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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This motel is just amazing!! If you want to stay in Sydney and get more for your money, you should stay here. It's a very friendly family with a beautiful motel in a cosy area and close to the sea and beach (10 min walking distance). The room we stayed in provided a clean bathroom and kitchen which was well...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, It was our pleasure to accommodate you guys over Christmas. Many thanks for choosing the Arcadia. We are super happy that you guys had a great time and that you found our motel well equipped and very clean and tidy. Awesome you made good use of the Free Ultra fast fibre Wifi and the Sky Tv. We are...

Skirlaugh near Hull
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at the Arcadia, which we found very convenient for visiting Nelson and surrounding areas. There was easy access to an excellent beach, through a camping site. The English owner was very helpful in suggesting places to go, and restaurants, and was always on hand to answer queries. The room was very good, although we were unfortunately...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Yes, that storm was a rough one! Many thanks for your time to place a review. We are really happy that you found the bed comfortable and the apartments well equipped. My pleasure to recommend some of the great restaurants and "things to do in Nelson" as we want to make sure our guests have a great time!...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a long series of flights it was good to be able to drive just a short distance from Nelson Airport and check in early here. Made to feel very welcome and given lots of useful information. Location is a mostly residential road without too much traffic, and backing on to a caravan park, so there's not much road noise,...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Many thanks for your review. We are happy to give all our guests some good info on the local area as we do want our guests to have the best time possible. With the lighting some say too bright , some say too dim. Trying get a happy medium to please all seems rather difficult. Enjoy the rest...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 4th visit to Arcadia. An older style property which is spacious and clean. Location is excellent and beach easy walking distance away. Andy and Jena are great hosts and nothing seems a problem.It is always our preference when in Nelson. The full kitchen is a bonus as many newer motels do not offer this .The daily servicing...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Great to see you again and thanks for staying with us. Awesome to know you made good use of our top Sky package and UFB WiFi. We will look forward to your next visit. Keep us in mind for a short break in the year!

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we are touring NZ we are seeing a number of motels and this is among the best for the price. Very clean and well equipped including a full kitchen. Good quality linen and furnishings. Pleasant helpful owner. My only criticism would be lack of a decent sized mirror in the bathroom. The small one there was obviously installed by...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Many thanks for your super review. It was great to be of service to you guys. Nice to know you found the full separate kitchen well equipped. It does make a difference when travelling a lot to have a good kitchen, as it is expensive to go out to eat breakfast,lunch and dinner everyday! Good feedback in regards...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The units are very comfortable and well equiped, kitchens have full facilities and everything you would need to cook a meal. Rooms are very clean and well serviced daily. Andrew was very helpful and accomodating. Due to our work visit being in high season we had to shift to various units but all of these were to the same high...

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Many thanks for your time to place a review. It was awesome to accommodate you guys. Thanks for your comments and it would be great to be of service on your next Nelson visit.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Arcadia Motel, we had a lovely unit. Very clean and it had everything you needed. The location is just great and would definitely stay here again. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Many thanks for your review. Really good to know you had a great time and found the motel very clean and well equipped. We would welcome the opportunity to be of further service on your next trip into Nelson.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners of this property went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Great location, very nice clean and comfortable rooms and extremely good value for money. Would recommend to anyone staying in Nelson - wish we could have stayed longer.

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Really appreciate your review. Many thanks for your recommendations to other travelers to come stay with us and your comments of very clean and tidy and value for money. Enjoy your travels!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Arcadia Motel and were very pleased with our room, the cleanliness and the location. We were especially happy with Andy, the owner, who was extremely helpful with tips on where to go, what to do and where to eat. We would definitely recommend this place and would return ourselves.

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, Many thanks for your time to place a review. We are very happy that you were pleased with our accommodation and our location. Thanks for your recommendations!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was really nice rooms. We stayed in no 1 which were seperate from the other. Owner and his wife went out way to guide us to closeby restaurants and attractions. Location was great walking distance to beach and restaurants. Complex had a pool.

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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wanda, Many thanks for writing a review and for your comments of A"really nice rooms!" we appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit to Nelson.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Arcadia Motel

Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €90 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arcadia Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nelson
#4 Business Hotel in Nelson
#4 Best Value Hotel in Nelson
#5 Family Hotel in Nelson
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
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“We had a corner unit, it was a very good size”
 of 5 bubbles tichbon, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs has a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles cliffsullivan2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“quiet, nice view, handy”
 of 5 bubbles L9484MEstevenw, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 has very nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles keirancowie, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms provide a wonderful view of the snow clad hills in winter and spring”
 of 5 bubbles BrendaG248, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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