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The Beachcomber

23 Beach Road Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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#33 of 43 hotels in Nelson
COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION JUST A SHORT STROLL FROM THE BEACH A stay at The Beachcomber offers comfort and convenience at an affordable rate. A short stroll from the beach and featuring our own restaurant - Saltwater Bar & Kitchen, outdoor heated swimming pool and conference rooms make us the perfect choice for your next visit to Nelson. Whether you’re here on business or pleasure we can help make your stay unforgettable.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Anthony W wrote a review Jan 14
Christchurch63 contributions20 helpful votes
Location is great. Handy to all that Tahunanui has to offer. Handy (walking distance) to the camp where our friends were. Short walk to the beach - although we preferred the Hotel’s heated pool which was great. Service was friendly. We stayed for a week (and for a week last year too). Very competitively priced we felt. The only negatives were the shower pressure (felt like you had to run around the shower to get wet) and the lack of air-con. Room did have a fan; but even with it left on, we struggled a bit on hot nights.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sfb wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
We had a lovely one bedroom unit with spa bath. The location was so convenient for enjoying Tahunanui beach, Natureland, the trampoline park etc. Handy for food and other services. The staff at the hotel were really helpful. We had a great stay and would recommend. (Some of the rooms back on to the Smugglers Rest bar so if you are sensitive to noise, it would probably pay to ask for a room away from that area if it's a Friday or Saturday night).
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Chris and Sharon Roden, Owner at The Beachcomber
Responded Oct 28, 2021
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us especially your room and our location as well as finding our staff really helpful. We also really appreciate your recommendation and hope to be able to welcome you again soon.
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Donna wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic place to stay. Warm and welcoming staff. Modern facilities. Great room with heating and fans. Super clean and comfy. Handy to restaurants, fast food. Children’s playground opposite as is large reserve and beach. Close to everything. There are 47 different types of rooms, plenty of parking. Highly recommend. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from The Beachcomber Hotel, Owner at The Beachcomber
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Beachcomber. We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed yourself. We really appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to having you stay again.
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Lorraine B wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
We were surprised by the room - looked nice and bigger than expected. However, we found a bottle-lid and finger nail on the floor - so have to surmise that it was not as clean as it could have been. The mattress was lumpy and uncomfortable and the hot water in the shower unpredictable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Chris and Sharon Roden, Owner at The Beachcomber
Responded Jul 10, 2021
Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Beachcomber. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to see the room exceeded your expectations however, we do apologize your room was not up to standard. We will pass on your feedback to housekeeping and maintenance to look into the mattress and hot water. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Noeline M wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1022 contributions46 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay , we have stayed here before , the staff were fantastic & very helpful & accommodating , the rooms are very clean .Very handy to the beach , airport & town. There is a lovely Beach Café close by that serves a great breakfast, as the accommodation does not have a restaurant. The room & facilities were ideal. There is a swimming pool as well. It is a great place & location & we will definitely be back . Would Highly Recommend .
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: We liked the room upstairs with a view , it was amazing .
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Chris and Sharon Roden, Owner at The Beachcomber
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Beachcomber, Noeline. We are so pleased to know that our staff were fantastic, helpful and accommodating and you found the room clean with ideal facilities. We appreciate your recommendation greatly and look forward to having you stay again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beachcomber
Which popular attractions are close to The Beachcomber?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.3 miles), Tahunanui Beach (0.2 miles), and Natureland Zoo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beachcomber?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Beachcomber?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
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 there opportunities to exercise at The Beachcomber?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Beachcomber offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Beachcomber?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Is The Beachcomber accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.