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Arcadia Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 41 hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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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

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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 !!

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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
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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.

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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

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed for several nights at the Arcadia motel in Nelson. The room was great! It had a huge, comfy bed, living area, bathroom, and kitchen that was fully equipped. It was just a couple minutes walk to the beach and also very convenient to the airport. It's about 5km to the city center, but if you don't want to... More

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Many thanks for your review and kind words. Great to know you made good use of our Fast Free Unlimited Wifi internet and our 50+ Sky TV channels. We are very happy you found our apartments clean, spacious and comfortable. Thanks also for your high recommendations to other guests to stay with us. Call Freephone 0800 427 223... More

Vancouver
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed for the night of March 13, 2014 during a whirlwind tour of the Nelson area. Good location close to beach. Older motel but new bed linens and accessories. The bathroom could use updating. The hotel manager was very helpful, and went out of his way to show us sites on the map, given directions and make suggestions on... More

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jack, Thanks for your review. We are happy that you liked our motel and do recommend us to other travelers. More

Westport, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I had the privilege of staying at the Arcadia Motel in Nelson N.Z from 22 - 24 March 2014. The motel is located a short 5 minute drive from the Nelson Airport. With Nelson being a provincial airport, the aircraft noise is not intrusive. The motel is only a few minutes from the beautiful Tahunanui Beach. Andy, our host, was... More

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Denis, Really good to know that you guys enjoyed your visit and found the beds comfy. We would welcome the opportunity to further extend our hospitality on your next visit into Nelson. Give us a call on the free phone: 0800 427 223 to make a reservation. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Thanks Andy for helping us to make the most of our limited 2 night stay. Your advice on where to eat, where to shop, and where to go was most helpful. The unit was very clean, home from home comforts.Hoping to return one day, and will try out the local golf club!!!

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi UkKennedy, We appreciate very much your time to place a review. It was great to meet you guys. Bring the clubs on the next visit and we can play a few rounds:) It is good to know that you found our apartments very clean and tidy and our info on the local restaurants are some of my favourites, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Fantastic value, great location, and the best staff!! They are totally flexible, and incredibly accomodating, and always make our staff feel welcome. Thank you for all you do to make our trips to Nelson such a pleasure :-)

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi D2D, It was great to host your guys again here in Nelson. Many thanks for taking the time to place a review for us. We are very happy your guys enjoyed their stay with us and we look forward to being of further service in the near future. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great little motel with the most comfortable bed I have ever encountered away from home. Lovely friendly owners. Nice units with everything you need. Enjoyed the heated pool. Free wifi. Close to beach and handy to plenty of eating places. Breakfast can be provided. Definitely recommend.

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, Nice to know our Luxury Sleepyhead Beds are fully appreciated! Many thanks for your review and recommendation. We always try to give the "home from home" experience for all our guests and provide those little xtras (Free Unlimited WiFi and 70 Sky channels) to make the stay more comfy. We look forward to your next visit. More

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Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
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The Arcadia Motel is a beautiful, quiet motel situated only 500m from Tahuna Beach, 1km to the Nelson Links Golf Course and a short walk to some excellent local cafes, bars and restaurants. We have 12 fully equipped spacious units ranging from studios to 2-bedroom family units. All apartments have full kitchen and bathroom facilities, Guest Select Sky TV 50+ digital channels with a decoder in each apartment, DVD players, IPod Docks and free off-street parking. Relax by the solar-heated pool or experience the many cultural or adventure attractions that Nelson has to offer. Walk or mountain bike to the centre of New Zealand 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. The Arcadia is your stepping stone to the Abel Tasman National Park, Rainbow Ski Field and the Marlborough Sounds. We look forward to providing you a home from home accommodation experience and to welcome you to our Motel. ... more   less 
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