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The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
7 Trafalgar StreetNelson7010New Zealand

Exclusive motel, steps from Trafalgar Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Rather comfortable
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From 735 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

from NZ$209
  • 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)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

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 in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • 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
  • 42-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

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

Also known as

  • Nelson Sails
  • Sails Motel Nelson
  • Sails Nelson


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 30

Breakfast costs between NZD 8.50 and NZD 22.00 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

What’s around The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Trafalgar Park (1-minute walk)
  • Nelson Market (8-minute walk)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (11-minute walk)
  • Natureland Zoo (35-minute walk)
  • Hoglund Art Glass (12.7 km)

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 13 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 136 reviews

The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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, nz1 night trip
The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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 trip
The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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
The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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
A Traveller, nz1 night business trip
The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Brilliant, loved it.
Darren, nz2 night romance trip

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The Sails Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

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