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Archway Motels

64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 21 hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Archway for only one night, but found it very comfortable. We had a room with a well stocked kitchenette. The room was spacious and all furniture and coverings seemed to be brand new. The bathroom was very nice, except for the old-fashioned plastic shower curtain ! The motel was located within walking distance of the city... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We booked a single cabin but were "upgraded" to a larger room with 5 beds. At first we were happy about it but then realized we had much less privacy and possibly a less modern room. Overall the motel was OK. Nothing exceptional but definitely would stay again if needed. Facilities were clean and the location was good.

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback .We do apologise about providing you a different unit than you had booked which did not then meet your expectation-. Yes the unit is older than the unit you booked but we hoped all the extra space & included free benefits would outweigh any disadvantages. That particular unit has net curtains & blinds but because... More

Walton on the Hill, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was fine for the one night we needed but seemd a bit dated. Water pressure was very low and there were no blinds or net curtains so either you had to close the main curtains or be exposed to passers by on both sides of the room. Ok in summer but would be draughty in winter as single glazed... More

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Welcome And thank you always for your feedback- much appreciated. We are not sure what you mean about no net curtains or blinds as we have both or alternative options in most of our units- blinds(pull down) & curtains on all our studio windows & doors.( Net curtains are not practical in these units) Our family units with more space... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Booked this reasonably last minute and the husband and wife team were very friendly over email, even making sure we were away of road closures that may have effected our journey. Welcome was warm and our room was as expected. It's interesting reading others comments regarding the dated nature of some of the rooms as to us it just mirrored... More

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive & constructive comments always appreciated. Yes we have always been an older motel with upgraded furnishings, beds etc. Many guests also comment how much they enjoyed the comfortable spacious rooms & surroundings. Certainly lakeviews would translate to higher tariffs but in beautiful Wanaka you can soak in the views all day & hopefully guests do... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Overall the complex was, in our view, seriously dated so overall we weren't that impressed with it. But location was great as it is a very quick stroll into the township. Room clean except for some dead flies and cashew nuts (?) on the floor. Bathroom clean but shower pressure was dreadful. Was surprised that guests had to pay to... More

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Welcome and thank you for your honest feedback. We are very surprised at your comments as we are clearly advertised as an older motel, built in 1960's. The only reason we can explain flies is with our 27-30 degree days we do need to leave all available windows open to keep the unit aired and air movement cool. The cashews... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We recently stayed again at Archway Motels for two nights, and as always the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Our two units were comfortable, clean and thoughtfully prepared both inside and outdoors with covered seating and BBQ's ready to use. We ate out one night on the host's good recommendation and ate in the second night which was easy... More

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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great room in a friendly and welcoming environment. Facilities exceeded all other motels in New Zealand. Wanaka is a great place, up and coming in this thriving area. I am sure that this motel will be at the forefront. Barbecues (7) available to use, hot tubs in the woods.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed here as part of a large group, the reception staff were very friendly and very helpful. At first glance, the room seemed comfortable and cosy, but upon closer inspection of the bathroom, there were a few dead insects found around the place and didn't really make us more comfortable using the facilities. Excellent location, comfortable walk to the shops... More

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it is always welcomed & appreciated. We take all our guests comments seriously. We were pleased to hear that you were happy with your room & our service. However finding some dead insects in your bathroom is a little disconcerting. We do clean very thoroughly in our bathrooms & we vacuum & mop all surfaces,... More

New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here as part of a large group, and noticed that some rooms were better than others. Ours was quite basic, with a double and twin bed, small kitchenette and small bathroom. It was, however, clean and comfortable, and was perfectly fine for our needs. Other rooms in our group were larger and had full kitchens. It's on the... More

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it is always welcome. We apologise if your unit was not seen to be as nice as the other units provided for your group staying. There was a late addition for a single room for this group and this was the only unit we had left to offer.We do try to provide equivalent standard accommodation... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were just staying for one night and this accommodation did the job, it was around a 5 minute walk to the lake, the staff were very friendly, the rooms do need a bit of updating but we didn't mind as we were only staying for one night.

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

We really appreciated your open,very positive comments as we value your opinion. The motel is a historic part of Wanaka accommodation & is older but as 3 rooms mentioned just this morning, they are very comfortable, there is very little sound heard between the rooms so great "Sound-Proofing". We appreciate there is always a balance to be achieved between the... More

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Address: 64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 21 hotels in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your-"Home away from Home" Archway motel is set in 2 acres of grounds and tree-lined hillside. Only 5 minutes walk to the lake- we offer quiet, comfortable & spacious accommodation with mountain and bush outlooks.All units are ground-floor,non-smoking, are self-contained (kitchens/bathrooms), serviced daily and offer a range of studio- king, Queen & single bed units-many redecorated and enjoy our private rustic chalets. We also have 4 2/3 bedroom family units with King/Queen beds along with 3/4 single beds.Services & facilities include-Free Wi-Fi allocation,Internet computer with Skype also available, office/business services, DVDs & free DVD library. Large grounds/outdoor seating areas, 8 BBQ's,large playground.Soak & relax in New hillside cedar hot tubs with bush or panoramic views of the surrounding mountains & golf-course.(Fee normally applies but watch for inclusive offers/ package deals)Experience warm, southern hospitality with your Hosts- Bridgit & Paul. We are here to help make your visit the best it can be! ... more   less 
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