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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
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“absolutely delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

stayed 1 night and wished we stayed longer the reception was friendly and helpful.
The location is a short pleasant walk into the main shopping area there is a number
of excellent eating spots to choose from,the cottage has all the amenities that we required
and is in a wonderful garden setting.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
It feels so good to hear from guests who take the time to write something positive, it is very easy to write nothing when you have enjoyed your self but so easy to be a complainer .

Your fantastic comments are appreciated and we hope to see you back agin.
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent last week at The Settlers and we are glad we chose to stay in Arrowtown instead of Queenstown. The Settlers Motel is peaceful on a quiet road and is an easy walk from all the things to do in Arrowtown. Our one bedroom unit was sunny and warm with a lovely view of the hills.Thank you Pete and Michelle for making our stay so enjoyable we will be back, give Harley a hug from me.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stayed in the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage. It was very comfy with all amenities we expected. The table and chairs under the tree were a lovely spot to have a drink in the evening and it was a very short walk to the main street. The host was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend it to anyone that likes a personal touch.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was the 2nd time we have stayed and once again were very happy. Great location as very handy to the township and all amenities, lovely cool room to help cope with the sunny sunny days and fabulous friendly service from the owners who were willing to help out in any way. Will definitely stay again!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 5, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised with this lovely one storey small motel not far from center of Arrowtown. We had a one bedroom that had a daybed and a sofa in the lounge kitchen area. The daybed was next to huge windows overlooking a border of roses and lavender and the perfect place to curl up with my book with a cup of tea after wandering through the shops. The bathroom is not large, but everything else was more than adequate. Loved the thoughtful touch of having the ceiling light in bedroom activated by wall switch or cord hanging at head of bed. No street noise at night as bedroom at back of unit. It was clean, bedding crisp, smooth and bed very comfortable. Would absolutely stay here again. We arrived at 1:00 pm but were given key and allowed to drop odd stuff for fridge even though unit was not completely ready, this was very much appreciated. It meant our wine was chilled when we returned!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Temuka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have just returned home from a 4 night stay at Settlers Cottage in Arrowtown. Our 1 bedroom unit was roomy, very well equiped and clean. Many thanks to Pete & Michelle for being so friendly & helpful and a special thanks to Harley who made it even more special!!
We have always stayed in Queenstown on previous visits to the area but after staying in Arrowtown that is where we will stay from now on & wouldn't stay anywhere but Settlers.
Well done guys for winning your court case. What planet is 'Beware' on, you are not on the main road so apart from the odd car going past as is normal there was no traffic noise at all. He should also have read the cancellations policy as is the norm for any motel/hotel. Keep up the great work and see you again one day (maybe to collect Lexie).

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments, we are really happy you enjoyed your stay so much, for those who don't know Harley is our puppy and I think Katherine was going to take him home with her!!!! Good luck with Lexie.......

See you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

What a GREAT place to stay, the setting is gorgeous, the rooms are immaculately clean & tidy, the units are peaceful and quiet, and the hosts Pete & Michelle couldn’t be more helpful, what a lovely couple. I travel to NZ on business regularly and will now make Settlers Cottage my regular place to stay when in the area. I look forward to another glass of Red with Pete & Michelle out in the gorgeous garden.
I’m totally perplexed with the “Beware” review below, my stay was wonderful and the sleepy little village of Arrowtown has no traffic or noise.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Deucenz, Owner at Settlers Cottage Motel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are so pleased when our guests appreciate the quality and service we offer, even if it is a glass of red wine!!!!!! It is a unique position we have with the main road to Cromwell only a couple hundred meters away and yet incredibly peaceful and quiet where we are located. See you again soon.
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Additional Information about Settlers Cottage Motel

Address: 22 Hertford St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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): $$
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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