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Nelson Hotel Accommodation

Chris & Sharon… our story and mission

What we do is all about you, our guests. We are focused on making your stay everything you need it to be, we love the quote, “enter as strangers, leave as friends”. We are Nelson locals, Nelson is home to us, we love our region and New Zealand. Having travelled a lot and lived in Auckland, Zambia, Hong Kong and Italy (several times), we really appreciate all Nelson and New Zealand has to offer and love sharing our favourite places and things to do with our guests.

We have been in the accommodation industry for 10 years and have owned The Beachcomber Hotel since late 2017. In 2018 we also took over Aloha Lodge right next door and amalgamated the two into one 68 room property. We are committed to making The Beachcomber Hotel a great place to stay and a great place to work and for both to keep getting better and better.

Our mission is  changing lives one stay at a time. This means with every stay you are helping make a difference in people’s lives. We are locals supporting locals. 

Like anything, our journey here is a work in progress, a journey of developing, improving, innovating, updating all that we do and provide. We love what we have done, are doing and are excited by the journey ahead even in this Covid 19 world with all the constant changes and uncertainty.

Our Facilities and Services

  • Variety of well appointed room types to suit every traveller
  • Self contained units with kitchenette facilities
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (open Labour weekend to Easter)
  • Guest barbeque and outdoor areas
  • Disabled Units
  • All non smoking and non vaping units
  • Daily Continental breakfast with room service if required


  • On-site Management 24 hours
  • Guest laundry
  • Complimentary on site parking
  • Sky TV in all units
  • Free Wifi
  • Early Check-in / Late Checkout by arrangement at no extra charge
  • Meeting rooms for small or medium sized meetings and conferences
All Units have the following
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Sky TV (My Sky & 52+ channels)
  • Cutlery, crockery, glassware
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen and towels
  • Daily room servicing if required
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Microwave, toaster, kettle

Dining Options

Local Dinning options

We run a daily breakfast service offering a continental breakfast with a range of cereals, breads, fruits etc

Nelson has a great variety of cafes, taverns, and restaurants. The options below are within close range.  Ask our reservations team for their recommendations. 

Here are some of our favourites close by:

Beach Cafe:   great for families or a coffee in the sun, right by the beach and includes a playground and beach volleyball area

Catch 22:  serving coffees through to cocktails,  cold beers & vinos with a delicious menu to enjoy.

Raglan Roast Cafe  (our favourite, right across the road from the beach and very popular with the locals)    

Smugglers:  this is right next door to The Beachcomber Hotel and is well known for its hearty meals, friendly service which we highly recommend 

Sprig and Fern- Tahuna:  a local brewery right by the beach, a firm favourite with the locals   

 Taaj: This is a bit more of a walk but well worth it if you are feeling like really good Indian food

Thai Tahuna:   check out Thai Tahuna for authentic  Thai cuisine  

And of course we have Subway, KFC and McDonalds on our doorstep