The Sails Nelson

7 Trafalgar StreetNelson7040New Zealand
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About The Sails Nelson

A strikingly modern and award-winning property, The Sails Nelson offers sleek self-catering accommodation and free push-bike rentals, just one kilometre north of Nelson's quaint town centre.

A range of studio and one-bedroom apartments are available. Each contains air conditioning, floor to ceiling windows, a kitchen or kitchenette, and a large flat-screen TV with Sky channels. Upgraded suites feature a spa bath and either a courtyard or balcony.

Wi-Fi is accessible throughout and the reception staff can assist with laundry and other services.

A delicious breakfast can be ordered and is served en suite. A contemporary dining option with outdoor seating, The Tides Restaurant & Bar, possesses an eclectic menu and is just 350 metres away.

The Trafalgar Centre, an indoor venue which hosts sporting and cultural events, is an 11-minute walk from The Sails Nelson. The Nelson Provincial Museum, the oldest museum in the nation, is 12 minutes' walk from the motel.


7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7040, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)5466463 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Top quality staff

Weary travellers can't seem to say enough good things about the managers and general staff who run this motel. Guests are happy to report that they receive a warm welcome after what is often a long trip. Furthermore, guests note that the staff is always ready to help in any way they can. The managers and owners of the property seem to set the tone and are often singled out for praise in reviews.

Clean and well equipped accommodation

The studios and apartments here are invariably described as clean and well-equipped in reviews. Guests note that they have no reason to worry about hygiene issues since the rooms are spotlessly clean on arrival and kept that way by a dedicated housekeeping team. In addition, the rooms are found to be equipped with all guests need for an independent stay in Nelson. Guests even note that there are even a couple of snacks left for them on arrival.

Decent location

While not right in Nelson's town centre, guests report that the motel is not far from it and that it is a simple matter to stroll into town for dining and other attractions. Visitors describe the location as pleasantly quiet.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1013 reviews across the web
9.6 /10
  • Expedia
    9.8 /10
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    9.3 /10
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    9.3 /10
9.6 out of 10 based on 1013 reviews