We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sands Nelson

623 Rocks Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
The Sands Nelson
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    19
    10
    2
    2
    0
See reviews for
7
16
Solo
0
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (33)
  • Mar-May only
    (6)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (12)
All months
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
114 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

LOCATION, FACILITIES, FIT OUT, SPACE, PARKING, SERVICE ALL TOP NOTCH. Fabulous choice for group of friends (we stayed a weekend with 3 couples) - king sized bed and a bathroom for each couple is perfect. SKY TV including SKY sport & MY SKY was much appreciated enabling us to delay view the rugby. location right opposite Tahuna beach is perfect... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Sands is an excellent place to stay in sunny Nelson. From the moment we checked in with the manager Neville, we were well looked after. The apartment is awesome. Large with an excellent kitchen, spacious bathroom and great bedroom. Two heat pumps kept it cosily warm throughout. It was impeccably clean & quiet.The location is great, across the road... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Level Contributor
216 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Sands is located opposite the beach at Nelson and is a group of privately owned apartments rented out as vacation rentals. We booked two nights here and thanks to the onsite manager, Neville we were given a warm welcome and introduced to the local area. The apartment which we were given was amazing, five stars all the way including... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a 3 bedroom apartment and it was lovely - spacious and well laid out and the location was great for us - opposite fields, playgrounds and Tahunanui Beach and short walk to cafes / low key dining options. The complex has an interesting layout which means that you can park your car right outside your apartment even on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always stay here when travelling to Nelson on business and my colleagues now do also. The rooms are spacious, clean and inviting with superb views out across Tahananui Beach. My parents sometimes accompany me to have a break away from business while I work. It's a home away from home where you can choose to dine in and create... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a split stay here over a 2 week period. We initially stayed for 4 nights on the second floor in a 2 bedroom apartment with our 2 year old son. It was clean, spacious, well equipped and everythinng we needed. The single room is quite small but suitable for a child. Would be too small for an adult.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had been to The Sands before on business and enjoyed it so decided to book a weekend away there. Location is great, with heaps to do in the area. The one bedroom apartment was a good size and was clean and tidy with an awesome view from the balcony........great place to eat crayfish and drink wine!. The host's are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you are not wanting to be in the city center and are wanting a view with your room you can't beat The Sands. The room was very clean and comfortable. Reasonably well equipped. Although on a busy road absolutely no problem with traffic noise. These are apartments and are not serviced daily. The property is very secure with secure... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

12 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nelson hotels
2.0 mi away
The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
#1 of 41 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 399 reviews
2.4 mi away
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments
1.6 mi away
Palazzo Motor Lodge
Palazzo Motor Lodge
#5 of 41 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 424 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Century Park Motor Lodge
0.9 mi away
Bay Crest Motor Lodge
Bay Crest Motor Lodge
#3 of 41 in Nelson
5.0 of 5 stars 99 reviews
0.7 mi away
The Wheelhouse Inn and Captain's Quarters
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay