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Shades of Arrowtown

9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at Shades early October 2014 initially for 2 nights and absolutely loved the place - we were in a well appointed studio with very comfortable beds and great shower. The outlook to the beautiful garden was stunning, especially being Spring. We also loved Arrowtown with it's magnificent gold-rush era architecture - such a refreshing, quiet alternative to Queenstown, and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our unit was extremely well-apointmented, with high quality furnishings and appliances. Wifi and on-site laundry facilities were a big plus too. If we're ever in that corner of the world again, we'll be sure to stay with Shades of Arrowtown.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a great option for those wishing to stay right in Arrowtown, but not break the bank (Arrowtown accommodation generally seems to be pricey) when doing so. The rooms are quiet, super-clean and appear to be newly renovated. The owner (I think) is very friendly and gives a good overview of the area. When we stayed I had damaged... More

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Danelle, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I hope that your shoulder in on the mend. Thanks for staying with us and I very much enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to meeting you again in the future. Cheers Lorica More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Peak season in Queenstown, we had to find accommodation elsewhere... ARROWTOWN ! Really nice village with friendly locals. Shades motel : REALLY GOOD. Clean and warm bedroom Tea/Coffee TV/hair dryer... Spacious Very good value Friendly and helpful patron

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Shades of Arrowtown, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that the next time you are in New Zealand that you may return to stay with us again. Many thanks Lorica More

Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed here rather than Queenstown which is within easy reach. Equivalent accommodation in Q'town seems overpriced in comparison We received a friendly reception and having been travelling for a while were relieved to find laundry facilities on site. The location is ideal with good places to eat in easy walking distance.

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, we are pleased that you came to stay with us and found everything you needed was here. We hope that the next time you are in New Zealand that you may return to us. Thanks again Lorica More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We chose Arrowtown because it is close to Queenstown, but away from its hustle and bustle. Arrowtown also has its own unique charm and attractions. We settled on Shades for our stay by simply walking/driving Arrowtown and going on our instincts.....the location is quiet yet convenient to the village centre, the attractions are within easy walking distance and the setting... More

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi George, Thank you so much for your very kind words regarding our accommodation. We are very pleased that the hard work we have put in makes people want to stay with us and then return. We look forward to the next time you are both in New Zealand and meeting you both again. Cheers Lorica More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at Shades of Arrowtown. The location is fantastic-so close to town. Our unit was immaculate, with modern fixtures and fittings, and the setting is delightful. We are hoping to return again next year.

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Peter, We are very happy that you both enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your return. Cheers Tom and Lorica More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

All the amenities you need here, plus: just a couple blocks from the center of town, but still very quiet because it's on a small street with a large front courtyard. (Of course, this was off-season, but it seems Arrowtown turns into a small village once the tourist buses leave.) Very friendly hosts, and inexpensive. We'd planned for one night,... More

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and for you to add another nights stay means that you your happy and comfortable. I hope that if you are ever back in New Zealand that we may met you both again some time. Thanks... More

Wanaka, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This motel is great value..its clean modern and comfortable. i was a bit worried what the place would be like for such a low nightly rate.. being local we know the standard can sometime not be worth the price but Shades was a pleasant surprise and we will be going back.

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Debby, Thank you for taking the time to review us, I a happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks Lorica More

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were really happy to have choosen Shades of Arrowtown. Although the regular owners were away the night we arrived we received a really kind welcome from the replacement staff. I really liked how close the hotel was to the main street - about a 2 minute walk. Arrowtown is small so anywhere is quite close but I was impressed... More

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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am pleased that my friend was here to help you and your sister when you checked in. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you both again some time. Many thanks Lorica More

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Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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