Trailways Hotel Nelson

66 Trafalgar StreetNelson7010New Zealand
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About Trailways Hotel Nelson

Located on the banks of the Maitai River, Trailways Hotel Nelson offers contemporary accommodations in the heart of the city. This establishment features a heated outdoor swimming pool.

Each modern guest room includes a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and air conditioning. En-suite bathrooms in all units are equipped with a walk-in shower and/or jetted tub. Amenities found in select rooms include kitchenettes, balconies, and laundry facilities.

The hotel boasts an on-site conference centre and function space suitable for business and private events. A limited amount of free parking is available.

Located on site, The Tides Restaurant & Bar specialises in local cuisine, including seafood and lamb, and offers indoor or outdoor dining. Breakfast is served daily, while an à la carte menu is offered at lunch and dinner. 24-hour room service is also offered.

Trailways Hotel Nelson is 250 metres from Trafalgar Park, the city’s main sporting venue. The historic Christ Church Cathedral and Theatre Royal are both less than 15 minutes away on foot.


66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)5487049 | Fax: +64(3)5468495 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely riverside location

The hotel’s riverside location proves popular with guests, who enjoy the scenic views offered from the terrace and select guest rooms. Reports also indicate that the hotel is centrally located, making it easy to walk to many of Nelson’s most popular attractions.

Pleasant restaurant experience

Travellers choosing to dine in the hotel restaurant are happy they made that decision. According to reviews, the food is delicious and the service excellent, while the views offered when dining outside are said to be breathtaking.

Clean and comfortable lodgings

Guest rooms at the hotel are clean and well presented, according to reviews, with visitors quick to praise the housekeeping team. Accommodations are often applauded for their practicality and comfort, especially the beds, by well-rested travellers.

Negative Reviews

Noise disturbances

Soundproofing is an issue at the hotel, according to guests. Reviews cite thin walls as a major concern, with guests pointing out that they can hear everything that happens in neighbouring rooms. Additionally, guests complain that loud music and the sounds of the crowds gathered at the on-site restaurant and bar can make it difficult to get to sleep at night.

Limited amount of parking

Guests are critical of the parking arrangements at the hotel, reporting that there are not always sufficient spaces to go around. This issue appears to be exasperated whenever events in the conference centre are hosted, and non-guests occupy the on-site parking spaces.

Disappointing pool

The hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool doesn't live up to expectations, guests report. Visitors say the pool, which is on the small side to start with, is unfavourably located on the edge of the hotel car park. These complaints seem to negatively impact any luxury the hotel's pool may have had to those booking a room here.

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 1195 reviews