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Aloha Lodge
Ranked #11 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2014

My wife and I have traveled for the past month+ and Aloha Lodge is the single best spot we have stayed. Great room in one of the 'pagodas', helpful hosts, very convenient location, and they gave us breakfast too.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We were looking for somewhere to stay in the Nelson area and had tried a number of different properties before we found the Aloha Lodge but were very pleased with our choice. It's located a few miles outside the city centre at Tahunaui - very close to the beach. We stayed in a large room/suite on the top floor, which was very comfortable. The Lodge has just been taken over and elements of the furnishings are a little basic and perhaps a little dated but perfectly adequate. What made the stay really special was the owner - she really went out of her way to ensure that we made the best of our visit to Nelson, providing lots of excellent tourist information and ideas. It was useful to have the free continental breakfast and also free wifi. The property also has a decent pub/bar right behind it, which you can access through a gate in the fence, which was convenient for evening meals. Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: The big room on the top floor gives you great views if you don't mind the stairs!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked the Executive King Suite for our first night on the South Island. The room was awesome with a separate bedroom and spacious living area. It also had a very nice kitchen and a private sauna in the bathroom. This room is in one of the "towers" on the second floor with great views. It also included breakfast in their lovely dining room. The grounds were beautiful with lots of rhododendron and other flowers in bloom.
Our ferry was late and the staff was more than happy to wait for our late arrival as we drove the winding road from Picton. Another stop we would have liked to spend more than one night.

Room Tip: The second floor in the tower is the place to be.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We enjoyed 5 nights in the Director Suite on the Top story which offers an excellent view of the beach reserve that it overlooks. This suite has both a spa bath and sauna and provide an excellent way to relax after an energetic day out.
If offers guests a free continental breakfast which has a good range of healthy yet appetizing options. A high standard of linen is maintained along with daily cleaning & room service support. The staff are friendly and when asked, gave good suggestions for things to go and see in the Nelson district. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go there again.

Room Tip: It is furnished with a modest but none-the-less functional kitchenette. If doing your own cooking is...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Stayed here whilst doing a tour with top deck. Rooms were excellent. Beds were comfy bathroom was clean and showers were excellent. Spits about a 30 minute walk into Nelson but there's busses that you can catch, there's also a KFC and a few restaurants near by if you don't want to cook yourselkpf. There's a big social area that you can sit and chill in aswell. A very nice place.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Great central location close to the beach, just off the main street and with a large park immediately in front of it. I must say these guys have amongst the best customer service I have ever experienced anywhere. The staff are friendly, welcoming and polite. The Hotel is well appointed and the only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the bedding. Not sure if it is the same in every room but our beds were TERRIBLE, it literally sank over 2 foot (and I am not heavy) and if you moved even slightly during the night the mattress would flip off the base. Please guys upgrade your beds that's the only negative for what is a great and well run establishment. If you are planning on a stay in Nelson I definitely recommend these guys (just tell them you want a room with new beds)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We arrived late afternoon, took our luggage upstairs to our room, changed and WALKED to the beach. Perfect end to a long day. Suggestions were given for close places to eat and she also made our reservation for our "Ecotour" It felt more like a B&B with the care given. We only stayed 2 nights but will go back next time in Nelson. I liked that it was not close to town........much quieter.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 42 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: £61 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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