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36 Golf Road Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/19/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#8 of 43 hotels in Nelson
Travelers' Choice
The Arcadia is a beautiful, quiet motel with an off-street courtyard situated only 500m from Tahuna Beach, 1km to the Nelson Links Golf Course and a short walk to excellent local cafes, bars and restaurants. We have 12 fully equipped spacious units ranging from studio to 1 & 2 bedroom family apartments. All units have Luxury Sleepyhead beds, full kitchen and bathroom facilities, High Definition MY SKY TV in each apartment with Record, Pause, Rewind features! Dont miss your favorite shows! Progressive DVD players, Truly Free Unlimited Hi-Speed Fibre WiFi access for all guests. IPod Docks and off-street parking. Relax by the solar-heated pool or experience the many cultural and adventure attractions that Nelson offers. Walk or mountain bike to the center of New Zealand or Rabbit Island 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. Come see us at the Arcadia!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Archery offsite
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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JohnMilnerNZ wrote a review Yesterday
Palmerston North, New Zealand103 contributions27 helpful votes
Had not booked at all when arriving in the afternoon on the 26 TH Jan 2022, picked the Arcadia as it offered a quiet back street and had decent off street parking. Friendly welcome from the owner (Andy) and managed to secure their last family unit...phew! Such a clean and tidy 2 bedroom unit, beds were so comfortable and the renovated bathroom was first class. The pool offered us a welcome cool off after a hot drive, the location is so close to dining out as well as a short stroll to the awesome beach. Would highly rec. the Arcadia to anyone after friendly service, spotlessly clean rooms and a memorable stay, cheers.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Family unit Room 1 awesome carport for our Chevy!
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JPE56 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rochester, United Kingdom69 contributions60 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The Arcadia is situated just a short walk from Tahunanui Beach. Apartments are well-equipped full kitchen facilities and comfortable beds with onsite parking. Good WiFi availability with no restrictions and Sky TV. There is a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes within a short walk. The centre of Nelson is a short drive away where there is a good selection of shops. When we arrived the owner Andy gave us ideas on where to go and places to eat. This was very helpful. We went to an excellent nearby restaurant called Styx, which I’d recommend. Tuesday night there is half price pizza night and was full booked do you couldn’t just walk in. The motel is also close to Nelson airport so there is some noise as planes fly low overhead. Not too much of an inconvenience though. This is an ideal place to chill out after a heavy day of touring with comfortable apartments and all amenities. They also have a small pool if you wish to cool down. The site is clean and tidy and you are certainly made to feel very welcome. Would certainly recommend and would use again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hey thanks guys for your awesome review! It was our pleasure to offer some ideas for eating out and places to see. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and found our accommodation comfortable and clean and tidy. Enjoy your travels throughout the rest of NZ. Thanks for staying with us here at the Arcadia.
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HsvRenz wrote a review Mar 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand13 contributions
Highly recommend staying here we just had a awesome weekend stayed in 2 bedroom unit very clean even the daily service was amazing girls loved having the pool its quiet handy to alot of thing very friendly would definitely stay again AAAA++++++
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Andy Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Mar 30, 2021
Hey Guys, Many thanks for the super-review. It was our pleasure to host you guys. We are very happy you had a great stay. Give us a call in regards to your next Nelson visit and we will offer some returning guest discounts! 0800 427 223
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nzsmith wrote a review Feb 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1039 contributions88 helpful votes
We were excited when we arrived & were upgraded to a 2 bedroom unit. Clean & comfortable. Quiet surroundings. Close enough to walk to beach, cafes, restaurants etc. Fully equipped kitchen if you prefer to cook. Swimming pool onsite. Bus to city centre close by or parking outside if you have a car. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Andy Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Feb 8, 2021
Hey Guys, our pleasure to give you guys an upgrade. Awesome that you guys enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay. Look forward to your next visit!
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30oakview wrote a review Jan 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand11 contributions5 helpful votes
Jena and Andy are terrific hosts in this clean and well located motel, situated very close to the Tahunanui beach, stores and holiday park. Amenities are extremely good. Full access to Sky, wifi and laundry facilities. It’s a home-from-home in beautiful Nelson.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Andy Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Jan 15, 2021
Hi Guys, It was our pleasure to host you guys. Many thanks for your terrific review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our location and facilities and found our motel a home from home in Nelson. Definitely looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arcadia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Arcadia Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.4 miles), Tahunanui Beach (0.5 miles), and Natureland Zoo (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arcadia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arcadia Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arcadia Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arcadia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arcadia Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Is Arcadia Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.