We are not at all sorry that we stayed here because we never had to move our car in 2 days. The hotel makes much of it's riverside location, but to us, that was just plain weird because the river literally disappeared for fully half the time (when the tide was out), leaving a muddy, greenish slime view from our second-floor room. The wind kept knocking our patio umbrella over, so finally we just left it on the ground (another guest had his blown off his balcony altogether.
The room was not large but it worked - it had a tiny fridge and tea dishes and utensils, a small table and a couple of chairs and a respectable bed. If you need TV, this place is for you - they have tons of channels and good movies.
The one thing we had trouble getting used to was that the room did not lock unless you pushed in the lock button on the knob. We realized this when some people walked right into our room, thinking it was theirs. Also, there is no elevator so guests need to be prepared to walk up a flight or get themselves a ground-floor accommodation.
This review is strictly for the hotel - we did not eat at the onsite restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Trailways Hotel, one of Nelson's most stylish and contemporary venues. We are centrally located within a few minutes walk of Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafes, the information centre, and close to the scenic waterfront. Stay in the heart of Nelson city and explore the region, famous for its sunshine, wine, seafood, art and craft, Saturday morning open-air market, its five national parks and abundance of outdoor recreation. Trailways Hotel is right on the river and many of its rooms open onto the river side. There are 47 rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites and interconnecting rooms. Also overlooking the river is award-winning The Tides Restaurant and Bar. There are three serviced conference rooms for your next business event, wedding or function. For the business traveller, we have up-to-the-minute facilities to make your stay most productive. Our staff are on hand 24 hours to respond to your requirements. ... more less
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