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Arcadia Motel

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#2 of 23 motels in Nelson
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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. Come see us at the Arcadia!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Windsurfing
Babysitting
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Archery offsite
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Sofa
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Kitchenware
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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George M wrote a review Mar 2024
Windsor, United Kingdom271 contributions104 helpful votes
The owners are some of the nicest people you could meet so I don’t really want to say anything negative but I feel I should mention when we were staying the road outside was closed for access from 8:45 to 1pm for an event We should have been told this at booking not when checking in Also it is directly under the local airport Some noise but for fly late and first noise around 7am but soon passes Rooms spotless and no apparent noise from neighbours Despite my negative comments I would use again
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, George Many thanks for staying with us, and find that I was a really nice person. I think we do have a little misunderstanding here with the road closure due to the kid's triathlon. I mentioned if you would like to go out after 8:45 am, we do need to talk to the road controller so he can manage the road safely. I was hoping that you would find it exciting to see so many children riding their bicycles pass our motel. Thank you again for considered to use us again.
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NZ wrote a review Oct 2023
11 contributions3 helpful votes
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Some of the friendliest people we have ever met manage this Motel. They welcomed us with open arms and said how much they appreciated us staying with them. The room was upstairs, room 11 . It was a good size with a king size bed and a single. It was spotless with a well equipped kitchen . It had an oven, microwave and all the utensils you would ever need. A well stocked assortment of tea, coffee etc which was topped up every day. The shower had amazing water pressure with ample hot water. Towels were changed every day and the room was cleaned and bed made. Sky tv was a bonus for us as we do not have this at home. There is a small swimming pool if you want to take the plunge which appeared to be solar heated. Allocated parking meant you always had a spot outside your room. The motel was in a good location 10 min from the city and easy to find. It is close to the beach and eateries. This well priced Motel is worth the visit, we stayed three nights and would not hesitate in staying again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay at least two nights
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 23 Oct 2023
Hi David, Many thanks for your fantastic review. It was our pleasure to be of service. Arcadia Motel always welcomes you back on board for your next visit to Nelson.
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Endlesstraveler99 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cobble Hill, Canada220 contributions160 helpful votes
This was such a great little family owned motel. Spotlessly clean, laundry facilities, small pool, comfortable beds, equipped kitchen. The owner is such a wonderful host, friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t be happier with our stay. We would highly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking was in a car port right in front of our unit. Very convenient.
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2024
Hi, Many thanks for your stunning review, also it was nice to know you found our motel spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds and a useful kitchen. We do look forward to your next trip to Nelson, so we can be of service again.
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Rosemary M wrote a review Feb 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions7 helpful votes
Very clean motels, located within easy walking distance to the beach, shops, plus many food outlets. The hosts are incredibly friendly and obliging - our team made very good use of the heated swimming pool, plus the bbq facilities. We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: No handrails on the 3 steps up to units 1,2 - elderly or less mobile people could struggle...
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2024
Hi, we are thankful for your stunning review. nice to know your team loved our facilities and it was our pleasure to host all of you. Hopefully, we can be of service again in the near future.
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Dawn E wrote a review Feb 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
100% recommend. We stayed as a group to attend a leisure marching function in Nelson. Amazing motels, spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable beds, spacious. Fantastic shower best I've personally come across. Kitchen extemely well equiped with full size oven and large fridge-freezer. Friendly owners and so obliging. Great swimming pool and BBQ area. Pool heated. Very close to eateries and the beautiful Tahunanui Beach. We didnt want to leave! 3rd time staying here and will certainly be back again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 19 Feb 2024
Hi Dawne It's great to know that the group had an awesome stay again and Thanks again for placing a super review for us. We are very happy that you have found our apartments to be very clean and that you guys made use of the pool and facilities. We, as well are looking forward to seeing the group again on the next visit.
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265happytraveller wrote a review Feb 2024
Cobble Hill, Canada26 contributions14 helpful votes
This little motel is perfect. Exceptionally clean, comfortable beds, nice shower and everything you need in the little kitchen. The owner was a very nice man who went above and beyond with helping us out while we were there. So sad that he doesn’t have any vacancy on our return trip.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 11 Feb 2024
Hello, hope you guys had a very good journey so far. Thanks for your stunning review. It was our pleasure to host you all, hopefully, we could be of service to your future traveling.
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MitchFindlay wrote a review Nov 2023
Anacortes, Washington136 contributions43 helpful votes
Clean and friendly service. Very accommodating when we needed a ground floor room at the last minute. Location not close to anything walkable. Bathroom had doors that didn’t close and showing the need for maintenance. It’s a nice looking place but don’t look too close.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chaolong Weng, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 30 Nov 2023
Hi, Mitch thank you for your stay and for taking your precious time to leave a 4-star review. 5-10 minute walking distance to all the rewarded restaurants and lovely Tahuna Beach. We are looking forward to your next visit.
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Inspire62631382356 wrote a review Mar 2023
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We stayed at the motel for one night after 2.5 weeks of tramping, paddling, and camping in the bush. The studio suite was fantastic - well equipped with cookware, appliances, and essentially everything we needed. There was lots of space outside to hang, dry, clean, and organize our gear. The queen bed was comfortable and the satellite TV provided plenty of entertainment while winding down at the end of the night. The highlight for us was the staff hospitality. We received great information about local restaurants, shops, and amenities, while Andy and Jena also helped us tremendously with an issue we did not have time to resolve ourselves due to an early morning flight. They truly went above and beyond for two people they had just met. Do yourself a favour and stay at the Arcadia when in Nelson. You will not regret it.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Andy Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 8 Apr 2023
Hi Guys, It was our pleasure to be of service and assist you with your issue. Hope it got there ok? We are very happy that you really enjoyed our apartments. The Super King Beds are comfy and it's great to have the Top Sky package on SMART TVs to watch some Sports or Movies or just catch up with the News (most countries covered!) We very much appreciate your review and hope to see you guys again sometime in the future.
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Loopu wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely place to stay, very clean and very friendly owners. Thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay. 10 min walk to the beach and 10-15 minutes walk to places to eat. Would definitely stay again, Having left something behind, Andy was good enough to call us and posted it on for me, so thank you Andy.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No problems with parking, every unit has a dedicated space
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Responded 18 Feb 2023
Hey Guys, Many thanks for placing a review here on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to be of service and we are super glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you guys again on your next visit to Nelson.
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Jeff E wrote a review Nov 2022
Sedona, Arizona11 contributions3 helpful votes
Staying at the Arcadia turned out to be a very good decision. Great location in a pleasant neighborhood with nearby beaches, parks and restaurants. Excellent walk ability! The area attracts many locals who are out enjoying this awesome place they call home. Good vibes indeed! Well kept and very tidy room was spacious, clean and well equipped. Our unit #6 was very quiet and it’s living room and kitchen would have made an extended stay easy. Knowledgeable and and host Andy made us feel comfortable and most welcome. He took the time to acquaint us with the area, providing good local maps and excellent suggestions for walking tours, pubs and even helping with restaurant bookings. Really first rate service! Nelson is a great town and staying at the Arcadia is a perfect place to enjoy it from.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plan ahead and book early. A popular spot that can fill up quickly.
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Response from Andy Millener, Owner at Arcadia Motel
Responded 7 Nov 2022
Hey Guys, many thanks for your awesome review we very much appreciate your comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our apartments clean and spacious. We hope that you guys have enjoyed further your time traveling the rest of NZ. Any time you guys are in Nelson we would look forward to being of further service.
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$134 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arcadia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Arcadia Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.6 km), Tahunanui Beach (0.8 km), and Natureland Zoo (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arcadia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arcadia Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arcadia Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arcadia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arcadia Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Arcadia Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum (3.8 km).
Is Arcadia Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.