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The Sails Nelson

Exclusive motel, steps from Trafalgar Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$124

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  • Studio Suite - Bathroom
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7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand
9.8.Exceptional.
  • Clean, helpful. Nice location. I recommend the property.

    Mar 19, 2020

  • Very nice hotel room is clean modern and comfortable.

    Mar 7, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Easy parking
Convenient
Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • In The Wood
  • Trafalgar Park - 2 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 11 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 13 min walk
  • Founders Park - 16 min walk
  • Miyazu Gardens - 24 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub
  • Executive Suite
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub
  • Studio Suite
  • Studio Suite, Jetted Tub
  • Studio Suite, Accessible
  • Studio Suite (Twin)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In The Wood
  • Trafalgar Park - 2 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 11 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 13 min walk
  • Founders Park - 16 min walk
  • Miyazu Gardens - 24 min walk
  • Natureland Zoo - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Isel Park - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Hoglund Art Glass - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 14 min drive
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7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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
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At the motel

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

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

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Free bicycles on site

Nearby

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Hygiene and 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.

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 Visa and Mastercard. 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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Sails Nelson does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 30 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Stefanos (6-min walk), Riverside Kitchen (7-min walk), and Yello Cafe (8-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Sails Nelson also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 star in anything

    Rainer, 1 night family trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Likely the best motel in Nelson

    This was great place to adventure out from. The room was very nice, with a lot of space. The bathroom was also large and new with a glassed in shower. Bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen nicely appointed for basic cooking and heating up foods. Most of the best restaurants can be reached on a 15 minute stroll up Trafalgar. We stayed 4 nights, and we were pleased we chose this motel to be our base for day trips. The hosts were also super nice and helpful with recommending restaurants and places to see.

    Peter, 4 night trip, Mar 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location. Owners readily available and very helpful.

    3 night romance trip, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    New, clean,good lay out. Bed comfortable, large flat screen. Easy walk to town center and restaurants,shopping

    Dennis, 1 night family trip, Jan 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the best motel rooms we have experienced. 5 star.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Loved the layout of this unit - we opted for the separate bedroom apartment unit and loved it. Location was good, the only downside (which is out of their control) is the road noise. We would definitely stay here again though - the owners/managers go to great lengths here to make sure the unit is well supplied and thought of everything. Very nice people. The place is spotless and the overhead heavy rainfall shower is as good as it gets - loved it.

    3 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Service. Great Location.

    Front desk was extremely helpful- he gave us great suggestions for restaurants and even offered to load our laundry into the dryer, if we were not back in an hour or so. Location is fantastic- walking distance from Trafalgar Center.

    Thomas, 1 night trip, Nov 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sails is totally underrated. It is clean and the bed is comfortable. Mark, the owner is very friendly. Help us to take our large suitcase to the second floor. The only criticism of Sails is that it does not have an elevator. It is a bit hard hard to carry the suitcase up the stairs. Otherwise, it is a perfect gem. The city of Nelson is lovely, need more write up on internet to promote this city.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Manager was great. Helped with Luggage and very friendly. Nice spacious apartment. Loved it

    Rick, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Colorado couple

    Owner was very friendly and very helpful with questions. Took pride in upkeep of very clean, comfortable, spacious rooms. Bed was great as was shower. Highly recommend.

    ED, 1 night trip, Oct 24, 2019

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