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The Sands Nelson
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We stayed in a one bedroom ocean view apartment at The Sands. It was very modern and had everything we needed. The ocean view rooms have lovely views across Tahunanui beach.

The location is great and we had a quick bus ride into town on our first morning. It was a good staging post for exploring Nelson, Blenheim and Abel Tasman.

The apartments are on a busy road and there is definitely road noise but we were out and about most of our stay and so it didn't cause us any problems. We definitely plan on staying again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CarrieAuckland
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Apartments are situated out of Nelson centre but across the road from the beach with a number of eating options close by. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable living area. Living room is quiet, even though facing a road. However, found the bedroom was noisy as the window "looks" (high up so not for views!) out on to the secure car park. The light was also on all night which made it difficult to sleep without blackout blinds or curtains. Good location for visiting the local area. Nelson's Saturday markets are a great place to visit, as is Morrison Street Cafe for breakfast

Room Tip: Request a room not adjoining the car park
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Very Modern, Clean and spacious, great cooking facilities, fixtures and fittings.
Comfortable bed,
Fabulous and very extensive views across the water.
Short drive into town.
A little noisy when trucks pass on the main road but it didnt b other us when we closed the doors to balcony at night.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We booked a three bedroom apartment at The Sands and were so excited to be upgraded to the Penthouse when we arrived. This apartment was large, spacious and had awesome views across the beach to Haulashore Island and the mountain range beyond. Gorgeous sunsets to be enjoyed. The apartment was well fitted out with comfortable bedding and linens. Convenient and easy access car parking. Very friendly and unassuming hosts were appreciated. The amazing huge decking area was fantastic as an extension of the living area and a great space to enjoy drinks with friends visiting us. I would highly recommend and think The Sands Apartments are good value for money. Before staying here I wondered if traffic noise may be a problem but hardly noticed it and slept with the doors open one night and just enjoyed the sound of the sea.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Thank MagFamily
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

Always in motels, I was working in Nelson for 4days and came across The Sands.I booked online and had reply email to contact manager on arrival. He met me gave me key and remote. The entrance was a security fence and rolladoor as you parked up you were at your door. walking in was like an Apartment Ive lived in sydney really open,clean and modern. It was fully furnished with black leather seating dining table and everything you would have in your own home. The bedroom had Tall Drawers & Wide Wardrobes and the Lounge area had Folding Doors and opened up to a Balcony which on a Beautiful Nelson Day you overlooked Tahunanui Beach . We sat there and had some beverages before walking out to the lift and on ground floor is CAFE623 - a Bar/Restaurant and Breakfast.
We practically lived in there, we had their Thai Tuesday special $10 it was beautiful, Pizza the next night which was eat all you want and then the Saturday night they were fuly booked, however they told us they would get a seat and created a special table with 2 huge chairs it , one being white leather we looked like Queen and King!

Fantastic Place, Fully Recommend for 2 days plus!!

Room Tip: Book in Advance especially Summertime!
  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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Thank repinsight05
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