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Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn

294 Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly hosts. We were made very welcome and made to feel at home. Room was nice and clean, tidy but a little dated. All the amenities available. Right in the Main Street so close to shops. Has restaurant within motor inn. Great meals and very quick service. I would happily stay here again.

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Westport, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Just returned from a week at Arthur wakefield motel .Richmond...while the tariff was very reasonable ...the motel needs a lot of work doing to it... to bring it in line with others ...carpet. drapes, net curtains and furnishings were all past there best ...having to share a shoppers car park was a pain ..as the noise was annoying ....local businesses... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The hosts at this Motor Inn are very welcoming and always look after me well. Staying here is a great no fuss, relaxing experience. Travelling with a gluten free diet is not easy and they make everything work well for me.

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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Booked in for a week whilst traveling the area. The owner and staff were really friendly. Good location in the town centre and also close to the main roads going to Nelson etc. Free wifi which is good and also laundry facilities. Overall good place to stay and recommend :)

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I travel a fair bit for work, and the Wakefield is my regular when in the Nelson / Richmond area. It`s in an unusual location - smack in the middle of Richmonds main street, but this makes it an easy walk to shops and restaurants, and very quiet at night. The owners are great to deal with, the food and... More 

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gerolstein, new zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A very pleasant and comfortable mixture of motel and B&B with resto (excellent breakfast) attached ... everything you could want right in the centre of a lovely village (town?) .. where I just happen to have been brought up 50 years ago... I will definitely use it again when I visit ...

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I Stayed three nights at the Arthur Wakefield in early November. The Motor In is only small, but the location is really good. Located adjacent to Richmond's Queen Street and parkign at the rear, it is very accessible. The Room was showing its age, but it was in a very clean state and nice and spacious. The Bathroom was also... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Great little place to stay a couple of nights. Very quiet and a basic room but all you need for a couple of nights, had toaster and jug with fridge but no microwave. There was plenty of parking but bear in mind that you share parking with shopping customers. The owners were very helpful when it came to giving advice... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

On arriving the motel looked dark and univiting. The room was dark and looked onto a car park. However we stayed for two nights and found the room to be comfortable and quiet. Bathroom good with excellent shower. We used the courtyard area to sit out and enjoy refreshments after a long day in the Abel Tasman. Owner and staff... More 

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Turin, Italy
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46 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed in Nelson in January 2011. We didnìt visited too much the city because it was just a stop before proceeding to the abel Tasman National Park.7 The hotel is very far from the city center in a commercial area. When you arrive it doesn’t seems to be very good but to spend one night it is enough. There... More 

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Address: 294 Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Number of rooms: 20
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