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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Hands down, the best apartment I have ever stayed in!! I loved every second of being at The Sails. Every little detail had been thought about and lifes little luxuries were catered for as well. The nespresso machine, the luscious carpets, the most comfortable bed, the privacy, the location, the anti fogging mirror, the spa bath... the whole lot!!

The only bad thing I have to say is that I had to leave and go on to stay in other accom across the South Island that was nowhere near as luxurious!

Thanks for having us and we will be back!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for the great review on your stay with us at The Sails Nelson. Over the 5 days you were with us we enjoyed hearing about your daily trips exploring the Nelson region. There is a lot to see here in Nelson so it's always great to have guests who have allowed time to take it all in. We're glad you made use of the bikes, it's a different way of seeing the water front and streets of the city. The nespresso machines are a added luxury in the units and people really enjoy making a real coffee with them. The spa bathroom in the suit you stayed in is the perfect end to a busy day perhaps with a bubbles in hand to sip while listening to some music from the stereo.
We both really enjoyed meeting you and hope that another trip to Nelson is not to far away for you.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed 5 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment with spa bath. Everything in the apartment was modern, clean and of high quality. It had excellent amenities, especially the in-room expresso machine which was used daily and topped up every day by house keeping. Bathroom was huge, king size bed luxurious and the room was serviced daily.

The service was exceptional, the owners could not do enough for you, they were very friendly and helpful and we made good use of the free bikes. This place is a 5 minute walk from the city and we highly recommend it to anyone staying in Nelson.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of The Sails Nelson. We are always pleased when guests have aloud themselves time to explore the Nelson area in depth. The spa suite you stayed in is one of my favorites it has such a homely feel to the layout. The space works well for longer stays. The carpet is so lush, we had a family stay in there and they told us their daughter was making carpet angels in the lounge all night. The nespresso machines were a idea we got from on our trip around Europe and knew they would add to the luxury experience we were after. Getting around on the bikes is a fun and different way of seeing the city and beach front especially on one of our lovely sunny day. It was lovely to have you stay with us and hope that you are able to make it back this way again soon. Thank you again for your fantastic review. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Everything about our stay here was perfect! The room was luxurious, the bathroom was nice and clean with everything we needed, including a huge double spa bath and large shower head with lots of pressure. The bed was huge, probably the most comfortable bed we have ever had at a motel. The service from the owners was also fantastic, with great advice of where to go for dinner. They even offered us a ride if we needed it.
The coffee machine in the room was a great feature. We had our own heat pump in the room too.
It was a great place to stay and we will definitely be back. All the details were taken care of for a super relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

We are pleased that you enjoyed your night with us last Sunday. The one bedroom suite you stayed in with the spa is one of my personal favorite suites. It has a real warm cosy feel. People have written in other comments how they just loved to lay in the carpet and watch movies after a spa in one of the robes because it is so lush and inviting. The nespresso machines were a idea we got from trips around Europe as well as the Rain Shower Heads in the bathroom. Dropping guests off to our favorite restaurants or to concerts is just part of the service we offer, it's no problem. Maybe next time you'll take us up on the offer which could be a family get away after your next exciting baby is born. We could arrange for our baby sitter to look after the children for you and you both could have a few hours on the town. All the best for the next few months and Thanks for the great review of your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you both.
Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Beautiful rooms with a luxurious feel, all the extra touches make for a wonderful experience and that's why I keep coming back! The Sails Motel, you really are a cut above the rest. Be sure to have breakfast, it is delicious, the pancakes are amazing.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review about your time spent with us during you trips around the area. It's a great feeling to have repeat guests who get the enjoyment form our extra treats that we put into each suite many of which you don't normally get. It's a pleasure to get to know people and to do the extra things that personalize a stay with us by knowing what our guests enjoy about our suites. Thanks for the recommendation of the pancakes which you order religiously, I've been serving them like they are going out of fashion. We look forward to seeing your overseas holiday pictures which you have coming up in the next week. See you again soon. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Lovely new facility with really nice rooms, beds are like big pillows, linden leaves bathroom products, coffee machines, massive spa bath, short walk to city centre, great mini bar and friendly staff.
Can't fault it!!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us at The Sails Nelson. We have add touches to our rooms which we saw during our trip through Europe like the N espresso Machines. It is important to offer luxury items to our guests because we know that holidays are treats for most hard working people and getting an experience and great memories from the enjoyment of a big spa with a glass of something from the mini bar (which for most of us we NEVER have time for at home) or a massive soft bed with linen that feels luxurious are important to a traveler. We hope you keep an eye out for a grab a seat deal and are able to get back to Nelson again soon. Thank you for your great review and taking the time to write it.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This Motel is my last stop in the South Island and, after two weeks of enjoying a vacation dedicated to landscape photography, I arrived looking a bit grubby and low rent - but Max, my host, was welcoming, charming, and very helpful. The rooms are tasteful and glorious in their fitting and decor, with fantastic attention to detail and cleanliness. The wet bar is excellent and well-stocked; the snacks of a high quality. After being on the road for two weeks, sliding through limestone caves, tramping through rainforest, clambering up mountain tracks, and generally roughing it, I'm delighted to spend the last two days in such stylish comfort. Well done, guys - you've created something fabulous here and I will be recommending you with great enthusiasm.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Thank you for your review on you stay with us at The Sails where we are always getting guests who have been to the Abel Tasman stiff and sore from days of roughing it tramping, so you fitted right in. We are glad you enjoyed your suites little luxury touches after your very early starts with long days exploring the fantastic photography spot area the Nelson District. I hope the few tips we gave you paid off and you were able to get some memorable shots. It was really enjoyable to hear about where you had been on your day trips from here. We are looking forward to maybe your summer trip so you can compare some of your winter photos. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The facilities, the decor, the owners Robyn and Max who offered to drive us into town for dinner (and then we would cab it back), the bathroom, the shower, the linen, the location (a short walk into the main city area) a "George Clooney" coffee maker. absolutely 10/10

Perhaps the bed was just a smidge too big, too soft for me but it was something I can very easily overlook.
Absolutely fantastic!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us at The Sails. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the things in your suite which add a little something special to your experience It was lovely to meet you both and look forward to you getting back this way in the future 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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $125 - $226 (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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