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The Sails Nelson
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Sails is like a motel version of an upscale hotel in any big city. Having a room on the first floor wasn't super private when sitting on the patio, but all the amenities inside were awesome. We were provided fresh milk for our coffee and clean beach towels to go to the beach. Our accommodations were within walking distance of downtown where we found great restaurants, a Saturday morning grand market on Montgomery Square, and op shops. Our hosts were extremely helpful and friendly, suggesting more adventures than we had time to enjoy. Our stay in Nelson was just too short, but we would absolutely stay at The Sails again, if we are lucky enough to return to New Zealand.

Room Tip: A room on the second floor may offer more privacy.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Hello Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review about The Sails Nelson. It is our pleasure to always present each guest with a spotless suite and we have tried to add as many extra luxuries as possible to enhance your experience with us. Nelson has so many
accessible attractions that it is easy to fill up your days. We are concerned that you felt exposed when enjoying the patio area outside your suite, we have planted trees to try to add privacy but as we are so new that possibly this is not being achieved yet. Thank you again for the review. regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed last night, we are traveling by motorcycle the owner moved her car out of her garage so we could put our Harley in there overnight. The unit we stayed in was class at its best , we lovely fitting a great coffee machine and a really comfortable bed. The eggs beni was a great way to start the day. The owners could not of been more helpful we will be back!!!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

HI guys it was so lovely to have you both stay with us here in Nelson at The Sails. I would like to think that one day I will have a car worth as much as your Harley, it was no problem to move my car out, When you got to us in Nelson you were travelling in some horrible gail force rain I'm pleased that we had a suite available for you and then be able to offer you a late check out when the winds and rain had blow itself out. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We look forward to you feeling like taking the Harley out for another ride soon.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

On holiday from Hanmer Springs and stayed at The Sails on 17th November for two nights and really enjoyed the modern clean unit with lovely comfortable beds which ensure the best nights sleep ever, the couple that run The Sails Max and Robyn are very helpful and can recommend all the best places to eat at and a good knowledge of the local activities on offer, also easy walking distance to the centre of town with all the shopping and considering how close to town you are it is very quite and relaxing motel .Also not expensive considering these are modern spotlessly clean units and very well fitted out with everything you need.
We will definitely be staying there again and can thoroughly recommend The Sails to anyone looking for good quality accommodation that is not over priced.

Room Tip: You wont find better in Nelson
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Hello thank you for the fabulous review about your stay with us here in Nelson at The Sails Motel. We are so pleased that your get away from Hanmer was so enjoyable. We are extremely proud of the complex that we have to offer our guests and get great satisfaction when guests leave wanting to stay on for an extra few days. We look forward to you being able to make it back our way when you have a few days to enjoy our wonderful city and surrounding areas. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We just happened across The Sails when looking for a place to spend one night after crossing from North to South Island. What a find! This place is fabulous! The rooms are very modern, stylish, immaculate and finished to the highest standard. Our check-in was smooth and we were made very welcome by Max and Robyn. They helped us with getting a doctor's appointment that day and recommended restaurants and local micro breweries to visit. The room was so comfortable that we were sorry to have to leave after only one night. The bed, high quality wide screen TV, well stocked kitchen and bathroom could not be faulted. We will definitely stay again on our next trip through Nelson. Thanks Max and Robyn for making us feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thank you for the glowing review. We are extremely privileged to be the owners of this new complex and enjoy meeting so many people from all parts of the world. We are pleased that you found your suite to be of such a high standard and enjoyed all the luxury items that we have added for you. We too are sorry that you were only able to stay for one day as Nelson has so many wonderful things to do. Thank you again for the review.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

The sails is a lovely place to stay, in a quite corner of town. The room was spotless and the decor and amenities amazing. The bed was unforgettable, as others have said - like sleeping on a cloud. This may possibly have been the best nights sleep of my life! The staff are very welcoming and accommodating as well as knowledgable on things to do and see. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Hello Carol, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay with us at The Sails. We are so pleased that you found the suite spotless and so comfortable. Nelson has many wonderful enjoyable attractions so it's always nice to hear that we have help you find a few of them. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

If your looking for luxury without the price tag, then this is it. The bedding was supremely superior with the feather underlay, what a treat. We travel extensively around the world in 4-5 star accommodations and this is right up there with them. Little details such as plush carpet under your feet, kitchen fully kitted out, to a scrumptious breakfast delivered to the door. Location ideal within minutes to everywhere we needed to go. Highly recommend this place, owners very helpful.

Room Tip: Its right off the main road, but it has double glazing so no noise
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2013

Hello Thank you for your review about your stay with here at The Sails Nelson. We are pleased that you found us to be of equal quality to other overseas Motels you have experienced. We did get a lot of our ideas while traveling around Europe before we started the motel. But we also think a lot of our success comes from our pride in our service, the motel and of cause guest satisfaction. Thank you again for taking the time during this hectic festive season to write your review. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend to anyone. It is very modern and super comfortable. It has so many great amenities, I can't remember them all. Love the bed...like sleeping on a cloud. Love the tile shower and the bathrobes, the kitchenette, the big TV and all of the other conveniences. There is no fantastic view here, but Nelson is a great little town with good restaurants. It is spotlessly clean, too. When we told Robin we were going to Abel Tasman the next day but need to wash clothes, too, she insisted on washing them for us! She might not do this for everyone, but this made our lives so much easier and enabled us to enjoy Nelson when we returned. Thanks, too, for finding our camera in "the cloud"!! Breakfast was superb and we loved having it in our room so we could eat at our convenience and go. Max and Robin, You're the best!!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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max r, Owner at The Sails Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2013

Hello there we were so please to be able to contact you with driving distance for you to be able to return to the Motel to collect you camera and more importantly your holiday shots. You were both such fun and we both really enjoyed your sense of humour. We are glad that you found your suite to be enjoyable and comfortable. Thank you for your fantastic review we really were sorry to see you go. Regards Max and Robyn.

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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $119 - $197 (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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