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Settlers Cottage Motel

22 Hertford St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

3 adjacent cottages fitted our diverse family, another nearby gave ample space of kitchen, dining room, and space for socialising. Very suitable décor, warm and cosy - and welcoming hosts . Quiet also

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I booked 4 rooms for a week for a combo of 9 family members visiting from Australia. Having separate self contained rooms worked fantastically well as we had different age groups from 6 - 85 and everyone felt as thought they had their own space to retire to between the busy trips and events of festival week. Overall out stay... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We felt we had stepped back in time when we walked into our unit at Settlers Cottage Motel in Arrowtown, with it's in-character decor. We had our own little porch with wisteria growing along the verandah - a perfect spot for lunch. The bed was very comfortable but the bathroom would have benefited from extra towel rails and an extractor... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Arrowtown has an olde worlde 'wow' factor; and Settlers Cottages fit right in to that ambience. As one other reviewer has said, if you want the cookie cutter experience, you should go elsewhere; every one else, pull in and just relax. The location to the main shopping and dining strip is good - a short, pleasant walk - which allows... More

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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I just love beautiful Arrowtown nestled by the hills and especially surrounded by the autumn coloured leaves. One of its treasures is all the old cottages of the village and Settlers is one of these little gems. The host, Pete is very friendly and helpful and the room was spacious, very clean and had everything you need for self catering.... More

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Fits in well with Arrowtown which is a step back in history. Comfortable accommodation and friendly host, a veranda outside the room with a small lawn and lavendar hedge. If you like things 'old' with an ambience this is the place for you but if you are looking for modern keep looking. I personally loved it here, recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a wonderful, quirky little cottage hotel that is less than a 10 min walk to town. It was immaculate, had a great ambience - wish we could have had the rooms with the " presence " as claimed by a previous post ! If you want original - stay here, if you want cookie cutter - stay at... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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114 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The room was of a good size, including a seating area, fridge and basic cooking facilities. The owner was welcoming, and happy to recommend things in local area. The town is only a 5 minute walk away.

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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we do try to make everyone feel welcome to Settlers Cottage and are more than happy to share our local knowledge with you, hope to see you again, soon. More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great location and access to Arrowtown, but if you are looking for something more than adequate we would recommend keep looking. Upon arrival the owner was more interested with meeting up with his buddies than checking us in. We checked in about 6pm so it wasn't late. The front window had a block in it to keep it open which... More

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Deucenz, Manager at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review

My Mother use to say if you can't say something nice about somebody or something, say nothing at all, BUT I am going to ignore her this time, the so called Buddies were regular guests and I am sorry that I may have spent more time with them than you, The Studios are our CHEAPEST cottages and that is what... More

Shuswap Falls
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The cottages had the ambience my friend was looking for, walking easily to a funky cafe to take a break from writing. It is central to many trails that I enjoyed trailrunning. We stayed four nights, with our husbands joining us our last night after their NZ red stag hunt. The owner was over the top helpful. We enjoyed a... More

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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, It was an absolute pleasure have you guys staying with us and seeing the looks of you totally enjoying your time here. We are very lucky living here and it is our pleasure to be able to share it with you. I look forward to getting a copy of the book when your friend has it published, first... More

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Address: 22 Hertford St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Set amongst a 1/2 acre of beautiful cottage gardens, the cottages all have an "Old World Charm" but with all the modern amenities you would expect. ... more   less 
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