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“Ideal place to start our NZ adventure” 5 of 5 stars
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The Old Villa
13 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
London
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Ideal place to start our NZ adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Lovely b&b with beautiful garden. What really makes this place so special however is the hosts, June and Arch, both really interesting and friendly and great to chat to. Breakfasts were fantastic, homemade bread, great fruit and jams etc... Added bonus was that a couple of mornings we even got eggs despite being told that it was only a continental breakfast. Arrowtown is a great place to base yourself away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Our 2 night stay with June and Arch exceeded our expectations - we had a most wonderful time! The Old Villa is a charming, peaceful retreat away from the bustle of Queenstown. We enjoyed getting around the table to share a beautifully prepared breakfast with our hosts and to engage in some friendly banter! We were made very welcome and appreciated their warm hospitality and the willingness to go the extra mile to make our stay very special indeed. We would love to stay again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We have just spent a week staying at The Old Villa, with June and Arch, how lucky were we to be put onto this wonderful homestay. Arrived to find a small family & friends bbq had been planned for the evening which we were duly invited to, great start to a great week. The house is as warm and friendly as are the host,. nothing too much trouble for them to make your stay enjoyable.

Main street of Arrowtown just a pleasent couple of minutes away, thats if you don't get waylaided by looking at all of the beautiful gardens on the way Pretty little mining town were you can spend an hour or days to explore, plenty to do in the area. Short drive to Queenstown.

We couldn't have found a better place to stay , we will miss the wonderful breakfast June provided for us and the humour of Arch
in the mornings just set our day.

Room Tip: Double room has a lovely outside area overlooking the gardens
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We came upon this B&B after walking around Arrowtown looking for a place to stay. They were not actually accepting guests at the time as they had had family visiting for an extended period. These folks were so kind that they let us call around to other places and finally, June simply said, "You'll stay here." They went out of their way to ready a room for us, a very lovely, comfortable and clean room. We have never been treated so well. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and the conversation lively and interesting. I left a diamond earring behind and they were generous enough to ship it back to me at home. We just loved them and their hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

We had a wonderful welcome and stay with June and Archie. Lovely home cooked breakfast, and great jam. A superb home built to very discerning standards. Great hosts with much good humour. We would love to return one day.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

we had a great time in arrowtown - in fact, we fell in love with it! - such a great community and pretty town with amazing history. June and Arch looked after us so well and made us one of the family. We were more than welcome to invade their private space as well as have our own when we needed it! - Arrowtown is a gem and not to be missed. Lake Hayes and mountain walks give a lot of scope for those wanting to take exercise, but the town offers the best coffee, shops and museum for those wanting to just chill out. Do visit the Old Villa for charm and also to meet a special couple who are so much a part of the local community and are also part of the Arrowtown Miners Band - if you havent heard them play then you have a surprise in store!

Do visit if you can,

Room Tip: a lovely couple, nothing is too much trouble.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Quaint, thoughtfully decorated B&B. Located in the heart of Arrowtown but within a tranquil garden setting. Spotlesslessy clean and comfortable rooms. June and Arch were wonderful hosts and made many thoughtful touches such as welcoming drinks and shortbread in rooms. Delicious home make breakfast that sets you up for the day. Great value and will definitely stay again in the future.

Room Tip: Blue room is spacious and comfortably accommodates three adults.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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