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“Terrific motel, wish we could have stayed longer”
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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Our ferry from Wellington was late, so we arrived very late into this fantastic little motel in Nelson, and we had to leave fairly early the next morning. Too bad, because the room was truly impressive, with very posh furnishings and all the technology one could desire, from iPod dock to espresso machine. The staff waited for our late arrival, gave us good advice on where to find something to eat late at night, and were generally friendly and helpful. WiFi and parking were free. Definitely recommend, and wish we could have lounged around for another day or so.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

We are so pleased to have been a spot of luxury after your hectic day with the Ferry being delayed and the drive from Picton to Nelson in the Dark. We also are sorry to of only had your company over night but I'm sure you enjoyed the rest of our wonderful country at a leisurely pace. Thank you for writing a wonderful review about the suite which you stayed in. We certainly wouldn't have let you arrive without a proper welcoming and some advise about the local restaurants. Regards Max and Robyn

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a new and very good spec accommodation within easy walking distance of the town and all it's attractions. Anyone visiting need look no further than this motel for a great nights stay. The Managing team Robyn and her Husband are very welcoming and helpful.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review about your experience with us here at The Sails Nelson. We are extremely proud of our service and the motel it self. We have added points of difference to the suites just to give our guests a little extra luxury they deserve. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Had the chance to have a quick getaway to Nelson and knew where I wanted to stay again. The Sails was as great as it was the first time around. Max & Robyn are wonderful hosts and just cannot do enough for you, the breakfasts are the best we have had in any Motel and the rooms are so relaxing you just do not want to leave. Well done on keeping up such high standards and making us feel so very welcome. See you all again soon we hope!

Room Tip: all rooms are greats and easy walk to city.
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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 reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Hello there again Charlotte. It was our pleasure to have your company again while you did a bit of retail therapy here in Nelson. Sometimes it great just to get out of your own home town just for a night but without spending all day getting somewhere to feel like we have had a change in the routine. We are so lucky to have a wonderful motel which is so presentable and with a lot of pride we are able to keep our standards high. We have passed on to the cleaning staff that you found the standards to be of the same quality as your previous stay which they were all chuffed about. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. we are looking forward to your next get away. See you soon regards Max and Robyn.

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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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 reviewResponded 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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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: £91 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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