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Shades of Arrowtown

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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Hauraki Plains
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice motel with excellent facilities and great beds. Units very clean. Free wifi. Lovely garden setting. Easy walk down to restaurants and shops. Easy drive to Queenstown and half the cost of staying there. Would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shades is a great place to stay in arrowtown. Great location. The rooms and bathrooms are modern and very clean. Tom is very friendly and knowledgable. He gave us several hiking options and pointed us in the right direction. Can get adjoining rooms if traveling with a family or large group.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shades is a great place to stay particularly if you are a group or family. Our rooms were very comfortable, clean and well presented and it was nice to be able to have everyone close together for this family trip. Very well priced and excellent location for exploring Arrowtown. Lovely setting under the trees. I would definitely stay again and... More 

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Nelson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here many times and stayed here in November with friends who had not been before. All impressed with the gardens looking superb and the rooms showing signs of upgrading and refurbishment and there's a laundry with outside clothesline. Fantastically helpful staff and loved our stay. Very close to town so walk or cycle to everything and relax in... More 

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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Hi Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. It was a pleasure to see you again and have a catch up. Look forward to the next time the 2 of you are down this way and come to see us again. Cheers Lorica More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us here at The Shades, we are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and also the walks around our beautiful Arrowtown. We certainly look forward to your next trip. Thanks Lorica More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

HI, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves while he and in Arrowtown, we look forward to meeting you again sometime in the future. Thanks Lorica More 

Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

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

Hi Rachel, Thank you for writing a review about your stay here with us. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope you got your handbag returned to you Ok, Sorry the Wi-Fi didn't last, I think that it depends on what type of device you have as to how quickly that it goes. Hope to see you all again.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us, We are pleased that you have enjoyed you stay with us and we too look forward to you coming back to stay with us again. Thanks Lorica More 

Kilmore, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Shades. Hoping to meet you both again in the future. Cheers 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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