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“Great Motel with Excellent service :D” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
“Great Motel with Excellent service :D”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Although we only stayed two nights at the Arcadia, we can honestly say it has been a positive experience. It hosts a bunch of great features, including an idea location (close to tahuna beach and nelson CBD), new decor (although with an 80's style exterior), a little swimming pool and 50+ sky channels. However the Arcadia's best attribute is its friendly family owned personalized service, the owners Andy and Jena are always ready to help whether its recommending local eateries, tourist attractions or just having a yarn. We would be happy to recommend the Arcadia motel to anybody going to Nelson.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, February 4, 2012
Hi Jina,

Many thanks for your review and your recommendation to others coming into Nelson to come and see us. It was nice to meet you guys, we enjoyed your visit. We hope we will see you again soon on another trip to Nelson.
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I return to this motel each January because it provides exactly what I am looking for:
location close to all holiday facilities; superb host and hostess who provide friendly professional service; pool on site suitable for my grandchildren; choice of unit sizes. For me, the bonus is that there is a gate through to the camping ground where my family are camping.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Hi Jennie,

Very good to see you again this year and many thanks for your review. We would look forward to your visit next summer season and the oportunity to extend futher our hospitality.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We stayed in a two bedroom unit over the New Year, ideal for the family. The camping ground, beach and lots of activities are all within walking distance, pool and bbq on site and SKY TV including movies (which isn't alway my experience), so no shortage of things to do even though we didn't get the best weather. Very friendly and helpful host, would recommend.

Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hi Julie,

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay even though the weather was not at Nelsons best! It is good to know that our recent upgrade to Sky Guest Select with 50+ Sky digital channels has been worthwhile. Also that you found our apartments very clean and tidy. It would be great to see you guys again on your next visit to Nelson.
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Motels somewhat dated in appearance: old plastercast buildings and decor from the 80's,old and cheap furniture. But clean and very functional with great new beds. Given the surroundings not cheap at nearly $200 a night for a family

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Hi tsseal,

Many thanks for your review. Since our purchase just over a year ago we have continually been making upgrades. Clean, tidy and a good sleep were our first priority for our guests. Since then we have provided IPod docs, Sky 50+ Guest Select and new items within the units. Our price over the Christmas and New Year period reflects the position we are in the market place.
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Greymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

quiet location friendly service & plenty of sky channels to choose from . We will go back

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Hi Peter,

Many thanks for your time to write a review. We are happy that you had a good stay and that you guys will be comming back to see us when you are in Nelson. Give us a call on our NZ toll free number 0800 427 223 to make your reservation.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We had a great one night stay at the Arcadia Motel. The beds are excellent! The host is very helpful and he recommended a couple of good places for us. We enjoyed the Centre of NZ most. The scenery is fantastic! Wish we were staying longer so that we could go for the cruise to the National Park. We are planning our trip!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hi SeLINa,

Many thanks for your review. Its great to know that you had a good nights sleep on our new luxury sleepyhead superkings. Maybe next visit you could spend a little more time with us so you could fit in some of the other exciting adventures Nelson has to offer. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels in NZ.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Attention to detail and follow through dont always occur in motels but Andy and his team do very well. We got the new 50 channel Sky set up when Nelsons weather was not at its usual delightful sunny norm and heaps of good suggestions on things to do.Go for it.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hi Stephen,

Many thanks for taking the time to place a reveiw. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Next time you are over we hope to have better weather for you! Keep us in mind on your next trip to NZ.
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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