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The Beachcomber

19 Beach Road Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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#5 of 23 motels in Nelson
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Offering free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast, Aloha Lodge is just 2 minutes' walk from Nelson's beautiful Tahunanui Beach. We offer Free View Channels. Some rooms also have saunas and a spa baths. Aloha Lodge is close to Nelson Airport and Nelson City is an 8 minute drive away. There are several restaurants and bars within walking distance.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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click26772 wrote a review Jun 2021
Reefton, New Zealand9 contributions
Good value for money accomodation. Doesn’t blow the budget. Have stayed here multiple times and always found it comfortable, clean and tidy. And friendly service from all the staff. Is our go to place every time we have to come to Nelson. Not too far away from town. But far enough away to be relaxing.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Navigate60422602145 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Good ole fashioned hospitality on one of the busiest holiday periods post COVID-19 - besides Xmas of course! Thank you so much for a wonderful long weekend. We liked it so much that we stayed another night.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Ted W wrote a review May 2019
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Aloha Lodge now has no front-desk and no service. Existing reservations are being handled by the check-in desk of the neighboring Beachcomber motel. It's unclear if the owners want to handle any new reservations. There were only 2 rooms occupied out of 20+ available, so it felt like a ghosting experience. There was maid-service, but she left insulting "clues" about how she felt, such as leaving a bottle of soap by some dirty dishes. But units have no kitchen, so washing dishes in bathroom sink is not practical.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Robert P wrote a review Apr 2019
Redhead, Australia49 contributions27 helpful votes
We spent two nights in an upstairs "tower" room with spa and sauna. We were welcomed by a very lovely lady (who speaks English and German) who booked us in and then carried some of our heavy luggage up to the room. Be aware that there are a few flights of stairs up to tower room and this might pose a problem for some elderly people. Room was circular in shape and was very clean and comfortable. Room has good views over the adjacent playing fields and on to the ocean. Aloha is close to Tahunanui beach and with a tavern next door and easy access to Smugglers pub at the back. On-site parking appears to be limited to about 14 spaces, but unsure how many units there are in Aloha. Continental breakfast was fine. Also very nice garden area outside for relaxing. Cleanliness, comfort and service were standouts - would not hesitate to stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Jan R wrote a review Apr 2019
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Arrived to find doors locked. We had to call them up and were directed to Beachcomber motel next door. Room was ordinary, our large double bed became two single beds. WiFi was flaky if at all. Heating was a radiator and no air conditioning. All in all it was way below our expectations. Very disappointing and would not recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CStorey wrote a review Apr 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom170 contributions89 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night before carrying on with our roadtrip. After deciding we didn't want to stay in Nelson itself we drove round towards Tahananui and pulled in here. We got a lovely room just off the main building - lovely bed and good size bathroom. Breakfast was included but we decided to skip it in favour of a lie in! Great restaurants round about and only a short walk down to the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Sarah M wrote a review Mar 2019
Dedham, Massachusetts4 contributions
Clean, comfortable lodge we crashed for the night on our way down to Queenstown. Room provided with two comfortable twin sized beds (which we requested), a fridge, cups/bowls/wine glasses/utensils, instant coffee/tea, small desk, fan, and TV. Large bathroom with shampoo/conditioner/bar soap provided and a towel warmer (so amazing!!!). Free parking behind the lodge. Continental breakfast provided, which unfortunately we were unable to partake due to needing to hit the road before 7 AM. Staff member at check out was friendly. Overall, great one night stay! Recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Colin M wrote a review Mar 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom55 contributions31 helpful votes
The new owners and their staff are friendly and helpful. Our studio, which interestingly was semi-circular, was spacious, well equipped and comfortable and set amongst beautiful gardens. Although it is a drive into central Nelson, it is close to the beach and open parkland and has some good restaurants and takeaways close by . Alternatively, the Boat Shed Cafe is about a 25 minute walk along the seafront. A complimentary continental breakfast was an added bonus.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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petercoombe23 wrote a review Feb 2019
Adelaide, Australia20 contributions2 helpful votes
Large roomy unit with decent ensuite attached. Free parking and continental breakfast included which was of good quality. As guests we were allowed to use the pool in the next door units which was a bonus. Friendly staff and good value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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paul wrote a review Feb 2019
Yorkshire, United Kingdom235 contributions139 helpful votes
Stayed one night in a clean and comfortable room ( no aircon ) Parking on site Ate just round corner on main road in a Thai ( plenty of choice ) Enjoyed the walk on the promenade The pool proved a valuable place to relax Continental breakfast of fruit juice, cereal toast etc = all good Would happily recommend the hotel
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beachcomber
Which popular attractions are close to The Beachcomber?
Nearby attractions include Tahunanui Beach (0.3 km), Natureland Zoo (0.4 km), and Tessa Mae's Gifts and Homewares (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beachcomber?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Beachcomber?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Beachcomber?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Beachcomber?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Beachcomber?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Beachcomber offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Beachcomber?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.1 km).