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Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Richmond
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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285 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Riverlands AdBlue Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly hosts.
We were made very welcome and made to feel at home.
Room was nice and clean, tidy but a little dated.
All the amenities available.
Right in the Main Street so close to shops.
Has restaurant within motor inn.
Great meals and very quick service.
I would happily stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Mark E
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Westport, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Just returned from a week at Arthur wakefield motel .Richmond...while the tariff was very reasonable ...the motel needs a lot of work doing to it... to bring it in line with others ...carpet. drapes, net curtains and furnishings were all past there best ...having to share a shoppers car park was a pain ..as the noise was annoying ....local businesses back onto this car park and from 5 am in the mornings rubbish disposal trucks crash and bang .and delivery vehicles also add to the noisy car park....I think the addition of double glazing would help alleviate the noise ....our unit had a number of faults ....radio not working ....razor outlet not working ....no forks supplied for eating ..only cooking device was a microwave .no dish washing facilities. Out of the unit the laundry was a disgrace and we refused to wash there....the courtyard had possibilities, but was run down and dirty .with the smell of cooking oil or fat emanating from the dining room kitchen ......we have used motels all around new zealand for over 55 years ......and this is the first time we have ever had reason to write a review.. I feel this motel in the right hands and with some investment in an upgrade it would be one of the best in the area.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Joan R
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IngridNZ
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tot_of_rum
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nicholas R
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gerolstein, new zealand
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97 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kurtofgerolstein
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Adelaide, South Australia
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Aus_Traveler77
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Property: Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn
Address: 294 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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