
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Nikkit wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for a great stay and all the recommendations on what to do in Nelson .
This motel is of a high standard with everything you could possibly wish for which is also reflected in the price at high season
Local teas were a nice touch .
The unit is spotless with the added knowledge that all cleaning products are kind to us and our environment.

You stand apart from others....we hope to return soon
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Mar 26, 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your lovely review. Look forward to hosting you in the future
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Chapel wrote a review Jan 2020
Russell, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is lovely as previous reviews have indicated, clean, nice comfortable bed and bedding but we are dumbfounded the TV's in the one bedroom suite do not work independantly, basically what is being watched in the lounge dictates what is visible on bedroom TV. In addition the bedroom TV cannot be viewed until the lounge TV is switched on. The room is incredibly hot due to afternoon sun, leaving the curtains closed achieves nothing as when the room is serviced the curtains are opened. Furthermore servicing on two of the four night stay was merely a lick and polish. For a motel in this price range we did expect a) the TV's to work independently and b) Room to be serviced properly each day. We have been visiting Nelson since 2001 and normally stay at Cedar Grove but decided to stay here instead however since this stay Cedar Grove will remain our first choice
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark S, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your stay with us at The Sails in Nelson. We are delighted that you found your suite to be so comfortable and you had an enjoyable time.Kind regards Mark & Cecilia
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Kay M wrote a review Apr 2021
Devonport, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are very fussy when we stay away as we want our accommodation clean with space and comfort. Cleanliness was excellent with plenty of towels, heated towel rail and lrg walk in shower. Some bathrooms have spa baths if you prefer that. We had a 1 bedroom unit with kitchenette & dining table and HUGE TV with free netflix and wifi. Large wardrobe and the decore was modern with dble glazing. There is plenty of parking.
The Sails was everything it showed on line and the hosts Mark & Celia were so friendly and accommodating to all our whims. The Sails was walking distance to town and the Maitai walk way and several restaurants. The breakfast menu for your room has a a good choice and very reasonable prices
If you like seafood go to Styx. 3 min drive away.
The only thing I was dissappointed with was the laundry. I thought the charge was too high for a dry & wash $4 each machine plus $2 for soap powder. I did hand washing instead
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms upstairs have a view and more light. Down stairs a bit dark and close to road
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Apr 10, 2021
Hi Kay & Alan, it was a pleasure to have stay at the Sails. Glad you enjoyed our accommodation and Nelson city with so much to see and do. Hope to host you again take care Mark & Cecilia
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Chris H wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time into Nelson and we spent 2 nights at The Sails. What a delight. Very helpful owner who clearly takes pride in the property. Rooms very bright and airy, warm thick carpet, fantastic bathroom and shower, well stocked mini-bar and nice touches around quality soaps/shampoos etc. Topped off by a comfy bed and a huge wall mounted TV in the lounge. This is a very well operated Motel with a easy 4-star Hotel quality.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our 1 bedroom suite was excellent with lot's of space.
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Aug 22, 2020
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about your stay with us at The Sails in Nelson. We are delighted that you found your suite to be so comfortable and you had an enjoyable time. Maybe return one day :) Kind regards Mark & Cecilia
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NZEater wrote a review Jun 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed at The Sails with Mark & Cecilia a number of times, the most recent being mid June with friends. Mark & Cecilia are always warm, friendly, and welcoming. The rooms are always immaculate. There is nothing I can fault. They are modern, beds are super comfy, shower is hot with great pressure. We love staying at The Sails, and will continue to do so into the future! A++, a must stay.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Jun 30, 2020
It was a pleasure to receive your review about your stay with us here at The Sails. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed with friends. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review for us and hope you revisit again soon Kind regards Mark and Cecilia
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Mike V wrote a review Jul 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stay at The Sails and we're so thrilled to have come across this absolute gem! Mark and Cecelia are so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Our room was immaculate and furnished to a very high standard and the kitchen was well equipped with everything you might need including a great coffee machine. Daily servicing was such a treat! The location is perfect aswell as it's walking distance in to town. We won't be looking elsewhere for our next Nelson holiday - thanks very much!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are immaculate and furnished to a high standard
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Jul 24, 2020
Hi Mike, thank you for for staying and your kind words. We are delighted that you found the Sails a great experience and to be so comfortable, enjoyed having you stay Kind regards Mark & Cecilia
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feipo wrote a review Nov 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Mark & Cecilia for making us so welcome and the recommendations of restaurants !

The room was not big, but adequate for our 2 night stay. The kitchenette provided good quality basic utensils, which we didn't use as there were so many good restaurants within walking distance.

The bathroom had all the amenities and a very good shower.

The super king bed was very comfortable with good linen and pillows.

The guest laundry was well equipped with dryers, and drying racks. Cecilia was a very friendly hostess, who showed me how to use the washing machines etc.

We had a lovely stay and highly recommended it !
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Jan 11, 2021
It was a pleasure to receive your review about your stay with us here at The Sails. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay Kind regards Mark and Cecilia
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F9614UUlindap wrote a review Nov 2020
Taupo, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whenever I'm traveling for work I stay at The Sails. Such friendly people, where you're not just a number, but they are personable and remember your name.
The rooms are quiet, spacious and have a decent kitchen & seating/ work station arrangement.
Bathrooms are very well appointed as well (just love the water pressure!)
The location is close enough to all the nice Nelson city restaurants (10 min walk/ 3 minute drive) and just a stone's throw of SH6
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mark Shuttleworth, Owner at The Sails Nelson
Responded Nov 11, 2020
Thank you for for staying and your kind words. We are delighted that you found the Sails a great experience and to be so comfortable, enjoy having you stay Kind regards Mark & Cecilia
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darolin asked a question Sep 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand122 contributions23 helpful votes
Is there a water view?
Answer from Mike P
Auckland, New Zealand292 contributions201 helpful votes
no
TemiaC asked a question Apr 2018
Ashburton, New Zealand19 contributions5 helpful votes
Are the studio spa apartments small?
Answer from Holly L
Cambria, California77 contributions58 helpful votes
Nope. Plenty of room for the two of us. Large bathroom
Elim Travels asked a question Sep 2015
Singapore165 contributions66 helpful votes
Hi there! Is guest laundry facilities available for free or payable? Thanks!
Answer from The Sails
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
Hi there We do have a charge for the use of the laundry. $2.00 laundry powder, $2.00 Washing machine $2.00 Dryer or we have airing racks which are free of charge.
NannaA53 asked a question May 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand294 contributions164 helpful votes
Have all the small rooms been renovated or only the superior rooms?
Answer from The Sails
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
We are only 2.5 years old, so no renovations have taken place.. kind regards Max
QueenslandJules wrote a tip Nov 2023
Queensland12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy Nelson and relax in super comfy surroundings at the end of the day. "
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Yorkie G wrote a tip Mar 2023
York, United Kingdom76 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Tides restaurant is a good place to eat. A large Countdown supermarket is also close by."
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pauanuiblonde wrote a tip Mar 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand109 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance as with the upturn of tourism in our country properties are more difficult to get into."
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cosmomom22 wrote a tip Feb 2023
San Diego, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some road sounds. I did close my windows at night to reduce the sound."
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DSLOZ wrote a tip Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia45 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont stay in Room 103 if you are noise sensitive - its right on the corner and gets noise from both roads."
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,677 - ₱7,258 (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 Harry's Hawker House & Bar.
Is The Sails Nelson located near the city center?
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 Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (0.9 km).
Is The Sails Nelson accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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