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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great room - large, brand new, nice bathroom, nice bed, balcony and other accessories. Location was very close to city center. Owned and operated by a very nice couple that looked after our every need. Beautiful room for the price

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Manager at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time out to post a review on tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we would like to thank you for booking at The Sails.Robyn and i love to meet new and interesting people and feel very proud of our new complex. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and maybe we will see you again when in Nelson.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

From the moment we arrived, the treatment we recieved was wonderful. The owners, Max and Robyn, were friendly, helpful and could not do any more to ensure our stay was comfortable, memorable and relaxing. The staff were friendy, happy and quietly effecient. The next time I'm in Nelson, I know where I'm going to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ken G
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for your nice comments. I know that we are new, and that the standards of our complex speak for them selves,but Robyn and i enjoy meeting people from all walks of life, and want to make sure that everybody enjoy's there stay in Nelson, and our Motel. I was a pleasure to have you stay, and hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Max and Robyn

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed just one night and I did not want to leave. Every aspect of the suite was top quality. The bed was luxurious and I was happy to wake in the night just to bask in how sumptuous it was.The shower was powerful and the towels, so very thick. It was the details that struck me, like the art on the walls, the well stocked mini and snack bar, the loose leaf herbal teas. Max and Robyn are sooo nice, thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thanks for your great review. It's not hard to look good in this fantastic Nelson . It does half the work for us. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to see you next time, when down south... Thanks again Max

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Found this on the net, what a good find, nice people own it, and have made it a very high quality motel, and it is equal to most 4 or 5 star hotels I have stayed in all over the world, and alot better than some so called 4 or 5 star hotels.
Nice decor, good high quality furnishings and very comfortable bed and very good quality linen and pillows.
TV was huge with a great selection of channels, not normal for many hotels in NZ.
They have a courtesy car if you need to be dropped anywhere, and the owners are very polite and hospitable people.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Studio suite is very cool
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure to be of service, and hope to see you again in "Sunny " Nelson. Hope that your trip back to Auckland was a nice drive. We take pride in our complex, and enjoy the meeting of guests, like yourself, from around the world.
Again thanks for your kind thoughts, and great pictures. Max and Robyn

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

This week we had the pleasure of staying at the Sails Motel in Nelson.
We were just passing through Nelson and friends recommended we stay at the Sails. We are so pleased we took their advice. The Sails is situated just a stones throw from the lovely city of Nelson with all it's great attractions - it's really easy to find situated on the quieter end of Trafalgar street overlooking the park. Max and Robyn made us feel so welcome - they are such great hosts. The rooms are so clean and have all the facilities you want in a motel when your'e on holiday. The in room wifi was really fast and easy to use. The bed is soooo cosy and the room was incredibly quiet. The highlight , though , was the courtesy car - they call it Big Red. It's a great wee car that took us to all the places in the city we needed to get to - and is a lot of fun to drive.
We will be back to Nelson - and wil DEFINATELY be staying at the Sails. Thanks Max and Robyn for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2012

Thanks again for your glowing review. We pride ourselves on always trying to satisfy our guests. What we lack in local knowledge (only been in Nelson 2 months), we hope we can make up in service, and pride of our product. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon..

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We had a room with a wonderful view. The rooms are the best I have ever stayed in so very well appointed and very luxurious I think the owners Max & Robyn thought of every need for the guests! This is a new Motel and Max and Robyn could not of made us feel more welcome, very friendly and could take time out to chat. Nothing was too much trouble. This is a must stay for anyone wanting that little extra luxury at a great price. Two days was not enough we will be back for a longer stay. BIG THANK Max and Robyn and best of luck with your new venture you will make it a great success, as you are both wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2012

Thank you very much for your kind words, and both Robyn and myself are proud to be the owners of such a stunning motel. We hope you have enjoyed your travels, and will stop by Nelson again on your next trip. Thanks again!!

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

we stayed here for 2 nights just as the motel was about to open to the public and what a privileged that was, thank you to Max and Robyn for such a fantastic stay, our first trip to Nelson during our busy travels around the island, it was a pleasure to stay in such a luxurious motel, after a busy "sight-seeing" day to settle down to sleep in the most comfortable bed I honestly have ever slept in was pure luxury, (it was like sleeping in a big fluffy cloud), if your traveling round Nelson and feel the need for a bit of luxury just check into the Sails and I promise you that you wont regret it, this motel is absolutely 1st class

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2012

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of our beatifull country of ours, on you Holiday. We are proud of our motel, and love to see others enjoy it as well. Again thank you for your kind words. Max and Robyn

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Address: 7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $123 - $202 (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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