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“Excellent location!”
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The Sands Nelson
Ranked #14 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“Excellent location!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This was our second stay at these apartments, and once again we found them to be spacious well-appointed and very comfortable. They are not the cheapest on the market, but they are well-located overlooking the beach and close to a range of good restaurants, and within easy driving of the city.
Contrary to other reviews we did not experience any noise from the car park, and enjoyed good friendly and very helpful service throughout our stay.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We spent 3 nights at The Sands ( two couples). The apartments look quite nice from outside, but the two bedroom appartment did not meet our expectation. Second bedroom was not bedroom at all. It was a very small, strange shaped room. This room should be used as a storage only. Very small. No chance to fit any furniture there, just 2 single beds and 1 little table. No bedside tables, laps, nothing at all. Small window facing car park. Noisy and dark.
The balcony on the second floor was not covered, so in case of rain we could not sit there. Balcony was not cleaned for a long time, a lot of dust everywhere.
Kitchen was nice, spacious, but some of the kitchen utensils were very old, melted from the heat, not washed properly.
The manager was very nice and helpfull.
If we stay there in a future with our friends again, we will go for two one bedroom apartments instead.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

I stay here for business trip regularly.
Rooms are spacious and modern Its your own apartment - Bar/Restaurant facilities right below and other options close by
Large park and amazing beach with minutes walk
Television has Sky Tv so plenty of options for channels - this is not common in Nz Hotels all the time.
5 Mins drive from Nelson city itself or short bus trip if you dont have a vehicle.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Having just had 4 nights staying here, we had a fab time with a great kitchen in the 2 bedroom unit on the second floor. There are also great restaurants and takeaways near by, Thai, wood fired pizza, fish n chips etc. it was hard to get a good nights sleep because the beds in our unit were not comfortable. I told the manager and he said all the units are furnished by the owners separately, so hard to have a consistent standard. We stayed on the 3rd floor last time was quieter and more comfortable. Would definitely go back though.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Bedroom is position right in the carpark, we could hear the noise of fan going from the car park all night and were waken up by some drunk customer pumping up an air bed at 3 o'clock in the morning. There's a fish & chips shop right below us so there's an unpleasant smell of food lingering around all day. Facility is ok not really any sea view from our room like advertised on the website. Apartment is comfortable enough but what's rediculous is that they are so tight that they actually water down the shampoo and conditioner they provided. Definitely not worth the value and will not be staying again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

It was time for a relaxing holiday, we wanted to stay indoors & brought a box set of TV on DVD & planned to stayed indoors. The weather played along & to top it off, we fell in love with all the food in the restaurant downstairs - 623 On the Rocks - SUPERB, we ate breakfast, lunch & dinner! The room was modern, clean & had gorgeous views. Plus the owners were incredible, even picked us up from the airport!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

The whole place was impeccably clean. Extremely well furnished and layed out. A beautiful wrap around balcony with an amazing view! Great location not far from downtown and golfing as well as upstairs from a nice bar/restaurant. Brilliant place!

Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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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 #14 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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