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Trailways Hotel Nelson, Nelson

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Luxury hotel in Nelson with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 657 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Delicious food
Good internet service
Ordinary amenities

Trailways Hotel Nelson, Nelson

from $72
  • Riverside Studio Spa
  • Studio
  • Poolside Accessible Studio
  • Poolside Studio Spa - Twin
  • Poolside Studio Spa with Kitchen
  • Poolside Executive Studio Spa
  • Poolside Executive Studio Spa Shower
  • Poolside Studio Spa Shower
  • Riverside Studio Spa Shower
  • Riverside Studio Double Spa
  • Riverside Executive Suite
  • Riverside First Floor Mezzanine Suite

What’s around Trailways Hotel Nelson, Nelson


  • Heart of Nelson
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 1 min walk
  • Trafalgar Park - 3 min walk
  • Montgomery Square - 6 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 7 min walk
  • Anzac Park - 7 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 7 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 47 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1964
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Tides Restaurant.Bar - This family restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

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

Trailways Hotel Nelson, Nelson’s small print

Also known as

  • Nelson Trailways Hotel
  • Trailways Hotel
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  • Trailways Nelson Hotel
  • Trailways Hotel Nelson Hotel
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  • Trailways Hotel Nelson Hotel Nelson


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 75.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day

Breakfast costs between NZD 14.50 and NZD 27.50 for adults, and NZD 6.00 and NZD 12.00 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 369 reviews

Good 6.0
More like a Motel
The location was nice and after much deliberation in the town of Nelson this was the best option. However, this was more like a motel. It was 2 levels, no elevators which we had to carry our heavy luggage upstairs. The rooms were tight and just ok. The bathroom was the best part of the hotel. Things just felt dirty here to be honest.
Molly, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good option in Nelson, if a bit overpriced
Overall a solid stay. Good location, nice restaurant, central but quiet. Rooms were decent and everything seemed to be pretty modern and in good condition. Overall service was nice and helpful, with the one exception of the night watch. Annoyingly, anytime after 11PM (or was is 10?), you need to be buzzed in and this can take some time and annoyance. Not OK to provide a hostel-like after hours with the prices this hotel charges...
Yotam, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Fine, adequate, not at all fabulous
Avoid Nelson if you can. Old, industrial, and the river comes and goes with the tide, leaving a ugly river bed. Hotel was adequate. Rooms large enough, beds comfortable, staff very accommodating, enough towels. Inattentive service in the restaurant, weak drinks, very underwhelming food. I charged restaurant meals to my room, only to be assessed a credit card fee at checkout that they wouldn’t have assessed had I paid in the restaurant.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel in fantastic location. Close to the rugby ground and also close to town. Staff were very friendly from arrival throughout the visit. Lovely bar and restaurant and fantastic breakfast.
Christina, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Only criticism.
Lovely Hotel ideally situated and within walking distance of everything. Difficult to get a car park in car park at front of Hotel. It would be nice to have the room service menu available during dinner hours if all someone wants is a quick snack. Overall a lovely place to stay.
Mary, us1 night trip

Trailways Hotel Nelson, Nelson

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