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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were very impressed with the unit. It was very clean, comfortable with space to relax and unwind. Most of all we were blown away with how friendly and helpful Andy was. He went well and truly out of his way to ensure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. Big thanks and gratitude!

Room tip: Spacious, quiet and centrally located.
Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue B
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Hey Sue,

Many thanks for your Awesome review! It was my pleasure to make sure you guys had a super time. Great comments on our cleanliness and comfortability of our apartments and thanks for staying here with us at the Arcadia.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 equiped (fridge, oven, plates etc) The pool was small but clean and gave necesary refreshment.
You reach Nelson town center within 5 mins with the car.

Also nice are the free glas fibre wifi, which was super fast (not common in New Zealand and we travelled for three months), as well as SKY TV. Besides that they also provide free DVDs.

We really had a wonderful christmas time, we felt very comfortable and welcome.

Date of stay: December 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah M
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

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 glad you had a wonderful Christmas and we would look forward to seeing you guys on your next visit into Nelson.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 there when a violent night-time storm passed through one night, which resulted in a lot of noise, but this could not in any way be blamed on the management! The units are well equipped with full kitchen facilites, and a comfortable bed.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank skirlaughtravellers
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

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! Awesome that you guys enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks for staying at the Arcadia.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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, especially for the units at the back. It is under the flight path, but most of the planes serving Nelson are small, and don't run very late, so it's hardly noticeable.

Like many NZ motels there is minimal wardrobe space, despite a reasonable size room. Lighting is dismal, wouldn't want to be here on a winter's evening.

I stayed four nights and found it an excellent base for exploring the area by car.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank riom
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

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 of your vacation and keep us in mind should you return to Nelson where we would happy to be of service.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 is thorough. Being sports fans we enjoy the sky TV. The free wifi is also great .Thanks Andy and Jena for another enjoyable stay at Arcadia.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank dip1948
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

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!

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