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Archway Motels

3.5 of 5 64 Hedditch Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Our welcome was warm and informative. The room was clean and suitably appointed, only let down by the amount of varnished wood! It looked a bit dated but only in terms of presentation not repair. We were put in a disabled unit which mean't the shower was designed for wheelchair - this felt a bit weird but once again there... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback- it is always much appreciated. We do try to keep the facilities & units well equipped and thinking of the tools or services guests may need or find useful. Our units are well described as rustic with especially the chalets & spacious family units containing a significant amount of varnished wood. Some guests just love... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Loved our stay at Archway Motels, will definitely be staying there the next time we visit Wanaka. Bridgit and Paul are very welcoming hosts and have great recommendations on where to go, what to do, places to eat, etc. The unit was also lovely, very clean and has everything you need, including super comfy beds :) Thank you for a... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank You Ali, Positive, constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated. We value what you have to say & we too- loved having you both to stay over a busy New Year period. It is always a mutual satisfaction to have happy guests and we look forward to looking after you again sometime soon. All the very Best Ali- Warm... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed here one night on our way to Fox Glacier. The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful, making sure we knew where everything was in the room and suggesting places for dinner. The room itself was clean, but rather old and tired looking. That is why we gave it 4 stars. We really only stopped here to break up... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We like to welcome our guests warmly and ensure they are familiar & comfortable with all our rooms & facilities- where possible we try to escort each guest to their unit and carry out a "familiarisation" tour. In terms iof our clean rooms- we are very focused on this aspect and also aim... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This rooms were spacious and well furnished. The reception was very warm. The breakfast was good. WiFi did not function (not enough signal strength?). And we got good information about the restaurants in town.

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

WE value your feedback and we are always looking to improve our services & facilities. We are pleased you enjoyed your room & your stay with us. In terms of the Wi-Fi we are normally praised for our equal upload & download speed because we use a system which avoids the data loading of the aDSL cable network. However 3... More 

Warwickshire, England
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99 reviews 99 reviews
94 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We booked an economy studio for two single night stays while travelling to/from Doubtful sound. The price was low enough for us to be a little worried about exactly what we were going to get but there was absolutely no problem. Although old and a little dated the units are large, clean, well equipped and everything works. As a bonus... More 

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Hayward, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Plenty of space in a large studio unit. The kitchen and dining area were larger than most. There are BBQ facilities outside as well. It was an easy walk to the town center, restaurants, shops and the lake. All units are on the ground floor, and parking is right outside your door. The host and hostess were very helpful with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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177 reviews 177 reviews
26 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a night and our room was very spacious. However we find it weird that the bathroom basin has 2 taps; one hot and one cold. As it was winter, the cold water was extremely cold... We had to use the basin at the pantry to wash up instead. Heater in the room has... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments. It is always difficult to please everyone and we are always trying to improve and upgrade our units as we can afford to do so. Nearly all our taps are separate and although it may seem annoying it is a safety standard requirement as more people burn themselves with mixers than with separate taps-clearly... More 

Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in studio room. One of the fantastic stay we had in our NZ trip. The hosts were very kind and helpful. The rooms were very spacious and it had everthing possible inside, including towel warmer. Its kind of Hotel + Motel facilities. the property itself was very beautiful with many colorful trees. Try the green apple... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughts and feedback. We were pleased you enjoyed our 2 acres of grounds and our special apple tree. There were so many apples this season we were very pleased to be able to give these away-fresh from the tree to our guests.In the Summer we also grow a range of tasty small tomatoes that... More 

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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Our cycle team stopped and stayed for one night in April. Wow! Clean units, friendly reception, obliging staff and quiet location. Highly recommended if looking for a great value, friendly Motel in Wanaka.

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

Thank you so much spending the extra time & effort to write constructive & valuable feedback- you are the reason why we still love hosting guests and still enjoy owning the accommodation after 5 + years. Of couse living & visiting Wanaka is a priviledge in itself! It is a 2 way relationship & a "win-win" situation when we aim... More 

Canberra, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

After a long day on the road (and walking tracksof the south island!) theres nothing better than checking into a motel with great service, friendly smiles and a very comfy and accomodating room. The archway motel has all these things in spades. The hosts go well out of their way to mkae you feel at home, the facilities are great... More 

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Bridg58, Owner at Archway Motels, responded to this review

We are always overwhelmed & pleasantly suprised by the effort & time guests go to to provide feedback. Thank you so much for all your positive & enthusiastic response. we loved having your family to stay and as we shared with you- the Television had just come back from the technician an hour before & alas what he thought was... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Archway Motels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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