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“Delightful place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Settlers Cottage Motel
22 Hertford St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Suffolk, UK
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6 hotel reviews
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“Delightful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We had a two bedroom unit here in March 2012 for 4 nights - spotlessly clean, wonderful setting and sweet vintage style . Pete and Michelle were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Just 5 minutes stroll into Arrowtown centre, and surrounded by mountains - perfect! We'll be back!

  • Stayed March 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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  • Sleep Quality
    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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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We and our friends have stayed here three times, most recently for 8 nights, and wouldn't hesitate to return when next in Arrowtown. We feel very much at home at Settlers. It has a lovely personal feel, is quiet and comfortable, within easy walking distance of the town, and Pete and Michelle couldn't be more helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed at the Arrowtown Settlers Cottages in February on two occassions. Good spacious cottages, very clean, comfortable beds, good bathrooms. Fabulous location, only a 5 minute walk to the village. Great hospitality from a lovely family. We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

What a place, everything it said it was and more!
In a area famous for extremes this is THE place to stay; extremely relaxing, extremely peaceful, extremely quite, extremely charming; look no further!
We have stayed several times and just keep coming back; it's the perfect home-from-home to balance out a hectic day, or grab a few calming hours before hitting the lights. It's a brilliant place to chill out, put your feet up, collect your thoughts, do a bit of planning or do nothing at all! You can pop in for a quick yarn with Pete or Michelle to glen a few local tips on what to do next. We're from a large city, this is why we love it, all we can say is; just keep doing what you're doing guys, don't change anything.

Room Tip: The front town side double room is great for a family.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Friendly welcome at an upmarket motel. Lots of space in our suite, and well equipped. Comfortable and relaxing.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Difficult one to review as it gets so many good reviews which we do not feel are entirely justified. Cleanliness is not an issue but we found the rooms to be rather drab and in need of some updating. Kitchen area is very small as stated elsewhere and despite the fact that it was February we would have like some heat (storage heaters are not real suitable for some instant short term heat!). Location is excellent. Wifi is available at a cost and we will always vote down properties that do not provide free wifi these days as we find it so necessary.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
I belive when you write a review you should be totally honest so one of needs to be, there were really two problems that upset you and I will address those, the rest is just reacationary fabrications. Read " Delightful property with Character" they stayed in the same cottage only a couple of months before you

Yes the Wifi upset you, (husband) that was abundantly clear by your reaction that is cost $3 even though I told you where it was available for free.

Then the next morning ( wife ) you called the office at 6 AM (woke up my kids) to ask how to get an outside line, when I said it was written in the compendium and that did you know it was 6 AM your answer was England was 13 hours time difference and slammed the phone down in my ear.

After that there was no making either of you happy even though I tried.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Arrowtown had been recommended by a friend as the place to stay rather than Queenstown. When we got there we realized why as it is very pretty, and much quieter and quainter than Queenstown. Don't misunderstand me, Queenstown is beautiful (though modern) and in the most spectacular location ever, but being retired we found the peacefulness of Arrowtown more appealing. We found Settlers quite by chance and were thrilled that we did. Lovely hosts, who were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Four of us shared the two-bedroomed cottage which was delightful and so spacious after the campervan we had shared in the North Island! Very well equipped, with comfy beds. In fact, everything we needed including a laundry. The advantage of having a separate loo was much appreciated. It is also situated a short walk from the centre of Arrowtown, which should not be missed, including a visit to the Chinese settlement and the Museum. All comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive comments, we work hard at keeping everything authentic and the whole cottage theme and really appreciate those people who stay and enjoy the cottages and of course Arrowtown. Hope we see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Settlers Cottage Motel

Address: 22 Hertford St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst a 1/2 acre of beautiful cottage gardens, the cottages all have an "Old World Charm" but with all the modern amenities you would expect. ... more   less 
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