Motel earns top rating

00:33, Jan 25 2013

Nelson's newest luxury motel, The Sails, has been awarded a five-star award by industry assessors Qualmark.

The high-end 15-unit motel complex is managed by Max and Robyn Reelick, and was officially opened last month.

Each room has its own private courtyard or balcony, stainless steel kitchens, 42-inch LCD TVs, a mini-bar, a personal safe and guest laundry, along with complimentary Sky TV and iPod. The complex also has a commercial kitchen.

The rating means the complex meets the standards and guidelines for the industry set by Qualmark and the New Zealand Motel Association.