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“Great family motel”
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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Great family motel”
Reviewed 6 February 2011

Our family had a lovely stay at this motel. The location was also excellant.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2011

We booked this motel via phone for two nights the same day we arrived. Our hosts were as friendly as you expect them to be and we got lots of helpful tips what to do and to get around the motel and in Nelson. And they had all necessary maps and brochures. So basically there was no further need to get to a information center what saved us a lot of time.
The room had a balcony and a wonderful view on the mountains. It was perfectly cleaned and prepared and the bathroom and the kitchen had everything you need. Sky TV was a cool feature as wells as the free wireless internet (fast connection, weak signal, but stable and working properly with Skype). There was absolutely nothing we could complained of. We did not use the swimming pool inside of the area, but it looked nice and clean.
Our neighbors were pretty noisy when they left their apartment, so be prepared that the building is built with thin walls but this is kind of normal in NZ.

During our travels through the whole south island we can say that this was one of the best room we got and nicest hosts we had.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

New owners are superb providing outstanding service (even do your dishes each day).
Motel is adjacent to camping ground which was great for me with family staying there. There is a small swimming pool which is ideal for young children.
I'm booked for another holiday next year.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2011

We stayed in the Arcadia motel over the New Years period 2010 - 2011. When we arrived the hosts were very friendly and helpful, telling us about the Nelson area and where the most popular places to go are. Our room had a king bed, new lcd tv, dvd player, full oven and fridge. All the appliances were modern. The pool and barbeque area were great, would definitely recommend this motel to everyone.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2011

The service was great. Very friendly and efficient. Told us everything we needed to know like how to get to different places, decent places to eat on different budgets and which activities were nearby.
The rooms were very spacious with good sized beds, clean sheets and dishes and a good tv and DVD player for use during our down time.
The location was extremely good. Only a two minute walk to the beach and restaurants. The motel also had a pool which was a bonus. It is solar heated and perfect for after the beach!
The King-sized bed, pool and friendly efficient service was my favourite part of my experience here. Not a bad word to say. They even gave us a spare key at no extra charge when it was needed. I will definitely return to stay when I go back to Nelson.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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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 41 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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