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Aloha Lodge
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Well Done”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Stayed four nights in this accommodation and really enjoyed. Hosts and staff were all very friendly and nothing was a bother. Rooms a little dated but clean and tidy. Comfortable bed. Well equiped. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Justine L, Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, 2 June 2013
Hi Patricia
Thank you for choosing to stay at Aloha Lodge and for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.
Kindest Regards
Justine, Nick and the Aloha Crew.
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Stayed two nights. Loved this motel! Nick and Justine were very friendly and helpful. Bed was very comfy, free Wi fi, well equipped kitchenette. We stayed in the tower apartment, which was lovely and warm, light and sunny. An older motel that will be even better once refurbished.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Justine L, Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Dear Marg T. Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at Aloha and look forward to welcoming you back again next time your travel north.
Kind Regards
Nick, Justine and the Aloha Crew
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London
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Having driven round most of Nelson in search of at least a half-decent motel we finally alighted on the Aloha Lodge and very grateful we were too. Janine immediately upgraded us to the quirky 'tower suite' and everything was indeed, fine and dandy. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped, the plentiful breakfast more than adequate and close proximity to a cracking beach, ideal. If you're staying in Nelson you could do a whole lot worse than checking into the Aloha, so much so we doubled our stay and didn't regret anything.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walsall
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights in an upgraded room - one in a tower, octagonal in shape, quirky and fun being large and with good views across the park to the beach. Facilities included a comprehensive kitchenette, large corner bath with jacuzzi, sauna (yes, sauna), free breakfast, free use of internet laptop, tea & coffee on the go all day. Staff were brilliant, nothing too much trouble. Only downside was the restaurant was a bit utilitarian (was a backpackers hostel at one time and they have plans to improve this area) but overall I loved the place. If you can get the better room, and I don't have knowledge of the standard accommodation, I don't think you could better The Aloha.

Room Tip: Try to get one of the suites in the towers, well worth the extra cost. Arrive with some basics (bisc...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We stayed one night 10/3/13 and we were very happy with the accomadation. Our room was very good, plenty big enough for what we wanted and ensuite. Nicely laid out with drink facilities although no air con which initially was a concern as the room was very hot when we arrived in the afternoon due to the large glass windows but that changed in the evening and did not affect us. We were used to cooking our meal in the evening as self touring and were allwed by the staff to use the main kitchen. Manager even got us some wine glasses. We were able to eat outside in the warm evening and also had our supplied continental breakfast there in the morning. Breakfast was fine. We were told premises had new owners who planned to update the rooms and therefore we would expect the facilities to be even better. Would highly recommend it. Ample offstreet parking. Would agree with other reviewer re Asian style, made the premises just that little bit different and just hope new owners don't change it too much.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Justine L, Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2013
Thank you for your feedback which is always so important. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Aloha Lodge and pleased to hear you spent time in our lovely garden setting having your meal. We hope to see you back some day when our property wil be "even better". Kind Regards
Justine and Nick
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Stayed 3 nights. There's something very quirky about this place with it's Asian pagoda look and large Chinese decorative vases. Saying that if you are looking for somewhere with easy access to Tahunanui beach you can't go wrong.
I believe new owners took over 6 weeks ago so top marks for such a friendly welcome on arrival and all the staff we met were great. Room was clean and towels changed daily.
There's parking onsite, and plenty of restaurants, bars, take-a-way places in walking distance. I can definitely recommend The Sands fish & chip shop with gluten free batter and run by professional chef.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2013

My wife and I had 4 nights in Nelson due to a wedding and chose to stay at the Aloha Lodge. Close to the beach a number of bars and restaurants we found this accommodation exceeded our expectations. The bathroom while simple in design had a massive makeup bench and good lighting which my wife loved. Besides a warm welcome from Justine we found the room to meet our expectations, continental breakfast excellent and any staff that we encountered friendly and courteous. Loved the smell of the sea air!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aloha Lodge
Address: 19 Beach Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloha Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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