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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Work put me up here so I could be close by for training. It was such a lovely place! I was in a room with a lovely double (Queen perhaps?) sized bed which was super comfy. Nice little kitchen area and great bathroom. Very clean. Such a nice, beautiful location and easy to find places to eat/ stroll to work!... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for reviewing us. Very pleased that you stayed with us, and we might have to organise another meeting for you down here so you can come back down, :). Thanks again Lorica More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for reviewing us, We are very pleased that you would like to move in, so hopefully next time you are in New Zealand you will come and stay with us for more than just 1 night. Look forward to hearing from you again. Cheers Lorica More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Some of our rooms are small however we do try to make sure if you need anything we do our best to sort things out for you. Very pleased to know that you were happy here, yes in the summer months it is sometimes better to book in advance. Hopefully... 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Rob and Viv, Hope the 2 of you are well, thank you for taking time out from your busy life to review us. We are very pleased that you enjoy coming to stay with and I can't wait until January until our next catch up. See you both soon. Cheers Lorica More 

Mandurah, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

HI Dennis, Thank you for taking the time to review us, I am very happy that you enjoyed staying with us and enjoyed Arrowtown at the same time. We look forward to the next time you are over in New Zealand. Thanks Lorica More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thank you for coming to stay with us here at The Shades, we are pleased that you both enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to review us, and I am pleased you got your shoes back, no worries in returning them to you. Cheers Lorica More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you for taking the time to put up a review for us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here, hoping the biking was great when you left us. Cheers Lorica More 

West Midlands., UK
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Rick, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with and that hopefully 1 day we will see you both again. Thanks again Lorica More 

Takamatua, null, New Zealand
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Naill, Thank you for giving us a review, we are very happy that you and your family have enjoyed staying here with us. we very much look forward to meeting you all again next time you are passing through Arrowtown. Thanks Lorica More 

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased that you liked sitting out looking at the gardens, it is always lovely to see people sitting out there and relaxing. We look forward to seeing you back out there someday your next in New Zealand. Cheers Lorica More 

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