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“Nice clean place near beach and restaurants.”
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Aloha Lodge
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Ocean City, New Jersey
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37 reviews
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“Nice clean place near beach and restaurants.”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The lady at the reception desk was very friendly. The room we got had 3 beds in it but we got it at a cheaper rate and it was clean with a nice bathroom. The breakfast was good as well at no extra cost we had muesli and yogurt, toast with jam and coffee. It is served until 9 am though so you must get up early enough to take a shower, pack and eat. The beach across the field is a bonus if the weather is warm.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Our mountain view room actually had a view of a hill with houses! Closer still was a scaffold yard where they start throwing scaffold on to lorries at 07:00, followed by calor gas deliveries to the pub next door to the yard at 07:15 and then guest trundling cases and car doors slamming at 07:30.

However, you'll want to be up early for breakfast which is 07:30 until 09:00. This is in a large, airy room which would also be ideal for a touring group meeting room.

Very clean with comfortable beds, bedrooms small but with rather large bathrooms. Good shower. Bathroom floor tiles are vey slippy, stand on towel mat!

Parking is tight in the grounds, we parked on the road. We were advised not to park on the far side of the road (local regs).

Walk across the park opposite and through the sand dunes to find a very nice beach with shallow water extending out a long way.

Inclusive wifi was very good, best yet on our trip.

Stayed February 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

A nice location with a comfy bed and excellent shower, no room for suitcases so we kept one in the bathroom. We had a mountain view room, no Mt just a hill with housing overlooking the back of a pub and a scaffolding business, also noisy from the main road, should have spent the extra and got an ocean view room which would be quieter.
The breakfast was basic tho I have had a lot nicer basic breakfasts. Free wi-Fi was a bonus and overall good value for money.

Room Tip: Ocean view would be quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and used it because it was close to the airport (about 5 minute drive) it was a long walk to the town centre so I wouldn't recommend if you were staying in Nelson for that. The room itself was quite basic but we had nothing to complain about. The staff were friendly. The breakfast was alright, just the usual cereals, tea coffee etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Check in was friendly and efficient. Hotel is very clean and the staff make every effort to make you feel welcome. We were given good advice re where to eat, what to see and directions etc.
Room was basic. Bed was comfy but pillows very poor quality. Bed linen and towels were clean, if well worn. Good quality tea, coffee and biscuits were provided. Limited storage space but we only stayed 2 nights so fine for us. Our room looked onto a working yard which was very busy and noisy from 7.30 each morning. Again, no problem to us but may be if you like a lie in. Bathroom was large with a good shower and lots of hot water. However it was cold as the only heating was a towel rail.
The breakfast consisting of cereal, toast and preserves was of very good quality and kept well stocked.
Location was fine, lovely to walk in the park and along the sand. Town was a 40 minute walk along a busy road.
Would stay again if in Nelson.
There was a computer for guests use in the lounge and laundry facilities.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is our second time staying at Aloha Lodge and it is fabulous.
It is super clean and has lots of extras BBQ and breakfast and the garden idyllic setting is superb. But the service is outstanding. The people who work here are just so helpful and go out of their way to make your stay so wonderful.
Connie in particular was just amazing. Thank you For absolutely everything. We loved it here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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94 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We booked this place without too much care because we really only needed a bed for the night, and to be fair it met that need. We found it very well located, very close to Tahuna beach and eateries, and also it was clean. The architecture is a bit of a surprise, dated and faux pagoda, we thought we were beachside in Nelson New Zealand? On the down side, the parking is limited, the decor is very dowdy, and we were disturbed early in the morning by hordes of kids careering around the corridors and outside the windows - seemed like a soccer team was in for the weekend. The pillows on the bed were pretty aged and flat too. Wouldn't hurry back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aloha L, Owner at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
We're sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your stay. We had identified the pillow issue and they are being replaced with double the quantity as we speak. Also our refurbishment is underway with the outside being painted now and the inside due to start at the end of the month. Hopefully you will come back and stay again, we'd love to show you the improvements.
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Additional Information about Aloha Lodge

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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