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Trailways Hotel Nelson

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Accommodations - Trailways Hotel Nelson. Copyright Trailways Hotel Nelson.

Your comfort and relaxation are our primary consideration. Please let us know your specific requirements so we can make sure your stay is thoroughly enjoyable.

Trailways Hotel Nelson has 47 rooms, many with Maitai River or Nelson city views and private balconies. Our rooms include;

* Studio, spa and executive rooms – ideal for couples
* Interconnecting rooms– offering more space for the family
* Accessible studio units
* Suites - executive comfort


All rooms have:

* access to a deck or outside area
* refrigerator
* telephone with direct dial
* internet ports
* remote control television
* tea and coffee making facilities
* en suite bathroom stocked with toiletries and hairdryer
* Sky Television
* whisper-quiet air conditioning
* cable broadband and dial-up facilities

We also have:

* A Business Centre with email, fax and internet.
* A laundry service is also available
* An award winning restaurant and bar - The Tides
* A convenient central location, minutes from Nelson city centre offering many cultural attractions
* A heated swimming pool

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Welcome to Trailways Hotel, one of Nelson's most stylish and contemporary venues. We are centrally located within a few minutes walk of Nelson's central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafés, the information centre, and close to the scenic waterfront.

Stay in the heart of Nelson city and explore the region, famous for its sunshine, wine, seafood, art and craft, Saturday morning open-air market, its five national parks and abundance of outdoor recreation.

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Review date:   April 4, 2018 9:08PM
Review:   A great Hotel extremely central to the Nelson CBD. I'm local so haven't stayed there but we have enjoyed its fine bar restaurant facility, The Tides many times. Superbly managed with friendly staff. If you're planning a few nights in Nelson why not here.
Author:   Neil Chesterman
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   February 20, 2018 1:02AM
Review:   I see on the website that the average booking price for this hotel is $120. We were referred to the hotel by Air New Zealand staff and it was described as decent. We were seeking shelter from a cyclone that caused a last minute flight cancellation for us. Trailways, Toby, knowing the circumstance charged us $460 for one nights lodging. I am sure KIWI's have an expression to describe what it means to be taken advantage of the way we feel we have been. Cold blooded, whatever the market will bear attitude. Small, mediocre, and worn sums it up.
Author:   steve austin
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   January 22, 2018 3:53AM
Review:   Lovely hotel which stands on the banks of a shallow river, we were lucky enough to have a room overlooking with doors leading to a terrace with our table & chairs. My husband liked the book exchange situated on the stairs. It's not a 5 minute walk to the town over the bridge lots of bars & restaurants half way up in a pedestrian area. Also once over the bridge there's a lovely river walk. Breakfast was busy not a big cooked selection but more than adequate. Do pre book a table for the evening if you eat in the hotel, not a big menu but ok for a couple of nights.
Author:   Wendy Homeyard
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Review date:   April 6, 2018 8:30AM
Review:   Great place to stay in Nelson. Very central, close to iSite and a short walk to great restaurants, plus also has a good restaurant itself that opens nice and early for breakfast - important if you're catching the Heaphy Bus as I was!
Author:   Nicole Scheid
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Review date:   April 3, 2018 10:10AM
Review:   Great location, comfortable rooms and a great riverside bar and restuarant
Author:   Steve Temple
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