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The Beachcomber, Nelson

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23 Beach Road, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Tahunanui Beach Reserve
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Beautiful beach
Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
92See all 92 reviews
From 24 reviews

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The Beachcomber, Nelson

from $54
  • Studio
  • Standard Double Room
  • Studio, Kitchenette
  • Spa Studio
  • One Bedroom Unit
  • Family Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sauna, Garden View

What’s around The Beachcomber, Nelson

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve (6-minute walk)
  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars (18-minute walk)
  • Nelson Market (29-minute walk)
  • Nelson Provincial Museum (29-minute walk)
  • Trafalgar Park (32-minute walk)
  • Queens Gardens (35-minute walk)
  • Founders Park (44-minute walk)
  • Richmond Mall (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Mapua Wharf (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 5 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated good

  • Great for gaming



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1987
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

The Beachcomber, Nelson’s small print

Also known as

  • Kingsgate Beachcomber
  • Beachcomber Nelson
  • Kingsgate Beachcomber Nelson
  • Kingsgate Hotel Beachcomber
  • Kingsgate Hotel Beachcomber Nelson
  • Beachcomber Motor Inn Nelson
  • Beachcomber Motor Inn
  • Beachcomber Motor Nelson
  • Beachcomber Motor
  • Beachcomber Motel Nelson


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • The seasonal pool is open from November to March.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Optional extras

    Breakfast costs between NZD 5 and NZD 30 per person (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.6 From 92 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved it!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tahunanui at the Beachcomber! The rooms were large and very comfortable. It is located in a perfect location for a beach, wine or just st relaxing, holiday.
    us3 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    Not done yet.
    They had just renovated our room; however they still hadn’t put in the closet or a dresser where we could put our cloths. The shower was all new but very small. And the internet was very spotty.
    Camille, us2 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great hotel and great price and wonderful service.
    It’s nice one and I use this hotel second time it’s the same as first visit and I will use it again soon.
    Bassel, nzBusiness trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Beautiful Beachcomers.
    A great place to stay. We went for a long walk along the beach and watched a fanulous sunset. Close to city centre. Close to Richmond area. Lovely room and clear information on hotel's amenities. Friendly welcome at reception with clear directions on where to go for meals. Thank you, Beachcomer.
    Agnes, nzRomance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great location
    Great location next door to fab gastro pub and the park and beach across the road. Surprisingly quiet rooms. Aged but comfy and spacious. Staff genuinely lovely and helpful. Only drawbacks were that the Wifi connection wasn’t reliable/consistent, and the cleaning was average.
    nz2 night romance trip

    The Beachcomber, Nelson

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