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Trailways Hotel Nelson

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 43 hotels in Nelson
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
River View
Languages Spoken
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Karen J wrote a review Jan 26
Tauranga, New Zealand95 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed twice - 1 st time just for one night - choose a studio - gosh never again - the room was very small, there was a ranchslider out to the pool, but you could hardly get to the door as there was a chair squeezed into a corner that it really didn't fit into and covered over the door. I know it said "double" bed but that normally means at least a queen ... so small and cosy for 2 people. On the 2nd visit luckily I booked a larger room with a king-size bed... much better, the room is still smallish. It appeared the couch could be pulled out to a sofa sleeper and it must have been broken as it would not fold away, making the couch very uncomfortable to try and sit on. The best thing about this room was the amazing shower - it was great. The location was great
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lucy D wrote a review Jan 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Awesome three-night stay. The room was able to be cleaned everyday, and individual requests were provided for (like extra towels). The first night was incredibly hot so we had to get up in the middle of the night to turn on the air con. The location of this hotel is absolutely awesome, being only a minute walk to central town. That was convenient as we were able to go to and from our hotel with ease. Nice stay, 10/10!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Toby Munro, Revenue Management at Trailways Hotel Nelson
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Hello Lucywdong, We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards
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dangermouse72 wrote a review Jan 21
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand5 contributions
We love staying at the Trailways Hotel when we visit Nelson. We only live 30/40 minutes away. I use Trailways as a treat for my young child and myself. The hotel is located just over river from a local scooter track and fun area for children. My child can spend hours playing there. This play area is right beside the Nelson Public Library. It also borders a lovely riverside walk where you find other area's of play for children. We find the Hotel to be of excellent quality. The rooms are modern and kept to a very high standard of cleanliness. I love that the use Eco practices within their business. It has a lovely pool which we both enjoy. The staff are always friendly and very pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend for price, quality, service and location. Book direct to receive the best rate.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Petad2019 wrote a review Jan 10
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location, very professional all round. Nice rooms and very clean ours was opening to the small but adequate and lovely pool. We only had a short stay of one night, but it was perfect. The restaurant has a lovely setting by the river, we had drinks here and breakfast - which was very good. All staff were really friendly and professional. All came at a very good price.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Toby Munro, Revenue Management at Trailways Hotel Nelson
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your 5/5 feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
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Bilal Alhawamdeh wrote a review Jan 5
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Just I want to say it’s the best hotel in All New Zeland plus the restaurant and the food just awesome I love it and I will back there again. The room was spacious and comfortable and smelt delicious. The pool was warm and a welcome addition. Loved the spa bath. The restaurant was delicious. The food is superb. All staff are very nice and hospitable.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Toby Munro, Revenue Management at Trailways Hotel Nelson
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Venture39564130986, Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear your wonderful feedback.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trailways Hotel Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Queen's Gardens (0.3 miles), Craft Beer Depot (0.2 miles), and Wall To Wall Art Nelson (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tides Restaurant & Bar, Deville, and River Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Trailways Hotel Nelson have airport transportation?
Yes, Trailways Hotel Nelson offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Trailways Hotel Nelson located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nelson.
Are any cleaning services offered at Trailways Hotel Nelson?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Trailways Hotel Nelson offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Trailways Hotel Nelson have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.