The Sails Nelson

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Fridge, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Overview of The Sails Nelson

The Sails Nelson

5.0 star property
City-center motel, steps from Trafalgar Park

9.8/10 Exceptional

536 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Map
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010
Main amenities
  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In The Wood
  • Trafalgar Park - 1 min drive
  • Montgomery Square - 1 min drive
  • Richmond Mall - 16 min drive
  • Mapua Wharf - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 14 min drive

About this property

The Sails Nelson

The Sails Nelson is a great choice for a stay in Nelson. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking. A snack bar/deli and free bike rentals are other highlights, and rooms at this exclusive motel offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads and Tempur-Pedic beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Fellow travelers love the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch LCD TV
  • Premium digital channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 30 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Nelson Sails
Sails Motel Nelson
Sails Nelson
Sails Nelson Motel
The Sails Nelson Motel
The Sails Nelson Nelson
The Sails Nelson Motel Nelson

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.7/10

Amenities

9.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.5/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Johanna, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

EXCELLENT - for everything!
WOW - absolute luxury from the moment we walked in the door - didn't want to leave!! What an amazing experience just looking into the room - the layout, the view, balcony, sunny disposition, the cleanliness, the size, the location to the city centre (a short 10 minute walk away). WOW!!! I could live here permanently. What else is there to say? The bathroom was beautiful, the shower was large and functional and fully walled with glass, the water pressure was perfect with a nice shower rose, lovely decor, good size kitchenette with everything you need, free parking right below us, large TV, soft carpet, cosy chairs, very friendly hosts (also Heather has great taste in clothes and Mike is very witty) AND the piece de resistance - this bed was THE most comfortable bed I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in! Definitely didn't want to leave in the morning - OMG!! If you get the chance - stay here but for longer than a night like we did - we're coming back here, that's for sure! Thank you lovely hosts - you have created a heavenly nest for couples.
Liz, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Location - quiet and relaxing
Very relaxing, quiet location short walk to all the city centre shops. Lovely comfortable bed and unit, great helpful staff & management. Really enjoyed my stay for 4 days would definetely recommend
V L, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place to stay, comfortable, clean and in very good condition.
Ka Hei, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyable
Terry, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay, nice and clean, great service
Stacy, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lots of delightful details appeal at Sails Motel, Nelson. Silent cooling air at night. A choice of tea for the real teapot. Comfortable king size bed. A warm welcome even when we arrived after 8pm.
Robert, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We both loved staying at The Sails Nelson. Our hosts were friendly and great with recommendations of things to do and see during our stay. All of the toiletries are eco-friendly and sustainable. The bed was very comfortable. The Sails Nelson is by far the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed at before, it exceeded our expectations and we look forward to staying again in the future.
Selwyn, 3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

jm, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review