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The Sands Nelson - daeOptions
New Zealand
Ph: 03 539 6030 , Fax: 03 539 6157
Email: info@thesandsnelson.co.nz
Website: http://www.thesandsnelson.co.nz

The Sands offers a range of apartments overlooking a picturesque beach in the very heart of the spectacular Tahunanui area, only five minutes from the centre of Nelson. This is where you’ll find the highest number of sunshine hours on the Island of the Long White Cloud!

You can also look forward to Italian-styled bathrooms and home comforts like LCD TVs, a washing machine and dryer, and a full kitchen with granite bench-tops, as well as a dishwasher, full-sized oven and a microwave. You’ll also have secure undercover parking and security-controlled access to your apartment. Last but not least, you’ll enjoy the benefit of heat pumps, ideal for staying toasty in the winter. In summer there’s always a cooling breeze to refresh you.

It’s a two-minute stroll to the white sands of Tahunanui beach and, when your tummy starts to rumble, head for one of the many cafés, bars or takeaway food options, both on-site and within easy walking distance. Nelson is a dream holiday destination with great beaches, glorious national parks, exquisite wineries and magnificent golf courses. It also brims with many other delightful temptations.

With stunning views stretching across the Tasman Ocean to the Alps of the South Island, and a host of restaurants, bars and cafes on your front doorstep there is really no better place to relax and enjoy this pristine natural paradise than The Sands Nelson.

Alert Notes:

This is not a timeshare resort, however it is available through daeOptions. Please note: a sea view cannot be guaranteed and not all apartments have balconies.

Additional Info

If you think you may arrive after reception has closed, please contact the resort, on NZ mobile phone number 021 327202, to arrange key collection prior to arrival.

Unit Facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Colour TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Heating
  • Hot plates
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Self Catering
  • Sky TV
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer

Resort Facilities

  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Cafe / Kiosk
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Internet Facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant / Bistro

Area Facilities

  • Bar / Cocktail Lounge
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Car Rental
  • Cinemas
  • Fishing
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Malls
  • Supermarket
  • Taverns, Hotels

Unit Configuration

  • 1 Bedroom - 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom - Full Kitchen

Check In / Out

  • Check In: Fri
    Earliest: 14:00
    Latest: 17:00
  • Check Out: Fri
    Earliest: 08:00
    Latest: 10:00

DAE Member Reviews

26 Jun 2017
a very central location
great place to stay..opposite beach....above fish & chip shop...on site restaurant &....
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03 Mar 2017
Lovely place to stay
For a great week in Nelson this is a top place to stay in an awesome location. Clean spacious....
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05 Dec 2016
The Sands Nelson
The entrance into this accommodation from no one at the front desk to the literal area via the....
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DAE Member Reviews

26 Jun 2017

a very central location

great place to stay..opposite beach....above fish & chip shop...on site restaurant & bar...located in Tahunanui...near a zoological park...opp KFC...and local library..medical centre next door....nice enclosed balcony to sit & watch the traffic look out to sea....self contained appartment...not far to travel to Takaka or Blenheim...handy to lots of restaurants (very nice seafood)

What this member liked most:

was very central to places we visited....very nice appartment had everything we needed....very nice balcony..with sea views..undercover & very secure parking outside our room...rooms very quiet...

Stayed here: June 2017

03 Mar 2017

Lovely place to stay

For a great week in Nelson this is a top place to stay in an awesome location. Clean spacious units handy to lots of ammenities and they are well appointed for all your needs.

What this member liked most:

Nelson is a great place for a holiday and has lots to do and see around it.

Stayed here: February 2017

05 Dec 2016

The Sands Nelson

The entrance into this accommodation from no one at the front desk to the literal area via the garage makes you wonder what you are going to encounter, but the rooms are lovely and very clean. The unusual bedroom centred in the middle of the building with only a small very high window is essential as the noise once you open the decking door is loud both from the road and from the bar below. Because it was dark we did sleep in quite a bit. My only criticism would be the very dirty and noisy decking, we looked directly down onto the patrons in the bar and were told in no uncertain fashion that we paid less so what did we expect! On our last day there was no one to collect the key and we had to pop it through the window of the reception. You learn very quickly that there often traffic jams on the main Rock Road and to take the route over the hill to get into Nelson central.

What this member liked most:

The cleanliness of the unit, and its central location

Stayed here: November 2016

23 Aug 2016

Warm Sands

Great location for shopping,galleries ,bike trails and wineries.Very spacious comfortable and warm unit. .

What this member liked most:

Handy to the beach with mountain views.

Stayed here: August 2016

30 May 2016

Mr. Lindsay Scott

The location was excellent and the unit very well appointed. We had a good view of the snow capped mountains and of the sea. The only misgiving we had was that the unit did not get the sun any part of the day so we could not enjoy the balcony. we did several day trips including French Pass which was spectacular.

What this member liked most:

The Location. Nelson is the perfect place to stay and explore the northern attraction of the South Island. The sounds are spectacular and the roads in general are very good. The autumn colours were wonderful for the month of May this year,and with the weather being so nice we have plenty of good camera shots to remind us of our Southern Break.

Stayed here: May 2016

28 May 2016

Disappointed holiday stay

My husband and I spent a week at the Sands in Nelson, we were so looking forward to it as had read on the information that we got from DAE that the apartments were luxury apartments, I understood that we would not get a sea view witch was fine had no problem with the view but the lounge area of the suite was really of low standard furniture old and worn out crammed into a small area décor so poor I could not believe that this is what I had booked, no way could you sit and look out of a window only sit and look at a t v, I spoke to the manager who difficult to get hold of, did manage to get him to replace 4 light bulbs that still did not work and he had to get a electrician in to sort out the fault, they were aware of the lights not working before we arrived as they had put a standard lamp in the room with a wire going half way up the wall to a t v point to compensate for no lights working The centre piece of the shower was broken and has been for a while and he said all the apartments have that same problem its the make of the shower there was no décor in the place very bare did not feel like we were in a comfortable environment, would never recommend this place to anyone unless I was assured that they were getting something better than we got. I would like to hear your comments on this, I have booked other rentals through you in the pass both in NZ and overseas and never come across this before, When I spoke to the manager about the apartment he said that it was not a luxury apartment and that DAE should not be advertising it as such so thought you should know about this Regards Janet Purkis

Stayed here: May 2016

22 Mar 2016

Sands resort, nelson

Friendly staff and well appointed apartment. Good security with covered parking.

What this member liked most:

Good location with easy access to nelson city and surrounds.

Stayed here: March 2016