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Aloha Lodge
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

I stayed here because it was close to the sports fields and was pleasently suprised to find the accomodation was spacious and affordable. To my supprise that a continental breakfast was included.
The staff were friendly and helpful.

I would recommend this site to travellers that what sum good old kiwi hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

I only stayed here for one night. The room was generally clean (the wardrobe wasn't or behind tables) and so was the bathroom. Friendly staff and nice facilities and location. I woud stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

we found this place by sheer accident, great value, breakfast included in the room price, clean tidy rooms, bit dated but absolutely fine, comfortable beds, fantastic shower pressure. one of the best places we have stayed in nelson which we do frequently. very friendly staff, lots of room very pleasant atmosphere. would highly recommend and will be staying again. we paid $99 for an ensuite room for 2 with breakfast

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Quite a coincidence that we had spent a few days earlier in the year in Hawaii to book a couple of days here as a result of it being recommended by an agency. Found the location central and easy to find among a shopping area which catered for most. Ideal suites for just a couple on a short stay but found that the units weren't very sound proof. The walls and acoustics were a little thin to the point that guests next door and above were inconsiderate and annoying by being extremely noisy which carried late into the night.
The Continental breakfast was a plus as was the friendliness of the receptionist.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch NZ
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is my second review of Aloha Lodge, I wrote one last years as well.

The reason for the update is that I was critical of the 20 year old TVs. They seem to have purchased some flat screen TVs which are very impressive. Not those awful little things that some places have these are big enough to actually see what's going on, excellent !

Also, the room I was in had new curtains, real blockout-type curtains that do the job superbly.

Still the internet is crap along with the crappy little heaters, though this time there were at least 2 of them, noisy as they were.

This is a great place to stay, stay here and don't pay too much attention to my criticisms unless you need total luxury, which I'm not sure you will easily get in Nelson anyway.

Best wishes

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Christchurch NZ
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56 reviews
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

I have actually been staying at Aloha Lodge in Nelson for nearly 20 years, probably about as long as they have been there. I haven't always been a member here at Trip Advisor though and seeing as I use this site all the time I thought it would be useful to write a few reviews for anyone who's interested.

The location so close to the amazing Tahuna Beach is a major attraction for me as I am forever walking up and down the beach at low tide. It's also a very safe beach for swimming and if you like fishing there are always snapper to be caught.

I like being out of the Nelson township, preferring to drive in if I want to do anything in there, or it's a great walk on a nice day.

Aloha Lodge itself is a little dated but still perfectly fine, especially at the rates they charge which I think are very fair. I always go for one of the "spa bath units" which are an excellent size, have views and a reasonable little kitchen.

They could do with some decent televisions to replace the 20 year old things they have and their wifi internet is absolutely hopeless in my view but these things wouldn't stop me staying there.

There are some reasoable restaurants and bars withing a couple of minutes walk, a good fish and chip shop and even KFC right on the corner if you need the extra fix of fat in your diet !

Oh by the way, the airport is very close by and there are a few planes flying in and out, almost directly overhead, but they are not jets and I quite like seeing them fly in and out so close to the ground.

Have fun in sunny Nelson

Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2007

We stayed in the Executive Suite. Fully equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom, plenty of room to move around. Located across the street from a large park which separated the property from the beach. Very good location. Continental Breakfast included in our room charge. Very clean and safe. Park on the street or in the Hotels parking lot. Would stay there again.

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Aloha Lodge
Address: 19 Beach Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 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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