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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed at the Arcadia in a unit with spa bath for a couple of nights on a car trip round New Zealand. The room was bright and well decorated, with comfortable bed and sofa, and the kitchen area well equipped. The owner, Andy, was most helpful. The motel is some distance from the centre of Nelson but quite close to the local beach. There are several restaurants nearby - we went to the Smugglers Inn which we enjoyed.

Room tip: The spa bath unit was separate and bigger than the other units.
Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank WanJiefu
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Hi Guys,

We are certainly very happy that you guys enjoyed staying with us here at the Arcadia. Thanks for your feedback on our apartments, its great to know your were comfortable and found them well modern and equipped. Awesome dinner at Smugglers, glad you enjoyed it:) Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your vacation!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The owner Andy is very welcoming & went above and beyond to tell us where some good attractions and restaurants are in Nelson. The motel room was clean and had a kitchen, dining table with chairs, stove, cooking utensils etc... We enjoyed our stay highly recommended.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 863emmyh
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Andy M, Owner at Arcadia Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hey Emmy,

Its great you guys really enjoyed your stay! Many thanks for staying with us and for placing the review. We really want all our guys to experience some awesome things to do in Nelson and enjoy some of our great dining options. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip into Nelson.

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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 21 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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