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Arcadia Motel

#9 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Wairoa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Room 7, it had recently been refurbished (as we understand had all the other rooms). For the two of us it was only slightly smaller in all dimensions to our own flat, so therefore even with another single bed it would have been comfortable for three adults. (Or even two smaller children). The units were serviced daily... More 

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arcadia Motel was fine for a short stay, but did not live up to expectations set by other reviewers (apparently rated 8 out of 42 on trip advisor). It therefore seemed expensive compared with other places we have stayed in January. Service was pleasant and attentive.

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

Hi Guys, Many thanks for your views. I do agree with you, Nelson is expensive during the Summer Season. Though putting it in perspective for you, it would be the same as staying in Bournemouth or Blackpool during the English summer when prices are at a premium. It is standard cost verses demand and our pricing is in line with... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really impressed with the friendliness of the owner/manager on our arrival. He took the time to give me detailed suggestions of things we could do and places to eat. The room was very clean and was kept very clean throughout the duration of our stay. We had everything we needed in our room. Finally, the location was supreme... More 

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Thank ahaynes92
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Its good to know that you had a great stay, many thanks for your nice review. Its our pleasure to assist our guests to get the most our of their Nelson experience. Please do keep us in mind for your next Nelson vacation. Many thanks for your recommendations to other travelers to come stay with us here in... More 

Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic motel to stay at.Great owners and just a skip to Tahunanui beach.Was there for 9 days and a great place to use as a base to explore the nelson region and the swimming pool was an added bonus.

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Thank Dave B
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Many thanks for your review. It was great to accommodate you. Good to know you had a super time with us here in Nelson and we would look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We spent three days here as we were traveling with our 20-y-o son who had just finished a study abroad semester in Perth. Nelson was bigger than I expected, but I liked that Arcadia was located within walking distance of the beach rather than in the center of the city. Our unit was very clean, spacious, quiet and had a... More 

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Thank Mary H
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Many thanks for your time to place a review. We do like to offer those additional extras, the Free WiFi nowadays is so important and for families we can offer unlimited devices. Its great you guys had a super time traveling around Nelson and checking out the sights. We like to make sure you get to see all... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The reception was very helpful at recommending good places to eat and where to explore. The room was quite spacious to our surprise. It had equipped kitchen and bigger bathroom than most motels we stayed. I would come back here if ever we go back to Nelson. Just to warn guests: this place is not near the city center so... More 

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

Hi Kitty, It was our pleasure to make recommendations on where to eat and great things in Nelson to see and do. We want our guests to have a super Nelson experience when they stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you back anytime. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights. I found it to be very clean and tidy with excellent facilities. Very quiet which allowed for some of the best sleep I have had away from home. The guys that run the place are welcoming and approachable. Would gladly recommend.

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Thank cockney40
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cockney, Great to receive your review. Many thanks. We are very happy you had a great sleep whilst staying with us here at the Arcadia. The Luxury Super kings are pretty comfy! Many thanks for your recommendations, we look forward to your next visit maybe in the New Year. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The Arcadia treated us like real guests during our stay at tournament week for Football. The rooms were spacious and well maintained and of an exceptional quality. The price was very reasonable for such quality accommodation. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone staying in Nelson - it is near many sporting facilities and very close to the fun... More 

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

Thanks New Plymouth, We were happy to accommodate your team and family for the football. We are very happy you found our accommodation to be of a high standard and good pricing. We look forward to welcoming you back to the next event. Thanks for your recommendations to other guests looking to stay in Nelson. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stayed five nights at this property which was selected for its proximity to the golf club where we were playing in a tournament. The unit was spacious and comfortable and most suitable for our requirements. The kitchen was well specified if "in-house” cooking was required. Note: there are plenty of good Nelson restaurants The management were very helpful with... More 

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

Hi Kiwi Paddy, Many thanks for your review. We are glad our apartments were to you liking and that you found them spacious and tidy. Thanks for the info on the hot water, I have now attended to that. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I stayed at Arcadia Motel for a week while doing work in the area. Great to come back to an always clean and quiet room after a long day. Comfortable and spacious with friendly service. Wouldnt stay anywhere else in Nelson. Thanks Andy

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Thank 1811027Gary
Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Great to have you come and stay with us again. Many thanks for your review, we appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you on your next trip in to Nelson. More 

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