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Arcadia Motel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I spent 4 days at this lovely Motel. Although a little dated, it was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It was within walking distance of Tahunanui beach and a short drive into town to restaurants and shops. We loved the quiet location which is great if you want to get away from the city to relax. Would definitely visit again!

The room is very comfortable and clean. Nice kitchenette, very comfortable queen bed, strong Wi-Fi. the car park is in front of the room which is perfect for loading and unloading. The place is located 5 minutes drive from the town center and 5 minutes walk from the beach. The owner was very helpful with everything that we needed including great recommendations about things to do in Abel Tasman. We really liked the two nights that we spent there

Friendly owners and clean apartments. Only a small motel so quiet and good for small families. The apartment living room is smaller than it looks in photos as is the pool. The room slept 4 but the living area didn't seat that many people. Sky TV. Planes do fly over head but you should be aware that all motels in this area will experience this.

Were recommended by friends who had stayed at this motel recently and we were very glad we chose Arcadia Andy was a brilliant host and tended to our needs, if fact nothing was a problem. We too will also recommend to others Thanks also for the tip to eat at Smugglers pub

Best motel in Nelson, stayed for Rep tournament, very welcoming, full kitchen, pool, safe for kids, easy access to beach and playgrounds over the back for kids. Rooms serviced daily. Big thanks from Aoraki 10th grade green football team.

Arcadia Motel is a fantastic place to stay. Andy and Jena are great hosts and they will do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are of high standard and serviced daily. The sky channels are a bonus when you're staying for a longer period. However the area has so much to offer that you can hardly stay inside, especially with the beach almost in the backyard. The motel has a small but refreshing swimming pool (for the hot Nelson days). I was staying in one of the self contained studios that is very well equipped with full kitchen, a fantastic Super King bed and ensuite bathroom. There is no doubt that I will book at Arcadia again when I'm back in the area. Big thumbs up!

The location of the motel is excellent, the service was amazing, the rooms are super clean and the owner is friendly. The facilities are everything you want. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this place, highly recommend!

Situated in a wonderful location within walking distance to the beach. Immaculate rooms and friendly staff. The accommodation is spacious with plenty of room in the second bedroom for a third child, which as anyone with three children knows, is a rare thing! The kitchen has a proper oven and stove as well as the microwave. It also has a fridge/freezer giving you more options for family meals. 10/10, will definitely be staying here again during our next visit to Nelson.

After a very long drive from Christchurch we finally arrived at Arcadia. The room has two beds kitchen and bathroom, it is clean and to our suprise even got cleaned while we were away! It is 1.5 hours from Abel Tasman Reserve and 5 min from the beach, 10 min from city centre and supermarket. Definitely recommend this motel

A lovely and affordable stay with great hospitality- thanks Andy and Jena! We were able to store our bags during our trek/kayak trip and return to the comfortable beds of Arcadia afterwards. We appreciated the coffee/hot chocolate station and refrigerators. A short car drive to downtown Nelson and a walk to breakfast cafe, beach, park and mini market.

36 Golf Road Nelson Tasman

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Tahunanui, Arcadia Motel is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Burrell Park and Natureland Zoo. This 12-room, 3.5-star motel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also a short walk from Nelson Fun Park and Tahunanui Beach Reserve.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 12 recently renovated accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 29-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, free weekday newspapers, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Arcadia Motel have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

2 Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Executive Studio

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2