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“Aloha Aloha!”
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Aloha Lodge
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Mapua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“Aloha Aloha!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Tahunanui last night after a long drive and picked this motel as it was close to the beach, restaurants and bars and looked appealing from the road. We had a very warm welcome from our host, Tony, who has been friendly, engaging and extremely helpful during our stay. Lovely clean room with large, airy bathroom and good shower; extremely comfortable. Everything you could want from a motel including fast broadband connection and Sky plus spa pools in the spacious suites. Great restaurants within a few paces especially the Smugglers which Tony recommended and the Thai restaurant around the corner plus great beer and paprika crisps at the S & F bar just down the street. This is a real find and I would highly recommend it.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. :)
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Logan
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Recently stayed with the family in the executive suit and found the layout pleasing and sauna and spa in the bathroom a real treat. Easy 1 minute walk to a fabulous pirate themed restaurant through the back gate. Manager was very helpful and even saw us off at our car the next morning. What wonderful service! Complimentary breakfast was enjoyed by all. Only regret was we weren't staying longer.

Room Tip: Ask for the executive suit overlooking the park.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience staying at Aloha and appreciate your lovely feedback. Look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Nelson.
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed previously so chosen again. Tower Room cold with one blow heater. Sauna dry heat only and instructions totally wrong for room. Given wrong password for wifi and told nothing he could do..an hour later he turns up and finds he has written it wrong Breakfast eaten with an employer-employee long discussion clearly audible in dining room. Won't be back..

  • Stayed July 2014
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Please accept our extreme apologies for your recent experience at Aloha. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously. We are implementing steps to ensure we provide a much higher level of comfort and service and do hope you will stay with us again in the future.
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Timaru, New Zealand
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67 reviews
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Driving up to the curbside, you know you are in for a treat. Walking into the lobby the treat begins. Greeted by the friendly manager, securing the room is effortless and enjoyable. Personally guided to the parking area, and the room, one would feel like royalty. The information about the continental breakfast whets the appetite for the morning.

Settling into the room, the silence is noticeable and appreciated. The amenities and placement there of is warm and inviting. As with any gem, there are facets, once improved, these will make the gem flawless.

The areas to be improved. I fully understand that space is limited and varied for each room and there are a few basic pieces that can be included:
-two plates to eat off of
-two glasses to drink from
-an electric blanket for cooler nights, just a few items that will improve the value for the price.

The bathroom needs to be revamped to keep the mirror fog free after the shower has been used. The dome in there works only if the seal around the shower door is fitted properly. A fan vent needs to be added as the one window opens to the car park, thus reducing privacy.

The position of the TV could be moved to the wall, mounted on a bracket with decorative cable hides, if there is only one outlet.

With these adjustments this would be a fantastic gem. Staying there again is on the agenda. We look forward to be whisked away by the value of the Aloha Hotel.

Room Tip: If you desire to dine in, bring your own plates. This is the only downside to not eating out of the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for your excellent detailed feedback, we really appreciate the time taken to do this and are taking steps to ensure some of our shortfalls do not occur again. We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall and look forward to your next stay with us here at Aloha Lodge.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed at the Aloha motel for 6 days. This motel is the best! Handy to a variety of eating places all within walking distance. The rooms were great. All very clean, tidy and quiet. The hosts were just excellent too! A wonderful continental breakfast was included in the price. This motel ticks all the boxes. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank 493Catherine3
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for the excellent feedback Catherine, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards The Team at Aloha Lodge.
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

My Wife & I stayed here in February 2014. We stayed in one the executive suites with the inclusive continental breakfast. The room was excellent with plenty of space, large windows letting in plenty of sun with a great view over the park at Tahunanui beach. The facilities in the room were great with a comfortable king size bed, reasonable TV, decent kitchen and a very large bathroom (including a sauna & large spa bath).
The location was excellent being right next to the beach and walking distance to all the bars & restaurants in the area. The owners were friendly with nothing being a bother.
The inclusive breakfast was a great idea with plenty of choice and set us up well for the rest of the day although there was only filtered coffee available.

Overall we found it good value for money, in a great location, with friendly hosts and good facilities.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brandon T
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you Brandon for taking the time to give us your awesome feedback and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. :)
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Goolwa, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

For the tariff, the facilities, appointments and breakfast included, we could not fault Aloha Lodge. The proximity to restaurants made food access easy with a wide range of choices available. Thanks for sharing your special part of the world!

Room Tip: I think wherever we were in Aloha, there would be a pleasant outlook. Noise was not an issue even on...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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AlohaLodgeNelson, Public Relations Manager at Aloha Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your feedback. Warm regards The Team at Aloha Lodge.
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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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