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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 3 days ago
Takatapui Ngaruawahia, 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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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Shades on many occasions. This last visit reinforced to me what a high standard of presentation and service this facility offers. The rooms are well equipped and immaculate, and the friendly welcome and extra effort to meet the traveller's needs is appreciated. Lovely grounds with friendly pets to extend the welcome already given. As have others,... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shades is well located just a short walk up the main street into town. The cottage we stayed in was very comfortable, a comfortable bed with a little kitchenette & attached bathroom, perfect for two. There are also bigger cottages available for families. The grounds are surrounded by a beautifully kept hedge that give great privacy & well maintained garden... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, very handy to local shops, restaurants and the old cottages that line the main street. Very friendly staff who are only too happy to answer any questions you need to ask. Beds were nice and comfy, the room really clean, spacious and looks out on to the gardens. Unfortunately we were only there one night on our way... More

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very comfortable here with the lovely old cottages and shops only two minutes away. Any queries we have were dealt with cheerfully immediately. WiFi did not last very long. We would use these motels again and highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the updated rooms. Not the flashest hotel I've ever stayed in but for the price one of the best bargains. Each room/cabin looks out to great gardens. Extremely close to the centre of town and only a very short walk to all the restaurants bars and shops. A comfy bed, good heating, updated bathroom, immaculate... More

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Kilmore, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time that we have stayed here at this accomadation, next to the magnificent-forest mountains towering over Arrowtown. This accommodation is very quiet, exceptionally clean and tidy, and provides everything needed for an enjoyable stay. It is an ideal place to explore the lovely old-fashioned township and take a walk along the nearby river. Thank you to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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

Hi Dave, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at The Shades. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, look forward to meeting you again next time you are in New Zealand. Cheers Lorica More

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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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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