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Arcadia Motel

#8 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Clive, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Arcadia as part of a family get together in Nelson. Rooms are clean and tidy and above all warm in the winter. Fully recommend staying here as the current remodelling will make them even more appealing.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not stayed in the Tahunanui, Nelson area before and can highly recommend the Arcadia. The room (1 bedroom apartment) was a good size with the huge benefit of a full kitchen. As we were on an extended stay we also appreciated the availability of laundry facilities on site. Having free wi-fi and Sky TV were a huge bonus.... More 

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

Hi Derek, Many thanks for your high recommendations for other travellers to come stay with us. We really appreciate your comments and it would be great to welcome you guys back on your next visit into Nelson. We do like to provide the free added xtras to make our guests stay comfortable, unlimited hi-speed fibre Wi-Fi and the top Sky... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have stayed at the Arcadia Motels for many years now and still love staying there when we visit Nelson. The motels are always very clean and have everything in them to make our stay comfortable. The owners and their staff are always friendly and we will always stay there when we visit Nelson.

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

Hi Carol, It was great to see you guys again and thanks for staying with us at the Arcadia and for taking the time to place a review. We are always happy to have regular returning guests and are glad you have found our apartments to be clean and tidy and very comfortable. We look forward to seeing you guys... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have stayed at Arcadia 3 times in the last 14 months. The property is an older type motel but the cleanliness ,location and service make up for this. Units are serviced daily to high standard. Andy and his staff run a friendly helpful motel complex. The close proximity to the beach is a real bonus for those of us... More 

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

Hi Guys, Great to have you come an stay with us again at the Arcadia. Many thanks for your review. We are proud of our service and attention to detail. Making sure our guests are comfortable is our highest priority as we are striving to build a business with a high rate of regular retuning customers. Thank you for your... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have stayed in this motel several times over the last 3 years, and we would not go anywhere else. The owner operators are very friendly and give excellent service. The units are scrupulously clean. The motel units themselves have been nicely re-decorated and are an older build which means that they are more spacious than more modern units. We... More 

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

Hi Guys, Its is great when our guests have a good time and we are very happy to have been of service. Many thanks for staying again with us here at the Arcadia and for placing a review. All of our apartment have full kitchen facilities and it does make a difference when you are traveling to be able to... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We booked two rooms for a night here and wished we had stayed for longer. The rooms are huge and very clean and well furnished. There is a pool for kids and a playground in the campsite behind. Beach is a short distance away. However the best bit is the staff. They are extremely friendly and helpful. We were told... More 

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

Hi Libby, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to be of service. We are very happy you guys had a great time and enjoyed your visit. We do like to be able to offer snippets of local information that enhances a Nelson vacation experience. There are certainly many great things to do here! Its great you found... More 

NEW ZEALAND
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94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Arrived late afternoon from Picton. Made very welcome. The Unit was clean an had everthing one would need. Well appointed kitchen area. This was a Budget family Unit, but we found it rather small for 3 adults and a baby. Double bed in lounge left little space for us all. We had to move dresser in single bedroom to put... More 

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

Hi Guys, Many thanks for placing a review here on trip advisor. We are happy you found our apartments clean and tidy and enjoyed your stay. The budget family apartment reserved for your stay are very useful and comfortable for families not wishing to over spend on their vacation accommodation. However if you require more space then I would suggest... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A fantastic 4 days and 3 nights spent in Nelson. Andy and his staff did complete room servces everyday for our 3 adult siftball teams which we appreciated. Close to the sports venue Saxton park and airport. Rooms are very comfortable. Will recommend this motel not only for the rooms but also the great service provided.

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

Hi Lois, Hey many thanks for your review. It was great to accommodate you guys during your trip into Nelson. Congrats to all the teams on their trophies. We look forward to be able to be of further service any time you require accommodation in Nelson just pop us an email or give us a call. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Arcadia Motel to discover Tasman Bay. We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was very clean and was cleaned every Day. The owner gave us advice for our trip and even booked the boat for us to the Abel Tasman Park which was really appreciated. We recommend this motel to anyone who wants to... More 

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

Hi Guys, Many thanks for your time to write a review. We are very happy that you recommend our services to other travellers and found our apartments very clean. We hope you enjoyed your trip into the Abel Tasman and your further vacation down South. Keep us in mind for your return visit. Give us a call on 0800 427... More 

Bournemouth
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169 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Slightly old fashioned but this was actually quite appealing - nicer than being in a bland box. Very clean, with a large and very comfortable bed - and good quality bed linen. Settee was also better than average. The owners were helpful and cheerful. Located close to the airport and convenient for the city centre as well as being close... More 

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

Hi Observer, Many thanks for your comments. We are a slightly older build Motel but our apartments do have inside a modern feel with new décor and furnishings. The apartments are also of a larger size with full kitchen facilities with Oven and Hob also dining table and chairs. Its great you had a comfortable time with us and we... More 

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