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Arcadia Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Utterly disappointing! The two bedroom family unit we were provided for our stay was incredibly overpriced, barely three star and bore little resemblance to the website we had researched. The couch was falling apart, filthy and threadbare. The unit had an unpleasant odour. There was no room up the left-hand side of the master bed so had to crawl into...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi, There are a few issues with your review that I would like to address. You made your reservation 4 months in advance for a 2 night stay. Our cancellation policy clearly states 48 hours notice for a free cancellation. Your cancellation of your second nights stay was made via email from your apartment at 11pm the night you arrived...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Our family group enjoyed a week at Arcadia Motel. Sincere thanks go to the owner, Andy, who was extremely helpful with all requests and very knowledgeable about activities in the Nelson area. Without a doubt one of the friendliest places we have ever stayed in. The two units our family used were very well appointed, clean and came with free...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Vicki, We are very pleased that you guys had a great stay with us here in Nelson. It was our pleasure to offer free WiFi and Digital Satellite TV. We are happy that you found are apartments well appointed and clean and tidy. It was super to meet you guys and we hope the rest of your NZ trip...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We stayed for a week in a 2-bedroom unit with our son and grandson. We found the manager and staff friendly and helpful. The pool was a bonus and regularly cleaned despite some very uncharateristic winds that continually blew debris into the pool. Although the beach is only short distance away we made good use of the heated pool in...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michele, Many thanks for placing a review and for your recommendation to other travelers. Its great that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with your apartment and our service. It was uncharacteristic weather we had during your stay, but it is good to know that you did make the most of it and still enjoyed your time with...

Reviewed 10 January 2013

We stayed for one night - the manager was welcoming and we settled into family room. The room was a little tired but was fairly comfortable and was most importantly clean. We made use of the pool and free wifi - welcome bonuses - and enjoyed an afternoon on the beach - just behind the motel through a caravan park.

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. We are happy that you found our apartments comfortable and clean and tidy and that you made use of the super Tahunanui Beach only 600m stroll. Its our pleasure to offer free WiFi and 50+ digital satellite channels. We are continuing to make upgrades on a regular basis to our apartments.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

Overpriced. We paid as much for this tired two bedroom unit as we had done for five star accommodation in Queenstown. Very run down, minuscule pool with no seating, toilet that did not flush and far, far out of town. Room smelt, old fittings and unhelpful staff. The only disappointment in our entire trip to NZ. Photos on website are...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have had excellent reviews and comments from most of our other travelers and so your review does come as somewhat of a surprise. Should you of bought to our attention some of your issues during your stay we would of been happy to rectify them. The apartment has new Lakewood dining chairs, new Sleepyheead...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My partner and I stayed for two nights at this wonderful family run hotel. Andy and Jena the owners were wonderful with our accommodations. We had a one bed-room apartment equipped with kitchen, free wifi (rear in New Zealand) and cable TV. The room was clean and spacious and parking was right in front. Andy made really good suggestions to...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Many thanks for placing a review for us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here. Never mind about the misfortune with the booking engine. These things happen. We would look forward to your visit on your next adventure to NZ. Keep us in mind for a direct reservation via our website or...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Just returned home from a fantastic break in Nelson. The Arcadia Motel is exceptionally clean and very well equipped. We stayed in two different rooms and both were of a very high standard. The owners are extremely friendly and Andy is a walking Nelson tourist guide providing sound information on the local attractions. This was our first stay at the...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Many thanks for staying with us at the Arcadia and for writing a review. Great to see you enjoyed your vacation with us and we will certainly look forward to your next visit. Email us direct or call us on our freephone number to confirm a reservation.

Reviewed 15 December 2012

Stayed in room nr7 (=pict. Nr20) which was just perfect for us. When you check-in, Andy makes you feel at home immediatly. All the things you need are provided. (Fully equiped kitchen, bathrooom with shower, new bed, Big TV, free wifi, little pool, lots of information and help whenever needed) Pool, well-secured for little children, is perfect for relaxing muscles...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thanks for your kind words. Very are very happy that you guys enjoyed your stay. The pool is getting some good use! Very refreshing during the hot season. Anytime you are coming to Nelson please do not hesitate to give us a call on our Freephone: 0800 427 223 to arrange a reservation. We would look forward to...

Cumbria
Reviewed 12 December 2012

The motel is well appointed and only a very short walk to the beach. Andy, the owner, was very helpful and gave good advice on things to do in and around Nelson. Our room was very clean and comfortable, WIFI was free - not always the case in other motels in NZ - although a little slow on occasions and...

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thanks for your time to place a review. Good to see you made use of our well equipped kitchens. Eating out on a daily basis whilst on holiday is enjoyable though rather consuming on the funds. Please consider our TOP Of The South Golfing Package on your next visit, info is on our website. Would look forward to...

Warwick
Reviewed 12 December 2012

The room/unit was clean, well equipped providing excellent comfort all through, on our arrival we were made most welcome, advice and information given by the owner concerning the immediate area was invaluable, location of this motel proved to be perfect for access to both a great beach and the local amenities.

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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review

Hi Clive, Many thanks for placing a review here on tripadvisor. It was my pleasure to point out some interesting things to do in Nelson. We are glad you guys enjoyed your stay. With the Tahunanui beach only 500m away we have an idyllic location for couples and families to enjoy the local area, along with some great restaurants and...

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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
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $109 - $185 (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
#5 Family Hotel in Nelson
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nelson
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“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
“Clean and comfortable. Helpful Hosts & Staff. Also in a good location for visiting places.”
 of 5 bubbles petesarson, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“5-10 minutes walk to the beach”
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“rooms 11 and 12 are my favorites”
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“Upstairs always gives a better view”
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