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The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Exclusive motel, steps from Trafalgar Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
Great room
Good internet service

The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

from NZ$129
  • 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 The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand


  • Heart of Nelson
  • 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 - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • 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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
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
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Free bicycles on site


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

The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand’s small print

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

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

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.

FAQs for The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

  • Does The Sails Nelson offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sails Nelson does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Sails Nelson?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sails Nelson?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sails Nelson?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 30 (subject to availability).
  • What is there to do near The Sails Nelson?
    Recommended spots to visit include Trafalgar Park (2-min walk) and Nelson Market (11-min walk), along with Christ Church Cathedral (13-min walk) and Founders Park (0.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 199 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
First class stay
Great stay would definitely stay again.
Adam, nz1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Accommodation
Excellent Hotel/Motel. Well presented, with welcoming hosts and care taken in the presentation of the rooms and the standard of the furnishings and linens. Easy, flat walking distance of the town centre.
Alistair, nzRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely fantastic stay at the sails. Room very clean and well appointed. Staff very helpful. Would recommend and will definitely stay here again
michelle, nz1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
It had some issues
Location of hotel is good but the room did have some problems. Mainly really from the stink in the bathroom. Unfortunately the open drain off hole in the shower had stagnant water present which stunk the whole bathroom out. Also the bed was not that comfortable as it had a top layer added for extra comfort which was not comfortable at all. Also it was quite small too. Generally it was clean though apart from these 2 issues. Staff were friendly and it handy for town and flounders park and rugby ground. But perhaps too handy for the rugby as its just across the road so it may get really busy and noisy come match time.
Karl, nz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best bed ever!
Wonderful hosts, very clean and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! I had everything I could ever need. Definitely be back again. Thank you for an amazing stay
nz1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brilliant, loved it.
Darren, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel very handy to Nelson CBD very well appointed room staff very helpful and friendly will definitely stay here again
stephen, nz6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great olace to stay thanks
Donna, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
5 star in anything
Rainer, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us4 night trip

The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

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