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The Sails Nelson

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7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just enjoyed 3 nights at Sails , comfortable , clean and well set up , with knowledgeable and very helpful friendly hosts . Great attention to detail in the 1 bedroom units with excellent high quality hotel linen and bedding, a Nespresso machine, locally produced gourmet teas and mini bar and beautiful NZ bathroom products all replenished with complimentary daily... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you Michelle for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your stay in one of our One Bedroom apartments. We are pleased that you found it to be of a high quality and that you were able to enjoy the many luxury items we provided for you. We look forward to your return to The Sails... More 

Coomera, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I write this review from the comfort of the beautiful bed sipping on a cup of leaf tea. I couldn't wait to post my review. This room is exactly how a hotel should be. It's new. It's fresh. It's clean. It's classy. Reasonably priced for the quality. Well appointed kitchenette. Beautiful shower products. Free wifi. Very friendly staff.

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review about your stay with us in Nelson at The Sails. We are very pleased that you found the suite to be of such a high standard that we had to write your review from inside it. We have aimed to provide a touch of luxury to our guests experience by offering them the things... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We spent two nights in a studio unit (2 Adults & an infant). As they knew we had a infant they had put us in on the bigger studios. They also offered highchair free of charge (not sure about cot as we had our own). The room was stunning & had lots of little extras (different teas, decaf coffee) that... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for writing a great review about your stay with us here at The Sails in Nelson. We are pleased that we were able to give you one of our bigger suites with extra room for your baby. We never charge for the extra items required for a baby like a cot, highchair or the use of the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My daughter and I were visiting Takaka/Nelson for a couple of days and found this to be one of the best Motels we have ever stayed at. Most motels are basic, but they thought of everything. Good lighting(I am not sure why, but most places we stay have such dim lighting) , comfortable bed, coffee machine .. great spa bath... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay with us here at The Sails. We are pleased that we helped you find the perfect carpet for your home. We just love that carpet ourselves it so soft. The spa is a added touch of luxury when your on holiday a real sense of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had two nights here and loved it. The room was large, luxuriously fitted out (specifically the huge spa, the gorgeous carpet for bare feet and the bed) and very clean. We had everything we needed on hand, and many other services nearby - eg laundry which was very cheap and easy to use. The staff were all very friendly... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review about your couple of days with us here in Nelson at The Sails. I also just love the carpet in the suites that you stayed in. We are pleased that you enjoyed the spa it is a real treat to know that you can spend as long as you like relaxing because your on... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed one night at The Sails Motel, Nelson in April 2014. The accommodation was spotless, and very very comfortable. Quite quiet considering the location, which is within walking distance of the main streets, as well as close to the seafront. Robyn & Max are wonderful hosts, and very helpful.

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here in Nelson at The Sails. Nelson is a wonderful city and has so much to offer its visitors. Thank you for writing your fantastic review we appreciate you taking the time. Regards Max and Robyn More 

Hamilton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed here for one night after a 4 day tramp so it was bliss having a bath with all the lovely toiletries on offer and the lovely robes. Was really impressed with the kitchen facilities; not that we were planning to cook a meal on this particular occasion but would definitely consider staying here again if this was the... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fantastic review that you have written about your time with us at The Sails in Nelson after your Able Tasman experience. We are delighted that we were your piece of paradise and offered you some pampering. We look forward to your return trip to be able to see the many other wonderful sights the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Rarely does accommodation live up to its web site, this one exceeds it. The quality of the architectural finishes is superb, large bathroom with a decent shower head (you don't want to get out). The fixtures are first class with a generous size bedroom with a comfortable bed. The kitchen area is particularly well stocked, they have thought of everything.... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you both for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your time with us here at The Sails in Nelson. I really enjoyed your company and sharing a great laugh. We are delighted that you found the One bedroom apartment to be of such a high standard. We are very proud to live and own this... More 

Christchurch
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The room was well set out, and spotless! The Koha toiletries, and a varied selection of teas/coffee was impressive. Although close to a main road, it was extremely quiet. Close enough to walk into the town or to the many parks in the area. We only stayed for two nights and will definitely stay there again.

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us here at The Sails in Nelson. We are pleased that you enjoyed your suite and found it to be so quiet. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Regards Max and Robyn. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We only stayed one night at The Sails but would have loved to have stayed on longer. The welcome we received at Reception was warm, friendly and informative particularly around what to do, where to eat, walks, parks and how everything worked in our room. The bed was sumptuously comfortable, the Nespresso coffee machine was a real treat and the... More 

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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay with us at The Sails in Nelson. We were only to happy to fill you in on some of our favourite spots and places to dine. It is really satisfying to know that you enjoyed your suite and found it to be so comfortable, as... More 

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