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Riverton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We stayed at the Arcadia starting Easter Friday 2013 which to say is one of the busiest times for the owner, they were most helpful with whatever we asked be it on the appartment or the area. The appartment in our opinion was of a very high standard and well equiped. Guest service was propmt and the cleanliness was one...

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Thank Phillip K
Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Phillip, We are very happy you found our 2 bed apartments to be very clean and of a very high standard and you found the full kitchens well equipped. We were very happy to be of service. Many thanks for your recommendations and for taking the time to write a review. We will look forward to you next visit...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Helpful switched on owner with useful suggestions to maximise your stay. Only there two nights so couldn't take full advantage but Nelson itself probably our favourite NZ 'City'. Rooms and general grounds immaculate. Nearby shops not so good and you need to take a car ride into Nelson itself for more choice. Shops etc in Nelson first class. Take the...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Great to know you have nominated Nelson your favorite NZ city! Also many thanks for your recommendations to other travelers to come stay with us here at the Arcadia. We are a quiet beach destination being only 600m to Tahunanui beach, but only a short 3 min drive to Nelson City CBD for your shopping fix. Thanks for...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2013

From a very welcoming 'Front Desk' to an extremely comfortable clean room, we had a very pleasant stay. Also, a great base from which to explore Nelson & the surrounding region. One suggestion: Ask guests who smoke to avoid smoking outside the other guests' rooms. I think one of our neighbours was smoking outside/nearby our room & we could smell...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kootanay, Many thanks for your review. Its great and nice to know that you found our apartments clean and comfortable and enjoyed your time with us here by the beach in Nelson. Sorry about the smoking guest. We will take your suggestion on board, I must say most guests are more thoughtful when smoking and usually stay outside their...

Waikouaiti, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We spent more of our honeymoon here in this family run motel than we expected because of the excellent customer service Andy provides. He is a friendly host who is genuinely interested in guests being well informed of how to enjoy their stay in Nelson and its surrounding area. Quiet location and walking distance to the beach, Natureland and restaurants....

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Eva, We are very happy that you guys had a great time it was our pleasure to have you visit. We will look forward to your next trip into Nelson, give us a call on our freephone 0800 427 223 for a reservation. Many thanks for your kind review and your super recommendation.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2013

I really enjoyed the stay at the Arcadia Motel. The service was very good. The room was spacious and perfectly kept. Andy is a helpful and friendly proprietor and has a well run motel. I would not hesitate to recommend this motel to others and would really like to go back there again someday for another visit.

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi HDH, We certainly will look forward to your next visit! Give us a call on our Freephone 0800 427 223 to make your next reservation. Thanks for the great recommendation to the other vacationers coming into Nelson. We are extremely happy that you found our apartments spacious and well kept.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We spent 3 weeks traveling around NZ and Motel Arcadia was one of the best value-price motel we stayed at. Clean, quiet, recently renovated with a king size comfy bed. The kitchen had everything needed and the place was very quiet at night. I would like to thanks again Andy & family for their kindness and help that made our...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Karen, We are very happy that you guys found our apartments clean and tidy and good value for money. It was our pleasure to accommodate you guys. Thank you for your high recommendation to other travelers to come and stay with us and for taking the time to place a review.

Christchurch
Reviewed 7 March 2013

As per usual another fantastic visit to the beautiful Arcadia Motel in sunny Nelson! Andy and Jena are truly wonderful hosts who make coming back time and time again such a great experience! Their rates are great value for money, we cnnot recommend this place highly enough! Thanks again!

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi D2D, Many thanks for your kind review. Its our pleasure to accommodate your team on their trips into Nelson. We look forward to your next visit. Keep us in mind if any of your admin wishes to vacation in Nelson and we are happy to extend our great biz rates to the rest of your team.

Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Booked this motel based on TripAdvisor rating but was very disappointed. We had a two roomed unit that smelled strongly of curry from the previous residents. Unit was clean in the obvoius areas but we did spot a used tissue under one of the single beds just before checking out. The unit was pretty old and at $210 was about...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi John, We apologize that your apartment had a curry odor. The previous guests were from overseas and did not adhere to the rules in regards to cooking in the apartments. It is an unfortunate part of being a motel owner and of course we would of switched your apartment if we could, though we had full occupancy at the...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Great motel. Andy the owner was most helpful, particularly as I had booked a suite by mistake instead of a 1 bedroom and he immediately offered us an alternative room to resolve our problem. The motel is in a good location and we enjoyed a walk to the expansive beach in the evening. Rooms were modern, clean,with a large bed...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Many thanks for your kind review. It is good to know that you found our full kitchen facilities handy and you enjoyed the Tahunanui Beach just a short stroll away. We would be happy to further extend our hospitality should you return to Nelson in the near future.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We stayed here just for one night and would stay for more. The bed was a real bonus, really comfy and quality one, so we had a good sleep. Room was clean and had all the basics you need for a comfortable stay. The host, Andy was very nice and helpful with recommendation on activities.

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Olga, Great to know you guys really enjoyed stay and you found our super kings really comfortable.We are happy to recommend the super activities and things to do in Nelson to our guests. We would look forward to your next visit. Thanks for placing a review.

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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
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  • 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 - €155 (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 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
#5 Family Hotel in Nelson
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“We had a corner unit, it was a very good size”
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“Upstairs has a balcony.”
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“quiet, nice view, handy”
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“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”
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