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23 Beach Road Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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#32 of 42 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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Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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ChrissyFrog wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand101 contributions30 helpful votes
The only thing going for this place was the location and the comfortable beds. The room was dated, scrapes on the walls, satin pink curtains, dirty bath mat, bathroom with huge window and no covering, windows that opened so wide, with no option for just having them slightly opened. No air conditioning and so windows needed to be open with loud noisy neighbours. Weird layout walking through an old disused convention room to get to our room. Owners were lovely though!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Maree R wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand781 contributions282 helpful votes
At $158 for the night we had a good sleep and shower but,,, the foyer downstairs was dirty with crumbs covering bench surfaces and a grubby feel. The bedroom had a window facing the street which had a drape but no net for privacy and the bathroom looked clean a first glance but the skirting was dusty and the toilet seat was worse than anything I have seen on any of my travels though South America, Asia or Europe, Just Replace It - It's Bad. I'm also not sure about the dish liquid in the cupboard above the fridge... do you want dishes done in the bathroom sink?? I cant see where else they could be done.... maybe the shower? Not somewhere I would return to under any circumstance.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Wendy-KevinF wrote a review Apr 2022
New Zealand59 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here for four nights and it turned out to be a great location. A 3 minute jog to a lovely beach - lots of activities happening at different times while I was there - paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming groups and even a yoga class! A couple of nice pubs nearby, some great little cafés & restaurants and takeaways if you wanted them. A short drive into Central Nelson and handy to the airport as well. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the bed was comfortable. Onsite laundry as well for $2 a wash. Only negative was our shower pressure wasn’t great. Other than that a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Marie M wrote a review Mar 2022
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
I have been staying at The Beachcomber weekly since November. The staff are absolutely fantastic, I cannot fault them. Perfect location just a short stroll from the beach, and a little pool to lie by in the afternoons. Also very clean. Highly recommend. Thank you to Chris, Hannah, Lisa, Jo and the rest of the staff. Especially Hannah, who has been amazing answering my sleepy questions when I arrive! Many thanks, Marie
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Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Traveled
Anthony W wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch64 contributions21 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
Response from Chris and Sharon Roden, Owner at The Beachcomber
Responded 1 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, Anthony. We appreciate your feedback and apologise for the shower pressure and lack of air con. We will look into these matters and continue to improve our standards. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our location, the pool, and found our staff friendly. We hope to welcome you again next year. Take care in the meantime.
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Kingsgate Hotel Beachcomber
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beachcomber
Which popular attractions are close to The Beachcomber?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.4 km), Tahunanui Beach (0.3 km), and Natureland Zoo (0.3 km).
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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Beachcomber?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.1 km).
Is The Beachcomber accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.