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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
97 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

We stayed here just for one night and would stay for more. The bed was a real bonus, really comfy and quality one, so we had a good sleep. Room was clean and had all the basics you need for a comfortable stay.
The host, Andy was very nice and helpful with recommendation on activities.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank OlgaFranco
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Hi Olga,

Great to know you guys really enjoyed stay and you found our super kings really comfortable.We are happy to recommend the super activities and things to do in Nelson to our guests. We would look forward to your next visit. Thanks for placing a review.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

We booked this motel and what a fantastic place it is. Our rooms (2 bedrooms) beautiful bathroom and kitchen and super size lounge / dining room. TV with masses of channels and wifi.I am an extremely particular person about where I stay in respect of cleanliness - this was absolutely spot on and would recommend this beautiful motel to anyone. The host Andy and hostess Jena were extremely helpful even though our journey took longer than expected and we were very late arriving - nothing was too much trouble - and Andy was a mine of local and other varied information. Thank you for making our stay wonderful. I have no idea what the other people were talking about re room 2 - THIS MOTEL IS clean to a very high standard - I mix with the elite Cheshire set and Premier League Footballers & England Footballers past & present and Welsh Rugby Captains are amongst my friends and I would recommend this motel to anyone. Good Luck for the future Andy & Jena all the best and thank you from Debbie, Martin, Carly & Craig :)

Room Tip: Room 2 was brilliant for us - quiet on the end and opposite the swimming pool
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Debmart1
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Hi Deb,

Many thanks for your super review! We are very happy that you found our apartments both spacious and clean and made good use of the Sky and Free WiFi. It was our pleasure to be of service and we look forward to seeing you guys again should you be returning to Nelson for a vacation or short break.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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255 reviews
189 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

Enjoyable stay. I have stayed here before on Business. Came down with my wife for a 3 day break. We had a great time, roomy rooms, nice and clean. Host was nice and helpful and friendly. It was so warm when we were here we spent sometime in the pool. It was nicely warmed to take the chill off, would stay again. No real street noise.

Room Tip: Motel is off main road so any room good for no street noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Cameron4611
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2013
Hi Cameron,

Super to see you again and thanks for your review. Keep us in mind for your next biz trip into Nelson or even a long weekender. Great that you found our apartments roomy and clean. Look forward to your next visit.
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Guilford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Booked the two bedroom suite for myself and my traveling companions on a 3 week trip in New Zealand. Stayed here for 5 nights. The place was clean, comfortable and the host and hostess, Andy and Jena were very accommodating and extremely helpful. Liked the feature that the king size beds could be separated so we each had a bed. Andy suggested many places to see locally, booked some reservations for us and was always available to us when we needed assistance. Enjoyed sitting out on my deck with our glasses of wine each night. Loved the area!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jjt673
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2013
Hi Guys,

Thanks for staying with us during your trip into Nelson and for your time to place a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our apartments comfortable and clean. It was my pleasure to make arrangements for your trips and to let you know about the great things to see and do here in Nelson. Keep us in mind for your next Kiwi adventure!
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Wellington
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

I am a Sales Representative and I stay at The Arcadia for three nights every 6 weeks and have been returning here for almost one year. The motel unit is very comfortable, the beds are of a good size and very also very comfortable. The units are serviced every day and smell fresh and clean when I return each night.
The TV system is great with a huge range of channels.
I have been coming to Nelson for about 3 years and have tried about 6 other Motels all of which had shortcomings. No problems at the Arcadia.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Michael B
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 1 February 2013
Hi Mike,

Many thanks for taking the time to place a review. We value your comments and your business. Its great to know you are comfortable when you stay with us and make good use of our services. We look forward to being of further service on your next trip in.
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Elanora Queensland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

I only stayed for one night, but could have stayed forever. I had a studio, with full sized spa, the whole unit was spotless, and the bed was more comfortable than my one at home. Andy could not have been more accomodating, and I appreciated being treated as a guest, not just a traveller. Well done Arcadia, in 2 weeks travelling, your Motel is the best yet. I will be back in April.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 22jennie13
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 27 January 2013
Hi Elanora,

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is good to know that you found our beds super comfy and our apartments very clean and tidy. Both of these points are of utmost importance to us! Many thanks for your review and it was our pleasure to be of service. We definitely will look forward to your return visit in April.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Each year we have an enjoyable stay in February at the Arcadia Motel and thoroughly enjoy the swimming pool and also the close proximately to the beach. Andy is always very welcoming to us and the units are always very clean. I would not hestitate to recommend the Arcadia to family and friends !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Sharren R
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2013
Hi Guys,

It was a pleasure to have you guys stay with us. Many thanks for placing a review and for your recommendation to other travelers to come stay with us here at the Arcadia. We look forward to your next visit to Nelson.
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Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

Property: Arcadia Motel
Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arcadia is a beautiful, quiet motel with an off-street courtyard situated only 500m from Tahuna Beach, 1km to the Nelson Links Golf Course and a short walk to excellent local cafes, bars and restaurants. We have 12 fully equipped spacious units ranging from studio to 1 & 2 bedroom family apartments. All units have Luxury Sleepyhead beds, full kitchen and bathroom facilities, High Definition MY SKY TV in each apartment with Record, Pause, Rewind features! Dont miss your favorite shows! Progressive DVD players, Truly Free Unlimited Hi-Speed Fibre WiFi access for all guests. IPod Docks and off-street parking. Relax by the solar-heated pool or experience the many cultural and adventure attractions that Nelson offers. Walk or mountain bike to the center of New Zealand or Rabbit Island and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the weekend market and pick up something special. Founders Park and the Japanese Gardens are great places to relax with the family. Nelson - your stepping stone to the Abel Tasman National Park, Rainbow Ski Field and Marlborough Sounds. Arcadia Motel - your home away from home. ... more   less 
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