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“Huge room, very comfortable.”
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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We had an upstairs room for a one night stay in November 2011. The room was clean, spacious and had everything that we needed. The motel owner was friendly and helpful and gave us some good travel advice for our trip the next day. A little bit out of the main centre, close to the airport but this was definitely not a problem. Had a great night's sleep and would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Hi atholmes,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for us and we are glad you enjoyed you stay. Next time you are in Nelson we would be happy to welcome you back. Just give us a call.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

We stayed at the Arcadia Motel twice during our stay in NZ on arrival and departure from the South Island. It's not grand and fancy, but there again neither are the prices. For a very reasonable rate you get a comfortable, clean, well equipped and spacious room. You also get welcome extras like free wireless which typically cost $10 upwards for limited connection times in most other hotels. However, where the motel really excels is service, nothing is too much trouble and the owner is very welcoming and provides a wealth of useful local information e.g places to eat nearby (there are several good option) and local places of interest. Location for the nearby beach and good cafe for breakfast is excellent, but own transport or taxi ideally needed for Nelson CBD. Location very convenient for the airport - only 10mins ride.
If you want a quiet, clean and comfortable place to stay with helpful and friendly service, offering good value for money, this place will suit you well.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Hi Seaside-Bill,

Thank you for your review. Your comments are pretty much exactly what we are striving to acheive. A clean comfortable fully equipped unit with super king beds and some of the additional extras like free wifi, IPod Docks and 50+ Sky digital channels to make our guests stay a more "home from home" experience, and all for great rates! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around NZ.

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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Very comfortable unit with a good king size comfortable double bed. Units are a good size with a spacious kitchen. The Unit also has settee in the lounge room part of the Studio.
Service is good and people very helpful and friendly. I have stay at this motel for three nights every 6 weeks and see no reason to change

Michael 'Wellington'

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Michael B
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Hi Michael,

Many thanks for you review. Just to let you know we have just upgraded our Satalite TVs to Sky Guest Select. We have 50+ Sky Digital Channels with a decoder in each unit. It should make your stays a little more comfortable.

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOTEL.
WONDERFUL SERVICE
great service ,very clean rooms ,brand new super king bed spacious room size ,we had a studio and it was just a nice size for a couple i give A1 PLUS for the service the cleanliness kindness and more.
these people gave us a lovely stay & some very good advise on attractions and things to do ,they definitely know nelson /areas.very friendly people and a pleasure to talk to would highly recommend to stay there ,so if your looking for a relaxing stay dont look any further try this motel we loved it were so relaxed there didnt want to go home ,we wouldnt hesitate in staying there on our next trip to nelson cant wait .thankyou guys for welcoming us with all your friendliness/kindness .you have a merry xmas and a great new year .christine/mike gardiner.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Hi Christine & Mike, Many thanks for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Merry Christmas to you guys and we hope you will come and see us sometime soon.

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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This motel is about 2+ miles from centre of Nelson. It has good shower room, fairly comfortnbvale rooms/beds and very uncomfortable furniture in the lounge/diner. Not pricey. Helpful owner

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank MichaelH62
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2011

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your time to place a review. We are gradually making upgrades to all our units. We have brand new Luxury Sleepyhead Super King beds in most units to make sure all guests get a good nights sleep, which is a priority. Some furniture is a little dated though we are continually making changes, our price does reflect this. We are only a short distance to the beautiful Tahunanui beach which does mean we are a little out of town, though only a 2 minute drive.

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

When booking I was a little hesitant seeing that it was a motel and not a hotel. I didn't except much, just needed a place to stay. Considering that we stayed at 5 "hotels" during our vacation/trip. The Arcadia Motel was the best lodge we stayed for our entire trip.

Right when we got to Nelson to check in, we were pleasantly greeted by Andy, who was a tremendous help in finding what to do and where to go while in Nelson. He pointed out popular spots to visit and how much things would cost. He even helped us out with our flight situation and made a few tweaks to our itinerary so we could maximize our short stay in Nelson.

Now to the rooms... even though the Arcadia is a motel, it was very comfortable. Our room had a kitchen and everything was clean. Also, since it is a motel, we didn't expect our bed to be made, let alone have everything else taken care of like a hotel. Don't come here expecting it to be like the Ritz Carlton because it's not. Location is fine, it's located in a more residential part of Nelson but since Nelson is a small town anyways, everything is close in proximity to get around.

Overall experience was excellent at the Arcadia Motel. Andy's professionalism and assitance alone is already worth the stay. Highly recommend them if you plan on staying in Nelson, a beautiful city too.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2011

Hi Eugeneus,

Many thanks for your very well written review. We appreciate your comments. We hope the rest of your NZ vacation was a great experience. Merry Christmas!

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

The owner had a good working knowledge of the Nelson area, and was great in giving us ideas regarding activities and restaurants. We stayed two nights and were very pleased with the room. We had a King-size bed, full kitchen, and sitting area. The rates were reasonable. We would highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marge K
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2011

Hi Marge,

Many thanks for your review. We enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you had a great time traveling the rest of 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Price Range: $80 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Nelson - your stepping stone to the Abel Tasman National Park, Rainbow Ski Field and Marlborough Sounds. Arcadia Motel - your home away from home. ... more   less 
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