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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Where to start? This place feels like it hadn't been touched since the 70s and is in drastic need of a makeover. Despite its location in the centre of Richmond this feels like something you would expect in the back blocks. Only saving grace was a nice warm shower!

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1 Thank SafeAs
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Arthur Wakefield with its easy access to all there is to offer in Richmond. The best part of this place is the free unlimited wifi. It was warm and I liked being able to walk where we wanted to. Clean. Could use a make over but all up ok.

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Thank Boobaby62
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is a bit tired-looking in terms of decor, but it's a great location and the staff are lovely. The room has unlimited wifi - a great sell! The bed was comfy (soft but not too much), and the room was warm. Strangely the kitchen nook had no teaspoons, no bowls, but plenty of knives and cups, and a... More 

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Thank Bebe F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Very simple rooms. Have everything you might need, but nothing extra. Very friendly manager. Good location. Lots of great places to eat in the immediate area. Outdated furnishings but comfortable and clean. Heating is limited to a very loud fan heater in the wall in the main room, and a fan heater in the bathroom. The one in the main... More 

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Thank CoffeePlease2003
Waimate, New Zealand
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9 reviews
Reviewed April 27, 2016

units could do with a upgrade ,but were clean and tidy and comfortable , good location helpful and friendly staff. handy to several good eating places , car park was a bit noisey in the mornings i'd stay there again as the price was very reasonable

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Thank rayofsunshine26
Blenheim, New Zealand
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216 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

I knew where it should be located in Richmond street but was expecting a street frontage and it is tucked in behind a restaurant (The Three Rooms). Restaurant sign is so big our eyes were attracted to it not the post signage. Redecorated room was tastefully done and it was clean. The bed was really bad and I awoke with... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Has new management which puts emphasis to renovate and upgrade the rooms as well as the cafe / bar. Steve is very helpful to accommodate guest requests. He provided me with an extra microwave :). The food menu in the cafe has limited choices BUT it tastes fantastic!

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Thank GwaiLoh07
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We picked this motel from the selection on the Internet. Our unit was adequate in size, and though a little dated, was comfortable. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. There were only very small plates, and no bowls, so we bought some disposable ones from a nearly store to use for our breakfast cereals and toast.

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Thank William M
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

I stayed two nights on business. Room was spacious, bed comfy, good lighting over the desk, hot and spacious shower, very quiet- which is just right for a light sleeper. Traveling alone, I had pub dinners but each night they were delicious, service was excellent, and I can recommend this as a modest but decent place to stay.

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Thank Finona68
Havelock, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

Super friendly host, reasonable cleaniness, cosy warm, super compfey bed. Surprisingly quiet, didn't hear any street noise, (always a bonus eh). Décor a tad dated, carpet walls?? Located very handy to shops/malls.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn

Address: 294 Queen Street, Richmond, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Price Range: $73 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“If you have arthritis ask for a room with a shower control that is easy to turn on.”
 of 5 bubbles CFD20, Apr 9, 2016 | Read review
“There were no parking spaces next to the individual units, so book a unit convenient to the motel car park if you have a lot of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 385WilliamM, Nov 29, 2015 | Read review
“Room one was a perfect room for an elderly traveller, had plenty of room for a wheelchair. Flat shower to step into. Chair for the shower if needed.”
 of 5 bubbles jillbD4174BT, Jan 6, 2015 | Read review
“ask to check the rooms .if not happy see management”
 of 5 bubbles joanr430, Feb 8, 2014 | Read review
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