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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great place to Stay”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Stayed here before and after tramping.
Really friendly owners - nothing was too much trouble - they even thought to give us a downstairs room after tramping in case we were "creaky"
Fab rooms - spacious, good quality linen and bathroom supplies
Stored our luggage at no cost
Great breakfasts
Close to the main street and town
Overall a great place to stay

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review it was our pleasure to store your extra luggage while you were tramping in the Able Tasman Park there was no point lugging it up there when you were coming back to the motel anyway. We are so pleased that you had such a great tramp in such an amazing part of the world. The spa would have been just what you needed after a few days of roughing it. We are so glad to have been your little piece of luxury for a few days. Regards Max and Robyn.
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Thornton, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Booked this in advance from Australia & only stayed one night on our way from the north Island down South. Should have stayed longer the accommodation is beautiful, Purpose built by Max & Robyn and their attention to detail is amazing and has provided travellers with a beautiful place to stay in Nelson. Loved the bed so big & comfy, slept so well & room very quiet. Bathroom beautiful with huge spa bath. Beautiful toiletries & bath robes. Breakfast was included in our very reasonable tariff and beautifully presented, my fruit salad came freshly cut in a glass jar. What a shame we only had one night but so glad to have stayed in Nelson, a great place, with lots to see & do. Thankyou Robyn & Max for your hospitality.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your stay with us here at The Sails it was our pleasure to have your company if it was only for one night. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful motel to present to our guests. As you have so kindly pointed out many we have added extra comfort treats to our suites as a holiday is a well deserved break for most guests who have only limited time a year to enjoy family or to experience another part of the world. Like your selves from Australia. Regards Max and Robyn.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Passed through Nelson on recent driving holiday in South Island. This hotel was the best we stayed in during our 2 week trip. I booked the hotel after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Our room was large and beautifully furnished with all modern appliances - the Nespresso Coffee machine was a nice touch!!! We had a room with a huge spa bath which was fantastic!!! Max was very helpful with giving us a few tips on where to go around Nelson. Nelson itself is a vibrant little place - lots of great places to have drink and some very cool places to have dinner. Very impressed!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Hello thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay with us here at The Sails Nelson. The nespresso machines were an idea that we got travelling around Europe and we thought it would be a touch of class to add them into our bigger suites. The spa baths a great when we live such busy lives just to take time out to really relax. We both just love the Nelson region and enjoy helping others experience what we have to offer. Thanks again and Regards Max and Robyn.
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and were so happy with the stay. The rooms are so modern, clean and comfortable. Loved the feather mattress!! The owners were very friendly and helpful with tips on what to do around the area. Highly recommended and great price too!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Hello Caris thank you for the review on your stay with us here at The Sails Nelson. We enjoy helping guests get the most out of their time in Nelson. We are always pleased to hear that guests have had a fantastic experience and felt that they were given friendly service and stayed in luxury suite with the best facilities, which is what we wanted to achieve when we decided to build the motel a year ago now. Regards Max and Robyn.
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Wonderful, sophisticated decor. Superb attention to detail. Best bed I have ever slept in. Do not hesitate to stay here. Warm and personal welcome. Amazingly well stocked kitchen. The bathroom was equipped with lovely complimentary toiletries and bathrobes were available along with soft and very big towels.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Hello thank you for taking the time to write a great review on your stay with us here at The Sails Nelson. We so pleased that you found the bed and bedding to be the best quality that you have ever slept in. We regularly get fantastic reviews on the luxury feel of the bedding and bathroom products. We look forward to you being able to get back to the Nelson region again soon. Regards
Max and Robyn.
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We decided to drive to Nelson on the spur of the moment so had no booking for accommodation. Fortunately for us, there was a cancellation at The Sails so were able to get a room. This motel is top notch from the beginning. Robin, the manager, was so friendly and helpful. She helped with bags, booked dinner at a very nice restaurant, and let us have a late checkout the next morning, even though they were fully booked. She gave us helpful information on what not to miss while in Nelson. The room was beautifully appointed from the top of the line kitchen to the amazing bed. There was a Nespresso machine, a big screen TV, and an oversize shower. It was pristine! Would most definitely stay there again, but would make a booking for sure!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Hello there Debbie, Thank you for your wonderful review about your stay with us here at The Sails Nelson. It was our pleasure to have you both stay with us both Robyn and Myself enjoyed spending time chatting with you on your way in and out of the motel. We are happy that you enjoyed the facilities in your suite and found them to be of a high quality. We look forward to your next spur of the moment get away. Regards Max and Robyn.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I was in Nelson for a family celebration at the Founders park so The Sails Motel was only a 5 minute drive away. The welcome I received on my arrival from Max was like we were old friends. Imediately I knew I had chosen well when I decided to stay here. Then when I saw the room I was staying in I was blown away. It was so clean and spotless and I'm what you call a clean freak. The room had a coffee maker in it with a milk whipper to make a cappaccino or try to anyway. The bed was the best that I have ever stayed in I slept like a baby. I had a spa bath with a shower too it wsn't one of those rectangle bath types it was so big that I could really float around in all the bubbles and i'm tall. Robyn dropped us off a cafe style to our room of pancakes and a big breakfast with everything on and my poached eggs were perfect.
If you are in Nelson stay here you'll love it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for writing a fantastic review about your stay with us here at The Sails Nelson. We first experienced the nespresso machines when we were in Europe and we are pleased that we decided to add them into our suites. The corner spa's are a lot more spacious than the bath style and add that extra luxury feel. The toppers on the beds are a so comforty. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast in your suite on the Sunday morning. Regards Max and Robyn.
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Property: The Sails Nelson
Address: 7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sails Nelson 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nelson's newest luxury motel is unparalleled in quality and price. Qual mark rated 5 stars. 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, 42in LCD Televisions, Mini Bar, and Guest Laundry. Complimentary 50+ Sky, Wi Fi, Blue Ray, Ipod Docking. ... more   less 
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