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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Consistently excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is my choice of motel in Nelson. Facilities are excellent in all aspects, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. There is a gate through to the camping ground if, like me, you have family camping there.

Room Tip: One unit has a large spa bath. My 4 grandchildren loved this.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank JennieH_11
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi Jennie,

It was great to be able to accommodate and see you again. Thanks for your review. Good to know you enjoyed your stay in one of the Spa apartments. We do look forward to your next visit. Just give us a mail or call for any Nelson accommodation requirements.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

After 3 busy and exhausting days in Abel Tasman we were very happy to find a little paradise in Nelson. We did enjoy a very nice room for the 5 of us, made the most of the pool and we cooked our dinner on a great BBQ. Owners are very friendly and helpfull. Thank you and I might come back for business trip later on.
Philippe

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Philippe G
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Hi Phillipe,

Many thanks for staying with us here at the Arcadia and for placing a review. We would welcome the opportunity to accommodate you in Nelson on your business travels. Give us a call on our Free Phone: 0800 427 223
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

I stay here about 7 times a year and I get fantastic service. Very friendly people and overall just an awesome place to stay. Rooms are tidy with all the necessary essentials. Pools is lovely and warm. Nice and close to the beach and park.
See you in January :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Nathan A
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi Nathan,

Many thanks for your kind review. Its great to know that you find the Arcadia a super place to stay. We value your business and point of view. A very Happy Christmas and New Year to you, we look forward to seeing you in Jan!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very comfortable rooms with excellent Facilities. Full Kitchen & Very Clean with excellent customer service. The owners are very friendly & helpful. There is full Sky TV in each room which is fantastic. The Motel is very nicely located. I would highly recommend this Motel to anyone visiting the Nelson region.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank busty_cam
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi Colin,

We are glad you had a great time here in Nelson. Many thanks for your review and recommendation to other guests traveling to stay with us here in Nelson. Our full kitchens and full digital Sky package do make our guests stay more comfortable. Being 600m to the Tahunanui beach is a super location and although we are a 3 min drive to town we do have some excellent bars and restaurants within walking distance. We are are happy you made good use of all this and your trips to the Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

As we pulled up to the motel I was a little apprehensive but as soon as we met the manager this faded. He was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean even tho they could use some updating. Short walk to the beach which was lovely. Overall I would definately reccommend for 1 or 2 nights.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank chafta
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Hi Guys,

Many thanks for staying with us here at the Arcadia. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found our apartment very clean and tidy.. We have to admit our motel is an older build but we have found older motel apartments are generally more spacious, which is the case at the Arcadia. All our apartments have full kitchen facilities including oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave. We have have spent the last few years upgrading our apartments with luxury Sleepyhead Super King beds along with technical upgrades of IPod Docs, Free Wifi and 50+ digital Sky Channels on LCDs in each apartment. We are continuing to upgrade as we go and are confident of our product, we are competitively priced accordingly to the market place although we do offer all those additional home from home extras of Free Unlimited WiFi and Sky Guest Select inclusive in our tariff with no additional charges. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Nelson.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This hotel was awesome.
they helped us with everything we needed and even gave great advice of places to eat things to do etc.
The owners were very friendly.
Would recommend this hotel to any school looking to book for a sports team or any team in general.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank KimmyJGill
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi Guys,

It was our pleasure to accommodate your team. Many thanks for your super recommendation. We are experienced with group accommodation and welcome any requests for teams or business crews that require a comfortable stay in Nelson. We are looking forward to your guys next visit. Well done to the girls for wining their medals!
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Singapore
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed here for only a night at the 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment is spacious for the 4 of us and kitchen facilities are very new and clean. Andy is very helpful in providing us with information on Nelson sights and attractions. The motel is only located minutes away from the city centre and it is easy to drive and park in Nelson CBD (note that Tuesdays parking are free in the winter).

However, the stay would be even better if there is a bigger heater in the living area and heaters in the bedrooms (electric warm blankets work very well though), and a bigger water heater storage tank as the hot water is not sufficient for 4 consecutive showers.

Overall, it is a great stay at a superb value and I would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank nimil
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Hi Guys,

Many thanks for your review. It is great that you found our apartment spacious, newly decorated and clean and tidy. It is my pleasure to give ideas of local "things to do" in Nelson. We want to make sure all guests make the most out of their time here in Nelson and see and do as much as possible.

We have taken on board your comments in regards to the heaters and water tank. Though we do not normally have any problem with 4 people using the showers in our 2 bed apartments. However, if the first couple of people do have a long 15-20 min shower then the tank may not be sufficient.
Enjoy the rest of you vacation. If you are passing through Nelson again please do not hesitate to give us a call.
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Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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