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“Looked after well at the Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn” 4 of 5 stars
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Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn
294 Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Richmond
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Looked after well at the Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The hosts at this Motor Inn are very welcoming and always look after me well. Staying here is a great no fuss, relaxing experience. Travelling with a gluten free diet is not easy and they make everything work well for me.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Booked in for a week whilst traveling the area. The owner and staff were really friendly. Good location in the town centre and also close to the main roads going to Nelson etc. Free wifi which is good and also laundry facilities. Overall good place to stay and recommend :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I travel a fair bit for work, and the Wakefield is my regular when in the Nelson / Richmond area. It`s in an unusual location - smack in the middle of Richmonds main street, but this makes it an easy walk to shops and restaurants, and very quiet at night.

The owners are great to deal with, the food and beer at the in-house restaurant is tasty and well priced, and the rooms are clean, tidy and functional.

Convenient parking out the back, and spacious rooms. It is showing its age a wee bit, but it is comfortable, well-run and affordable. I`d recomend it to both business and private travellers - it`s not a sofitel type establishment, but an honest hotel with great hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gerolstein, new zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A very pleasant and comfortable mixture of motel and B&B with resto (excellent breakfast) attached ...
everything you could want right in the centre of a lovely village (town?) ..
where I just happen to have been brought up 50 years ago...
I will definitely use it again when I visit ...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I Stayed three nights at the Arthur Wakefield in early November. The Motor In is only small, but the location is really good. Located adjacent to Richmond's Queen Street and parkign at the rear, it is very accessible. The Room was showing its age, but it was in a very clean state and nice and spacious. The Bathroom was also of a good size. The owners were friendly on both Arrival/departure, I will stay again on any future visits. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone wanting to stay specifically in Richmond.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Great little place to stay a couple of nights. Very quiet and a basic room but all you need for a couple of nights, had toaster and jug with fridge but no microwave. There was plenty of parking but bear in mind that you share parking with shopping customers. The owners were very helpful when it came to giving advice on restaurants and other attractions. The added bonus is that they do have there own restaurant on-site which looked OK but because there are so many others around within 500m we never got to try it. At $115 a night for 2 I thought it was very good value for money and would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

On arriving the motel looked dark and univiting. The room was dark and looked onto a car park. However we stayed for two nights and found the room to be comfortable and quiet. Bathroom good with excellent shower. We used the courtyard area to sit out and enjoy refreshments after a long day in the Abel Tasman. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Free wifi and morning paper a bonus.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn

Address: 294 Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Richmond
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