We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arcadia Motel

3.5 of 5 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Hotel website
Offers & Announcements
Book Direct Save Money!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Arcadia Motel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Arcadia Motel
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    104
    44
    7
    0
    2
See reviews for
46
61
10
18
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (157)
  • Mar-May only
    (46)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (68)
All months
Southland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Arcadia for a long weekend in October and nothing was a problem. The units are spotlessly clean though a little tired in the kitchens & carpet. The 2 bedroom units were well equipped and spacious. The furniture is in good order and the wifi is free. There is a small pool for cooling off. The hosts... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights to enable us to visit the Abel Tasman area. Staff were very helpful and friendly and gave us lots of useful local information. The two bedroom property was well equipped and in a peaceful location. There was also a well equipped launderette.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Many thanks for taking the time to place a review. We appreciate your comments and are glad you found our accommodation comfortable and well equipped. Enjoy the rest of your NZ vacation. More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Arcadia Motel for 4 days. Andy the owner was extremely helpful from assisting us in planning our trip to booking activities for us! Rooms were clean, comfortable and serviced to a high standard daily. Kitchen was well equipped and tv had an impressive amount of sky channels! I would recommend this accommodation to anyone of all ages.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Shona, Very happy to provide assistance with your trips and excursions and we are glad that you had a good time. Nelson is a pretty relaxed city and it is good ot know you guys really enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for your recommendation to other guests traveling into Nelson to stay with us. We do appreciate your comment. I hope... More

Wellsford
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed 4 days at Arcadia Motels. We had an upstairs studio which was very clean and spacious, and which caught the sun almost all day. The full cooking facilities were great, and the deck outside provided wonderful views. The heating was adequate and the free Wifi and amazing variety of TV channels just great. The owner was very helpful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Brenda, Many thanks for your recommendations. We very much appreciate them. It is good to know you guys had a comfortable stay. Its great that you made use of the free unlimited WifI and top Sky TV package that we have here at the Arcadia. Keep us in mind for your next trip in! (some kids in the pool... More

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

we stayed at the arcadia for one night we had an executive spa suite. the room was very much up to our expectation we loved the spa bath and took the most of it. room was well lit and well furnished with all the modern amenities one would need. best part was the motel is nearby the beach and away... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Manish, Thanks for your review. We are happy you guys had a relaxing stay and made good use of the Spa. We will look forward to your next visit into Nelson. Or maybe we will see you down in Hanmer! More

Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

When I went to Nelson, I stayed 3 nights. The rooms are clean. There is a kitchen with a large oven, if you buy the ingredients in the "New World" or "Count Down", a full-fledged self-catering is also available. Location does not feel inconvenience in about 5 minutes by car to the city center. And It is a short walk to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nobuzzo, It is really nice to know you guys had a great time whilst here in Nelson at the Arcadia. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Great to know the Queen Charlotte Drive provided some good pics and scenery. It was our pleasure to be of service. More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent efficient communication right from the initial email, friendly service :) Very accommodating. Appreciated the courtesy call the day of arrival. Nothing was too much to ask for. Would recommend for sure. Thanks guys. We enjoyed our stay!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed your visit and it was our pleasure to be of service. Please keep us in mind for any future visits into the Nelson region. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I are in our late 70's and we wanted a motel close to Tahuna beach yet not too far out of Nelson. This motel was perfect. It is also close to the WOW museum which is well worth a visit. Don't miss the classic cars. The motel has a small but enjoyable pool. The manager, Andy, was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peyrel, Great to know you guys really enjoyed your stay with us. We were happy to be of service. Do keep us in mind for future trips into Nelson. More

Takaka, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a very comfortable stay, great bed, good linen very tidy and very helpful owners . Even so far as having the right sky channel for my husband on his birthday to be able to watch the football final !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Glad you guys enjoyed our Free Upgrade and made use of the Sky Guest Select. Its those added extras that do make the difference:) More

Bristol
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Fantastic motel, clean, tidy, everything you need, owners extremely friendly and welcoming, clean towels daily, beds made, stayed in 15 motels whilst in New Zealand and this one is in our top 3. Would definitely recommend and would use again our selfs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nicroy, Your Top 3 in NZ! Very high praise indeed. Many thanks for your review and recommendations. We enjoyed your visit. Should you be in Nelson on another NZ tour we would be very happy to offer further our hospitality. More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Arcadia Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, T4B, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Arcadia Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

43 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (40)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Other (31)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay