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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauren W Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • 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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Christchurch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Thanks for providing 4 lovely clean units for our Pegasus Belles Leisure Marching Team from Christchurch, who attended the Nationals held in your city over weekend of 7 and 8th March. Your units are well equipped, clean and the beds were so comfortable. The heated swimming pool was enjoyed by many of us after a hard day's marching (and shopping)!!... More

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

Our pleasure Janne! Thanks for staying with us. Great to know you guys all had a super time. If any of your team fancy a short break during the year please do not hesitate to give us a call on the Free Phone:0800 427 223 for some great rates! More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Owner Andy made us so welcome on our arrival.places to visit,eat and relax,all spot on.We had unit No.3 which was very clean,comfortable and not near a main road.You can walk to a beautiful beach in less than 5mins and restaurants about the same.true unlimited wifi here no restrictions.If you visit Nelson you should stay here ,10 out of 10

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

Hi Ronald, Many thanks for your review and recommendations. We are very happy you enjoyed you stay with us. We do have a good spot here by Tahunanui Beach. Great for that relaxed vacation! Keep us in mind on your next trip in where we would happy to be of further service. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

On arrival we were informed that we had been upgraded, fantastic as it had been a long drive. kids immediately got in to their togs and utilised the pool. Wifi access was of a high standard compared to some places we had stayed. Andy the owner went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable. Also recommended a... More

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

Hi Sue, We were happy to be able to offer you a Free Upgrade and that you made use of our Unlimited WiFi. It is our pleasure to offer options for dining and super "things to do in Nelson" We want to make sure that you had a good time! Great that you found our apartments a good size. Thanks... More

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights and our stay was very comfortable. The room was very clean and there is a small heated swimming pool outside, there is also free wifi. Andy and Gena are extremely friendly and helpful with a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area. We would thoroughly recommend this motel.

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

Hi Ron, Many thanks for your review.We are very happy you had a great time. We hope the rest of your NZ trip was a super experience. Thanks for your recommendation to other travelers! More

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Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 41 hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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