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Arcadia Motel
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Washougal, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed at the Arcadia Hotel for three nights. The kitchen was well supplied with utensils. The room was clean and cleaned each day. Dish cloth and dish towels were replaced each day. The owners were very helpful. The room furniture was out dated, but sufficient. The hotel, as many of the hotels in this area, had airplane traffic, but it quit at night. There was unlimited Wi-Fi

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Hi Linda,

Many thanks for your review. It is nice to know you have found our motel well equipped and very clean. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We are continuing to upgrade the funiture within the appartments and we have just introduced new very comfortable lakewood dining chairs and are currently upgrading new bedside cabinets and headboards.
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We stayed at the Arcadia Motel for five nights in a one bedroom apartment. It was lovely, like a home from home. Cooking facilities excellent. Very clean and well stocked with kitchen utensils. We liked the lay out of the units and the courtyard area.
Andy the owner was very helpful and booked a trip to Abel Tasman National Park for us. All in all an excellent stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Hi Jane,

Many thanks for your comments and review. It was a pleasure to book you guys in on the Abel Tasman trip, a highly recommended special day out where you always come back with some super pics! Great to know you had a home from home experience here at the Arcadia, which is exactly what we are striving to acheive for all our guests. We hope you enjoyed your NZ experience and are thinking of taking another trip here sometime in the future.
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Auckland
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

We had a great time living there. The beds were new and very comfortable. The room was very clean. The host was very nice, friendly and helpful. Recommend to everyone if you are looking for a place to stay at Nelson.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Tum_Kanlaya
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Hi Tum,

Thanks for your review and recommendation. Really good to know your found our Super King beds really comfortable. It is most important to give a good nights sleep to our valued guests! Please do not hesitate to give us a call on your next trip into Nelson. We look forward to seeing you guys again.
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We selected this property for our 3 week New Zealand vacation based upon Trip Advisor reviews and price—trying to find the “sweet spot”. We held all our reviews until the end of the trip in hopes of reasonable comparisons across the country, factoring in the standards we found typical in New Zealand (for example, free, unlimited internet is not the norm as it generally is in the US).

It is located in a neighborhood section of Nelson, at the “beach” end of town rather than downtown. There are 3-4 small hotels in a row and otherwise nothing commercial for several blocks. Most of town is 10 minutes away.

Pro's:
-Friendly host (Andy).
-Very, very clean.
-Well appointed, especially the kitchen which was larger than most.
-Free internet in room, although it was very spotty for us, even with a 4-bar signal.

Con's:
-Only happens once or twice a day, yet you are in the flight path for the airport.
-Tiny pool, if that's improtant to you.
-A bit expensive when compared to the dozen or so comparable places we stayed in New Zealand.

Overall, just fine. Clean and reliable.

Room Tip: The rooms across the back of the property back up to a campground. Those along the main leg of the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank FJVLS
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Hi Guys,

Many thanks for your views. It is super to know that you have found our motel very clean and tidy and our kitchens were well equipped and of a good size. We were happy to offer you free Wifi. Our summer season tariffs are very competiive in Nelson and also do include our added xtras such as Wifi and Sky Guest Select.
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Wollongong
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

My wife and I stayed for seven nights. The king bed was new and very comfortable, the 50+ digital channels meant entertainment was always at hand, and the Wi-Fi worked very well. Everything was clean and serviced daily. The host was very informative and helpful making a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Rooms available with few steps, suitable for older or disabled customers.
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Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Thank John M
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Hi John,

Many thanks for your time to write a review. Its great to know you had a comfortable stay. We would look forward to next visit to Nelson. Please do not hesitate to give us a call and we welcome the opportunity to be of further service.
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leusden
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I had a good time here. Clean, spacious units, walking distance from several restaurants, and Andy is a great host always happy to provide information, assistance and going out of his way to help booking trips and a cruise to Tasman national park. Rooms are continually being upgraded even further, and free wifi is a very welcome amenity. When I was there he was talking of upgrades to the TV channel selection coming in soon as well; to be honest I was too busy having fun to watch TV anyway.

Room Tip: Closer to the office provides better wifi reception.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Hi Bram,

Many thanks for your recommendation and great review. It was a pleasure to assist you on your trips. The Abel Tasman is a must see while you are here! It really good to know you had fun and enjoyed your stay. By the way we went ahead with that Sky TV Guest Select upgrade and now all guests have over 50+ Sky Digital Channels in their apartments. Just in case we get a rainy day in Nelson!
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We had a great time at the Arcadia Motel, Nelson. The unit was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The beds were excellent. Andy was very welcoming. He went out of his way to ensure our stay was pleasant, that we had ideas of where to go, and where to eat, and that any questions we had were answered well. The motel is in easy walking distance of the beach, and local restaurants. Thanks for a great stay, Andy. We would happily stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Lynnette K
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Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Hi Lynnette,

Thanks for your review and kind words. We would be happy to welcome you guys back to Nelson on your next visit. Really glad you enjoyed our recommedations!
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Property: Arcadia Motel
Address: 36 Golf Road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Region: 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 41 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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