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Arcadia Motel

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Certificate of Excellence
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)
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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I had a great time at Arcadia. Andy was super helpful with places to check out around the region. Only wish I had more time to visit! Definitely need to check out Abel Tasman while in Nelson and shuttles pick up and drop off right from the motel, really easy. The Tahunanui beach
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Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Michael, Very much appreciate your super review! I really hope you enjoy the rest of your NZ travels. We are always very happy to assist our guests with any local trips they wish to pursue. We agree the Abel Tasman is a must do when coming to Nelson! Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Arcadia and will be looking out for you on your next visit to Nelson.
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What can I say, Brilliant on all fronts, these guys know how to run an accommodation business. We stayed only one night and were very glad we chose Arcadia Andy was the perfect host, very knowledgeable on the local area
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Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Dec 16, 2018
Hey Many thanks for the awesome review! We are very happy you guys had an awesome time with us here at the Arcadia. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit into Nelson.
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Stayed at the Arcadia Motel for 10 days for my first visit to Nelson, the owner is very helpful and pick me up at the Airport. It’s close to the airport, the beach, cafes, shops and bus stops. Exit through the back door and 1 minute walk to the Tahuna beach holiday park café and
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Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Feb 12, 2019
Hey Sylvian, Many thanks for your great review. We enjoyed your stay with us and we were very happy to help. Hope your trip back home was a good one. We look forward to seeing you again in a year or twos time for your next Nelson visit.
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This motel is beautifully furnished and well equipped. The owner is delightful and very helpful. It is a shame that the swimming pool is fenced in like a prison and not surrounded by a bit more sitting space. This could easily be done by removing two parking spaces and
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Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Feb 12, 2019
Hi Perle, Many thanks for your review and kind words. Just to let you know that the pool has to be fenced in by law to stop any young children falling in. Fences and gates are checked by the council on an annual basis to make sure they are robust. We are also required to have a parking space for each guest. Nice idea though! There are some amazing award winning eateries and restaurants just a few minutes walk away from us here at the Arcadia. Thai, Pizza, Pub & Bistro style I am sure I mentioned them on the map when you guys checked in.
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Arcadia motel Nelson.Stayed recently at this clean comfortable motel complex.Location excellent and management and staff great Has lovely solar heated swimming pool.Would reccomend this motel to other travellers.
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Response from Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded Jan 19, 2019
Hi Graeme. Many thanks for your review and recommendations to other travelers. It was great to see you guys and we are happy that you both had a really nice visit with us here at the Arcadia. I have added you guys on to our regular guest database and we would look forward to seeing you guys on your next visit to Nelson.
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Sky View
Electric switch in bathroom stuffed with tissue - why?
Filthy floor in bathroom
"4 star" couch
"The rooms are sort of in a circle so I do not know if one is much different to another."
"Within walking distance to the transit, a gorgeous swimming beach, restaurants and stores."
"Ask for room that has notg been deodorised.."
"Book in advance! Small and popular !"
"All rooms would be great!"
$82 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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