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Shades of Arrowtown

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9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed in the 2 bedroomed accommodation. This was beautiful from the bathroom to the bedrooms. We had only booked in for one night but wished we were staying for longer - in fact it was so lovely that we could have moved in.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Like many of the motels in New Zealand, this is a family run lodging. The owners were super-helpful with communications ahead of time. The location is really close to the heart of Arrowtown (walking distant) where there were plenty of restaurants. The motel was in a nice setting, next to a park. Their price was a lot cheaper than Queenstown... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Now stayed three times at shades motel, each time excellent accommodation, great setting and the staff are so efficient, we could not praise it highly enough Ideal location for arrowtown shops restaurants, also most important the pub the fork and tap,! Great area for walks , bike rides, old Chinese settlement, and friendly people in general.

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Mandurah, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had never been to Arrowtown before so did not know what to expect. I have to say that Shades of Arrowtown and Arrowtown itself are delightful throwbacks to another era. My room at Shades was perfect, spotlessly clean, airy and bright and a two minute walk into the small town. Lorca, the host, was very friendly and I would... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lorica and Tom are wonderful hosts and provide clean, comfortable units. Stayed two nights in Unit 1 and although a quite small, had everything we needed. Great little kitchenette but with only one chair, did not really want to cook and eat on the bed. Excellent location with off street parking, needed for the busy Easter Weekend! Short walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed 3 nights and found it to be nice and quiet. Our host were friendly and helpful and good washing machine facilities. A bike tour started here and could not have picked a better place to stay. Very clean and tidy in the room and the gardens. Shops , restaurant's and the pub fork and tap is what you expect... More 

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West Midlands., UK
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Shades of Arrowtown was one of the nicest places we stayed at duriing our 7 weeks in NZ. The location is ideal being right in the centre of the town, just across from the pub (Fork and Tap) and two minutes away from the shops etc. The grounds are delightful (absolutely wonderfull lavendar bushes along the driveway, wheich everyone takes... More 

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Takamatua, null, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The various semi-detached cottages that make up this motel have a delightful ambiance and the larger unit has a good sized kitchen-dining-lounge and a large decked outside area with barbeque. For our gathering of several family members staying in three units plus this larger unit it made for an exceptional place to dine together. The whole complex has a very... More 

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Perth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Shades has a wonderful ambience and is well- located. The room was clean and well laid out, with a clever compact kitchen. It was very pleasant to sit outside the room at our little outdoor table overlooking the beautiful gardens. Also great to have access to the laundry and a washing line. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Arrowtown and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed at Shades of Arrowtown on Christmas day. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful setting or a more charming place to stay. Arrowtown is simply gorgeous. It's the perfect escape from the crowds of Queenstown. Our hosts, Tom and Lorica, were very gracious and helpful, and we truly felt welcomed onto their place. The room was... More 

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