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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 16, 2012

I had a good time here. Clean, spacious units, walking distance from several restaurants, and Andy is a great host always happy to provide information, assistance and going out of his way to help booking trips and a cruise to Tasman national park. Rooms are continually being upgraded even further, and free wifi is a very welcome amenity. When I was there he was talking of upgrades to the TV channel selection coming in soon as well; to be honest I was too busy having fun to watch TV anyway.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank bram s
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

Hi Bram,

Many thanks for your recommendation and great review. It was a pleasure to assist you on your trips. The Abel Tasman is a must see while you are here! It really good to know you had fun and enjoyed your stay. By the way we went ahead with that Sky TV Guest Select upgrade and now all guests have over 50+ Sky Digital Channels in their apartments. Just in case we get a rainy day in Nelson!

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had a great time at the Arcadia Motel, Nelson. The unit was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The beds were excellent. Andy was very welcoming. He went out of his way to ensure our stay was pleasant, that we had ideas of where to go, and where to eat, and that any questions we had were answered well. The motel is in easy walking distance of the beach, and local restaurants. Thanks for a great stay, Andy. We would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lynnette K
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

Hi Lynnette,

Thanks for your review and kind words. We would be happy to welcome you guys back to Nelson on your next visit. Really glad you enjoyed our recommedations!

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed at this motel in February 2012 for 4 nights and found it provided very good value. It is close to the wonderful safe beach at Tahunanui and only a few minutes drive from the city.The manager, Andy, was very helpful in providing advice on where to go, what to do , where to eat etc. The motels are well equipped and very clean and tidy. It was the only motel we saw which had full SKY TV channels in each unit. It is close to the airport and to the flightpath but as no jets fly in to Nelson it is more an interest than a distraction with no flying in the night. A nice place to stay for a restful time. No downside to report at all.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Keith M
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2012

Hi Keith,

Many thanks for your kind review. It is great to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be of service any time you fancy a break and come up to Nelson. Just give us a call.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

The host Andy went out of his way to help us when we had car trouble. He also booked us for golf and dinner. The salt water pool is excellent, and the king bed is brand new. We were more than pleased!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Leisure02
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2012

Hi Guys,

Many thanks for writing a review. We enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit to NZ and Nelson when we can definately get that round of golf in at the Nelson Links. Have fun traveling the rest of NZ. Hopefully we will see you next year.

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

What a great place! We stayed at the Arcadia Motel for 2 nights at the end of our 2 1/2 week vacation in NZ. We were so impressed by the excellent service and knowledgeable owners. When we checked in, he gave us a whole list of things to do and places to eat, as well as some little tid bits about the city (which is not common in NZ). We got married while in NZ and he gave us a great recommendation as to where to have our wedding night dinner and made the reservation for us! It was perfect. The room was well kept and the kitchenette had all the utensils we needed to cook some of our meals. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! They were so helpful and it was the perfect way to end our trip.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sonja S
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2012

Hi Sonja,

It was a pleasure to be of service. We are glad you enjoyed you stay with us and our recommendations were to your liking. Congrats on your marriage again. Thank you for your time for writing a review. give us a call if you are in NZ again in the future.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We stayed here in January 2012 and were most impressed with our one bedroom apartment. It was very well equipped with everything we needed, especially a comfortable bed. In particular owner Andy was most helpful and went out of his way to solve a problem for us. Location is good with beach and restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan H
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2012

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your review. It is great to know that you guys found the Super King beds comfortable and the apartment well equipped. Hope to see you on your next trip back to NZ.

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stayed in the Arcadia Motel for three nights. Our arrival was quite early, but we got our room and did not need to wait until afternoon.

The room had a small useful kitchen although we did not cook anything there. Only ate some breakfast.

The hosts are really kind and helpful. They give you a map and advice where to go.

It was pleasure to stay there, Thanks!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leeila84
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2012

Hi Leeila,

We are very happy that you guys enjoyed your visit. We hope the rest of your travels around NZ were enjoyable. Many thanks for your review.

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Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

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: $86 - $178 (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. Come see us at the Arcadia! ... more   less 
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