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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Blenheim
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“Wow, Wow & More Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have just spent an night at this wonderful Motel. from the moment we arrived Max & Robyn made us feel so very welcome. We were shown to our artment and I was so pleased with the size of the apartment, althought we spent one night here, the Sails apartments are set up so you could spend a week here use it as your base and go off traveling the wonderful place of Nelson. We had our daughter with us and it was no issue at all to have a roll away bed as well and you still had enough room for dinning and chilling out in the lounge area. we had two balconies and I really enjoyed sitting out enjoying the view and the sunset with a chilled glass of wine from the mini bar. The bed was so lovely I did not want to get up in the morning I felt I was sleeping on a cloud, even my Husband managed to have a sleep in! and the the great choice of a spa bath or a shower or the big head shower so its like warm rain falling on you! we each had one of the options and my daughter loved the spa bath and when she finally got out I had the wonderful big head shower with the linda leaves shower gel, just lush. Everything has been thought of here from spear razors to a sewing kit to the nescaffee coffe machines to the snacks to each when watching one of the 55 Sky channels! what can I say guys but a BIG well done for bringing something new to the market. You made us feel like we were home from home and you could not do enough for us. We will be back for longer very soon. Keep up the good work and Thank you.

Room Tip: all the rooms are a great size.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and in the one Bedroom Apartment. The Sails prides it's self on adding all those little touches to make your stay a special one. Your family was so well behaved and a pleasure to have stay with us. Hope you had a great break , ans see you back in Nelson Soon. Kind Regards Max and Robyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robyn who had read notes from our booking, knowing what features to point out at The Sails and the nearby area. She expertly showed us our room and how everything operated. Our first impression of the new and large suite was WOW! The carpet was sumptuous, the kitchen was finished to the highest standard, the suite was comfortable, and the bathroom tiles, fittings and layout were supreme. The bed was of the highest quality with a feather topper, and the feather pillows were a dream to sleep on.
We can not speak highly enough of Robyn and Max's service and attention to detail. We highly recommend The Sails and will defintely be staying there again. Every last part of their 5 star independent rating is deserved.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Very kind of you to write such nice comments about our motel. We love meeting people on holidays, because we like to add our own experience to their trip.We hope you enjoyed Nelson, and would love for you to find your way back, to this part of NZ.Many thanks again for your kind words. Take care Max and Robyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Sails' proprietors Max and Robin have every right to be proud of their five-start rating. They clearly worked hard and long on designing and outfitting both the motel as a whole and the individual rooms; and they now work hard and long to make guests' stays memorably pleasant.

As you might guess from the title, Sails has a nautical/maritime theme, but that means much more than blue and white paintwork with an old fishing net on the wall! Instead, subtler touches to the decor are just enough to lift it out of the merely 'bright and light'. Each room has a constructed beach scene in a large glass bowl (which looks much nicer than my description!), together with small hand-painted pictures/collages of beaches. As other reviewers have said, the rooms are comfortable, the beds are a dream and - hooray! - each double room has TWO armchairs!

Sails is outside of the very centre of Nelson, which means that you can't just walk out into town life - but nor can you hear a single street sound when it's time for bed. Incidentally, when we stayed at Sails, the other guests were remarkably quiet, too - something that money doesn't always buy.

Finally, make a point of remembering to order your breakfast by the deadline - 8.00 pm the previous night. On a couple of occasions we were out all day and returned too late to order, so we missed the enormous omlettes that had kick-started our other mornings.

Room Tip: The rooms are on two floors and I didn't see a lift, so bear that in mind when booking.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thanks for taking time out to write a review. We believe that our Motel is the best place to stay in Nelson also, but we would say that, because we own it.It was a pleasure to have you here, and hope we can be apart of the Nelson experience, that will make want to come back. Again Robyn and i thank you very much for your kind words. Regards Max
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Sails might be a new motel but the quality of the property is such that it is hard to imagine that it will be anything but excellent for years to come. That quality is perfectly matched by the friendliness of Robyn and Max and their fantastic service levels. Everything about the rooms are superior but the sumptuous beds cry out for a mention. In the ratings for sleep quality below they need an Excellent Plus rating! Funnily it was many of the little things that added the delight such as the great quality teas and plugging my ipod into the quality sound system. Similarly, although we walked a lot (to 4 fabulous Nelson restaurants and the best market in the country) I thought thoughtfull add-ons such as the courtesy car and the bikes were great touches. Nelson is full of motels and I have stayed at many of them but Sails has obviously set about building up lots of points of difference in every aspect of the business that make it a very impressive overall package. I would certainly recommend Sails.

Room Tip: We had a great studio upstairs at the rear - loved the balcony - both Trafalgar St at this end and t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Robyn and myself would like to thank you for your glowing review, and we are grateful that you took the time out to write to tripadvisor .We love meeting people and get great satisfaction from guests leaving us with a memorable experience. Thanks you gain for review.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this review, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Property: The Sails Nelson
Address: 7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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