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“Great Hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Shades of Arrowtown
9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Arrowtown B&B and Inns
Te Anau, null, New Zealand
1 review
“Great Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed at the Shades of Arrowtown Motels recently the hospitality was great.Location within easy walking distance to Bars and Restaurants. Wonderful accommodation. The new owners are amazing and so helpful will go out of there way way to make your stay awsome. Will be visiting again.

  • Stayed November 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Manapour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed at the Shades of Arrowtown recently. Is a beautiful setting in a great loacation. Is close to town centre. The owners were so helpful and friendly. I would definatly recommend the Shades to friends and family. The units are so well presented also. Well done, we will be back!

  • Stayed October 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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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

New owners of this business are very obliging in every way. We especially enjoyed free wifi which some other motels did not offer. Location was within easy walking distance to the scinic main street of Arrowtown.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
hi Don,
Thank you for taking time to write a nice comment. We are pleased with you enjoyed staying with us, hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Lorica
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed in Arrowtown for the first time in 20 yrs the experience was great. The hospitality at The Shades was amazing and the accomdation even better. Can't wait to go back.The locality to the town centre was great , just down the street, and no traciffic noise.
All the units looked amazing and the big house was just great , we were with another couple and we all had our own space which was ideal.

Room Tip: Big Main house for 2 couples . Great
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  • Stayed October 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed staying here at The Shades, We look forward to you returning soon.
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed in the 2 storey cottage which is very spacious and pleasantly decorated. It is the perfect place for children because they can spread out and the kitchen facilities are so good that there is no need to eat out unless you want to. The house is warm, central heating not always on but there is a heat pump if things get chilly. There ia nice lawn for the children to run around on and there is provision to eat outdoors if the weather allows. The owners are extremely pleasant and they ensure the rooms are well serviced.
Thanks, we will be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your review, I look forward to your return.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed in the 3 bedroom 2 story cabin - It was clean and spacious with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities - Ann made us very welcome and the location was perfect - meant a welcom break fro driving around NZ

Room Tip: The 3 bedroom 2 story accomodation is the best
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
I am so pleased that you enjoy your stay here, please come back again soon.
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Invercargill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I tried to book a superior room for my family (husband and 5 year old twins) for a week skiing, to be told that it only sleeps 2 despite the website saying that you can get roll out beds. I then accepted unit 3 which states that it has full kitchen facilities. There is no oven, no cupboard to put groceries in and the "kitchen" is in the main bedroom. In the "main" room, it a tiny dining table and a wardrobe so no suitcases could be unpacked. Same goes for the "kids" bedroom. When we arrived, no heating was put on and there was no water in the kitchen. It took several hours to warm up as it was -4 outside. With young kids, this is definitely NOT a place to come. Oh and after 5 days, we had to move to another unit, despite it accepting the dates on the online booking. Ok sorry, I could go on but not worth it. Will never return and a rip-off for what you get.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lorica H, Owner at Shades of Arrowtown, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hello,
I am sorry that you have had a bad visit at The Shades, We have just taken over here and would like to say sorry, We have made a few changes, and would like it if you would it if you come back again and hopefully we can sort out any problems that arose from your previous visit.
Lorica
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Address: 9 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Arrowtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Arrowtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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