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The Sands Nelson
Ranked #16 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

One of the best hotel we stay in the trip .. private car park ... room with 3 bathroom and a excellent view of the beach.. The children love the bathtub and there is playground across the apartment which help to drain some energy off them

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

We stayed at the Sands in January 2012. We had a one bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor with sea views. It was a little breezy but the apartment was sunny and very well appointed with very modern appliances and appointments. The only thing I wasn't as taken with was the bedroom being at the back of the apartment backing onto the parking building was dark and only had small windows at the ceiling line so at night it was nice but very dark during the day. It was very large and spacious with a lovely ensuite bathroom. The lounge/kitchen/dining area was lovely - light and spacious with a good sized plasma style TV and a lovely balcony with sea views towards Tahunanui Beach. It had shops and a good cafe below and the beach was adjacent with a park and nice seaside walk with cafe's and playgrounds.
We also had a secure carpark for our room which was just outside the door - very convenient.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again. It was not cheap but very nice and the manager was extremely obliging and pleasant to deal with.

Room Tip: I enjoyed our beachfront room with great views so would recommend asking for beachfront and being sl...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

These apartments are only a few kilometres from the centre of Nelson City Centre. The apartments themselves are well worth the price. Local beach just across the road.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

I have been staying at the Sands every month for the last 2 years while I am in Nelson for work. The management are always friendly and accommodating and the view is second to none. Fantastic modern rooms with everything you need when you are away from home. Just over the road from the beach and working distance to a number of great eatery's, The Sands is in a wonderful location and I highly recommend it to all.

Room Tip: Always ask for a beach front room for a top notch stay
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Auckland
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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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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

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Property: The Sands Nelson
Address: 623 Rocks Road, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Ranked #16 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sands Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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